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Government completes timetable for Ogoni clean-up – Minister


The Federal Government says it has completed timetable for the clean-up of hydrocarbon impacted communities in four local government areas of Ogoni land in Rivers State. Minister of State for Environment, Malam Ibrahim Jibril, made this known on Friday, April 27, 2018 while inspecting the medical outreach in Terabor General Hospital, Gokana Local Government Area of the state. The News ...

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College of Fisheries starts freshwater cage culture

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The Provost of Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology (FCFMT), Capt. Abiodun Sule, on Friday, April 27, 2018 said that the college had started freshwater cage culture at its permanent site at Igbolomi in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government area of Lagos State. Sule said this at the matriculation ceremony of students for the 2017/2018 academic session in Lagos. According to ...

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Tinubu wades into waste managers, Lagos rift


National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Tinubu, says the lingering issue of waste management in Lagos State will soon be resolved. Tinubu gave the assurance on Friday, April 27, 2018 in Lagos during a meeting with the Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAM), otherwise known as PSP. He said that there was the need to ...

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Nations brace up for fresh rounds of negotiations at 2018 Bonn climate talks

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Recording an estimated $300 billion of climate change damages, 2017 went down as the costliest year as well as the third hottest on record. Large tracts of the world’s oceans are being suffocated, and according to World Bank estimates, hundreds of millions of people are at risk of being displaced in the coming decades. It is against this background that negotiators from the world’s governments gather ...

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Benue lauds Fidelity Bank for corporate social responsibility presence

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Benue State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Ladi Isigbe, has commended Fidelity Bank Plc. for its corporate social responsibility presence in Makurdi, the state capital. The commissioner, who spoke on Thursday, 26th April, 2018 at Benue State Rehabilitation Centre, Apir-Makurdi when Fidelity Bank Plc., under the auspices of their Corporate Social Responsibility’s “Helping Hands Programme” donated various ...

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Group wants Enugu to emulate Anambra’s anti-smoking law

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The New Life Community Care Initiative (NELCCI) has commended the Anambra State House of Assembly for enacting a law to regulate smoking in public places, saying there is need for law makers in Enugu State to enact a similar law. Ikem Uzoezie of Aguata 2 state constituency in Anambra State presented the bill for a law on regulation of smoking ...

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Sanitation, personal hygiene can control malaria, say health officers

Isaac Adewole

There will not be the need for the Federal Government to commit $300 million to eliminating malaria if the citizens can ensure sanitation and personal hygiene, the Environmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria (EHOAN) said in Lagos on Friday, April 27, 2018. National President of EHOAN, Mr Samuel Akingbehin, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that environmental ...

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427,000 affected by heavy flooding across Somalia since April – UN

Somali flood

The UN said no fewer than 427,000 people have been affected by heavy flooding across Somalia since April, 2018. The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said nearly 175,000 out of the 427,000 have been displaced as a result of the flash and river flooding in Hirshabelle, South West and Jubaland states as well as Banadir region. The ...

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Dead Sea flash flood death toll rises to 10 as questions loom


The death toll from this week’s Southern Israeli flash floods rose to 10 on Friday, April 27, 2018 after another teenage hiker was found dead in the area, local media reported. The toll now includes nine females and one male aged 17 and 18. The teens were among a group of 25 young hikers hit by flash floods in Nahal ...

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REDD+: Nigeria initiates moves to take inventory of forest emissions


Consequent upon its commitment to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) through the implementation of REDD+ Readiness activities, Nigeria has commenced moves to assess its historical emissions to establish a Forest Reference Emission Level (FREL). The FREL is a benchmark on which REDD is measured. The initiative, which is a way of verifying whether the nation’s actions REDD+ ...

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