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UK announces plans for a world-leading hydrogen economy

Kwasi Kwarteng

The UK’s first-ever Hydrogen Strategy will unlock over £4 billion in investment and create thousands of jobs in the move to establish a thriving low carbon hydrogen sector in the UK by 2030. UK Business and Energy Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng. Photo credit: Pippa Fowles / No 10 Downing Street The plan will drive forward the Prime Minister’s ambitious 10-Point Plan ...

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Niger Delta fishermen applaud Buhari on assent to PIB

Muhammadu Buhari

The Artisanal Fishermen Association of Nigeria (ARFAN) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law. President Muhammadu Buhari Mr Samuel Ayadi, the Coordinator of ARFAN in the Niger Delta, made the commendation in an interview on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. Ayadi noted that the new law had a ...

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Buhari approves steering committee on Petroleum Industry Act

Timipre Sylva

 President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a steering committee to oversee the process of implementation of the newly signed Petroleum Industry Act (PIA). Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, heads the PIA steering committee The steering committee is headed by the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva. The president, who announced this while marking the passage the ...

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North-East stakeholders map out strategies for avoiding food crisis

Alhaji Sabo Nanono

Some agricultural stakeholders in Nigeria’s North-East region have prescribed strategies for salvaging the impending food crisis in the country, a survey has shown. Alhaji Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development In Adamawa State, Mr Suleiman Amusa, Silos Manager, National Food Control Services and Security in charge of the state, said government had rehabilitated the 500,000 metric tonnes silos ...

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Signing of PIB, a wrong message to Niger Delta – HOMEF, PDP

Chief Dan Orbih

The signing of the contentious Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law sends a wrong signal to the oil extraction impacted peoples, communities and other Nigerians who expected a listening ear at Aso Rock. Chief Dan Orbih, National Vice Chairman, South South of the PDP Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on Monday, August 16, 2021, informed that President Muhammad Buhari had assented ...

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LAWMA to upscale operations for cleaner environment

Ibrahim Odumboni

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) says it is upscaling its operations across the state to ensure a cleaner environment. Ibrahim Odumboni, Managing Director, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) LAWMA disclosed this in a statement signed by Mr Akinleye Kayode, Assistant Director, Public Affairs of the agency, on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 in Lagos. The statement said it was working ...

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Govt inaugurates dam, irrigation compedium to attract investors into water sector

Compedium of irrigation and digital dams infrastructure

Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 inaugurated a compedium of irrigation and digital dams infrastructure as part of efforts to attract more investors into the water resources sector. Official inaguration of the compedium of irrigation and digital dams infrastructure Adamu, at the event in Abuja, noted that the Federal Government, through the ministry, embarked on construction of dams to ensure ...

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Vaccines for basic health care critical for Nigeria – NABDA

Abdullahi Mustapha

The Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, says developing vaccines not only for coronavirus disease but for basic health care is critical for Nigeria now than ever. Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) Mustapha said this on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 in Abuja while responding to questions on his achievements so far, since assuming ...

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Côte d’Ivoire begins Ebola vaccination of high-risk populations

Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that vaccination against Ebola for high-risk populations began on Monday, August 16, 2021 in Côte d’Ivoire, following an outbreak in the country on Saturday. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa In a statement on Tuesday, WHO stated that the swift response came after the vaccine manufactured by Merck, which WHO helped ...

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UN says 1.6m people die yearly from cooking stove fumes globally

Clean cook stoves

The United Nations (UN) says at least 1.6 million people around the world die yearly of smoke related illnesses due to inefficient cooking stoves. Energy efficient cook stoves on display The UN Development Programme, Global Environment Facility Integrated Approach Programme on Food Security (UNDP-GEF-IAP-FS), made the disclosure on Monday, August 16, 2021 in Abuja. Ms Rhoda Dia, Project Manager, Resilient ...

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