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Ogun warns against unauthorised sale of its land


The Ogun State Housing Corporation has warned members of the public to desist from unauthorised buying and selling of its landed properties or putting up buildings on any of its estates without approval. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Corporation, Mr Akindipupo Enilolobo, who gave the note of warning, said that the development became necessary to put an end ...

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How renewable energy can save Chilean lives, create jobs, by study


A new study has been launched by the Chilean Citizens’ Committee on Climate Change showing that, by switching to 100% renewable energy by 2050, the country could: avoid spending $5.3 billion a year on fossil fuels, save 1,500 lives a year due to reduced air-pollution in Santiago alone, and create 11,000 green jobs. The study, conducted by the NewClimate Institute, is ...

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IUCN begins countdown to global conservation summit


The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 is scheduled to take place 1-10 September in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Monday, September 1, 2015 marks one year to the opening of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress 2016, which the organisation describes as the world’s largest and most inclusive environmental decision-making forum that will define the future path ...

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‘Nigeria must not miss 2017 Polio-free certification’


President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that he will not tolerate any gap that might prevent Nigeria being certified polio-free by World Health Organisation (WHO) by the year 2017. He has, therefore, ordered the relevant agencies in the country to increase tempo of the fight against the polio virus nationwide. He gave the directive at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja ...

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Flood waters from Kiri Dam submerge seven Adamawa communities


Seven communities in five local government areas of Adamawa were submerged as flood waters from Kiri Dam in Guyuk Local Government Area, swept through the state. Alhaji Haruna Furo, the Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), announced this when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola on Monday. Already, NAN gathered that the Marine ...

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UN Bonn climate talks: Momentum for action reaches new heights

Tasneem Essop

A week-long UN climate negotiations began on Monday in Bonn, Germany as negotiators continue to make progress before meeting in in Paris in December to finalise a comprehensive and universal climate agreement. This agreement should protect people from climate risks and signal the end of the fossil fuel era. On the opening of the talks, members of the Climate Action ...

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World Bank’s gas flare-out initiative criticised

Gas flaring in Ogoniland Nigeria

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged the Federal Government to be wary of a World Bank initiative to stop gas flaring by the year 2030, insisting that the scheme, if endorsed by the government, will legitimise continued flaring by Shell and other oil corporations operating in the Niger Delta. Media reports last week indicated that ...

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Mongolian wildlife to get safe passage

Bradnee Chambers

CMS-backed meeting explores actions to make roads, railways and fences in Mongolia more wildlife-friendly Representatives of governments, industry, development banks, UN agencies, NGOs and scientists met in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 24 to 28 August to find solutions to ensure that steppe animals are able to cross roads, railways and fences. The growing exploitation of the natural resources in the Gobi-Steppe ecosystem ...

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Newsdiaryonline Abuja office burgled, vital items removed


Unknown persons have burgled the office of Newsdiaryonline located at Extension D-49, EFAB Mall in Garki district, Abuja. A statement by Mr. Danlami Nmodu, publisher/editor-in-chief of Newsdiaryonline, said those who burgled the office forcefully broke the doors before gaining entrance. They also ransacked some drawers and made away with some vital office items, the statement said. The publisher said some items removed from ...

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Shell to empower 150 Niger Delta youths


Another 150 youths from the Niger Delta are to benefit from the 2015 LiveWIRE programme of the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) operated Joint Venture, bringing the total number of beneficiaries to over 6,000 since the launch of the programme in 2003. LiveWIRE is a flagship youth enterprise development programme which provides access to training, business development services ...

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