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Worry as Lake Tanganyika faces degradation, acute pollution

Lake Tanganyika

The world’s second oldest freshwater lake, Lake Tanganyika, faces issues of degradation and acute pollution on Burundi’s side, former Burundian environment minister, Albert Mbonerane, has said. Mbonerane, who is also a founding member of a local environmental protection NGO, told Xinhua in an interview that the lake’s degradation has started to impact on current generations and will seriously affect future ...

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Northeast humanitarian crisis still critical, says UN

UN-Nigeria

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) says the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s northeast is still critical due to ongoing hostilities. UNOCHA stated this in its monthly humanitarian update report made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Abuja. According to the report, the humanitarian crisis in the region, ...

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FMBN issues 2,724 mortgages worth N20.237b – Fashola

Babatunde-Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said that since 2015 to date, the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) had issued 2,724 mortgages to Nigerians. Fashola disclosed this while inaugurating the respective Governing Boards of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) and FMBN on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Abuja. The minister noted that the mortgages which were ...

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Waste management: Lagos urged on innovative, smart approaches

Cleaner Lagos Initiative

An environmentalist, Mr Toyin Oshaniwa, on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 said that the Lagos State Government needed innovative, educative and smart approaches to solve its waste management problems. Oshaniwa said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, while commenting on the increasing heaps of waste in neighbourhoods across the state. He underscored the need for ...

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Nigeria asked to audit its waste

Waste disposal

An environmentalist, Mr Temitope Ogunweide, said in Lagos on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 that Nigeria needs urgent “waste audit”  in homes and businesses to curb increasing waste production in the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the call is sequel to the increasing rate of waste production in the country, currently standing at 24 million metric tonnes ...

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