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Monthly Archives: July 2017

FRSC decries incessant attacks on personnel

Boboye Oyeyemi

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has condemned what he terms unprovoked attacks and molestation of operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps on the highways and vowed to prosecute all those involved. According to Bisi Kazeem, Corps Public Education Officer, FRSC, the Corps Marshal’s response came on the heels of the recent shooting of two FRSC staff and the ...

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Appeal Court upholds conviction of foreigners for oil theft

oil installation

An Appeal Court, Lagos Division on Monday, July 17, 2017 upheld judgment of a Federal High Court, in Lagos, which had earlier sentenced nine foreigners to five years’ imprisonment for theft of crude oil from Nigeria. The convicts are Axel Jabone, Zahirul Islam, Juanito Infantado, Suarin Alave, Gatila Gadayan, Islam Shahinul, Islam Rafiqul, Shaikh Nomany and Rolando Comendador. The three-man ...

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Electricity hike suit for retrial

Electrical installations

The Court of Appeal in Lagos has ordered the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court to re-assign a suit on electricity tariff to a new judge for adjudication. The appeal court held that Justice Mohammed Idris, who heard the case, violated the appellant’s right to fair hearing and thereby committed “a grave error”. Activist-lawyer Toluwani Adebiyi sued the Nigerian ...

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Basketball: D’Tigers draws DR Congo, Mali, Cote d’lvoire

Afro Basketball

Nigeria’s Senior Men Basketball team, D’Tigers, has been drawn in Group A of the FIBA/Afro Basketball 2017 competition, scheduled for Senegal and Tunisia, from September 8 to 16, 2017. According to FIBA Africa, defending champions Nigeria is drawn alongside DR Congo, Mali, and Cote d’lvoire. The official draws for the competition took place in Mauritius at the weekend. Group B ...

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Philip Morris exposé: Government urged to probe delegation to tobacco treaty talks

World Health Organisation

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has demanded the Nigerian government institute a probe of members of the Nigerian delegation that attended the seventh session of the Conference of Parties (COP7) to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control which held in Delhi in 2016 to establish their links with the tobacco industry. ERA/FoEN made the call following ...

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IPCC fixes date for review of global warming report

Valérie Masson-Delmotte

The expert review of the first order draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on “Global Warming of 1.5ºC” (SR15) will take place from July 13 to September 24, 2017. The IPCC has called on Expert Reviewers to register for the event from Monday, July 17, 2017 until one week before the end of the review period. Experts ...

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World Nature Conservation Day: Group teams up with government

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

Friday, July 28, 2017 is World Nature Conservation Day (WNCD) and activities will hold across the world to raise awareness about nature conservation and the impact of human influence. Nigeria will not be an exception. The Wildlife Africa Initiative, a wildlife conservation, research, education, and rescue initiative, is partnering with the Federal Ministry of Environment and the Nigeria National Park Service ...

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NBMA, VON collaborate on biosafety awareness

Mr. Osita Okechukwu

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), alongside the Voice of Nigeria (VON), has inaugurated a 10-man joint committee as part of efforts to ensure effective publicity of the activities of the NBMA. The two parties also drafted a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will help to increase awareness on the regulation of modern biotechnology and its products in the country ...

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Building permit: Court hears suit against Lagos October 11

Victoria Island, Lagos

A Lagos High Court in Igbosere has adjourned the suit filed by the Incorporated Trustees of Word of Life Bible Church against the Lagos State Government over non-issuance of building permit to October 11, 2017. In a suit marked LD/3040/14 before Justice Christopher Balogun, the church is asking the court to order the state government to issue it with building permit for ...

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Remarkable strides on green finance made within a year

Erik Solheim

The G20 and other nations have taken huge strides over the last year towards mobilising the trillions of dollars of public and private capital needed to make sustainable development and climate action a reality, according to new UN Environment (UNEP) research released recently. UN Conference on Trade and Development research from 2015 showed that the investment required to bring sustainable ...

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