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110 girls unaccounted for in Yobe school attack, says government

Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government  on Sunday, February 25, 2018 confirmed that 110 schoolgirls of Government Girls Technical School, Dapchi are unaccounted for in the Boko Haram attack on the school last Monday. Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this to newsmen in Damaturu after a closed door meeting between a Federal Government delegation,Yobe State Government, security agencies, community leaders and ...

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PSP operators flay aggrieved group’s position on Lagos waste initiative

Cleaner Lagos Initiative

The Concerned Stakeholders of Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWMN) on Sunday, February 25, 2018 condemned a statement credited to an aggrieved group within the association faulting the resolve to work with the Lagos State Government and an environmental utility group, Visionscape Sanitation Solutions, to ensure cleaner and healthier environment. The aggrieved group, in a statement by its Chairman, ...

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Initiative to curb deforestation in Ghana’s cocoa industry on course

John Peter Amewu

Since formalised global action on forestry development began some 91 years ago,  when the first World Forestry Congress was organised by the UN Food and Agriculture Organsiation (FAO) in Rome in 1926, international efforts to address associated problems has been gaining momentum. And the launch in December 2012 at the UN Climate Conference or COP 18 in Doha, Qatar, of ...

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UNESCO restates commitment to safeguard Lake Chad

Lake Chad

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Friday, February 23, 2018 restated its commitment to safeguarding the Lake Chad and promoting the interests of people who depend on the lake for their livelihood. UNESCO made the pledge in a statement signed by its Communication and Information Sector Advisor, Yachat Nuhu, and made available to News Agency of Nigeria ...

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Association warns against dumping refuse on waterways

Plastic wastes on waterways

President, Association of Tourists Boat Operators and Water Transporters of Nigeria, Mr Ganiyu Tarzan, has warned residents of Lagos State against dumping refuse on waterways to avoid boat mishaps. Tarzan gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, February 25, 2018 in Lagos. He said that dumping refuse on the waterways coud lead ...

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Social, natural sciences merge as PIK picks new directors to lead institute

Ottmar Edenhofer

In an apparent move to reinvent itself, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) is appointing a twin leadership bringing together natural sciences and social sciences stronger than ever. In late September, the German climate economist, Ottmar Edenhofer, and the Swedish Earth system scientist, Johan Rockström, will become directors of the internationally renowned institute, which is a member of ...

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Javier Manzanares emerges Deputy Executive Director of GCF

Javier Manzanares

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has appointed Mr Javier Manzanares as its first Deputy Executive Director. Mr Manzanares has been interim Deputy Executive Director since 2017. He previously served as interim Executive Director during the second half of 2016. Announcing the appointment, Howard Bamsey, GCF Executive Director, stated, “I am delighted that Javier has been selected to fill the Deputy ...

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LASPARK commences tree pruning in preparation for rainy season

Bilikiss Adebiyi Abiola

The Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) says it has intensified the pruning of overgrown trees across the state in preparation for the rainy season. The General Manager of LASPARK, Mrs Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, said on Saturday, February 24, 2018 in Lagos that the move was to avert windstorm disaster associated with the rainy season. Adebiyi-Abiola said that the agency ...

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Makurdi records first rainfall in 2018


Makurdi, the Benue State capital city, on Friday, February 23 recorded its first rainfall in 2018. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) records that that the rain, which was preceded by a mild breeze, started at about 10 pm and lasted till 1 am on Saturday. NAN reports that the rain arrived much earlier than last year when it came ...

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National Parks Service cautions security officers against accidental discharge

National Parks

The Conservator-General, Nigeria National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, on Friday, February 23, 2018 warned parks security officers now carrying arms and weapons against cases of accidental discharge. Goni gave the charge in Abuja at the passing out parade of the pioneer set of the National Parks Services Trainees on “Arms and Weapons Handling”. He said the training being carried ...

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