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UN-Habitat, firm to convert Kenya dumpsite to waste-to-energy plant

Ngong dumpsite

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has signed a cooperation agreement with the Politecnico di Milano in Italy to carry out a feasibility study for the closure of the Ngong Town illegal dumpsite in Kenya and to design and construct a modern integrated municipal waste-to-energy plant. Solid waste arises from a wide range of human activities including domestic, commercial, ...

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Stakeholders seek to promote local production of clean cookstoves


Efforts to scale up domestic production of clean cooking solutions in Nigeria commences on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in Abuja, courtesy of an initiative involving the Federal Ministry of Environment and the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. The endeavour will be kicked-off at the 2017 edition of the Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum, described as a landmark, annual gathering of government, ...

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Ahead harmattan season, campaign against bush burning intensifies

Bush burning

An ecologist, Mr Abdullahi Aremu, has called on the government and other stakeholders to sensitise Nigerians to the dangers of bush burning, just as the harmattan season sets in. Aremu, who is the Director-General, Advocacy for Environmental and Sanitation Integrity, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), gave the advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday, ...

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Foundation urges government to keep promise on funding response to HIV/AIDS

Isaac Adewole

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) on Monday, November 27, 2017 urged the Federal Government and other stakeholders to fulfil their pledge to fund the testing and treatment of HIV/AIDS in the country. Steve Aborisade, Advocacy and Marketing Manager of AHF, made the call on behalf of the Foundation on the sidelines of activities commemorating the organisation’s 30th global anniversary in ...

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EU member states meet to break glyphosate deadlock as deadline looms

European Parliament

A Committee of European Union Member States is met on Monday, November 27, 2017 to discuss a licence extension for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate. The EU licence for glyphosate will expire on December 15, and member states are divided as to whether they should agree to a five-year extension as proposed by the European Commission. Glyphosate inhibits the growth of unwanted plants. It is widely ...

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Killer herders, Boko Haram products of ‘odd environment’

Leslie Adogame

Not taking care of the environment and thus allowing it to deteriorate has been fingered as the root of the upsurge of dissidents in the country. This was the assertion of panelists at the inaugural national environmental colloquium in commemoration of Leslie Adogame’s 50th birthday in Lagos on Saturday, November 25, 2017. “Facilitating National Environmental Discourse for Agenda Setting for ...

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More HIV positive Nigerians to benefit from new antiretroviral drug


A new antiretroviral drug employed in the first line treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), will soon be rolled out to more Nigerians living with the disease, according to Africa Community Advisory Board and the Clinton Health Access Initiative. The drug, DTG (dolutegravir), is already available in developed countries and afforded by few Nigerians but at a very high cost. ...

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Expert tasks businesses to leverage on technology

Tonye Cole

Executive Director, Sahara Group, Mr Tonye Cole, has tasked entrepreneurs on the need to exploit technology for information gathering toward enhancing business opportunities and economic growth. Cole gave the advise at the Entrepreneurs Connect Forum, themed: “The role of credit and technology in building a sustainable business” on Saturday, November 25, 2017 in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ...

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300 women receive vegetable seeds, farm implements in Delta

ifeanyi okowa

At least 300 women in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State have been empowered with vegetable seeds and farm implements, an aide to the state governor, said on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba, Dr Genevieve Mordi, the Senior Special Assistant to Delta Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa,  on International Relations, said the empowerment ...

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N10b farmers-to-finance fund will reduce poverty – Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Saturday, November 25, 2017 that the newly inaugurated N10 billion Farmers-to-Finance-Mutual Funds would help reduce poverty and support local farmers to grow their businesses. Osinbajo stated this in Abuja at the 2017 Conference of the  Association of non-bank Micro-finance Institutions of Nigeria (ANMFIN) and launch of of its N10 billion Farmers-to-Finance-Mutual Funds. He said ...

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