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Wuhan: A command to stay where you are!

Wuhan City  Wuhan: A command to stay where you are! wuhan city

In this poem, John Baaki of the Women Environmental Programme (WEP) suggests that Wahun, the Chinese city the coronavirus pandemic is believed to have originated, has surreptitiously issued the entire world a stay-at-home order Wuhan City in China No one ever believed there shall be issued a supreme command! A command that will command compliance More than any command ever ...

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Abule-Ado explosion from the lens of physical planning in Lagos

Lagos explosion  Abule-Ado explosion from the lens of physical planning in Lagos DSC 0837

“By far the greatest and most admirable form of wisdom is that needed to plan and beautify cities and human communities.” – Socrates, an erudite Greek philosopher (471-399 BC) At this critical time of the Abule-Ado explosion in Lagos, one cannot avoid keeping quiet in the face of sweeping planning infractions and open breach of extant planning laws. One is ...

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NCF, Imo collaborate to protect wildlife in Nigeria

Nigerian Conservation Foundation  NCF, Imo collaborate to protect wildlife in Nigeria IMG 20200303 WA0033

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) in collaboration with the Imo State Government, Federal Ministry of Environment and National Association of Zoos and Wildlife Parks (NAZAP) commemorated the World Wildlife Day (WWD) with the theme “Sustaining all life on earth” at Owerri, Imo State, on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Secondary school students at the event Activities of the day commenced with ...

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I see the invisible – Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey  I see the invisible – Nnimmo Bassey Nnimmo Bassey

Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Nnimmo Bassey, appears troubled about the present global virus scourge and expresses his feelings in the following poetic lines Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) I see the invisible  I hear the inaudible And I feel the intangible I’m everywhere in no time Floating on memories of strained futures Aloft ...

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Women farmers decry non access to land, call for Land Use Act review

Women farmers  Women farmers decry non access to land, call for Land Use Act review Women

Women farmers under the auspices of Smallholder Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON) have called for review of the Land Use Act to adequately protect their rights to own and control land. Members of the Smallholder Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON) at the meeting in Abuja President of the association, Mrs Mary Afan, who made the call at the ...

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Firm seeks compliance with Jos plan, urges ban on indiscriminate building on hills

Jos, Plateau State  Firm seeks compliance with Jos plan, urges ban on indiscriminate building on hills Jos

Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Jos-based NASCO Group of Companies, Mr Attia Nasreddin, has advised the Plateau State Government to ban indiscriminate buildings on hills and mountains to ensure strict compliance with the city’s original master plan. Jos, Plateau State. Photo credit: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images Nasreddin gave the advice when the Commissioner of Lands, Survey and Town Planning, Mr Yakubu ...

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7,000 environmental health officers inadequate for Nigeria – Association

7,000 environmental health officers inadequate for Nigeria – Association EHO

The Environmental Health Officer Association of Nigeria (EHOAN) has expressed concern over inadequate personnel in the country saying only 7,000 officers are currently serving over 200 million Nigerians. Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar (middle), with Environment Minister of State, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor (left), and National President of EHOAN, Dr Akinghehin Samuel, during the courtesy visit The National President of ...

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COVID-19: Lagos to conduct clinical trial on effectiveness of Chloroquine

Prof. Akin Abayomi  COVID-19: Lagos to conduct clinical trial on effectiveness of Chloroquine IMG 20200114 115831

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the state government will conduct clinical trial on the effectiveness of Chloroquine in the prevention or management of COVID-19 infection. Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health Abayomi made this known on Friday, March 20, 2020 in Lagos, Nigeria on COVID-19 update. He said that the clinical trial would ...

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Young people are not invincible to COVID-19 – WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus  Young people are not invincible to COVID-19 – WHO Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says young people are not invincible to COVID-19, as data from countries show that people under 50 years old make up a significant proportion of patients requiring hospitalisation. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, at a media briefing on ...

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Coronavirus: Group urges ban on wildlife markets

Huanan Seafood Market  Coronavirus: Group urges ban on wildlife markets Huanan Seafood Market

Germany-based not-for-profit, the Rainforest Rescue, is calling for a global ban on wildlife markets, which it is blaming for the current coronavirus pandemic. Huanan Seafood Market in China According to Reinhard Behrend, who heads the group, the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan, China, has cast a harsh light on wildlife markets, adding that the Huanan Seafood Market, which offers a ...

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