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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Legislators back biosafety agency

Chidoka Obinna

The Chairman, House Committee on Environment and Habitat, Obinna Chidoka, has said that the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has the full support of the National Assembly. Chidoka Obinna, Chairman House Committee on Environment and Habitat, speaking during the oversight visit to NBMA He stated this while addressing the management team of NBMA during an oversight visit by the committee ...

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Nigeria, India strengthen bilateral tie towards addressing environmental problems

Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma

The need to strengthen the bilateral tie between Nigeria and India, especially in the areas of renewable energy, sustainable development and other environmental issues, has been advocated. Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma, Minister of Environment The call was made when the newly-posted Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Abhay Thakur, paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Environment, Hassan Suleiman ...

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Water Day: Water the essential, abundant but scarce resource

Kaduna community

“Water Water everywhere, nor any drop to drink’’ is a popular line from the “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’’, written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1798. Children of Unguwan Gandu Zuntu, Kubau Local Government Area of Kaduna State fetching water from a handpump borehole provided by SHAWN II Project in the community The line described the predicament of a ...

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Govt inaugurates National Strategic Plan to boost rural water supply

suleiman adamu kazaure

Federal Government on Monday, March 25, 2019 inaugurated the national strategic plan tagged: “Village Level Operation and Maintenance (VLOM)” to boost supply of potable water to rural dwellers. Suleiman Adamu Kazaure, Water Resources Minister Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, the Minister of Water Resources, inaugurated the strategic plan at stakeholders’ workshop on implementing the National Action Plan for the revitalisation of the Water, Sanitation ...

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Agriculturists identify challenges of agribusiness in Nigeria

Chief Audu Ogbeh

Agriculturists have identified non-availability of funds, low quantity of feed inputs and reduction of participants in the business as major challenges hindering the growth of agriculture. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh The experts in separate interviews with the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, March 25, 2019 in Ibadan, Oyo State, also called for intensified efforts ...

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Researchers tasked on accurate data to tackle marine environment challenges

Marine wildlife

Researchers have been called upon to embark on research to generate accurate data that would help tackle the challenges of Nigeria’s coastal and marine environments. Marine wildlife Dr Muntari Aminu-Kano, the Director-General (DG), Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF,) made the call in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Monday, March 25, 2019 while delivering a keynote address at the opening of a ...

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Cross River to attain open defecation-free status in 2023

Gov Ben Ayade

The Cross River State Government is looking forward to achieving open defecation-free (ODF) status in all the 18 local government areas of the state by 2023. Gov Ben Ayade of Cross River State Director-General of Rural, Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWATSSA), Mr Ita Ikpeme, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in ...

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Youths must see climate change as an opportunity – Tarfa

Nigeria climate youths

Director of Climate Change Department in the Federal Ministry of Environment in Nigeria, Dr. Peter Tarfa, has urged Nigerian youths to see climate change as an opportunity for individual growth and national economic advancement. Dr Peter Tarfa with some Nigerian youth representatives at the Africa Climate Week in Accra, Ghana Dr. Tarfa made the call on Thursday, March 21, 2019, ...

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Cyclone Idai: Hundreds evacuated amid fears of dam burst

Cyclone Idai

Zimbabwean authorities on Sunday, March 24, 2019 began evacuating residents from the cyclone-hit town of Chimanimani after flood waters weakened a dam wall. Cyclone Idai lays waste to parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi The area is among those hit by cyclone Idai, which has left over 145 people dead and several hundred missing in Zimbabwe. The storm made landfall on ...

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Environment Ministry to help Park Service boost IGR

Ibukun Odusote

Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs.  Ibukun Odusote, has promised to create an enabling environment that would help boost the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the National Park Service, as part of Federal Government’s robust measures aimed at diversifying the economy. Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote Mrs.  Odusote gave the commitment over the ...

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