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Lagos to register worship centres to curtail noise pollution, crime

Worship Centre

The Lagos State Government says plans are on to register religious houses to ensure sanity in the state. A worship centre in Lagos Commissioner for Home Affairs, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, made this known on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in Alausa, Ikeja, during a Stakeholders Meeting with the Nigeria Inter-religious Council (NIREC). Akinbile-Yussuf said that the registration, which will begin by ...

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Video: Black Tide in Niger Delta

Niger Delta

“Black Tide (in Niger Delta)” is a song communicating the ecocide committed by oil exploration/exploitation companies. The song highlights the high level of devastation of rivers, land, and air on the people of the Niger Delta in Nigeria. Written and sung by artiste, Klub-Jeru, the song sues for Justice and calls for an end to the exploration/exploitation of oil in ...

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What we expect from govts at COP25, by climate crusaders

Feria de Madrid

Governments have been urged to use the 25th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in December 2019 in Madrid, Spain to build political momentum towards stronger climate targets in 2020, deliver on financial support for the most vulnerable and ensure that a funding facility is operational under ...

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Abia, UN-Habitat collaborate to prepare structure plans for Aba, Umuahia, Ohafia

Structure Plan

The Abia State Government and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the preparation of Structure Plans for Aba, Umuahia and Ohafia. Both parties endorsed the agreement on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. A Structure Plan  A type of spatial planning, Structure Plan is a long term (10 to 15 ...

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Lagos seeks stakeholders’ support on emissions control

NCF lagos

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 solicited stakeholders’ cooperation in the environmental sector for the implementation of action plan toward reducing emissions in the environment. Panelists at the NCF event on Tuesday: Mr. Gbolahan Oki, Chief Resilience Officer, LASRO; Dr. Dolapo Fasewa; Ms Sola Alamutu, Founder of Beach Samaritan; and Mr. Michael Bankole Mr Michael Bankole, Assistant ...

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Lagos to curb gridlock by restricting movement of trucks

traffic congestion

The Lagos State Government says it plans to restrict the movement of heavy-duty trucks in the metropolis during the day to ease traffic on the roads. Traffic congestion in Lagos Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made this known on Monday, November 25, 2019 at the Lagos House, Ikeja, when a team from the Nigerian Breweries Plc paid him a courtesy ...

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Pakistan launches clean, green initiative to fight environmental degradation

Imran Khan

Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, on Monday, November 25, 2019 launched the Clean Green Pakistan Index (CGPI) as part of his government’s commitment to fight environmental degradation and make all cities of the country clean and green. Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan Under the initiative, the CGPI Implementation Committees have been formed in 19 cities across the country. They would ...

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Study unveils Bigi, Pepsi, Nova, C-Way, Coca-Cola as top plastic polluters

Plastic pollution

A brand audit has pointed accusing fingers at organisations such as Bigi, Pepsi, Nova, C-Way Table Water and Coca-Cola as the five top plastic polluters in Lagos. Plastic pollution The study was conducted in observance of the Global Clean-up Day on Thursday, September 21, 2019 at the instance of the Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADev Nigeria) in ...

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Kenyan REDD+ project empowers local community with carbon credit

Mkoko Pamoja

A community project in Kwale, south coast of Kenya, has set a record for empowering members of the local community by helping establish development projects in a rural set up. Officials measuring the height and mass of a tree to earn carbon credit Mkoko Pamoja, which is Swahili word for “mangrove together”, has, through its new approach to mangrove conservation, ...

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Scientists launch research on biological control of papaya mealybug in Kenya

Papaya mealybug

Scientists at the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 launched a research on biological control of papaya mealybug in Kenya. Papaya mealybug invasion The scientists, together with partners, are out to find a natural enemy to the fight against invasive papaya mealybug pest that is scientifically known as paracoccus marginatus. “We are keen at ...

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