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Prof Eli Bala: How cheap, renewable energy is transforming rural lifestyle


Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), Professor Eli Jidere Bala, in an interview, sheds light on the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, which the ECN is implementing in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). According to him, the aim is to ensure that rural dwellers have access to modern energy ...

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Photo: Uniben students build, showcase car

SHELL Eco-Marathon

Students of the University of Benin have achieved a major feat: they built a car. The vehicle was built for the Shell Eco-marathon competition. It was exhibited recently at the 2015 conference and exhibition of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in Lagos.      

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Concern over unimplemented UNEP Ogoniland report, 4 years after

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On the occasion of the fourth year commemoration of the release of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Assessment of Ogoniland (4 August 2015), the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and other groups have called on the administration of General Muhammadu Buhari to tackle the myriads of environmental challenges besetting the Niger Delta. The ERA/FoEN, Amnesty International, Centre ...

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Buhari urged to implement UNEP report on Ogoniland

Oil spewing from busted Shell equipment in Nigeria

Despite the severity of the findings of the environmental assessment of Ogoni environment by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) four years ago, very little has been done by way of implementation of its recommendations, the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has said. In a media statement on Monday, the group said that the response of the administration of former ...

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Renewable energy sources power homes, hospitals in rural Abuja


Rural communities within the federal capital territory are being provided access to clean and renewable energy for cooking, lighting, water supply and health care delivery under the SE4ALL initiative Night is fast descending on Zhiko Village. But Bako Ayuba’s pace is slow, as he meanders his way among the bushes, heading towards the health centre. It’s a journey he has ...

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Addressing human trafficking via media intervention


After a little misunderstanding with her parents in Calabar where she is based, Hannah ran away from home. She soon got “lucky” when she was offered an “honourable” and “well-paying job” – abroad. She was eventually recruited from Edo State and, in the company of other girls and a male chaperone, travelled by road for several days through the Sahara ...

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Abeokuta community gets Guinness-sponsored water health centre

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Guinness Nigeria Plc has commissioned a water health centre in Adigbe community in Ogun State, in an apparent bid to impact lives positively in communities where it operates. Situated within Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, the facility was formally unveiled at a special commissioning event by the Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Yetunde Onanuga. The event was also attended by other key stakeholders including: ...

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56 UK, Nigerian firms explore opportunities in Shell-sponsored summit


A total of 100 delegates representing 56 companies from Nigeria and the United Kingdom explored opportunities for collaboration at the annual Nigeria-UK Supplier Engagement programme organised by Shell Nigeria Exploration Company Ltd (SNEPCo) in conjunction with the United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI). The event which held in Lagos on 30th July brought together companies engaged in a wide variety ...

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