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Sanwo-Olu laments menace of plastic pollution

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 urged industrial organisations to develop alternatives to plastic bottles and other non-degradable items constituting major threat to environmental sustainability. Babajide Sanwo-Olu Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, made the call at an Environment Forum in Lagos, with the theme ‘The Earth, Our Business, Our Future”. He ...

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Construction: Engineers task operators on new technologies

Civil engineers

The Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE), Lagos Chapter, on Monday, July 1, 2019 urged operators in the building construction industry to continually be updated with new technologies and practices of the profession. NICE officials at the event Mrs Omolola Adetona, Chairman of NICE, gave the advice during a “Project Management Training for Engineers” workshop organised by the institution in ...

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CORBON vice-chair, Opaluwah, bags NIM Fellowship

Dr. Samson Ameh Opaluwah

The Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) (NIM) has approved the elevation of Dr. Samson Ameh Opaluwah to the distinguished grade of Fellow. Dr. Samson Ameh Opaluwah Opaluwah, who is currently the Vice Chairman of Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON) and Chief Executive Officer of the Abuja-based Khariz Group is a civil engineer and a professional builder who specialises ...

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New Abidjan Convention protocols to transform continent’s ocean governance

Abidjan Convention

“By signing these documents, you will make history as this is the first time ever that the three sub-regions of West, Central and Southern Africa will get together and agree on collective instruments to lay down the foundations for the sustainable management of marine and coastal resources and at the same time improve the livelihoods of coastal populations. Executive Secretary, ...

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Why new Abidjan Convention protocol was named after Calabar

Calabar

History was made in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, as a new Protocol adopted under the Abidjan Convention was named after the Nigerian city of Calabar in Cross River State. A view of Calabar, capital of Cross River State, in south eastern Nigeria The “Calabar Protocol on Sustainable Mangrove Management” was one of the four additional Protocols and Policy adopted and endorsed ...

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Images: Countries endorse new protocols under Abidjan Convention

Abidjan Convention

At the “Plenipotentiaries Meeting” holding in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, from July 2 to 3, 2019, Parties to the Abidjan Convention were on Tuesday, July 2 presented the final version of the additional Protocols to the Convention and the Integrated Oceans Management (IOM) regional policy guideline for their signatures. The endorsement completes the adoption and ratification of the new protocols and ...

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To conserve or not to conserve: Time for a genetic index survey of Ghana’s forests

Atewa Range Forest Reserve

Now that roads have been paved into the Atewa Range Forest Reserve, which is the largest of the country’s Globally Significant Biodiversity Areas (GSBAs) – government’s intention is very clear – to mine the rich bauxite deposits in Atewa. Civil society groups and concerned individuals, who believe that Atewa can best serve the nation when left unmined, have equally made ...

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Nigeria ranks highest in deforestation rate globally, says NEWMAP boss

Deforestation

The National Coordinator, Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), Mr Salisu Dahiru, has said that Nigeria ranks the highest with deforestation rate in the world. Deforestation. Photo credit: telegraph.co.uk Dahiru said this on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Benin City, Edo State, while delivering a lecture titled “Managing land degradation in Nigeria: the challenges, action and remediation,” at the ...

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Biosafety agency bars ‘unsafe’ GMOs, signs MoUs with Agric. Ministry, Customs

Biosafety Agency

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) says it will not allow any unsafe genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that will affect human health and the environment into the country. L-R: DG/CEO of NBMA, Dr. Rufus Ebegba and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, Dr. Muhammed Bello Umar, signing the MoU Dr Rufus Egbeba, the agency’s Director-General, gave the ...

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UN expresses concern over slow development in Sahel region

Bakary Dosso

The United Nations Economic Commission (ECA) has expressed concern over the poor state of development in the Sahel region, including Nigeria. Bakary Dosso, Director, West African Sub-Regional Office of the ECA Acting Director of the ECA Sub-Regional Office for West Africa, Mr Bakary Dosso, who said this in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso at a dialogue on the Sahel 2043 Prospective Study, ...

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