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SDGs: Foundation recommends intersections between MDAs

Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire

The Executive Director, Dave Omokaro Foundation (DOF), Dr Emem Omokaro, says intersections between ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) are key to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country. Omokaro made this recommendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Abuja. According to her, the SDGs agenda has a vision for ...

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Global warming report: IPCC commits to transparent assessment

Hoesung Lee

Against the backdrop of the final draft of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said that it is committed to an open, robust and transparent assessment process. The scientific and intergovernmental body under the auspices of the United Nations recently circulated the Final Draft of the report to governments, ...

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World Environment Day: Youngsters turn plastic waste into arts, crafts

Plastics dress

Youngsters have been turning plastic waste into arts and crafts. At an inter-school arts exhibition on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in commemoration of the World Environment Day (WED), students showcased their creative abilities with plastic waste products which they transformed into items like bags, baskets, dresses, wall decoration, hangers and chairs. The children also learnt about ways the government and ...

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Sea levels rise as tonnes of Antarctic ice melts

Melting Antarctic ice

Ice melt has caused sea levels to rise by eight mm since 1992, according to leading scientists on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Australian scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) teamed up with international researchers to study the Antarctic and concluded that the eight-mm rise in sea levels corresponded to approximately three trillion tonnes of ice melt. ...

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How smoking hastens symptoms of stroke, by cardiologist

tobacco smoking

A cardiologist with Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi-Araba, Dr Akinkumi Afolabi, has said that cigarette smoking hastens the symptoms of stroke in heavy smokers. Afolabi disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Lagos. He said smoking could increase the risk of having stroke by at least 50 per cent, ...

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Anambra to spend N4.1b on farming in 2018

Willie Obiano

The Anambra State Government says it will spend N4.1 billion on strategic agricultural development initiative in the 2018 planting season. Commissioner for Agriculture, Mechanisation, Processing and Export, Mr Afam Mbanefo, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Awka, the state capital. Mbanefo said that the state would, during the period, evolve and ...

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Experts laud review of National Building Code


Experts in the building and construction industry on Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Lagos lauded the Federal Government’s efforts in reviewing the National Building Code (NBC) of 2006. They said in Lagos that the review was a good development, describing it as a right direction and synergy for effective housing delivery in the country. The Federal Government had on Tuesday ...

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States tasked on smart cities

Smart city

The Project Manager, United Nations Habitat for a Better Urban Future, Prof. Mustapha Zubairu, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 urged state governments to work assiduously toward developing smart cities. Zubairu, who made the call at the 2018 International Conference of the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute held in Abuja, said that states which develop smart cities were likely to ...

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Oyo evolves technology-driven solution to environmental challenges


As part of its transformation efforts, the Oyo State Government in collaboration with a waste management firm has evolved a technology-driven method of tackling various environmental challenges in the state. Dr Bisi Akin-Akinlabi, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, made the disclosure at a news conference on Wednesday in Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ...

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Global urban inhabitants expected to hit 2b by 2030

Nigeria Population

The Director-General, Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NIBBRI), Prof. Danladi Matawal, says additional two billion urban inhabitants are expected by 2030. Matawal made this known on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Abuja during 2018 NBRRI International Conference. The theme of the conference is: “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Nigerian Construction Industry – Challenges and the Way Forward”. According ...

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