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Government inaugurates Daura water schemes after 20-year neglect

suleiman adamu kazaure

The Federal Government on Monday, May 28, 2018 inaugurated the Sabke, Dutsi and Mashi water supply schemes in Daura, Katsina State, after two decades of abandonment. The water schemes, conceived and started in 1998 by the defunct Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) headed by President Muhammadu Buhari, was abandoned by previous administrations. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ...

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NCF takes up campaign against plastic waste pollution

Plastic bottle scavengers

Ahead of the World Environment Day (WED), the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Monday, May 28, 2018 said it was raising awareness on plastic waste pollution reduction to change the orientation of Nigerians. Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, the Director-General of the organisation, said in Lagos that the move was in commemoration of the 2018 WED with the theme: “Beat Plastic Pollution’’. ...

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World Environment Day: UN launches campaign to reduce plastic pollution

Myanmar Plastic waste

The United Nations has launched a global campaign to reduce plastic pollution, and is calling on people all over the world to participate via social media. The new “Tag” campaign is part of UN Environment’s Beat Plastic Pollution initiative and has been kicked off with short videos by leaders including UN Secretary-General António Guterres, UN Environment head Erik Solheim and UN Climate ...

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UNFPA Sierra Leone converts to solar power to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Kim Eva Dickson

Nearly two weeks before World Environment Day, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) turned on its new solar power system as a green step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and making the office compound energy efficient. This change comes on top of energy reduction measures, such as the installation of energy efficient equipment, undertaken by the office in 2017. Powered ...

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Olomola’s passing: Foundation inducts award, establishes poverty alleviation centre

Femi Olomola

The Amos Oluwafemi Olomola Memorial Foundation, in commemoration of two years of the passing of Dr Femi Olomola, has inducted an annual award at the Government Technical College Lagos, Agidingbi-Ikeja, Lagos, for the best Tech 3 student in Graphic Design. Similarly, the Foundation is in the process of establishing a skills acquisition centre in Ilesha, Osun State (Femi Olomola’s hometown), ...

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Kano unveils N98b five-year water plan

Abdullahi Ganduje

The Kano State Government has unveiled a five-year water development plan that would cost over N98 billion. Commissioner for Water Resources, Alhaji Usman Riruwai, who unveiled the plan at a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in Kano, the state capital, said it was meant to overcome the persistent shortage of water in the metropolitan areas of the state. ...

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Zamfara expends N9.2b on 30 water projects

Dr. Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar

Governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’aziz Yari, says his administration has spent over N9.2 billion on 30 water projects across the state. Yari disclosed this on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 while speaking at the 2018 Democracy Day Celebration held at Zamfara Trade Fair Complex, Gusau. He said since water was considered as a necessity of life, his administration had since inception ...

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WHO deploys 39 personnel to control cholera outbreak in Adamawa

Bindo Umaru Jibrilla

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has deployed 39 staff to contain the outbreak of cholera in Mubi North and Mubi South South Local Government Areas of Adamawa State. A statement from Chima Onuekwe, the Health Emergencies Communication Officer of WHO, made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, said there  were plans to ...

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GCF, AfDB to light up Sahel under ‘Desert to Power’ programme


The Green Climate Fund, the African Development Bank and Africa50 investment fund are collaborating to bring solar energy to the Sahel, in support of the priority set by countries in the region. The three international organisations have announced that they will share ideas and resources about opportunities to make solar power available throughout the Sahel region, transforming African deserts into ...

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Menstrual Hygiene Day: Nigerians told to do away with myths, taboos on menstruation

Menstrual Hygiene

Stakeholders have advised Nigerians to do away with myths and practices associated with menstruation to enable women and girls manage their monthly cycles safely.   They gave the advice in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday, May 28 in commemoration of the 2018 Menstrual Hygiene Day. Dr Priscilla Achakpa, National Coordinator, Women Environmental Programme ...

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