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At Olomola Lecture, experts advocate inclusive urban planning

Olomola lecture

Chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Lagos Chapter, Mr Kunle Salami, has called for inclusive urban planning to achieve the sustainable Lagos smart city. Salami made the call while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, July 26, 2018 on the sideline of the maiden edition of Dr Femi Olomola Annual Lecture, organised by ...

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Sustaining global development goals in Nigerian construction industry

Professor Danladi Matawal

The theme of the recent International Conference organised by the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI) in Abuja “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Nigerian Construction Industry: Challenges and the Way Forward’’, suggests an indication of the Federal Government’s interest in following the global development trend in all aspects of life. In his presentation during the conference, Prof. Danladi ...

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Flooding: NEMA warns against dumping of refuse in water ways

refuse disposal

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Kano Operations Office has warned residents of Jigawa and Katsina states, especially those living in flood-prone areas, to desist from dumping refuse in water ways. The warning is in a statement signed by the agency’s Head of Operations, Malam Nura Abdullahi in Kano on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. He stated that the advice was ...

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ADB launches ‘Strategy 2030’ in response to Asia-Pacific region’s changing needs

Takehiko Nakao

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a new long-term corporate strategy, “Strategy 2030”, that sets out the institution’s broad vision and strategic response to the evolving needs of Asia and the Pacific. “Asia and the Pacific has made great progress over the last half century in poverty reduction and economic growth, but there are unfinished development agendas,” ...

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World Rangers Day: 107 rangers died in line of duty, says conservator-general

Park Rangers

Conservator-General, National Parks Service (NPS), Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, says 107 rangers lost their lives worldwide in the line of duty between July 31, 2017 and July 31, 2018. Goni disclosed this while delivering the speech of the President of the International Rangers Federation (IRF) at the 2018 World International Day or World Rangers Day celebration in Abuja on Tuesday, July ...

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Government insists on strict implementation of Abuja Master Plan


The Minister, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello, has insisted on the strict implementation of Abuja Master Plan to avoid congestion being experienced in Lagos. Bello said this at the ongoing two-day retreat for members of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) Board on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in Abuja. The minister, who chaired the 7th FCDA Board, warned ...

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World Rangers Day: Threats to Gashaka-Gumti National Park, by conservator


The Park Conservator, Gashaka-Gumti National Park in Taraba State, Mr Yuhanna Saidu, has identified increasing environmental problems and illegal human activities as some of the major threats to the continued survival of the park. Saidu spoke on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at an event to commemorate the World Rangers Day in Serti, headquarters of Gashaka Local Government Area of the ...

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Government, Ogun to revive abandoned Ota water scheme

Suleiman Adamu

The Federal Government and the Ogun government on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the continuation and completion of the abandoned Ota Regional Water Supply Project. The ceremony, which took place at Arobieye- Iju in Ado-Odo/Ota council area of the state, also saw the signing of an agreement for Partnership for Expanded Water Supply, Sanitation ...

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Agip may grow Niger Delta investments due to improved security

Antonio Vella

The Chief Operating Officer, Upstream, Eni, Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC), Mr Antonio Vella, says the company is considering doubling investments in the Niger Delta region due to improved security. Vella said this on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in Abuja in a statement issued by the Spokesman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Ndu Ughamadu. According to him, ...

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Zamfara battles desertification, plants 24,000 trees

Burkina Faso tree planting

The Zamfara State Government has planted 24,000 trees in some of its Local Government Areas as part of a campaign against desertification across the state. Special Adviser to the State Governor on Directorate of Afforestation, Malam Mansur Khalifa-Kaura, disclosed this on Monday, July 30, 2018 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau. Khalifa-Kaura said that ...

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