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Nembe Creek pipeline explosion: JTF confirms six suspected vandals dead

Nembe Creek Trunk Line

The Joint Military Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta has revealed that the masterminds of the April 21 fire outbreak at Aiteo’s OML 29 oilfields died in the inferno. The Nembe Creek Trunk Line (NCTL) has resumed normal operations Rear Admiral Akinjidie Akinrinade, the JTF Commander, disclosed this shortly after inspecting the site of the incident in Awoba area ...

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Nigeria among countries with fresh measles outbreak

Isaac Adewole

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed Nigeria as one of the nine African countries where measles outbreaks have resurfaced. Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole WHO in a statement signed on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by Collins Boakye-Agyemang, its Spokesman for Africa, listed other countries to include Chad, Cameroon, DR Congo, Liberia, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali and Uganda. The world health ...

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NIMASA, NOSDRA sign MoU on marine oil spill management

Oil spill

Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) on marine oil spill management. Marine oil spill The two agencies signed the MoU in Abuja, the federal capital city. The Director-General, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, said that the objective of the MoU was ...

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Benue council on verge of attaining open-defecation-free status

Open defecation in Lagos

The Logo Local Government Area of Benue State has fulfilled all requirements to be certified Open Defecation Free (ODF) in the state, the State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (BERWASSA) has said. A major outcome of the lack of sanitation facilities is open defection The agency’s General Manager, Dr Ella Ejembi, made this known in an interview with the ...

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Buhari, Guterres to raise $50bn to recharge Lake Chad

Lake Chad

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the acceptance of the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to co-chair a Special Session to raise $50 billion to fund the inter-basin water transfer from Central Africa to revive the Lake Chad. Scientists say the Lake Chad, that borders Nigeria and some other countries, has shrunken by 95 percent over the past 50 years. They have ...

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Earth Day: Group charges media on education, awareness creation

Gloria Kasang Bulus

The media has been called upon to join in creating awareness and educating the public on the importance of biodiversity conservation and environmental protection. Gloria Kasang Bulus, executive director, Bridge that Gap Initiative, presenting the communique issued at the end of the Earth Day celebration 2019 with the theme “Protect our Species” to the Deputy Speaker, Kaduna State House of ...

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ERA lauds adoption of bill to ban gas flaring

Gas flaring

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has commended the Senate’s unanimous adoption of the Bill for an Act to Prohibit Gas Flaring in Nigeria sponsored by Senator Bassey Akpan, representing Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial district. Gas flaring The bill, which passed second hearing in 2017, seeks to ensure natural gas is not flared or vented in ...

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2019 Latin America & Caribbean, Asia-Pacific climate weeks to hold August, September

Cyclone Idai

Dates and locations for two major events on the 2019 international climate change calendar were confirmed on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Latin America & Caribbean Climate Week will take place from August 19 to 23 in Salvador, Brazil; while Asia-Pacific Climate Week will be held from September 2 to 6 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Africa Climate Week in Ghana took ...

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AfDB deploys TAAT to combat food insecurity in the Sahel

Akinwunmi Adesina

As part of the plan to ensure food security in the Sahel, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has named Senegal as the next stopping point for its African agricultural transformation programme. AFDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina Holding from April 23 to 24, 2019 in Dakar, the launch forms part of African Development Bank’s (AFDB) plan to transform sorghum and millet in ...

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Buhari urged to implement climate-oriented projects, programmes

Muhammadu Buhari

The Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP), an NGO, has urged reelected President Muhammadu Buhari to intensify the implementation of climate-oriented projects and programmes to protect the planet. President Muhammadu Buhari The Executive Director of GIFSEP, Mr David Michael, gave the advice in Abuja on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 against the backdrop of the 2019 World Earth ...

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