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NEWMAP plants 38,000 species of trees in Gombe

Tree planting

The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) says it planted 38,000 different species of trees on 180 hectares of land in eight local government areas of Gombe State in 2018. Tree planting Malam Mohammed Garba, the Project Coordinator, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 that the World Bank assisted project of ...

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DPR urged to spearhead establishment of national environmental database

Mordecai Danteni Baba Ladan

Stakeholders in the oil and gas industry on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 called on the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to spearhead the establishment of a National Environmental Database for the sector. Mordecai Danteni Baba Ladan, head of DPR The call arose from the just-concluded 18th Biennial International Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) conference held in December in Lagos. The ...

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Why construction industry performed poorly in 2018, by builders

Kenneth Nduka

The Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 blamed the poor performance of the construction industry and its low contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2018 on corruption. Mr Kenneth Nduka Assessing the sector, NIOB’s President, Mr Kenneth Nduka, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that its performance in 2018 was ...

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Group calls for restructuring of mortgage refinancing company


The Housing Development Advocacy Network, an NGO, has called for the restructuring of Nigerian Mortgage Refinancing Company (NMRC) to drive needed reforms and strategies in the housing sector. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) The group President, Mr Festus Adebayo, made this known in a statement he signed on Monday, December 31, 2018 and made available ...

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Anglophone Cameroon uprising: Horror of a war the world ignores

Anglophone Cameroon uprising

Cameroon is melting down. A year-long war is ravaging the nation. Investigative journalist, Arison Tamfu, recently became the first local journalist to spend time with the fighters and victims of the war in the troubled Anglophone regions of the country. With little International action, it is feared that a genocide looms in the country that has just seen 85-year-old president ...

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Radio Report: Lagos environment at Yuletide

Lagos residents are not happy over what they termed “failure of waste management authorities in the state to live up to their responsibility” thereby resulting in them celebrating the Yuletide season in a filthy environment. Correspondent Innocent Onoh captured their mood in parts of the metropolis.

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