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Images: Osinbajo visits Shell at Abuja Economic Summit


At the opening of the 23rd Nigeria Economic Summit in Abuja, FCT on Tuesday, October 10 2017, Shell Companies in Nigeria received an august when Vice President, Prof. ‘Yemi Osinbajo, paid a visit to the oil giants. Chairman, Nigeria Economic Summit Group, Bukar Kyari, accompanied the Vice President.

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Images: NCF embarks on waste management advocacy campaign

Nigerian Conservation Foundation

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF has embarked on waste management advocacy campaign activities in 20 communities in Eti-Osa Local Government Area, Lagos State, following its receipt of the Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation grant to advocate for actions that promote proper waste separation, management and disposal in selected communities of Lagos, and geared towards making the environment sustainable and habitable ...

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World Obesity Day: Child, teen obesity soars tenfold – Report


The number of obese children and adolescents (aged five to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades. If current trends continue, more children and adolescents will be obese than moderately or severely underweight by 2022, according to a new study led by Imperial College London and the World Health Organisation (WHO). The study was published in The ...

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Court orders permanent forfeiture of N3.3b properties linked to Alison-Madueke

Diezani Alison-Madueke

A Federal High Court, Lagos on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 ordered the permanent forfeiture of 56 houses situated in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja valued at $21,982,224 (about N3.3 billion) allegedly linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, to the Federal Government. The trial judge, Abdul-Azeez Anka, made the order in response to a motion by ...

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Court refuses to hear Evans fundamental rights suit

Evans kidnapper

Justice Abdulazeez Anka of the Federal High Court, Lagos on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 refused to hear a fundamental rights suit filed by suspected kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, seeking N300 million damages for illegal detention. Justice Anka said the case file would be returned to the Chief Judge for further directive. The judge had earlier heard the ...

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Biosafety agency assures Nigerians of proper GMO regulation

Dr. Ebegba

The Director General/CEO, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr. Rufus Ebegba, has assured Nigerians that the agency will continue to work to ensure the safety of Nigerians with regards to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Dr. Ebegba, who said this while receiving the Mallam Aminu Kano Award of Excellence bestowed on him by the Northern Youth Anti-Corruption Ambassadors of Nigeria in ...

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International Day of the Girl: Over 20,000 girls married illegally every day

Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Globally, more than 20,000 girls are married every day below the minimum age permitted by national law, according to new research from Save the Children and the World Bank, marking the International Day of the Girl. In all, about 7.5 million girls are married illegally every year. In addition, close to 100 million girls are not protected against child marriage ...

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International Day for Disaster Reduction: Climate change a threat to rich, poor

Hurricane Irma

In commemoration of the 2017 International Day for Disaster Reduction, Achim Steiner (Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme), Patricia Espinosa (Executive Secretary of UN Climate Chang) and Robert Glasser (UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction and head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) emphasise in this treatise that the climate change phenomenon has become a ...

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Stakeholders call for fortification of food with micronutrients to stem ‘hidden hunger’

Prof. Ndowa Lale

Stakeholders in the agriculture and health sectors of the Nigerian economy have canvassed for the fortification of micronutrients in staple foods to stem the ugly effect of hidden hunger. They made the call on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 during the maiden international conference on Food Security and Hidden Hunger organised by the Faculty of Agriculture, Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), ...

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Report highlights how Indian farmers embraced organic cotton after GM letdown


A Soil Association report has revealed how genetically modified (GM) cotton grew to almost obliterate all other cotton production in India, and how the promised GM success rapidly turned to failure, with disastrous, even lethal, results for some of the world’s poorest farmers. The report, launched at the Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference in Washington D.C., reveals how alternative, more sustainable ...

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