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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Femi Olomola: We’ll create millions of job units through LUPAR


Dr Femi Olomola is the 21st President of Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP). In this interview with Kayode Aboyeji, he speaks on the implications of the recent United Nations report that projects that Nigeria will be the third largest country by the year 2050, why governments need to budget for planning activities and the plans by his administration to create ...

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Photos: Buhari welcomes Ban Ki-moon to State House


President Muhammadu Buhari welcomes the United Nation’s Secretary General Mr Ban Ki-moon at the State House in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, on Monday, August 24, 2015.                                              

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Community laments lack of drinking water in Otuoke, Jonathan’s hometown

Goodluck Jonathan

Elijah Ateki, the Chairman of the Community Development Committee of Otuoke in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, has bemoaned the scarcity of potable water in the area. Ateki told the News Agency of Nigeria in Otuoke on Sunday that lack of drinking water was the major problem in the community. According to him, the situation is due to ...

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FADAMA III scheme uplifts farmers in Niger State


The FADAMA III Additional Financing, a collaborative project of the World Bank and the Federal and State Governments, has been of immense benefits to farmers in Niger State. This was disclosed by the Niger State Coordinator of the FADAMA III AF, Aliyu Usman Kutugi, who is an engineer. Kutugi said the project has “greatly enhanced the capacities of farmers, increased ...

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Flagship energy scheme to empower, lift rural women


In the bid to promote inclusive clean energy access and empower rural women to rise out of poverty, a special training and skill acquisition workshop will hold in Abuja from Tuesday, 25 to Friday, 28 August 2015. It is the Maiden Edition of the Rural Women Energy Security (RUWES) Initiative Capacity Enhancement Workshop. It has “Unveiling the Potential of the ...

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Visiting Ban Ki-moon meets Buhari, youth leaders

Ban Ki Moon

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to play host to the visiting United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, on Monday at noon, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to a media advisory signed by Oche Egwa on behalf of the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Buhari and Ki-Moon will address a joint press conference at the ...

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Rescuing PDP from the brink


It is fortuitous that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has given the indication that a new national chairman will emerge by September, 2015 when the party holds a special convention for that purpose. It is a sure sign that the PDP is ready to reinvent itself after a woeful loss in the recent general elections. The party has similarly indicated ...

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Nigeria adopts carbon pricing to curb global emission

Participants at the Dialogue

The adoption of Carbon Pricing as a key strategy to reducing global carbon emission received a major endorsement recently in Lagos, where stakeholders gathered at a daylong forum to explore inherent modalities. The Breakfast Dialogue on Climate Change, Carbon Pricing and Renewable Energy held on Tuesday, July 18, 2015 at the instance of the Carbon Exchange Trade, SMEFUNDS, Nigeria-German Business ...

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Firm bags Stockholm Industry Award for water re-use


The Stockholm Industry Water Award (SIWA) was on Sunday, August 23, 2015 in Sweden awarded to CH2M, a global service and engineering company, for developing and advancing methods to clean water, and increasing public acceptance of recycled water. “CH2M is thrilled to be the recipient of the 2015 Stockholm Industry Water Award. The advances in water re-use technology developed by ...

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SPDC JV lifts force majeure on gas supplies to NLNG

Shell logo

Effective August 21, 2015, SPDC JV lifted the force majeure on gas supplies to NLNG from the Eastern Gas Gathering System (EGGS-1) following repair of a sabotage leak on the line. The force majeure was declared on August 4, 2015. The Joint Investigation Team which visited the site found that the leak was caused by a crude theft connection, apparently ...

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