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Africa’s housing crisis worries Shelter Afrique

Daniel Nghidinua

Majority of African countries are facing housing crisis due to high population growth, increased urbanisation and low supply of affordable housing, the Pan-African housing development financier, Shelter Afrique, has said. Shelter Afrique Chairman, Mr Daniel Nghidinua A statement signed by Mr Mike Omuodo, Media Director of Shelter Afrique, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 said this was made known in Nairobi ...

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Philippines hopes to totally eradicate hunger by 2030

President Rodrigo Duterte

The Philippines hopes to “totally eradicate’’ hunger by 2030, an official said on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. President Rodrigo Duterte of The Philippines The official added that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte would soon order the creation of an inter-agency task force that would focus on hunger eradication. Citing government data Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said that 2.4 million families in ...

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Sall pledges action on environment, women’s rights during second term

Macky Sall

President of Senegal, Macky Sall, said on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 that he would prioritise the environment, youth employment and women’s rights during his second term in office. Macky Sall, President of Senegal In an inaugural speech that followed an emphatic election victory in February, he promised “vigorous’’ environment action. “I’m calling on everyone to shape a new Senegal: one ...

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Army to turn Sambisa Forest into ecosystem resort centre


The Nigerian Army says the Sambisa Forest should be turned into an ecosystem resort centre where war relics in the northeast will be maintained as historical sites for tourism. Soldiers in Sambisa Forest Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, disclosed this at a seminar organised by the Army Headquarters, Department of Standards and Evaluation on “Regimentation and ...

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LAWMA unveils plan to convert agro-forestry waste to wealth

Akinwunmi Ambode

Consultant on Business Development to the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr Bode Fanimo, on Monday, April 1, 2019 said that the authority had acquired briquette-making machine to help in converting waste resources in the state into wealth. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State Fanimo disclosed that the briquette-making facility after its inauguration, was handed over to the Lagos ...

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Groups advocate local solutions to address causes of climate change

Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma

The Coalition of Associations for Leadership, Peace, Empowerment and Development (CALPED) and the Anvil Research Centre (ARC) have advocated for local solution to curb the effect of climate change. Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma, Minister of Environment The groups made the call in a communique issued at the end of a one-day engagement of non-state actors in accelerating Sustainable Development Goals ...

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Ayade committed to maintaining Calabar’s clean, green environment – Commissioner

Ben Ayade

The Cross River State Government says it is committed to maintaining the “clean and green” nature of Calabar, the state capital, to remain the most serene metropolitan city in Nigeria. Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State Commissioner for Environment, Mr Mike Eraye, said this on Monday, April 1, 2019 in an interview in Calabar. Eraye said that Gov. Ben ...

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Reps commend Park Service on budget implementation

Chidoka Obinna

The Chairman, House Committee on Environment and Habitat, Mr Obinna Chidoka, has commended the National Park Service for performing remarkably well in its 2018/2019 budget implementation. Chidoka Obinna, Chairman House Committee on Environment and Habitat Chidoka said this during an oversight visit to the Service by the committee on Monday, April 1, 2019 in Abuja. He assured that the committee ...

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Effective soil management key to national food security, says don


The National President, Soil Science Society of Nigeria, Prof. Victor Chude, has said that any country that failed to adequately care for its soil, risks hunger and diseases. Quality of soils plays a critical role in food production and security. Photo credit: Chude said in an interview in Abuja that the quality of soils plays critical roles in food ...

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Severe thunderstorm in Nepal leaves 25 dead, hundreds injured


Over two dozen people were killed in a severe thunderstorm that swept through parts of Southern Nepal and hundreds more were injured, police and officials said on Monday, April 1, 2019. Thunderstorm Nepal’s Prime Minster K.P. Sharma Oli in a tweet said 25 people had been killed, and about 400 were injured. “Helicopters have been kept ready for immediate rescue ...

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