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Winners emerge in ERA’s Tobacco Control Challenge

ERA/FoEN Tobacco Control Rap Challenge

The grand finale of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) Tobacco Control Rap Challenge held on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at a ceremony in Lagos attended by tobacco control advocates and youth groups. Participants at the ERA/FoEN Tobacco Control Rap Challenge The competition, which started on September 2, targeted creating awareness on enforcement of the National Tobacco ...

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Kaduna council mobilises religious, traditional leaders to tackle climate change

Nasir el Rufai

Chairman, Lere Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State, Mr Abubakar Buba, says the local council is mobilising religious and traditional leaders to prevail on people in the area against indiscriminate felling of trees. Nasir el Rufai, Governor of Kaduna Buba, who made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Wednesday, December ...

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Abia NYSC seeks govt’s intervention over erosion menace in camp

Erosion Anambra State

The State Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Abia State, Mrs Bona Fasakin, has appealed to Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu to help tackle the devastating erosion currently ravaging the camp. Erosion site in Idemili, Anambra State Fasakin made the appeal on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 during the closing ceremony and terminal parade of the Batch ‘C’ Stream II corps members ...

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Lagos begins survey of farm estates, settlements

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government on Thursday, December 19, 2019 said it had commenced a three-week baseline survey for agriculture and participatory appraisal of farm estate and settlements in the state. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State Mr Gbolahan Lawal, the State Commissioner for Agriculture, said the objective of the baseline survey was to obtain comprehensive information on the production of ...

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Cholera cases drop by 60% globally, as Nigeria records significant progress – WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday, December 19, 2019 said the number of cholera cases decreased globally by 60 per cent in 2018. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images The organisation disclosed this in a statement issued from its headquarters in Geneva entitled: “Cholera Prevention ...

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Julius Berger, CCECC, 37 others jostle for Lagos 4th Mainland Bridge contract

4th Mainland Bridge impression

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 unveiled 39 construction companies who have expressed interest in the construction of the proposed Fourth Mainland Bridge in the state. An impression of the proposed Lagos 4th Mainland Bridge Some of the firms are Julius Berger, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), Kyeryong Construction Company, Pythgoras Holdings and CRCCCI Nigeria. China ...

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Estate valuer promotes health delivery with ultra-modern facility

Saint Davis Hospital

Residents and neighbours of Ada in Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State have been blessed with an ultra-modern health facility christened Saint Davis Hospital, Ada. Saint Davis Hospital, Ada Located along Ibokun Road in Ada, the hospital was recently opened with a free medical service during which no fewer than 3,000 residents benefitted. The free medical outreach was part ...

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Nigerians to be force-fed with GM beans – Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

The commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) beans has been celebrated by the purveyors and promoters of the artificial variety. The Pod Borer-Resistant Cowpea (PBR-Cowpea) also known as Vigna unguiculata is modified to express the Cry1Ab protein expected to “confer protection from certain lepidopteran insect pests of cowpea, principally the pod borer (Maruca vitrata Fabricius).” Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother ...

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Kenya launches reforestation drive in wildlife sanctuaries

Kenya wildlife sanctuary

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 launched an ambitious project to double forest coverage in all national parks and game reserves in the country. A Kenya wildlife sanctuary Senior officials said the agency in partnership with key stakeholders aims to plant over 100,000 trees annually to reclaim the wildlife sanctuaries. Fred Segor, principal secretary for wildlife ...

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Dutch farmers angered by environmental regulations, block streets

Dutch farmers

Hundreds of farmers protested the Dutch government’s environmental regulations on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, blocking streets with tractors, including the border with Germany. Dutch farmers block roads with their tractors ANP, a Dutch news agency, reported that demonstrations blocked the border crossing between Coevorden, in the Drenth province, and Lower Saxony. In the Netherlands, the biggest demonstration drew hundreds of ...

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