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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Nigerian government urged to ratify Bamako Convention

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

As preparations reach top gear for the Second Meeting of Conference of the Parties of the Bamako Convention (Bamako COP2) scheduled to take place in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from January 28 to 30 2018, a call has gone to the Federal Government to ratify as well as implement the treaty. Leslie Adogame, SRADev Nigeria’s Executive Director, who made the call ...

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Government to establish cattle colonies to curb farmers-herdsmen crisis

Chief Audu Ogbeh

The Federal Government says it will soon commence the establishment of cattle colonies in the states to check increasing cases of farmers-herdsmen clashes in the country. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said this at a Strategy Retreat for Civil Servants and Political appointees of the ministry in Abuja on Monday, January 8, 2018. Ogbeh, while ...

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Expert calls for huge investment in solar energy

ADB-rooftop solar

An ecologist, Mr Habib Omotosho, has urged the Federal Government and other stakeholders to invest in solar energy to assist the nation in its drive to tackle climate change. Omotosho, who is the National Coordinator, Environmental Advancement Initiative, an NGO, said that such investment would stop the companies from polluting the environment. He made the plea in an interview with ...

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Zambia declares curfew in Lusaka slum struck by cholera

Lusaka slum

The Zambian Government has declared a  curfew in a poor Lusaka township badly affected by a cholera outbreak that has killed 58 people across the country since September. Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya told reporters that the curfew in Kanyama, a densely populated slum of iron-roofed shacks and winding dirt tracks, begins on Sunday and will run from between 1800 and ...

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Closing gender gap for economic growth, poverty alleviation


Successive governments have formulated and implemented policies to develop the Nigerian economy, with the present administration determined to do more by diversifying from oil and fighting corruption. However, closing the gap in men and women contributions to economic growth has yet to be adequately exploited as a strategy to develop the economy and alleviate poverty. According to the Global Gender Gap Report, ...

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FADAMA III spends N197m on irrigation dam in Niger

Adetunji Oredipe

The FADAMA III Additional Financing in Niger State, on Monday, January 8, 2018 said it had spent N197 million on the rehabilitation of irrigation dam in Edozhigi community of Gbako Local Government Area of the state. Alhaji Baba Shaba, the Communication Officer of FADAMA III in Niger, made this disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ...

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FADAMA coordinator urges youths to engage in agriculture


Coordinator of the FADAMA scheme in Anambra State, Mr Chukwuka Egbueh, has called on the youth to engage in farming so as to support the government’s efforts to develop the agricultural sector. Egbueh made the call on Monday, January 8, 2018 in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka, the state capital. He stressed that government had made ...

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Civil society asked to join in campaign to end fossil fuel subsidy

fossil fuels subsidy

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have been called upon to engage in campaigns that expose all government subsidies to fossil fuel corporations, and work to end the policy. In the January 2018 Climate Scorecard Report No 16 made available to EnviroNews, CSOs were enjoined to contact policymakers at national, provincial, state and local levels of their government and urge them to ...

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Aare Ona Kakanfo: Final rites begin for Gani Adams’ installation

Otunba Gani Adams

The final rites for the installation of Otunba Gani Adams as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland will begin on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Since he was designated as the Aare Ona Kakanfo in 2017 by the Alaafin of Oyo, Iku Baba Yeye, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi II, Adams had been engaged in several processes that will lead to his ...

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New 50m-tree North of England forest to gulp £500m

England forest

A 25-year plan to plant 50 million trees across the North of England has been backed by the Government. The Northern Forest will connect five community forests across the north of the country, creating a band of native broadleaf trees such a oaks, and conifers like spruce and pine. Planting will span a 120-mile stretch along the M62 corridor between ...

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