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Ebola: Liberia censors press

With the Ebola epidemic predicted to get worse, the Liberian government has taken action to silence news outlets critical of its handling of the health crisis which, according to Liberia’s Information Ministry, has claimed more than 1,000 lives in the country since March. Publishers have been harassed and forced to cease printing, and journalists were initially not exempt from a curfew, making it difficult ...

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Tony Elumelu: Heirs Holdings will generate a quarter of Nigeria’s power needs

Global business leader and chairman of Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu, has said that the group “has the ambition to generate at least a quarter of Nigeria’s power consumption needs in the next five years.” Heirs Holdings’ interests in the power sector include Transcorp Ughelli Power, a gas-fired, thermal power generating plant which was acquired under the privatisation of Nigeria’s power ...

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Sharks, manta rays receive UN protection

Five species of sharks and two manta ray species on Sunday, September 14 received protection under the United Nation’s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) when formal measures to regulate their international trade came into effect. The five sharks and two manta rays species include Scalloped Hammerhead Shark Sphyrna lewini, Great Hammerhead Shark ...

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Empowering Delta women with ‘clean’ eco-stoves (in photos)

A collaboration involving the Climate Change Department of the Delta State Ministry of Environment, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and EcoBank, under the state’s Women Climate Change Adaptation Project, is improving household energy efficiency through the provision of locally fabricated Eco-stoves in some rural communities. The project commenced recently with community mobilisation and sensitisation in the three communities of Emonu, ...

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Ebola in Nigeria (TV Report)

Ebola in Nigeria

Nigeria may be containing the spread of the Ebola Virus disease. But, how effectively are the borders being policed to prevent further entry to infected people? I traveled to some borders and here are my findings.

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African Water Facility allocates funds for climate change

Akissa Bahri, Coordinator of the AWF

The African Water Facility (AWF) has allocated €16m to fund for proposals for the “Preparation of Water and Climate Change Investment Projects”. In a statement, the AWF said winning proposals would be awarded grants ranging in size from €1 million up to €3 million for the preparation of water projects and programmes aimed at building resilience to climate change in Africa, with funding to ...

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Ebola: Nigeria takes handwash campaign to motor parks

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources in collaboration with the National Task Group on Sanitation (NTGS) and the WASH Sector Emergency Response Group have flagged-off a National Hand washing campaign at a motor park in Abuja, the Federal Capital City, to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus in Nigeria. Officials disclosed that there are presently 19 proven cases of ...

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Davido nominated for MTV awards

 Multiple awards winning artiste, Davido, (real name – David Adeleke) has been nominated by the MTV European Music Awards (EMA), for the Best African Act 2014 Awards.   The award presentation is scheduled to hold in Glasgow, Scotland, in November.   A statement from Mr Bruse Gillmer, Viacom International Media Network (Europe), organisers of the event, said Davido was the ...

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China indicates more interest in Nigeria’s oil, gas

 Mr Liu Kan, the Consul-General of the Consulate General of People’s Republic of China in Lagos, on Thursday expressed his country’s growing interest in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry.   Liu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that China would also depend on Nigeria to satisfy the demand of her increasing population for crude oil and gas. ...

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ECOWAS health official outlines ways to prevent Ebola Virus spread

An ECOWAS health official, Dr Mariane Ngoulla, said on Wednesday that contracting the Ebola Virus could be avoided once people abstained from touching the body fluids of an infected person.   Ngoulla, who is the ECOWAS Health Advisor for the Malaria Elimination Campaign, based in Nigeria, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in ...

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