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GOCOP conference: Governors, Service Chiefs, Lai Mohamed, Dangote, others confirm attendance


The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP), a group for the highest strata of Nigerian media professionals in online publishing, has secured firm assurances of the presence of eminent Nigerians at its conference. Themed: “Sustaining Growth through Diversification of the Economy,” the conference will hold on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Renaissance Hotel, Isaac John Street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos. A ...

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World Ranger Day: National Park Service laments slain rangers

National Park rangers

The Conservator-General of Nigeria National Park Service, Mr. Ibrahim Musa Goni, has appreciated the selfless efforts of rangers across the country ensuring the protection of Nigeria’s biodiversity within the National Parks and other protected areas. He made the submission recently as Nigeria joined in the celebration of the World Ranger Day on July 31, 2017 at an event held at ...

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World Nature Conservation Day: Building eco-attitude among youths


Nature conservation is the term used to describe the protection, preservation, management, and care of earth’s invaluable biological diversity. These resources extend beyond fauna and flora; that is, animals and plants, it also includes, soil, forest, rocks, water and even more. Nature is the reflection of everything on earth; it is the fruit of the millions of years through evolution ...

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Court awards N17m against Coca Cola over wrongful termination of appointment

Coca cola

The Director General of Consumers Protection Council (CPC) Mr. Babatunde Irukera, has secured a N17 million judgment against Coca-Cola International Company at the Supreme Court for wrongfully terminating the employment of a Nigerian, Mrs. Titilayo Akisanya. In the judgment delivered on June 30, 2017, the Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal to the effect that the ...

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Climate change: Mali has prioritised early warning systems – Coulibaly

Lassina Coulibaly

A representative of the National Designated Authority (NDA) of Mali, the Agency for Environment and Sustainable Development, Lassina Coulibaly, who is Chief of Section, Resource Mobilisation and Financial Mechanism Monitoring, in this interview, shares insights into his country’s climate action goals and priorities with the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Excerpts: Kindly share with us a game-changer programme that GCF could ...

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Mission of Propertymart’s partnership with Federal Government is to bridge housing gap, deliver affordable homes – Fasuwon

Deji Fasuwon

Recently, Lagos-based developer, Propertymart Real Estate Investment Limited, sealed a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement with the Federal Ministry of Housing to construct middle and low income homes in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to the needy. The occasion featured the Federal Ministry of Housing team led by Deputy Director, Private Public Partnership (PPP), Arc. Tonye Igbanibo, ...

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US formally indicates intention to quit Paris climate deal

Donald Trump, US president

The US on Friday, August 4, 2017 issued its first written notification that the country intends to withdraw from the 2015 Paris Agreement climate change. But in the notice to the United Nations, the US Department of State said Washington would remain in the talks process. Friday’s announcement is seen as largely symbolic as no nation seeking to leave the ...

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Hydraulic infrastructure development guideline adopted


The guideline on hydraulic infrastructure development in West Africa was adopted recently during the 78th ordinary session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers held in Monrovia, Liberia. The guideline enters into force across all ECOWAS member countries. The States are expected to domesticate it into their legislation, albeit within three years in principle. The adoption is the outcome of a regional dialogue on ...

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Stronger policy needed to unleash renewables investment

solar panels

The trillion-dollar question is how to have the right incentives and conditions to attract investors, writes Geraldine Ang in the LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science) Business Review Renewable-energy technologies are critically important, both in addressing the risks of climate change and achieving Sustainable Development Goal number 7 (SDG7,) relative to affordable and clean energy. They have also ...

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Lagos unveils plans to fix roads, tackle flooding


The Lagos State Government on Sunday, August 6, 2017 unveiled a roadmap targeted at maintaining and rehabilitating roads across the state, as well as maintaining drainage channels and controlling flood. The initiative is billed to span between August and December this year. Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Public Works and Drainages, Temidayo Erinle, who unfolded the plan at ...

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