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Video: Why death rate remains high in Nigeria

Why death rate remains high in Nigeria

Pregnant women at Oriade community in Lagos say they will continue to patronise traditional birth attendants because the only primary health centre there is not well equipped. In this report, I examine how challenges of their peculiar environment threaten their lives and the lives of their unborn children.

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Video: Increasing rate of Kidney disease in Nigeria

Kidney disease in Nigeria

More than 36 million Nigerians are suffering from kidney disease, according to the Nigerian Association of Nephrology. This report takes a look at how it can be reduced.  

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How Lagos recovery facility curbs C02 emission

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Nine months ago, the Lagos State Government in partnership with West Africa Energy Group commissioned a Material Recovery Facility (MRF), which has the capacity to receive about 2,000 metric tonnes of solid waste per day. It separates and prepares recyclables materials for other use. Kayode Aboyeji, who visited the facility recently, lists the benefits of the initiative For residents of ...

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‘Simeon Court’ makes a debut at highbrow Oniru Estate in Lagos

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Classic modern home design, landscaping, closed circuit TV, water treatment plant, flood lights, elevated building, paved compound and good land title are unique features of Simeon Court, a new residential estate located in the highbrow, medium density residential area of Oniru Estate, Victoria Island in Lagos. The luxury estate is being built by big-wig Lagos real estate development firm, Deluxe ...

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Lagos coastal community resists controversial refinery project

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Due to increasing house rent in Apapa coupled with the unending gridlock, Tosan Ugeje decided to relocate to Irede community, an island close to Apapa in Lagos, home to Nigeria’s premier seaport. But after five years of residing in Irede, Ugeje is contemplating relocating again. Neither escalating rent nor traffic congestion has informed this decision, but a proposed project he believes ...

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Lai Mohammed to present 1st SAFFGLIA African Leadership Lecture

Lai Mohammed

All is set for the launch of Segun Adeleye Foundation For Good Leadership In Africa (SAFFGLIA) at an African Leadership Lecture to be presented by Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, at the University of Lagos,Akoka on March 10, 2016. Mohammed, a lawyer and former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will be  speaking on ...

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Four billion people face severe water scarcity, study finds

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The water scarcity crises is fast unfolding. Along with climate change, this can pose a grave threat to global peace and stability. According to a new study, water shortages are affecting two-thirds of world’s population for a month every year and the crisis is far worse than previously thought. Damia Carrington writes in The Guardian of London At least two-thirds ...

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Ogun apprehends illicit timber merchants

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In efforts aimed at curbing illegal felling of trees in state-owned forest reserves, the Ogun State Government has impounded three timber lorries and six trailers loaded with round logs and flitches, also known as ‘‘Alamole’’. State Commissioner for Forestry, Chief Kolawole Lawal, who made this known at the weekend in Abeokuta, the state capital, described the menace of illegal loggers in ...

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How Paris Agreement empowers women to act on climate

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Governments, institutions and agencies are increasingly considering ways in which women and gender considerations can be better integrated into climate action planning. The Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals agreed last year are said to be accelerating this trend, according to a IUCN Global Gender Office Analysis Women around the world, particularly rural woman, experience energy poverty more ...

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Rivers community deserted as Agip flow station burns

Agip

Akalaolu is a small, sleepy and somewhat peaceful town in Ahoada Local Government Council of Rivers State. It could have passed unnoticed in the map but for the abundant petroleum resources the community is endowed with. There is, however, distress in paradise. If current developments are anything to go by, residents are lately abandoning their homes in droves as a ...

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