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NESREA solicits support for cleaner, healthier environment

Dr. Lawrence Anuka

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has urged the public to support its efforts at ensuring a cleaner and healthier environment. The Enugu State Coordinator of the agency, Mr. Pele Egbagiri, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. He said that the agency would ...

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Government’ll take advantage of emerging technology to strengthen economy, says Minister

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, says the ministry will step up efforts to ensure that Nigeria takes advantage of emerging technology to strengthen its economy. A statement by Mr AbdulGaniyu Aminu, Deputy Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST), quoted Onu as saying this in his office during the recent visit of members ...

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Misuse of antibiotics in livestock, poultry causes resistance in humans

Poultry farming

A medical laboratory scientist with the National Veterinary Research Institute, Mr Solomon Chollom, says the misuse of antibiotics in livestock and poultry can also make humans resistant to the drug. Chollom made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in Jos, Plateau State. He explained that not many people pay ...

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Over 3,000 dead or missing in Mediterranean for fourth year

migrant shipwreck

The number of dead or missing migrants in the Mediterranean has risen above the 3,000 for the fourth year in a row, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. In the year to date, 3,033 people are estimated to have lost their lives in attempts to reach southern Europe by sea, a spokesman for the ...

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NEMA, Anambra warn against bush burning

Bush burning

As the dry harmattan season approaches, more calls have gone to Nigerians not to embark on bush burning ventures in order to avert disaster. An official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Ekiti State, Mr Saheed Akiode, has warned residents against indiscriminate bush-burning during the dry season. Akiode gave the warning on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in an ...

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Forum clamours global treaty to curb plastics pollution

Women Environmental Programme

A gathering has called for a global treaty to end plastics pollution. This call was made during the 2017 Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum holding from November 27 to 28, 2017 at the United Nations Girgiri Complex in Nairobi, Kenya. The Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum was organised ahead of the 3rd session of the United Nations Environment ...

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NiMet predicts sunny, hazy, partly cloudy weather for Tuesday

cloudy weather

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted sunny and hazy weather conditions over the central states of the country on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Monday also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 27 to 38 and 13 to 19 degrees celsius. The agency predicted that the ...

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Brazil wants Nigeria to protect small farmers

Maria Figueiredo

The Consul-General of Brazil in Lagos, Amb. Maria Figueiredo, on Monday, November 27, 2017 announced her government’s plan to share its philosophy of protecting small farmers with Nigeria. Figueiredo made the announcement in Lagos at a Business Forum between a Brazilian Delegation, members of the Nigerian-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other Nigerian businessmen and women. The consul-general said ...

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Lifestyle diseases fingered as biggest killer in India

Sunita Narain

A recent report on the state of health of Indians investigates and exposes the new and emerging environmental triggers of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country. Titled: “Body Burden: Lifestyle Diseases”, the report, released on Monday, November 27, 2017 by a panel of eminent medical doctors, establishes that unless environmental risk factors are acknowledged and dealt with, India will not be ...

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South-South climate cooperation strengthened at COP23

South-South Cooperation

At the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany (COP23) held in November 2017, different countries and sectors came together to mobilise support for developing countries with the help of South-South Cooperation. Collaboration and solidarity to address the threats of climate change is vital to enable a sustainable future for all. The pragmatic South-South Cooperation (SSC) drives an integral approach ...

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