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Zambia cholera outbreak may hurt economic prospect – Analysts

Lusaka, Zambia

Authorities in Zambia should quickly put in place adequate measures to contain a cholera outbreak as prolonged outbreak might have negative implications on the country’s economic prospects, analysts said on Friday, January 5, 2018. Cholera, which broke out in October 2017 in Lusaka, the country’s capital, has now been reported in other parts of the country. According to figures from ...

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Abe commends Ogoni people for supporting clean-up project

Magnus Abe

Senator Magnus Abe on Thursday, January 4, 2018 commended the Ogoni people in Rivers State for embracing the clean-up of their neighbourhood by the Federal Government. Abe, lawmaker representing Rivers South-East Senatorial Zone in the Senate, gave the commendation in a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr Parry Benson, in Port Harcourt, the state capital. He expressed gratitude to the ...

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Town planning consultant calls for building audit in Lagos

Luka Achi

A town planning consultant, Mr Makinde Ogunleye, has called for a comprehensive auditing of all new and old buildings in Lagos State to curb the menace of incessant building collapse. Ogunleye, a former Chairman, Nigeria Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Lagos State Chapter, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, January 5, ...

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Lagos initiates new waste management reforms

Akinwunmi-Ambode

General Manager, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr Segun Adeniji, says the waste management challenges facing the Lagos metropolis will soon be over when the state government’s reforms take effect. Adeniji gave the assurance on Friday, January 5, 2018 in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. He said that the new waste management reforms were aimed ...

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Lagosians urged to use water wisely

water-lagos

The Managing Director of Lagos Water Corporation (LWC), Mr Muminu Badmus, on Friday, January 5, 2018 urged Lagosians to imbibe the culture of water conservation. Badmus gave this advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. He said that the global water scarcity threat necessitates wise usage of water by consumers. According to him, any ...

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Factors inhibiting all-year round farming in Nigeria

Adetunji Oredipe

Agriculture experts have identified dearth of irrigation systems, lack of political will, policy inconsistency and paucity of funds as some of the major factors militating against all-year round farming in Nigeria. Mr Ike Ubaka, an agriculturist, says that Nigeria is endowed with vast arable lands, favourable weather as well as abundance of water and river basin resources that could stimulate ...

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Delta poultry farmers lament high cost of feeds

Poultry

Poultry farmers in Delta State on Friday, January 5, 2018 lamented the increase in price of feeds in 2017, saying it led to high cost of poultry during the Yuletide and New Year festivities. Some poultry farmers told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews in Asaba that the price of feeds increased by 34 per cent in ...

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AfDB, GEF, others partner in $55m investment into off-grid energy access fund

Astrid Manroth

A quartet involving the Africa’s premier development finance institution, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB); the joint development and climate finance institution of the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, Nordic Development Fund (NDF); multilateral donor trust fund, Global Environment Facility (GEF); and investors, Calvert Impact Capital (CIC), is partnering to invest some $55 million into ...

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Ogoniland clean-up: HYPREP lauds indigenes for unrelenting support

Hyprep

The Project Coordinator of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), Dr Marvin Dekil, has expressed appreciation to the people of Ogoniland for their support and constant cooperation for the successful implementation of the Ogoni clean-up project. This forms part of a message to the people of Ogoniland as they marked the 2018 Ogoni Day in Bori, the headquarters of Khana ...

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Activists back Ugandan president for rejecting biosafety bill

biotechnology

Civil society organisations in Uganda have backed President Yoweri Museveni for rejecting to assent to the Biosafety Bill 2017, saying the move saved the country’s indigenous species and the environment. The activists from Environment and Food Sovereignty, a consortium of environmentalists and food rights activists, argued that the Biosafety Bill in its current form sought to abolish the local plants, ...

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