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Photos: Presidential spokesmen meet online publishers


Image makers in the Presidency on Thursday in Abuja had dinner with officials of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP). The  meeting held at the corporate head offices of Premium Times Limited at Wuse 2. The gathering offered both parties the opprtunity to interact and share ideas towards moving the nation forward. The Presidential spokesmen were: Senior Special Assistant to ...

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Privatisation not solution to lack of access to water, says forum


The Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) organised a Water Summit with the theme: Connecting Local Outrage to Global Resistance of Corporate Control of Water on 11-12 August 2015. The summit was organised in partnership with Corporate Accountability International, the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service, Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE), Public Services International (PSI), ...

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Centenary City’s ‘Address Resorts’ to redefine Abuja skyline


The Abuja skyline and indeed the Nigerian property market is poised for a remarkable transformation as construction gets underway for “The Address Hotels + Resorts” in Abuja, by Eagle Hills, a global developer of iconic real estate assets. It is a core component of the Abuja Centenary City, “A city within a city” and designed as a new social and ...

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Adesina counsels media as IPC, NPC present reportage of 2015 general elections

UNDP Book Presentation

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Thursday in Abuja formally presented the report of the media coverage of the 2015 general elections to the public with a call on the media practitioners to digest and learn from the recommendations. Mr Adesina who spoke in Abuja while presenting the book, “Reportage of 2015 Elections: ...

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Changing lifestyles to cope with climate-related health issues


The increasing occurrence of climate-related health issues is now a global concern and risk due to the erratic changes in the environment. Climate change is aggravating natural disasters and causing more casualties. Higher temperatures, sea level rise and changes in precipitation with more weather extremes are having negative effects on public health, causing a rise in mortality, displacement, and morbidity ...

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Photos: NITP professional development forum in Kaduna


The Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) on August 5-6, 2015 in Kaduna held the last leg of its three-phase Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme (MCPDP) for the year. Just like those held previously in Port Harcourt (June 18-19) and Ibadan (July 1-2), the two-day Kaduna forum had “Development of a Multi User Template for Land Use Planning and Analysis ...

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Nnimmo Bassey: Why, how to reclaim our water

ERA-CAI by Owales

Activist, Nnimmo Bassey, in a presentation on Tuesday August 11 at the Lagos Water Summit organised by the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA.FoEN) frowns at moves to privatise water, saying that attempts to deny anyone the right to water is manifestation of an inexcusable disconnect from nature  Water is a Right Undeniably, water is an essential right ...

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‘The real waste managers’


Sunday Ahmed has been in the business of scavenging for waste materials for about 20 years. Every day, he roams the streets of Lagos in search of used and discarded plastics, bottles, paper and aluminium that he resells at a local dump site in Oke-Afa, Isolo – a notorious mountain of solid waste that gives a bird’s eye view of ...

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Lagos summit explores privatisation, right to water


Civil society groups, labour unions, activists, and human rights groups from across Nigeria and around the world converge on Lagos Tuesday, August 11 for the first day of a two-day summit on Our Water; Our Right. The event will explore issues related to the World Bank’s promotion of water privatisation and an investment in public alternatives that uphold the human ...

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Kyoto Protocol 1st period final accounting begins

Donald Cooper

Developed country Parties (Annex I) under the Kyoto Protocol have entered the final 100 days of the emission reduction treaty’s accounting period during which they ensure that they make up any shortfall in meeting their targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Preliminary analysis has already demonstrated that countries with targets under the Kyoto Protocol collectively exceeded their original ambitions by ...

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