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Expert charges farmers on soil profiling, composition


An agriculture expert, Mr Ismail Olawale, has called for the training and equipping of farmers on soil profiling and composition to boost their harvests. Farming Olawale, a fellow at the National Agriculture Extension and Research Liaison Services (NEARLS), said this in an interview on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Lagos. He noted that local farmers had from time past applied ...

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Fiji stresses importance of battles against climate change

Faiyaz Koya

A Fijian Minister on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 stressed  the importance of dealing with climate change, saying the existential threat of climate change will persist much longer than any pandemic. Faiyaz Koya, Fiji’s Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport Faiyaz Koya, the Fiji’s Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport, said this while speaking at a virtual conference on ...

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NiMet explains prevalent hazy weather condition

Hazy weather

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has given reasons for the present hazy weather conditions being experienced over the North and Central parts of the country in the last few days. Hazy weather In a statement issued on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Abuja, Mr Muntari Ibrahim, NiMet’s General Manager of Public Relations, echoed the prediction of the agency’s Central Forecast ...

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Afforestation: Kano to enact Forestry Law

Kabiru Getso

The Kano State Government says it will introduce Forestry Law to check indiscriminate felling of trees, conserve forest resources and protect the environment. Kano State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso The state Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso, stated this in an interview on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Kano, the state capital. Getso said the new law was ...

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Innovative technology pushes Africa towards self-sufficiency in rice

GEM parboiler technology

The demand for good quality parboiled rice is high in parts of Africa, from east to west, north to south. As at 2015, rice consumption in countries was estimated to be approximately 26 million (MT) of which 13 million MT (about one-third of what is traded on the world market) was imported to the continent. GEM parboiler technology in operation ...

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Drafting group considers terminology for chemicals and waste declaration

Gertrud Sahler

The informal drafting group for a possible high-level declaration on the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 held its fourth virtual meeting, advancing discussion on the elements to be included in the declaration.  ICCM5 President, Gertrud Sahler The declaration is expected to be presented for adoption during the fifth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5). Addressing ...

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FCTA moves to implement higher environmental sanitation standards, orderliness

Dr Ramatu Aliyu

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has expressed commitment to implementing  higher standards of environmental sanitation and orderliness. Dr Ramatu Aliyu, FCT Minister of State The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, gave the assurance at the launching of inclusive sensitisation on environmental sanitation, held at Kwali Area Council Abuja on Monday, March 29, 2021. Aliyu explained that the ...

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Lagos cracks down on building conversion in estates

Idris Salako

The Lagos State Government has said that it will immediately commence enforcement of the law against those who converted buildings from their original plans to others in government housing estates in the state. Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako This was contained in statement on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 by Mr Mukaila Sanusi, spokesman for the ...

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Nigeria lost 97% of forest resources to poaching – NCF


The Director-General, Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Mukhtar Aminu-Kano, has submitted that Nigeria has lost about 97 per cent of wildlife and forest resources to poaching. Participants at the workshop Aminu-Kano raised the alarm in an interview on the sideline of a workshop on combating illegal wildlife trade in vultures on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in Kano. The workshop, themed ...

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Lagos to audit forest estates against climate change, intruders

Lagos Forestry

The Lagos State Government says it will soon begin an audit of all forest estates in the state to mitigate the effects of climate change and secure them against intruders. Left to Right: Director, Forestry, Mr Austin Hunpe; the Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya; and the Permanent Secretary, Mr Hakeem Adeniji, during a news conference in commemoration ...

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