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Nestlé moves to empower rural women in Nigeria

Nestlé Nigeria Women Empowerment

Nestlé Nigeria PLC has launched a project to empower rural women in Nigeria to scale up their retail businesses through training, mentorship and grants in form of Nestlé products. With the launch of this new project, Nestlé’s aim is to make significant contributions to the wellbeing of Nigerians. L-R: Nestlé Nigeria Commercial Manger, Khaled Ramadan; Nestlé Nigeria North Central Sales ...

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Conservationists advocate ecosystem restoration, urge youths to save planet

Philip Asiodu

From Nairobi, Abuja, Lagos, Calabar, and elsewhere, African conservationist leaders participating in the 19th Chief S.L Edu Memorial Lecture joined the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) to advocate for ecosystem restoration, challenging Nigerian youths to help save the planet. Chief Philip Asiodu, Board of Trustees (BOT) President, NCF On Thursday, August 12, 2021, NCF hosted a hybrid event to mark the ...

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Bauchi Islamic foundation plants 350 seedlings to curb erosion

Tree planting

Bauchi-based Shaykh Abdulkadir Jahun Islamic Foundation on Saturday, August 21, 2021 planted 350 seedlings, as a form of charity, to curb erosion and other environmental hazards in the state. Tree planting The faith-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) conducted the exercise, tagged ”Go Green 2021”, at the Sultan Abubakar Hajj Camp in Bauchi, the Bauchi State capital. In his remarks, the Secretary ...

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Govt begins airborne geophysical survey in 19 states in September

Obadiah Nkom

The Federal Government is to begin Airborne Geophysical Survey (AGS) in 19 states of the Federation. General Manager, Nigerian Mining Cadastre Office, Mr Obadiah Nkom General Manager, Nigerian Mining Cadastre Office, Mr Obadiah Nkom, made this known when he visited the Acting Governor of Kaduna State, Dr Hadiza Balarabe. Nkom, who led a team from the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, ...

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Climate change impact on kids: Nigeria second on UNICEF risk ranking

School children

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has ranked Nigeria as second highest-risk country where children are susceptible to the impact of climate change. School children In its “Children’s Climate Risk Index” ranking of 163 countries released on Friday, August 20, 2021, the UN agency ranked Central Africa Republic (CAR) the highest risk country, while Nigeria and Republic of Chad followed as ...

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Group describes penalties for gas flaring under PIA as too weak

Nnimmo Bassey

Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), an environmental advocacy group, has observed that the penalty for gas flaring as contained in the Petroleum Industry Act was too paltry to mitigate acts of flaring. Nnimmo Bassey Rev Nnimmo Bassey, Executive Director, HOMEF, who said this in an interview on Thursday, August 19, 2021 in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, noted that the ...

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Rainfall detected over Greenland ice sheet, first since 2019

Greenland ice sheet

The National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado on Friday, August 20, 2021 said rain was detected at the highest point of the Greenland ice sheet for the first time since records began. Greenland ice sheet The ice sheet’s summit is at an altitude of 3,216 metres above sea level and precipitation normally falls as snow. However, ...

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Nasarawa renews commitment to rural devt

Abdullahi Sule

The Nasarawa State Government has reiterated its commitment to initiate more infrastructure programmes that will have direct bearing on the lives of rural dwellers in the state. Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State Alhaji Mustapha Yahuza, the Director-General, Nasarawa State Bureau for Rural Development, gave the assurance on Friday, August 20, 2021 when he led his management team before the Nasarawa ...

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Lagos to partner residents on mega city facelift for Obalende

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) and its sister agencies on Friday, August 20, 2021 agreed to collaborate with Obalende residents to give the area a new look that befits a metropolitan city. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State A statement by Mr Gbadeyan Abdulraheem, LASBCA spokesman, said the agreement was reached on Friday at a meeting in Ikeja, ...

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TotalEnergies reduces gas flaring in Nigeria by 75% in 10yrs

Gas flaring

TotalEnergies says it has successfully reduced gas flaring in its operations in Nigeria by 75 per cent in the last 10 years. Gas flaring Mr Victor Bandele, Deputy Managing Director, Deep Water, TotalEnergies, said this on Thursday, August 19, 2021 during an online news conference. Bandele said TotalEnergies had been in the forefront of global transition to cleaner sources of ...

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