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Sanwo-Olu restates commitment to rid Lagos of traffic gridlock

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has reassured Lagosians of his administration’s commitment to rid the state of traffic gridlock. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State According to a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, on Sunday, December 29, 2019, Sanwo-Olu gave the assurance while inspecting the removal of the 2nd Lekki Roundabout. He said that the ...

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Over half of Zimbabweans face severe hunger, UN warns

Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe is facing the worst hunger crisis in 10 years, a deputy director of the World Food Programme (WPF), who addressed the issue in the capital Harare, said on Monday, December 30, 2019. Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe “More than half of the population of 14 million people is threatened by food insecurity,’’ deputy director, Niels Balzer, said. Balzer adding ...

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Harnessing Nigeria’s gas potential for national development

Trans-Saharan Pipeline

Oil-rich Nigeria has largely been dependent on petroleum products as the mainstay of its economy for decades. Gas pipeline Petrol, kerosene and diesel have been in use for both domestic and industrial energy purposes in times past ahead of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in the country. According to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Nigeria’s natural gas as at January ...

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Kano deploys fresh strategies to ensure compliance with sanitation in 2020

Abdullahi Ganduje

The Kano State Government has said that it will deploy new strategies to make residents comply with the monthly environmental sanitation in the state. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State Chairman of the state’s task force on sanitation Dr Kabiru Getso, revealed this after monitoring the monthly environmental sanitation in the state. He expressed dismay over the failure of residents ...

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Nasarawa vows to sanction violators of sanitation laws

Abdullahi Sule

The Nasarawa State Government has vowed to punish violators of its sanitation laws. Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State Musa Ibrahim, the state’s Commissioner of Environment and Natural Resources made this known in Lafia, the state capital, while monitoring the monthly sanitation exercise. The commissioner, who was represented by Rilwanu Ciroma, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, said that stringent ...

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Nigeria accuses Cameroon of breaching pact on dam water release

Suleiman Adamu

The Federal Government says it will take appropriate diplomatic measures on Cameroon’s breach of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that caused flooding in some parts of the country. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Mr Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources, said this in an interview in Abuja on Friday, December 27, 2019. Adamu said the breach of the MoU ...

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Lagos reconfigures 60 gridlock-prone junctions

Lagos road junctions

The Lagos State Government has commenced reconfiguration and remodelling of 60 traffic-prone roundabouts across the state as part of efforts to reduce travel time and congestion. L-R: Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Mr Gbenga Omotoso; Commissioner for Transport, Dr Federic Oladeinde; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Mr Sewedo Whenu; and LASTMA’s General Manager, Mr Olajide Oduyoye, at the inspection tour ...

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Group mobilises 1m people for 300,000 trees planting in Kaduna

Ethiopia tree planting

A non-governmental organisation, Aid Foundation, says it has concluded plans to mobilise one million people to plant 300,000 trees in 35 communities in the Kaduna metropolis. Tree planting in Ethiopia Photo credit: Embassy of Ethiopia, Brussels The Executive Director of the organisation, Mr Emmanuel Bonet, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Friday, ...

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German household waste per capita down in 2018

Svenja Schulze

The German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said on Friday, December 27, 2019 that its volume of household waste per capita fell by 1.5 per cent from 462 kg to 455kg in 2018. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze Destatis said that the main reason for the decrease was the strong decline in bio-waste volumes caused by the extreme drought in 2018. ...

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Beijing builds over 200,000 electric vehicle charging piles

Electric cars

The city’s municipal commission of urban management said on Friday, December 27, 2019 that Beijing had built 200,900 charging piles for electric vehicles to encourage use of green vehicles. Electric vehicle charging piles It said that the move is aimed at tackling pollution. The commission said that private car owners added 152,600 charging piles in their parking lots, while shopping ...

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