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Campaigners demand end to BP arts, culture sponsorship


Some 216 arts and culture professionals, scientists and campaigners have signed a damning letter published in The Times of London, calling for British Petroleum’s (BP) new five-year sponsorship deals with the British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Opera House and Royal Shakespeare Company to be cancelled. The signatories argue: “These institutions’ decisions are badly out of step with the mood of their own staff ...

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Environment Outreach Magazine Lecture to address insurgency, effects

Hon. Minister of Environment

The 7th Environment Outreach Magazine Public Lecture/Environmental Awards Ceremony will hold on Thursday, 04 August 2016 in Abuja. According to the publisher of the magazine and host of the event, Chief Noble Akenge, the theme of this year’s lecture is: “Insurgency and its effect on the Nigerian Environment and Economy: which way forward” and it will be delivered by the Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed. Erstwhile Minister of Environment, Chief ...

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Sokoto, Morocco to collaborate on solar, agriculture

Solar Panels on rooftop of Bamdzeng village Health Center-photo Arison TAMFU (1)

The Sokoto State Government has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the Kingdom of Morocco in the development of solar energy and fertiliser management for the benefit of the people of the state. Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who met with the Moroccan Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Mosidfa Bouh, in Abuja said that Morocco had distinguished itself in some critical sectors, which ...

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Nigeria to produce national mercury inventory

Mr Oluyomi Banjo

Nigeria has initiated moves to produce a national mercury inventory aimed at identifying, quantifying and addressing its mercury releases. Environment Expert, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) Regional Office in Abuja, Mr Oluyomi Banjo, who made the disclosure on Monday (01 August 2016), stated that a country team with members selected from relevant ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) and the ...

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Hailstorm destroys farmlands in Sokoto


About 70 farmlands have been destroyed by hailstorm in some villages of Shagari Local Government of Sokoto State. Confirming the incident to news men in Shagari town on Monday, chairman of the Local Government Council, Alhaji Jabbi Shagari, said that the affected villages include Gangam, Illela and Lambar Yabo. According to him, “The disaster destroyed over 10,000 square metre of farmlands, ...

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