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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ecocide emerges to tackle crime against environment

A new era in environmental protection has emerged in Nigeria and 94 other countries, where environmental violations by Transnational Corporations, especially those involved in oil and mineral exploration are rife, as new laws that stipulate stringent punishments for crimes against the environment in these countries are being worked out. This may put an end to the era when multinational oil and ...

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Danger! Wild global weather looms

In what looks like a doomsday prediction, meteorologists have said the weather is preparing to go wild before the end of this year, as the tropical climate system is primed for a big El Niño. Unfortunately, the world may be at its mercy, as they say no adequate preparation is on ground to contain it. The El Niño, a splurge of ...

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Lagos, Abuja host roadshows to promote clean energy financing

Prince Lekan Fadina

Roadshows in connection with the launching of the proposals for the Second Cycle of the West African Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF 1) will take place in Abuja and Lagos on the 9th and 11th of September 2014. The events are designed to share the successes of the WAFCEF 1 and to promote WAFCEFI 2 with the objective of ...

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Fashola advocates citizens’ right to vote out non-performing government

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, has said that the citizens should have the courage to vote out any government that is non-performing to their expectation and should reward the performing one by keeping it in office as long as the constitution allows.   The governor gave the advice during the 15th Mike Okonkwo Annual Lecture series with the theme, “The ...

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Man, 23, found bleeding in street after being stabbed several times

A man was found bleeding in the street after being stabbed repeatedly early this morning. The 23-year-old was taken to hospital following the attack, on Oldham Road in Ashton-Under-Lyne, at around 5am on Friday. He had suffered multiple stab wounds to the leg, and separate head and chest injuries, police said. Officers believe he was attacked by a group of ...

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Lufthansa pilots hold another strike

Lufthansa said a pilots’ strike later on Friday will mean cancelling 200 flights and hit the travel plans of about 250,000 passengers.   The German airline has been locked in a dispute with the Vereinigung Cockpit union over an early retirement scheme.   Lufthansa said short-haul and medium-haul flights leaving Frankfurt airport, Europe’s third largest, will be hit.   Pilots ...

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Tukur tasks politicians on equity, justice

The immediate past National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ambassador (Dr) Bamanga Tukur, has called on Nigerian politicians to ensure the enthronement and sustenance of equity and justice in their political crusade and dealings.   According to him, equity and justice remain the bedrock for the consolidation of democratic structures and ideals.   Speaking during a one-day sensitization seminar ...

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Jonathan’s government, agent of darkness —APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers State Chapter, has chided the President Goodluck Jonathan administration, describing it as an agent of darkness.   “It is a big shame that despite endless promises of improved power supply and billions of naira sunk into the purported power reform programme of the Jonathan administration, the power situation in the country today is worse ...

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Jonathan’s speech at The World Igbo Congress Day, Houston – USA

PROTOCOLS 1. Great, progressive pillars of Igboland, I am indeed very happy to join you today in this unique initiative set aside to celebrate excellence and reaffirm the joint vision for the continuing development of Ndi-Igbo and Nigeria as a whole. 2. As you gather in Houston to re-dream a better Igbo society with a united and greater Nigeria in ...

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Ajimobi gives N120m interest-free loan to traders

The executive governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi has distributed a total sum of N120 million to over 2,500 traders in the state, with an assurance that his administration will continue to ensure  enhanced trading activities through government policies, so as to actualize a stable economy of its desire. The governor, while addressing a horde of market men and women ...

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