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Monthly Archives: September, 2020

Nigeria at 60: State of the environment and matters arising – Nasiru Idris

The fundamental obligation for the protection of the environment as stated in Section 20 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999...

Nigeria at 60: Such diversity that threatens her unity

In 1914, on the 1st of January to be precise, Lord Lugard, the governor of Northern and Southern Nigeria protectorate, signed a document amalgamating...

Nigeria at 60: Biosafety agency urges concerted efforts in safe application of modern biotechnology

As the country marks its 60 years of independence, the Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Management (NBMA), Dr. Rufus Ebegba, has...

Plans to reintroduce Water Resources Bill unacceptable, say Water Union, CAPPA

The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) have...

First man cured of HIV dies of cancer

The first person to be cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown, has died of cancer, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. This was contained...

World Bank prepares $12bn for poor states to buy COVID-19 vaccines

The World Bank has announced a $12 billion allocation for an initiative to cover payments for coronavirus vaccines for low-income countries, The Guardian newspaper...

Bio-fuel from rice waste described as ‘untapped goldmine’

The Agro-Processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvements (APPEALS) project, a World Bank, Federal Government and Lagos State Government initiative, says production of bio-fuel from...

40% of plant species at risk of extinction – Study

About 40 per cent of the world’s 500,000 identified plant and fungi species are at risk of extinction, according to a study published on...

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WHO urges govts to stop subsidising life-threatening tobacco crops

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged governments to stop subsidising tobacco farming. Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, the WHO Director-General, made...
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Govt, charcoal export group plant trees to reforest, combat climate change

The Charcoal Export Legality and Compliance Group, in collaboration with the Federal Government, has flagged off symbolic tree planting...

Don tasks govt to mitigate flooding on farmlands

Prof. Johnson Adewunmi of the Department of Agricultural and Bio-resources Engineering, College of Engineering, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta...

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WHO urges govts to stop subsidising life-threatening tobacco crops

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged governments to...

Govt, charcoal export group plant trees to reforest, combat climate change

The Charcoal Export Legality and Compliance Group, in collaboration...