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Nigeria, others for UPS Foundation’s $2.6m environmental grants

Eduardo Martinez

Nigeria and Austria have been named new beneficiaries in 2018 to the UPS Foundation, which announced on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 that it will award nearly $2.7 million in grants to preeminent environmental organisations worldwide. The UPS Foundation, which leads global citizenship and philanthropy programmes for UPS, says the missions of these organisations align with the UPS environmental sustainability goals, which address ...

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Google launches Street View cars to map air pollution

Google Maps Street View car

Google, in partnership with Aclima, has announced its new Street View global launch to map air pollution. The global expansion will start with 50 cars in Houston, Mexico City and Sydney, Australia. The Google Maps Street View cars will be equipped with Aclima’s sensor node which will generate snapshots of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide, among others, which can ...

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Shell seeks peaceful resolution of mix-up over Belema flow station

Shell Flow Station

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) has restated its commitment towards peaceful resolution of the disagreement that resulted in the shutdown of its Belama flow station by some people. SPDC said this in a statement by its Media Relations Manager, Bamidele Odugbesan, which was made available to newsmen in Port Harcourt, River State, on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. ...

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UN, partners support Nigeria’s response to flooding

Stephane Dujarric

The UN has announced that it is supporting the Nigerian Government-led rapid assessment and response to the flooding disaster in the country, in collaboration with its humanitarian partners. The UN spokesperson, Mr Stephane Dujarric, said this at a news conference at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Dujarric said: “On Nigeria, over the past two weeks, ...

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NEMA advises residents of flood-prone areas in Imo to relocate

Mustapha Maihaja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NAN) has advised residents in seven flood-prone communities in Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta Local Government Areas of Imo State to quit their homes to prevent any calamity. Mr Evans Ugoh, Head of Imo/Abia Operations Office of NEMA, gave the advice on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 when he led officials of the agency to assess river level ...

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Lawmaker demands responses from decision makers to climate challenges

Samuel Onuigbo

Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Climate Change, Samuel Onuigbo, said on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 that adequate and appropriate actions were needed from stakeholders to tackle climate change challenges in the country. Onuigbo, who represents Umuahia North/South Federal Constituency of Abia in the National Assembly, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that deliberate efforts were also needed ...

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Flooding: Schools shut in Anambra community as distribution of relief materials commences

Anambra flood

All primary, post primary and tertiary schools in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra have been temporarily closed in reaction to the flood disaster in the area. The council Chairman, Mr Arinze Awogu, disclosed this while inaugurating the distribution of relief materials at the council headquarters, Atani on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Awogu said the closure of the schools was ...

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Zambia expresses concern over cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe

Vincent Mwale

The Zambian government on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 expressed concern over the outbreak of cholera in neighbouring Zimbabwe, saying the outbreak could spill over. Cholera has broken out in Zimbabwe and has so far claimed about 30 lives while thousands of cases have been recorded. Minister of Local Government and Housing, Vincent Mwale, said the cholera outbreak in the neighbouring ...

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Edo promises intervention in gully erosion-ridden communities


Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 said the state government would soon carry out intervention work in three gully erosion-prone communities of Iguosa, Evbuotubu and Erhumwunse.within the Benin metropolis. Obaseki gave the assurance in a statement by Mr Crusoe Osagie, his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, which was made available to the News Agency ...

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Flood shuts down Oko Poly campus

Willie Obiano

The Management of Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State, has directed its students in Atani Campus to vacate immediately, due to flooding that has submerged the campus. In a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 in Awka, the state capital, the management of the institution said that the order became imperative, to ...

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