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Sokoto awards contract for 250 solar-powered water schemes

Aminu Tambuwal

The Sokoto State Government has awarded contract for the construction of 250 solar powered water schemes in the 23 local government areas. Malam Imam Imam, the spokesman of the governor, said this in a statement on Sunday, January 7, 2018 in Sokoto, the state capital. Imam, who did not mention the cost, said that the project was part of government ...

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Harmattan: Protect children from cold – Paediatrician

School children

Dr Juliet Ochi of the Paediatrics Department, Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH), has advised parents to protect their children from cold as harmattan set in. Ochi gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Enugu. She explained that the current hazy harmattan could lead to excessive sneezing, cough ...

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1,000 farmers in Edo to benefit from cassava programme


One thousand farmers including the youths in Edo State will benefit from cassava programme by the state government, an official has said. Alhaji Abdullahi Oshiobugie, Edo North Coordinator, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin City, the state capital, on Sunday, January 7, 2018. He said ...

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Fatalities as brutal cold torments the US

Florida sign

At least 17 people have died this week in the US due to severe weather, officials have said. Six deaths were reported in Wisconsin, four in Texas, three in North Carolina, and one each in Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota and Virginia. More than 7,800 people along the East Coast were without power, according to reports from five states. The power ...

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Expect dust haze, cloudy weather on Saturday – NiMet

Dust haze weather

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust haze weather conditions with visibility range of three to five kilometres over the central states of the country on Saturday, January 6, 2018. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Friday, also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 25 to 35 and seven to 20 ...

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44 killed in Congo after heavy rains cause flooding

Congo flood

The number of people killed in flooding triggered by heavy rains has risen to 44 in the Congolese capital Kinshasa. “This figure remains provisional as rescue operations are ongoing,’’ Dominique Weloli, the Provincial Health Minister told newsmen on Friday, January 5, 2018. Weloli had placed the death toll at 35 on Thursday. “The victims were killed by collapsing walls, landslides ...

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Zambia cholera outbreak may hurt economic prospect – Analysts

Lusaka, Zambia

Authorities in Zambia should quickly put in place adequate measures to contain a cholera outbreak as prolonged outbreak might have negative implications on the country’s economic prospects, analysts said on Friday, January 5, 2018. Cholera, which broke out in October 2017 in Lusaka, the country’s capital, has now been reported in other parts of the country. According to figures from ...

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Abe commends Ogoni people for supporting clean-up project

Magnus Abe

Senator Magnus Abe on Thursday, January 4, 2018 commended the Ogoni people in Rivers State for embracing the clean-up of their neighbourhood by the Federal Government. Abe, lawmaker representing Rivers South-East Senatorial Zone in the Senate, gave the commendation in a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr Parry Benson, in Port Harcourt, the state capital. He expressed gratitude to the ...

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Town planning consultant calls for building audit in Lagos

Luka Achi

A town planning consultant, Mr Makinde Ogunleye, has called for a comprehensive auditing of all new and old buildings in Lagos State to curb the menace of incessant building collapse. Ogunleye, a former Chairman, Nigeria Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Lagos State Chapter, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, January 5, ...

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Lagos initiates new waste management reforms


General Manager, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr Segun Adeniji, says the waste management challenges facing the Lagos metropolis will soon be over when the state government’s reforms take effect. Adeniji gave the assurance on Friday, January 5, 2018 in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. He said that the new waste management reforms were aimed ...

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