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Miner reports successful Ivory Coast exploration drilling


The drilling programme confirmed extensions of mineralisation in the West pit area and has delineated the higher grade zones at Beta and Gamma The firm of Endeavour Mining Corporation in a recent report on its drilling results from several areas at Agbaou Gold Mine located in Côte d’Ivoire has confirmed extensions of mineralisation in the West pit area and has ...

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Nigeria debt management template excites African countries


In its nearly two decades of existence, Nigeria’s Debt Management Office (DMO) has not ceased to attract public interest in the discharge of its statutory duties. Coming at a time when the country was battling with stifling foreign and local debt, it was natural that the attention of the world was glued to the DMO from its inception in 2000. ...

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Predicted flood: Government urged to build buffer dam


A call has been made by stakeholders in the environment sector, urging the authorities to build a buffer dam in Adamawa to curtail the excess water being released from the Lagdo Dam in Cameroon. The call is contained in a communiqué issued on Thursday, August 13, 2005 in Abuja, at the end of a daylong stakeholders’ roundtable for the management ...

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Zambia to host climate fund board meeting


Zambia has been awarded the opportunity to become the first African country to host the board meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Secretary to the Treasury, Fredson Yamba, said the choice of Zambia as the host of the important gathering of over 300 delegates was in recognition of the country’s positive image in international community. “I am pleased to ...

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LUPAR blueprint will be ready for Ilorin conference, says NITP president


National President of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Dr Femi Olomola, has said that a draft of the Land Use Planning Report (LUPAR) will be made ready in time for the institute’s next national conference and annual general meeting coming up in October in Ilorin, Kwara State. Dr Olomola, a Fellow of the NITP (FNITP), made the disclosure ...

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Activist intensifies battle to make dentistry safe

Charlie Brown

Mercury is a toxin; a poison, yet it’s commonly used in dentistry. Charlie Brown, president of the Consumers for Dental Choice and the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, has been leading the charge to eliminate this pernicious toxin from dentistry around the world for the last two decades. He spoke with Dr Mercola of The annual Mercury-Free Dentistry Week ...

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Osinbajo attends South Sudan mediation summit in Addis Ababa


Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, departed Abuja on Sunday, August 16, 2015 to represent President Muhammadu Buhari at a peace mediation summit on the situation in South Sudan on Monday in Addis Ababa. The summit will be on the platform of the Inter-Governmental Authority, IGAD Plus. IGAD is the regional trade group of eight African countries from the Horn of Africa, ...

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Femi Adesina: Buhari won’t demand for stories to be ‘killed’

GOCOP dinner

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has disclosed that his principal will not request any journalist to “kill” stories for him. Adesina said instead of doing that, the administration will rather encourage newsmen to run stories that will critically examine the workings of government and provide it with the way forward. A statement ...

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Forum to increase ambition towards LAC’s carbon neutrality


Experts from governments and the public and private sectors across Latin America will gather at this year’s Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF), which will take place from 9 to 11 September in Santiago de Chile, Chile’s capital and largest city. The objective of the meeting is to discuss the region’s climate ambition and its contribution towards a new, ...

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NEMA, UNDP validate technical reports on disaster risk management


Under the aegis of the FGN/UNDP 8th Country Programme, a three-day forum that ended in Makurdi has validated three technical reports, under a programme aimed at enhancing Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in the country The Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Muhammed Sani Sidi, has identified the FGN/UNDP 8th Country Programme validation as very critical to Nigeria in general and ...

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