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Propertymart offers flats, terraces at Cranbel Estate

Impression of Apartment Flats at Cranbel Court

The Nigerian real estate industry is dynamic and clearly a rapidly growing sector currently yielding significant financial benefits for discerning individual investors, developers and institutional investors on a mid to long term basis. In addition, choice of properties and caliber of professionals in the industry are fast expanding. Propertymart Real Estate Investment limited, a leading player in Nigeria’s real estate ...

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Paris 2015: Global consultation on climate and energy upcoming

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On June 6, beginning at dawn in the Pacific Islands and ending at dusk in the West Coast of the United States, citizens around the world will take part in the largest ever public consultation on climate change and energy. This unique World Wide Views Day is in support of an ambitious new, universal climate change agreement that the nations ...

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Oronto Natei Douglas: The unbroken spirit

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My last meeting with Oronto was barely a week before his passing. He had sent me a text message inviting me over to Abuja to discuss some issues. I had been planning to visit him, anyhow and was curtailed by his tight schedule which I abhorred disrupting. It was a delight to find this open space to see him. After ...

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Nigeria elected vice-chair of Adaptation Fund Board committee

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Nigeria’s international climate diplomacy on Friday in Bonn, Germany received a boost when its representative, Mr Peter Tarfa, emerged vice-chair of the Adaptation Fund Board’s Project and Programme Review Committee (AFB-PPRC). Under the new capacity, Tarfa, who is a deputy director in the Department of Climate Change (DCC) in the Federal Ministry of Environment, will be responsible for evaluating and ...

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2015 World Health Day and Food Safety

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2015 World Health Day and Food Safety

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Prof. Oladipo: Making Nigeria climate-resilient (1)

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“I assure all foreign governments that Nigeria will become a more forceful and constructive player in the global fight against terrorism and in other matters of collective concern, such as the fight against drugs, climate change, financial fraud, communicable diseases and other issues requiring global response” (GMB, 1 April, 2015).   I felt highly gladdened when I listened to the ...

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Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris 2015 (15)

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The Secretariat of UNFCCC communicated the negotiation text of the Climate Change Agreement in Paris in December 2015 to Governments on 19th March 2015 in all six official languages. This communication, according to the UNFCCC, means that the formal, legal and procedural requirements to allow countries to adopt a legal instrument under the UNFCCC have been fulfilled. Governments are set to ...

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IFAD disburses N26.7m loan to youths in Akwa Ibom

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The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Community Based Resource Management, Niger Delta has disbursed N26. 7 million to Youth in Agriculture Foundation in Akwa Ibom State. The state Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr Godwin Afangideh, presented the cheque to the Chairman, Commodity Apex Development Association (CADA) in Uyo on Thursday. Afangideh, who was represented by the Director ...

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US’ commitment on climate targets questioned

The New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has described the United State’s climate action plan – the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) – as grossly inadequate. It also sees US, which has a history of being the world’s largest polluter of the environment, as doing less to address climate change. A release issued by CSE on April 1, ...

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