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Millions risk nutritional deficiencies due to carbon dioxide increase

crop yield

Harvard scientists found that rising levels of carbon dioxide from human activity made rice and wheat less nutritious, which could result in 175 million people zinc-deficient and 122 million people protein-deficient by 2050. A study published on Monday, August 27, 2018 in the journal Nature Climate Change showed that more than one billion women and children could lose a large ...

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Timber towers sprout amid concern for the environment

With the development of new techniques, wood is now being used to build skyscrapers and recent months have seen a surge in large timber structures being constructed across the globe claiming to be the biggest, the tallest, or the first of their kind. But observers are worried about the impact of the trend on the environment. No fewer that seven of these ...

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Third Mainland Bridge reopened to traffic

Third Mainland Bridge

The Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos was on Sunday, August 26, 2018 reopened to traffic after closure for three days for investigative maintenance tests. The 11.8km bridge was closed to traffic on Aug. 24 for investigative maintenance tests and it was scheduled to be reopened to traffic Aug. 26. Lagos State Commissioner for transportation, Mr Ladi Lawanson led a delegation ...

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Lagos integrates rail, road, water transport to curb gridlock

traffic congestion

The Lagos State Government says work is in progress to integrate the rail, road and water transport systems to address the persistent gridlocks in the state. Commissioner for Transport, Mr Ladi Lawanson, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday, August 26, 2018. “In order to get everything right, the state government implementing a master ...

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Benue approves construction of four dumpsites

Olusosun dumpsite

The Benue State Government has approved the construction of four additional refuse dumpsites across the state in the bid to ease evacuation of wastes being generated daily. Mr Andrew Chile, the General Manager, Benue State Environmental Sanitation Agency (BENSESA), stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, August 26, 2018 in Makurdi, the state ...

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NEMA, NMA collaborate to strengthen medical assistance in disasters

Isaac Adewole

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it is partnering with the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to strengthen the provision of quick and appropriate emergency medical assistance to victims of disasters across the country. Mr Sani Datti, Head of Media and Public Relations (NEMA) made this known in a statement on Sunday, August 26, 2018 in Abuja. According to Datti, ...

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Shell, community disagree on Bayelsa spill impact

Oil spill pollution

A disagreement in the areas impacted by an oil leak on the Trans Ramos Pipeline within Shell’s oilfield at Aghoro communities in Bayelsa State has stalled a joint investigation of the spill. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the leak, which occurred on Thursday, May 17, 2018, discharged a yet-to-be ascertained volume of crude oil into the environment ...

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Carter Bridge safe, Third Mainland Bridge tests completed

Third Mainland Bridge

The Director, Highways, Bridges and Designs in the Federal Ministry of Works, Mr Adetokunbo Sogbesan, said on Saturday, August 25, 2018 in Lagos said that the Carter Bridge is structurally okay and safe for use. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a portion of the outer walls of the bridge outbound Iddo link road was dented. Sogbesan told ...

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Delta council warns against non-compliance with monthly sanitation

ifeanyi okowa

Chairman, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, Mr Tega Onoyake, has warned residents in the area against their poor attitude toward the monthly environmental sanitation. Onoyake gave the warning shortly after the sanitation exercise on Saturday, August 25, 2018 in Uvwie that lasted till 4 p.m. The chairman, who expressed displeasure over the poor response of the people to ...

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Benue sanitation agency arrests 500 sanitation defaulters


The Benue State Environmental Sanitation Agency (BENSESA) on Saturday, August 25, 2018 arrested no fewer than 500 Makurdi residents for allegedly defaulting in the state’s monthly sanitation, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. General Manager of BENSESA, Mr Andrew Chile, who confirmed the arrests, told NAN that the defaulters would be charged to the state’s Environmental Sanitation Court. Chile ...

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