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FRSC decries assault on marshal, warns potential offenders

Boboye Oyeyemi

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned motorists and the general public against taking laws into their hands by assaulting its officials while on duty. Sector Commander of the FRSC, Lagos Sector Command, Hyginus Omeje, who made this submission in a statement issued on Monday and made available to EnviroNews, spoke against the backdrop of assault on some Marshals ...

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Auditors examine EU aid for African Great Lakes region

Karel Pinxten

The auditors examined the European Commission’s humanitarian support in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania for the period between 2011 and 2015, which amounted to about €300 million EU humanitarian aid to refugees from conflicts in the African Great Lakes area is responding to the challenges faced but may be costing too much to deliver, according ...

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Government urged by Catholics to drop grazing bill

Catholic-Bishops-of-Nigeria

Catholic bishops in Enugu on Saturday called on the Federal Government to drop the idea of the grazing bill to forestall ethnic clashes and crises in the country. The advice came after the 20km peaceful procession of more than 7,000 catholic faithful in Enugu. The Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Callistus Onaga, said Nigerians were already suffering much ...

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FADAMA cassava scheme gets $200m World Bank lifeline

Chief Audu Ogbeh

Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, has said the World Bank will support FADAMA III Project in the country with $200 million. Ogbeh made this known on Friday at the official launching of FADAMA III Additional Financing Cassava Intervention Project in Awa Iman in Onna Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. Represented by Peter Ajibade, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry ...

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When July’s first moon crescent will appear, by space agency

Moon Crescent

The National Space Research and Development Agency has predicted that the appearance of the first moon crescent for July would be on July 5. This was contained in a statement signed by Dr. Felix Ale, the Head of Media and Corporate Communications of the Agency in Abuja on Friday. The statement said: “The first appearance of the moon could not ...

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WorldStage Economic Summit 2016 to address unemployment challenges

Kemi Adeosun

With a total of 22.4 million Nigerians unemployed or under‐employed out of the 76.9 million total labour force, Worldstage Economic Summit (WES) 2016 (http://worldstagegroup.com/wes/) will be hosted in Lagos between September 7- 8, 2016 to address the  unemployment challenges in the African biggest economy. According to Mr Segun Adeleye, President/CEO, World Stage Limited (www.worldstagegroup.com), the organisers, “The alarming rate of ...

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Lagos zoo harbours 135-year-old tortoise

tortoise

A tortoise, aged 135 years, has been found in a private zoo in Ikorodu, Lagos State. The good, old tortoise of about the size of a microwave was able to crawl with a woman weighing about 82 kilogrammes on its back. “It’s age is determined by counting the lines on its shells,” says one of the zoo attendants. The massive ...

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Images: Africa Cleanup Conference 2016

Clean-up Conference

The first ever Africa CleanUp Conference & Award held in Lagos, Nigeria, 24th to 25th June, 2016. Africa CleanUp Conference & Award 2016 was organised by Passion House in partnership with Hypo. The event was also endorsed and supported by Federal Ministry of Environment, Lagos State Ministry of Environment, Africa Youth Initiative on Climate Change, Climate Wednesday, Miss Environment International ...

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Environmentalists clamour improved waste management strategies

Waste disposal

A call has gone to all tiers of government to encourage private and public partnerships through favourable policies to ensure improved waste management in the country. Mr Alex Akhigbe, an environmentalist, who made the call during the Africa CleanUp Conference and Award that held recently in Lagos, also encouraged the delegates to develop a better approach to engaging people to ...

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What the National Confab agreed to on biosafety, GMOs

Confab

During the 2014 Nigerian National Conference (Confab), three committees made recommendations with regard to handling of Biosafety in Nigeria and with particular reference to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). As at the time of the Confab the National Biosafety Management Act 2015 (simply known as Biosafety Act 2015) had not yet been enacted. The Confab committees that considered Biosafety matters were ...

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