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Methanol fuel will benefit Nigerians greatly – Onu

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, says developing methanol fuel technology policy will benefit Nigerians greatly in getting access to cheaper and cleaner energy. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology The Minister said this on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 in Abuja during a road show to sensitise the public on methanol fuel production technology. ...

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AfDB fund provides $7.3m for youth empowerment

Akinwunmi Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB), through its Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Multi-Donor Trust Fund, has provided more than $7.3 million for youth empowerment. AfDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina According to a statement from the bank on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, the fund provides project preparation and co-financing for bank projects and places emphasis on employability, entrepreneurship and job creation. “In June ...

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Don seeks law to mandate media to incorporate environmental messages in publicity

Prof. Godson Ana

A university don has called for the enactment of a law mandating all electronic and print media as well as the social media and different service providers to incorporate environmental messages into their publicity, publication and advertorial platforms. Prof. Godson Ana The cal was made by Prof. Godson Ana of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences of the University of ...

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Govt to inaugurate national response intervention to battle cholera outbreak

Mohammad Abubakar

 The Federal Government says it will soon inaugurate National Environmental Sanitation Response Intervention to cholera outbreak in Kubwa, Abuja, currently the epi-centre in the FCT. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar Abubakar said that latest situation report from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) released on Aug. 10, indicated a total number of 33,661 suspected cases including 938 deaths in ...

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NDPC to soon resume oil exploration in Ogoniland

Ali Zara

The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) Limited, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Monday, August 23, 2021 said it was ready to start oil exploration in Ogoniland. Managing Director, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) Limited, Mr Ali Zara Managing Director of the company, Mr Ali Zara, said this during an event organised by the Ogoni Liberation ...

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Lagos to resume COVID-19 vaccination Aug. 25

Lagos COVID-19

The Lagos State Government says it will resume vaccination against COVID-19 on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 with the administration of the Moderna vaccine. L-R: Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat; Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State; Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi; and Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso at a news conference on the update of the management ...

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NOTAP to patent air, water quality monitors’ inventions by Abuja school

Dr DanAzumi Ibrahim

The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) has said it will patent two inventions made by the Hackivia sage team of Marist College, Yangoji, Kwali Area Council, Abuja. Director General of NOTAP, Dr. DanAzumi Ibrahim NOTAP’s head of publicity, Raymond Ogbu, disclosed this in a statement on Monday, August 23, 2021. The Management of Marist College Yangoji, Kwali ...

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World Water Week opens with call for urgent action

2021 World Water Week

The 2021 World Water Week opened on Monday, August 23, with calls for massive transformations of our societies. Participants from all over the world will spend the coming week developing solutions to help the world address challenges such as water scarcity, the climate crisis, poverty, and biodiversity loss. Musical guests, Arcadia and Clara, entertaining participants at the opening of the ...

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Boosting palm oil production via research, funding

Palm oil plantation

Unarguably, COVID-19 pandemic has exposed mankind to threats of insecurity from various challenges of food, socio-economic activities and health, among others. A palm oil plantation Analysts note that the insecurity is pronounced in developing countries such as Nigeria due to sudden outbreak of the virus and somewhat lack of basic preparations to tame the development. With the attendant COVID-19 fallouts, ...

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Govt urged to curb the epidemic of used nylons, plastics

Akobi Crescent

Prof. Christian Madu of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) has urged federal and state governments, including Nigerians, to take decisive actions on tackling the environmental epidemic of used nylons and plastic bottles in the country. Plastic waste pollution in Akobi Crescent, Lagos, Nigeria Madu, a Professor of Environmental Management and Control, made the call in a chat on Sunday, ...

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