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Lagosians urged to use water wisely


The Managing Director of Lagos Water Corporation (LWC), Mr Muminu Badmus, on Friday, January 5, 2018 urged Lagosians to imbibe the culture of water conservation. Badmus gave this advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. He said that the global water scarcity threat necessitates wise usage of water by consumers. According to him, any ...

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Factors inhibiting all-year round farming in Nigeria

Adetunji Oredipe

Agriculture experts have identified dearth of irrigation systems, lack of political will, policy inconsistency and paucity of funds as some of the major factors militating against all-year round farming in Nigeria. Mr Ike Ubaka, an agriculturist, says that Nigeria is endowed with vast arable lands, favourable weather as well as abundance of water and river basin resources that could stimulate ...

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Delta poultry farmers lament high cost of feeds


Poultry farmers in Delta State on Friday, January 5, 2018 lamented the increase in price of feeds in 2017, saying it led to high cost of poultry during the Yuletide and New Year festivities. Some poultry farmers told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews in Asaba that the price of feeds increased by 34 per cent in ...

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AfDB, GEF, others partner in $55m investment into off-grid energy access fund

Astrid Manroth

A quartet involving the Africa’s premier development finance institution, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB); the joint development and climate finance institution of the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, Nordic Development Fund (NDF); multilateral donor trust fund, Global Environment Facility (GEF); and investors, Calvert Impact Capital (CIC), is partnering to invest some $55 million into ...

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Ogoniland clean-up: HYPREP lauds indigenes for unrelenting support


The Project Coordinator of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), Dr Marvin Dekil, has expressed appreciation to the people of Ogoniland for their support and constant cooperation for the successful implementation of the Ogoni clean-up project. This forms part of a message to the people of Ogoniland as they marked the 2018 Ogoni Day in Bori, the headquarters of Khana ...

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Activists back Ugandan president for rejecting biosafety bill


Civil society organisations in Uganda have backed President Yoweri Museveni for rejecting to assent to the Biosafety Bill 2017, saying the move saved the country’s indigenous species and the environment. The activists from Environment and Food Sovereignty, a consortium of environmentalists and food rights activists, argued that the Biosafety Bill in its current form sought to abolish the local plants, ...

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5.4-magnitude earthquake hits north Sudan

Merowe Sudan

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake on Thursday, January 4, 2018 hit Merowe area in north Sudan, some 350 km north of the capital Khartoum, according to the Public Authority for Geological Research of Sudan’s Minerals Ministry. “Earthquakes have occurred in Merowe area since Jan. 1 and continued intermittently in varying degrees thereafter. “Thursday’s quake registered 5.4 on the Richter scale,” said the ...

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Plastic ban: Where did Nigeria miss it?


Some years ago, the then Minister of Environment, Mrs. Hadiza Mailafi, shook the country’s business landscape when she announced government’s preparedness to ban the use of plastics bags, a commodity which is used in high volumes across the country. The pronouncement by the Minister sent a shock wave across the country as people of various shields started reacting to the ...

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How CODE mobilises rural communities for social accountability, grassroots development

CODE Jessu

Compared to other forms by which people decide and determine their political fortunes, democracy enjoys a greater approval and wider acceptance across the globe. Proponents of democracy as a preferred system of government boast about the potency of the system to strike the cord that energises the citizenry towards conscious and active participation in matters relating to self-preservation and government ...

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Planning practitioners tasked on quality service delivery

Olaide Afolabi

The Association of Town Planning Consultants of Nigeria (ATOPCON) has urged practitioners to strive to provide quality service to clients to sustain the enviable position of town planning practice in the society. The President of the association, Mr Olaide Afolabi, gave the charge while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, January 4, 2018 in Lagos. Afolabi ...

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