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How poachers undermine vulture conservation efforts in Nigeria


Innovation in the cryptic world of spiritual science is defining the expansion of indigenous knowledge on vultures as raw materials for belief-based arts. The unintended consequences of such innovations as echoed by the near total disappearance of the obligate scavengers have led to concerns and uncertainty about the future of vultures in Nigeria. Man’s outstanding reputation of squandering nature’s resources ...

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EU agrees to ban throw-away plastics to limit ocean pollution

Plastic pollution

Throw-away plastic items such as straws and polystyrene cups will be banned in the European Union by 2021, EU officials agreed on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Plastic pollution Negotiators from the European Parliament and for the 28 EU countries agreed a list of 10 single-use plastic products with readily available alternatives that will be banned as part of measures to ...

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Governments told to sensitise Nigerians on climate change

David Michael

The Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP) has urged government at all levels to intensify their sensitisation programmes to educate Nigerians on the effects of climate change, its mitigation and adaptation. David Michael Executive Director of GIFSEP, Mr David Michael, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday, ...

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Studies debunk global warming pause claim

Global warming

The reality of ongoing climate warming might seem plainly obvious today, after the four warmest years on record and a summer of weather extremes in the whole northern hemisphere. A few years back however, some media and some experts were entangled in debates about an alleged pause in global warming – even though there never has been statistical evidence of ...

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N700m approved for completion of Farin Ruwa Dam project

Suleiman Adamu

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 said Federal Government has approved N700 million to complete the Farin Ruwa Hydro power project in Nasarawa State to boost power generation in the country. Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources Dr Musa Ibrahim, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) following the ...

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Government tasked on disaster risk management

Mustapha Maihaja

Nigeria will have the best policy on disaster risk management if the validated National Disaster Risk Management (NDRM) policy is effectively implemented. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA Mr Seth Vordzorgbe, the Project Technical Adviser (UN Development Programme) to National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said this at the closing of a two-day workshop on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 in Lagos. The ...

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Kenya develops strategy on donkey preservation


Kenya is developing a strategy on the donkey value chain to help encourage farmers keep many animals, a government official has said. In Kenya, donkeys are used for domestic and commercial purposes Michael Cheruiyot, a Senior Deputy Director of Veterinary Services, said that the strategy would streamline production,upkeep, welfare, movement and breeding. “We are developing donkey’s strategy since they are ...

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Katsina spends N2bn to revive cotton, other crops

Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari

The Katsina State Government says it has spent N2 billion to boost the production of cotton and other crops in the state in the last three and a half years. Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, Governor of Katsina State According to the government, it released the funds to the Ministry of Agriculture and its parastatals for the development of the agricultural ...

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Physicians seek law to curtail environmental carcinogens


Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has decried inadequate cancer reportage and legislation and called for laws to curtail environmental carcinogens in the country. Dr Francis Faduyile, President, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) at a press conference The association made the call in a communiqué issued by Dr Francis Faduyile, NMA President, at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on ...

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International collaborations will facilitate design, launch of satellites, says NASRDA

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)says the agency is collaborating with developed space agencies across the globe to facilitate indigenous design and launch of a Nigerian satellite by 2030. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology Dr Felix Ale, the Head of Media and Public Relations of the agency, disclosed this on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 in ...

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