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NiMet predicts moderate dust haze weather for Thursday

Dust haze weather

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted moderate dust haze weather conditions in visibility range of two to three kilometres over the Central States of the country on Thursday, January 4, 2018. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office (CFO), on Wednesday in Abuja, also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 25 to 34 and 10 ...

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Group seeks to generate power, produce fertiliser from abattoir waste

Karu Abattoir

The Karu Abattoir in Abuja has been fitted with a Net-zero/Low Carbon Biogas Digester to enable the generation of electricity and heat, as well as the production of organic fertiliser. Promoted by the African Environmental Action Network (EANet-Africa), the ground-breaking ceremony of the facility held on December 14, 2017. Co-founder of EANet-Africa, Dr Victor Fodeke, described the initiative as an ...

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Benue massacre: Speaker blames government, police for negligence

Terkimbi Ikyange

Speaker, Benue State House of Assembly, Mr Terkimbi Ikyange (Ushongo/APC), has blamed the recent massacre of Benue people by Fulani herdsmen on the inability of the Federal Government to take threats by the Cattle Breeders Association serious. According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Mr Bem Abunde and availed EnviroNews, Mr Ikyange stated this while ...

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France, Ireland, Britain battered by Storm Eleanor

Storm Eleanor

Storm Eleanor struck Ireland, parts of Britain and northern France overnight into Wednesday, January 3, 2018 bringing with it flooded streets, fallen trees and power cuts. Some 200,000 households were left without power across northern France as of 9 am (0800 GMT), electricity network company Enedis said. Two thousand of its staff were at work to restore the supply. Around ...

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AFAN calls for extensive irrigation to complement seasonal farming in 2018

Chief Audu Ogbeh

The Chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Lagos State  Chapter, Mr Femi Oke, has called for the introduction of extensive irrigation for farmers to complement seasonal farming in 2018. Oke told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 that farmers needed government’s encouragement to exploit irrigation and other aspects of agriculture value chain to ensure ...

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Goni urges Nigerians to promote green habitat

Ibrahim Goni

The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, has urged Nigerians to imbibe the attitude of greening their surroundings so as to boost healthy living. Goni, who gave the advice in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 particularly underscored the need for Nigerians to plant trees to protect their environment. He said that the greening of ...

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Abe calls on committee on Ogoni cleanup to present its report in three weeks

Magnus Abe

Senator Magnus Abe, representing Rivers South-East Senatorial Zone in the National Assembly, has called on the committee on Ogoni clean up to present it’s report in  three weeks. Abe made the call in a statement signed by his Spokesman, Parry Benson, and made available to newsmen in Port Harcourt on Wednesday. He had met with leaders of the Ogoni ethnic nationality ...

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Herdsmen kill over 20, injure over 30 in Benue

herdsmen

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State said herdsmen killed over 20 persons between Monday, January 1 and Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in Guma and Logo local government areas of the state. Ortom disclosed this while briefing journalists on Tuesday in Makurdi, the state capital, after the State Security Meeting. He said that, out of the number, nine were Livestock Guards ...

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Communication and Development: Promoting science for sustainable livelihood

SDGs champions

Goal 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) advocates for equitable access to science, technology and innovation particularly in Less Developed Countries (LDCs). In this write-up, Coordinator, Journalists for Social Development Initiative (JSDI), Etta Michael Bisong chronicles what his organisation is doing to promote this goal and ensure sustainable living          What motivated the Science Café Science & technology has ...

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Community lauds anti-open grazing law in Benue

Benue-anti-grazing-law

Some prominent residents of Mbakyoondu in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State have said that the Anti-Open Grazing Prohibition Law enacted in the state will guarantee security. The residents made the observation when Mr Terver Wever, Group Head, Real Estate and Infrastructure Development of Benue Investment and Property Company, hosted them on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 as part ...

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