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500 children died of lead poisoning in 2010 – Zamfara

Lead

Gov. AbdulAziz Yari of Zamfara State has said that no fewer than 500 children died as a result of lead poisoning in eight villages in 2010, as against 400 reported. Yari made this known during a two-day event on the 2nd International Conference on Lead Poisoning Associated with Artisanal Gold Mining in Nigeria on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 in Abuja. ...

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UK temperatures to hit June highs

UK high temperatures

Britons enjoyed sweltering heat for the third day running on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 with temperatures reaching 30 degrees Celsius in Wales. The temperature is possibly set to hit record June highs this week, the Meteorological Office said. Twitter and Facebook were replete with dogs bathing in fountains and rivers, some even wearing sunglasses and hats. The Meteorological Office said: ...

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How national water bill will be beneficial to Nigerians, by government

Suleiman Adamu

The Federal Government says the National Water Resources Bill will be beneficial to all Nigerians, whenever it is signed into law. Minister of Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, said this on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the National Consultative Conference on Water-Use Regulations, Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement Framework in Abuja. Adamu said that the bill would regulate ...

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Radio Report: Nigeria can access global facility to address ecological issues, says GEF

GEF Assembly Vietnam

Nigeria can attract more global funding to tackle the array of environmental disasters affecting different parts of the country by keying into the five focal areas of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the body in charge of all donor funds for addressing pressing environmental issues. This was the submission of senior officials of the GEF while interacting with fellows of ...

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Stakeholders explore opportunities in sustainable fuel wood management

SFM workshop

A cross-section of stakeholders who met in Calabar in Cross River State to explore inherent management opportunities have resolved to sustainably utilise fuel wood in order to add value to the commodity and ensure a healthy and pollution-free environment. At the Sustainable Fuel Wood Management (SFM) Business Forum for Woodlot Developers, Fuelwood Dealers, Efficient Woodstoves Makers and Sellers and MFIs held ...

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Rains, thunderstorms to prevail on Tuesday, says NiMet

Thunderstorms

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted prospects of thunderstorms and rains over the central states such as Bida, Mambila Plateau, Makurdi, Minna, Ilorin and Lafia axis in the morning of Tuesday, June 26, 2018. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Monday, June 25 also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 23 ...

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Water resources ministry prioritises irrigation, water supply in N155b budget

Suleiman Adamu

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources has given priority to irrigation and water supply sector in its 2018 budget of N155 billion, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. President Muhammadu Buhari had presented the budget to the joint session of the National Assembly for consideration since Nov. 7, 2017. Mr President had also on Wednesday, June 20 signed into ...

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Africa to advance momentum in SDGs implementation

Fatima Denton

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) stressed on Monday, June 25, 2018 Africa’s commitment to strengthen the momentum in the implementation of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The ECA further stressed that the continent would speak with one voice during the upcoming High-level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF) to be held at the UN headquarters in July. ...

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Benue urged to establish pollution control board

Makurdi flood

An environmentalist, Mr Victor Asobo, has urged the Benue State Government to establish a pollution control board to facilitate efforts to protect the environment and people’s health. Asobo, the Chief Executive Officer, VIKTUWA Environment Managers Ltd., made the call on Monday, June 25, 2018 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. ...

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Lagos, PSP operators still at loggerheads over refuse evacuation

waste managers

The Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAM) says conditions of operation in Lagos State have become unsuitable and undermining its members’ jobs. Chairman of AWAM, Mr Oladipo Egbeyemi, said on Sunday, June 24, 2018 that there was an effort to undermine AWAM members, popularly known as Private Sector Participation (PSP) operators, in waste management in the state. Egbeyemi spoke ...

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