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Nigeria, Morocco sign agreements on regional gas pipeline, chemical plant

Nigeria-Morocco Agreement

Nigeria and the Kingdom of Morocco on Monday, June 11, 2018 signed three agreements, which included a regional gas pipeline that will see Nigeria providing gas to countries in the West African sub-region that extend to Morocco and Europe. This information is contained in a statement by Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and ...

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Boosting food security via biotechnology

Chief Audu Ogbeh

Hunger and population outgrowing food supply have been an age-long issue. The English scholar and cleric, Thomas Malthus, raised the issue in 1798, in his now famous Malthusian Theory of Population. The cleric espoused his theory in his writings, “An Essay on the Principle of Population’’. The Malthusian Theory of Population is a theory of exponential population growth and arithmetic ...

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Regulate, not ban tobacco harm reduction products

tobacco smoking

Tobacco harm reduction products are facing opposition from many quarters in Africa, despite sufficient and mounting evidence that they are far safer alternative to smoking combustible cigarettes. Being a developing continent with a struggling public healthcare system and massive tobacco health burden of over half a million tobacco-related deaths every year, Africa could do well to adopt preventive measures in ...

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Nigeria joins ‘Clean Seas’ campaign as UN lauds waste management scheme

Nigeria Clean Seas

As nations commit to healthy, thriving oceans and seas free from plastic pollution, Nigeria on Friday, June 8, 2018 joined the Clean Seas campaign. An initiative of the UN Environment, Clean Seas is considered the largest global compact for combatting marine litter, with commitments from 51 nations covering 62% of the world’s coastlines. Visiting Executive Director of the UN Environment, ...

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Group takes ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ campaign to Lagos markets


A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Environment Watch Initiative (EWI), has taken the Beat Plastic Pollution campaign to Lagos markets. The campaigners organised a rally on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the popular Iyana-Iba Market to educate traders on the dangers of indiscriminate disposal of plastic waste. The 2018 World Environment Day celebrated on Tuesday, June 5 had the theme: “Beat Plastic ...

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Green economy surpassing fossil fuel industry, says report

Green Economy

According to a report by FTSE Russell, a key provider of stock market indices and associated data, the green economy is now worth as much as the fossil fuel sector and offers more significant and safe investment opportunities, pointing towards even more significant growth in the future. The green economy is defined as an economy that aims at reducing environmental risks and ecological ...

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Images: Green Bonds Week holds in Lagos, Abuja

Nigerian Green Bond Market Development Programme

The Nigeria Green Bonds Week held in Lagos and Abuja from Monday, June 4 to Thursday, June 7, 2018. The event started with the Training Day with regulators in Abuja on Monday, on to the Roundtables discussing climate and investment, and was rounded up with Thursday’s formal launch of Green Bond Market Development in Lagos.    

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Images: When Shell delegation visited NGPTC

Shell Gas

The Shell Nigeria Gas leadership team recently paid a visit to the Nigeria Gas Processing and Transport Company (NGPTC) in Warri, Delta State, South-South Nigeria.

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Adamawa cholera outbreak may spread to Cameroon, WHO warns

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that if the outbreak of cholera in parts of Adamawa State in Nigeria continues it may spread to other areas and across the border to Cameroon, and thus posing a major public health threat. The organisation on its Twitter Handle @WHONigeria on Saturday, June 9, 2019 said that a month into the outbreak, it had recorded ...

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Don’t politicise National Water Bill, says government

suleiman adamu kazaure

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources says that the National Water Resources Bill is consistent with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Land Use Act, and should not be politicised. The ministry also on Friday, June 8, 2018 urged Nigerians to disregard misleading allegations, which were evident from the various commentaries noticed from those opposing the ...

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