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UNODC unveils Nigeria handbook on counter terrorism investigations

Yury Fedotov

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in collaboration with the European Union (EU) and the Nigeria Police Force unveiled a new Nigeria Handbook on Counter-Terrorism Investigations. Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Mr Sylvester Atere, Communications Officer, UNODC Nigeria, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, November 17, 2019 in Abuja. According to ...

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LASEPA seals eight worship centres over environment pollution

Worship Centre

The Lagos State Government on Sunday, November 17, 2019 closed down eight worship centres across the state for contravening environmental pollution regulations. A worship centre in Lagos Dr Dolapo Fasawe, General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), who led the exercise, said that the facilities were closed down to save the people from health crisis that might arise from ...

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Gaps in implementing Ogoni clean-up process – Ojo

Godwin Uyi Ojo

Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), Dr Godwin Ojo, in a policy brief lists deviations and gaps on the part of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) in the management and implementation of the Ogoni clean-up process. He says the aim of the initiative is to ensure that government and HYPREP adopt the right measures on ...

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Group clamours framework on faecal sludge management to save sanitation workers

Toilet sanitation worker

WaterAid, an international non-governmental organisation, focused on water, sanitation and hygiene, has called for the development of a framework on faecal sludge management in Nigeria, even as a new report exposes grim working conditions for millions of sanitation workers in the developing world. A toilet sanitation worker Millions of sanitation workers in developing countries like Nigeria are forced to work ...

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‘Conservation heroes’ honoured at 2019 African Ranger Awards

African Ranger Awards

The men and women who protect Africa’s wildlife are “the real heroes” who deserve more support because conservation is “the responsibility of everyone”, Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group, said at the second annual African Ranger Awards ceremony, which held in Accra, Ghana on Friday, November 15, 2019. Jack Ma with the African Ranger Award Winners in Accra, Ghana on ...

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PAVE collaborates with Japan, UNEP on Nigeria mercury survey project

PAVE

Nigeria and Japan have undertaken a waste management initiative aimed at obtaining information of mercury emission and release from landfill facilities. Representatives of IDEA Consultants, government organisations and PAVE during a meeting Ahead of a major survey scheduled to hold by January 2010, consultants, civil society organisations, government officials and representatives of the Japanese government have commenced moves to actualise ...

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What is the future for electric vehicles in Nigeria?

Electric cars

In April 2019, what appeared to be one of the biggest setbacks faced by the electric vehicle (EV) industry in Nigeria came to fruition when the Senate rejected Senator Ben Murray-Bruce’s bill – which sought to phase out petrol vehicles by 2035. Electric vehicles Murray-Bruce, an EV owner himself for the past five years, expressed his disappointment, stating that EVs could help ...

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UK to support Ogun in housing, urban development, transportation

Ogun-UK

Ogun State Government and the United Kingdom on Friday, November 15, 2019 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Abeokuta, the state capital, on urban renewal and public transportation. Secretary to the Ogun State Government, Tokunbo Talabi (left), with Counsellor and Head of Future Cities Programme, British High Commission in Nigeria, Guy Harrison, signing the MoU The agreement covers modern ...

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Italian council flooded after rejecting measures on climate change

Veneto regional council

Veneto regional council, which is located on Venice’s Grand Canal, was flooded for the first time in its history on the night of Tuesday, November 12, 2019 – just after it rejected measures to combat climate change. A section of the flooded Veneto regional council office The historic Italian city has been brought to its knees this week by the worst flooding ...

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NEMA launches National Disaster Risk Management Policy

National Disaster Risk Management Policy

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday, November 15, 2019 launched a National Disaster Risk Management Policy document in response to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Mr Mustapha Maihaja, Director-General, NEMA (centre, in white), performing the launch in company of stakeholders Adopted by UN member states in 2015, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 to ...

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