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Foundation to sue Dangote Group over Kogi pollution

Dangote Cement

The Mona Audu Foundation, an NGO, says it will institute a legal action against the Aliko Dangote Group of companies for polluting the environment through its activities over a decade in Kogi State. A Dangote Cement Company plant President of the Foundation, Princess Zahrah Audu, made this known in a statement on Friday, May 1, 2020 in Abuja. Audu said ...

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Lagos conducts 8,033 COVID-19 tests, discharges 26 patients

Prof. Akin Abayomi

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the state has conducted 8,033 COVID-19 tests since the inception of the pandemic in the state. Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health Data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) shows that Nigeria has conducted 15,759 COVID-19 tests thus far. Abayomi, through his Twitter account on Friday, ...

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WHO to identify animal source of COVID-19

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director-General, World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, says the agency will work with relevant organisations to identify the animal source of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) based on Emergency Committee recommendations. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images Ghebreyesus made this known at the agency’s twitter account, @WHO, ...

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Coronavirus frontline workers will also help in climate crisis

Coronavirus

May Boeve (executive-director at 350.org), Luisa Neubauer (German climate activist and one of the main organisers of the Fridays for Future movement in Germany), Sharan Burrow (general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation), Yeb Saño (Filipino activist and former climate diplomat) and Nnimmo Bassey (Nigerian climate activist, author and poet) say in this piece that the frontline workers getting us through the coronavirus pandemic are the same ones who ...

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May Day: World is witnessing three pandemics – Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva

We are witnessing three pandemics simultaneously. The first is the Corona Pandemic. The second is the Hunger Pandemic. The third is Pandemic of Destruction of Livelihoods. Vandana Shiva The Corona pandemic has infected 3.19 million and killed 228,000. The World Food Programme (WFP) has warned the world community of the looming “hunger pandemic,” which has the potential to engulf over ...

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Dokpesi, wife, children, relatives test positive for COVID-19

Chief Raymond Dokpesi

Founder of Daar Communications Plc, owners of Raypower FM and Africa International Television (AIT), Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has tested positive for COVID-19. Chief Raymond Dokpesi His wife and three children as well as four other relations also tested positive to the virus, it was gathered. One of his sons, Dokpesi Jnr, had been confirmed positive for the virus and admitted ...

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