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2019: Quantity surveyor canvasses conducive environment for private sector housing

Obafemi Onashile

The Vice-President, Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), Mr Olayemi Shonubi, has appealed to the Federal Government to provide an enabling environment for the private sector housing to thrive in 2019. Obafemi Onashile, NIQS President Shonubi made the appeal while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, December 28, 2018 in Lagos. He noted that the performance ...

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Open defecation: Fayemi declares emergency in water sector

Dr. Kayode Fayemi

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on Thursday, December 27, 2018 declared emergency in the water sector to ensure water supply to all nooks and crannies of the state. Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi He made the declaration in Ikun Ekiti, Moba Local Government Area of the state, where he had gone to kick-start the turn around water ...

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Government proposes N40m for Onuiyi-Nsukka erosion control


The Senator representing Enugu North Senatorial District, Chukwuka Utazi, said on Thursday, December 27, 2018 that N40 million had been proposed in the 2019 budget for the control of erosion at Onuiyi-Nsukka in Enugu State. A gully erosion site Utazi, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Nsukka, said the proposal was to ...

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Agency’s lab will checkmate risks of GMOs – D-G

Dr Rufus Ebegba

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) says it has a state-of-the-art genetic modification detection and analysis laboratory to checkmate any risks associated with the technology. Dr Rufus Ebegba Dr Rufus Ebegba, the Director-General of the agency, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday, December 27, 2018. “Our agency is able ...

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Nigeria leads West African sub-region on biosafety

Dr Rufus Ebegba

The Director General of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, has said that Nigeria has been mandated to lead the West African sub-region on biosafety. Dr Rufus Ebegba Dr Ebegba, who made the submission while presenting the agency’s score card to the public in Abuja on Friday, December 21, 2018 said It is gratifying to note that, within the ...

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Peoples’ voices, urgent solutions dismissed at COP24, says gender group

Gender COP24

After two weeks of intense negotiations, women and gender groups represented in Katowice, Poland assert that COP24’s failure to deliver on the 1.5°C goal and refusal to put people at the centre of climate action exacerbates rather than addresses the challenges facing our planet. Civil society action at COP24. Photo credit: WWF-New Zealand / David Tong. The key objective of ...

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Oil and gas sector generated $17.05bn in 2016, says NEITI

Waziri Adio

A recent report of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) reveals that the total financial flows from Nigeria’s oil and gas sector slumped to $17.05 billion in 2016, a 31% decline on the $24.79 billion generated in 2015, and a 75% on the sector’s peak earnings of $68.44 billion generated in 2011. In addition, the 2016 figure is the ...

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Organisation inaugurates project to support climate action

Dr Peter Tarfa

The Ambassadors of Dialogue, Climate and Reintegration, an NGO, says it has inaugurated environmental project “Chill the Climate” to support climate action in the country. Dr Peter Tarfa, Director, Department of Climate Change (DCC) in the Federal Ministry of Environment Executive Director of the organisation, Mr Richard Inyamkume, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday, December ...

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Kenya launches five-year plan to transform arid regions

Eugene Wamalwa

Kenya on Friday, December 21, 2018 launched a five-year plan aimed at transforming Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) into reliable economic hubs. Eugene Wamalwa Mr Eugene Wamalwa, Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Devolution and ASALS, said that the 2018-2022 strategic plan targeted livestock, energy, tourism, agriculture, trade and minerals sectors which, he said, were underexploited. “We want to address ...

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Lagos tasks V.I., Ikoyi residents on clean environment

Babatunde Durosimi-Etti

The Lagos State Government has urged Victoria Island and Ikoyi residents to prioritise clean environment by being observant and protective of their immediate environment. The Lagos State Commissioner for Environment, Mr Babatunde Durosimi-Etti Commissioner for the Environment, Mr Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, said on Friday, December 21, 2018 in Lagos that the rate at which the highbrow areas were being defaced was ...

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