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Building collapse: Engineers charge Nigerians on safety rules

Building collapse

The Lagos Chapter of the Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE) has advised Nigerians to strictly adhere to construction and safety rules in civil engineering infrastructure and facilities management to avert the menace of building collapse in the country. Scene of a building collapse Chairman of the Institution, Mrs Lola Adetona, gave the advice during the second edition of the ...

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Group clamours release of detained Russian climate activist, Arshak Makichyan

Arshak Makichyan

Arshak Makichyan, Russian Fridays for Future activist and one of youth representatives at COP25, was arrested on Friday, December 20, 2019 following a court trial for organising a protest on October 25 in Russia. Arshak Makichyan “Despite all the arbitrary circumstances of his arrest, the court has given him a very harsh six-day sentence, which he will serve in a ...

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National Parks repositioned to serve Nigerians better – Conservator-General

FMEnv Retreat

The Conservator-General of National Park Service, Dr Ibrahim Goni, says all the national parks in the country have been repositioned to serve Nigerians better. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni Goni stated this in an interview with newsmen on the sidelines of his conferment with a doctorate degree in Wildlife and Ecotourism at the Federal University of Technology, ...

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NCF seeks private sector participation to conserve nature

Lekki Conservation Centre

The Director-General of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, has called on the private sector to invest in nature conservation business to reduce “global loss of biodiversity”. The Lekki Conservation Centre, head offices of the NCF in Lagos Aminu-Kano made the call at a two-day Stakeholders Forum titled “naijabiz4nature” organised by NCF, World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), Birdlife International ...

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Firm promises to curb agric waste, improve value chain

Agricultural waste

An agritech company, Cellulant Corporation, has decided to eliminate waste in the Nigerian agriculture sector and improve its value chain through improved technology. Agricultural waste The Co-Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr Ken Njoroge, made this known in a statement in Lagos on Sunday, December 22, 2019. Njoroge noted the opportunities and advantages in the Nigerian and African agriculture ...

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COP25 didn’t produce agreement on guidelines for carbon market – Espinosa

patricia espinosa

Several days after the close of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, attempts “an honest and realistic assessment” of what happened at the two-week global summit. According to her, this is necessary so that appropriate measures can be taken by the international community ...

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Govt-approved GMOs are safe, says biosafety agency

Rufus Ebegba

The Director-General, National Biosafety Ma­nagement Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, has urged Nigerians to trust the Federal Gover­nment’s adoption of gen­etically modified organisms (GMOs) that have be­en certified safe by the agency. Director-General, National Biosafety Ma¬nagement Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba Ebegba said this during the End of Year Media Chat organised by the agency in Abuja on Thursday, December ...

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Govt inaugurates Inter-Ministerial Committee to actualise 25-million-tree programme

25m trees committee

The Federal Government has inaugurated an Inter-Ministerial Committee to implement President Muhammadu Buhari’s plans for 25 million trees in the country. Minister of Environment, Dr. Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar (middle); Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor (left); and Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Ibukun Odusote, during the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on 25 million trees Dr Mohammad Abubakar, Minister of ...

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Global tobacco use declines by 60m people – WHO

tobacco smoking

World Health Organisation (WHO) says overall global tobacco use reduced from 1.397 billion in 2000 to 1.337 billion in 2018 or by approximately 60 million people. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to health The world body disclosed this in a statement released on Thursday, December 19, 2019 in Geneva on Global Trends in Prevalence of Tobacco Use 2000-2025 ...

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Nigeria benefits as GEF approves work programme for green cities, nature, climate change

GEF 57th council meeting

Out of the several programmes and projects approved by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) at its 57th council meeting in Washington DC, Nigeria has been listed to benefit from three. Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson of the GEF, addressing the 57th Council meeting in Washington DC These include the Africa Mini-Grids, Global Cleantech Innovation and Food, Land Use and Restoration ...

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