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Sokoto urged to implement WASH policy

Aminu Tambuwal

A non-governmental organisation, Save The Child Initiative (STCI), has stressed the need for the Sokoto State Government to implement the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) policy to ensure maximum improvement on water and sanitation services in the state. Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State Programme Manager, e-WASH Project/Head of Programmes of STCI, Mr Muhammad Garba, made the call at the ...

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Govt to inaugurate 47 roads, 13 estates, others in 2020 – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

The Federal Government says it will complete 47 ongoing road projects, including those leading to the nation’s ports and major bridges, including substantial work on the Second Niger Bridge in 2020. President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this in a letter to Nigerians to commemorate the New Year, which was made available to newsmen on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 ...

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2019: Year of record climate disasters in Africa – Nnimmo Bassey

Cyclone Idai

Twenty-nineteen was a year of extreme weather events spread across the world. Sweltering heat hit much of the world. Raging wildfires were recorded in Brazil, Bolivia, Australia and the United States of America. Massive floods ravaged even cities like Venice, famed to be able handle floods. Cyclone Idai lays waste to parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi Climate change was implicated ...

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Off-grid development as panacea to Nigeria’s power challenges

Off-grid energy

Experts are of the opinion that off-grid development will address Nigeria’s power challenges. They say that development of off- grid power distribution solution, otherwise, known as standalone power system, will open the power sector to more investment opportunities. Off-grid energy in Africa They said that the use of mini-grid and off-grid renewable energy solutions have the potential to become a game-changer ...

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Radio Report: 2019 and environment in retrospect

As Nigerians cross over to the New Year, stakeholders in the environment sector say better days are still ahead for the environment if the attention given to the sector by the Federal Government in the outgoing year is anything to go by. Correspondent Innocent Onoh looks at inherent sustainable development-related challenges in the outgoing year and sought the opinion of ...

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