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London climate change protesters plan to ‘shut down’ Heathrow airport

Climate Protesters

Climate activists in Britain plan to take their protest to Heathrow Airport on Friday, April 19, 2019 after days of demonstrations in central London brought widespread traffic disruption to the capital. Climate activists on the South Bank, London. Photo credit: Yui Mok/PA Organisers of the Extinction Rebellion protests said they aim to “shut down” the airport – the busiest in ...

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Greta Thunberg in Rome: ‘Don’t take selfies with us, act on climate’

Greta Thunberg

Swedish teenage environmental activist, Greta Thunberg, on Thursday, April 18, 2019 made a fresh appeal for action against climate change, blaming older generations for the crisis. Swedish teenage environmental activist, Greta Thunberg “You lied to us, you gave us false hopes, you told us that the future was something to look forward to,’’ she said in a speech at the ...

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Greenpeace activists ship plastic monster back to Nestlé’s factory in Kenya


Greenpeace Africa activists and volunteers delivered a #PlasticMonster partly covered with Nestlé branded plastic packaging right back to its source: the Nestlé factory servicing Kenya and other East African countries. Greenpeace activists and volunteers delivering a #PlasticMonster Greenpeace Africa Communications Officer, Hellen Dena, disclosed this to EnviroNews in a statement on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Calling on the multinational corporation ...

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N800m water supply project in Owerri abandoned, site turned to farm settlement

Rochas Okorocha

An Owerri Urban Water Supply project initiated by the Federal Government in Imo State at the cost of over N800 million through the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs has been abandoned and the site turned into farm settlement. Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State The project, which was awarded to BTG Ltd. at the cost of N810.98 million in October ...

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16% of child deaths in Nigeria due to poor WASH facilities – WaterAid

South Sudan water

WaterAid has attributed 16 per cent of child deaths in Nigeria to prevalence of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)-related sicknesses caused by lack of access to WASH facilities. A South Sudanese boy drinking polluted water WaterAid made this known in its reports titled: “An Approach to Sanitation Marketing”, made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, April 18, 2019 ...

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Govt urged on Great Green Wall project to reduce effects of climate change


The Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP) on Thursday, April 18, 2019 urged the Federal Government to prioritise the Great Green Wall project to reduce environmental challenges and heat wave currently being experienced across the country. The metaphoric Great Green Wall will provide sustainable alternatives for millions of young people considering migrating from poverty-stricken areas in Africa’s Sahel region. Photo credit: ...

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Biosafety agency says insufficient awareness leads to misguided information


The Director-General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, says inadequate public awareness on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) leads to misguided information. Editors from media houses meeting with the DG/CEO of NBMA and management staff of the agency Ebegba said this during an interactive session with editors of media houses on controversies surrounding GMOs in the country on Thursday, ...

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Tanzania revokes licenses of six NGOs for breaching regulations

John Magufuli

State-owned Tanzania National NGOs Coordination Board on Thursday, April 18, 2019 revoked licenses of six NGOs working in the country for breaching regulations, an official said. John Magufuli, President of Tanzania The board said in a statement that the six NGOs also conducted their businesses in contrary to their constitutions that they submitted during registration of the organisations. The NGOs ...

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NUC approves agric., environmental sciences varsity

Imo Varsity

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the take-off of the University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences in Imo State, as the 49th state-owned university in the country. Executive Secretary, NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, presenting license of the new University to the Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State in Abuja. Photo credit: NAN The approval was given by Prof. Abubakar ...

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Radio Report: ‘Clean Nigeria’ and curbing open defecation

Open defecation in Lagos

President Mohammadu Buhari will soon launch an initiative known as “Clean Nigeria” to accelerate efforts towards actualising national roadmap to end open defecation by year 2025. Announcing this at a forum in Lagos was the Minister of Water Resources, Mr, Suilaman Adamu, who called on all Nigerians to embrace sound sanitation and hygiene to protect public health. Correspondent, Innocent Onoh, ...

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