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Biosafety agency presents adopted draft National Biosecurity Policy to minister

National Biosecurity Policy

The Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, has presented the finalised and adopted Draft National Biosecurity Policy and Action Plan to the Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, for onward transmission to the Federal Executive Council for consideration and approval. Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), ...

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COP26: Africa Climate Week 2021 sets scene for regional ambition

Patricia Espinosa

Africa Climate Week 2021 wrapped up this week with Virtual Thematic Sessions helping to set the scene for more ambitious regional action to tackle climate change ahead of the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow in November. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) More than 1,600 participants actively joined in the virtual gathering, ...

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CMS committee adopts decisions to advance implementation of Convention

Amy Fraenkel

Following a week of global meetings held entirely online, the 52nd Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) concluded with important outcomes to take the work forward under the Convention. CMS Executive Secretary, Amy Fraenkel CMS Executive Secretary, Amy Fraenkel, said: “The 52nd Session of the Standing Committee, held ...

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REDAN urges re-capitalisation of Federal Mortgage Bank to boost capacity

Aliyu Wamakko

The Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN) has called for the recapitalisation of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria to boost its capacity to deliver affordable houses. President of REDAN, Dr Aliyu Wamakko President of the group, Dr Aliyu Wamakko, made the call on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at the South-East Housing Summit and Exhibitions, known as “Akulueuno 2021”, ...

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NAMA to conduct mock exercise on volcanic eruption at Abuja airport

Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) plans to conduct a mock exercise on volcanic eruption for the recertification of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja. Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja This is in compliance with requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). NAMA General Manager at NAIA, Mr Robinson Baazo, said in Abuja on Thursday, September 30, 2021 that “we ...

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Military deactivates 69 illegal refining sites in Niger Delta

Niger Delta refinery

The Defence Headquarters says troops of Operation Delta Safe have discovered and deactivated a total of 69 illegal refining sites in different parts of the Niger Delta region of the country. Illegal refining activities in the Niger Delta The Acting Director, Defence Media Operation, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, disclosed this while giving update on the military operations across the country between ...

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Provision of toilets ‘ll curb open defecation – Rotary Club Governor

Rotary Club

The Rotary International District Governor, 9125 Nigeria, Mr Ayo Oyedokun, says the provision of modern toilet facilities will curb the problem of open defecation in the environment. Mr Ayo Oyedokun, the Rotary International District Governor, 9125 Nigeria, with Mr Ademola Babalola, the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) at the inauguration of the public toilet provided for journalists at the ...

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10bn tonne plastic pollution bomb ticking away globally – Study

Plastic pollution

Humans have to date produced a staggering 10 billion tonnes of plastic – of which about six billion tonnes is now plastic waste in landfill sites or polluting the open environment. Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: DW.com In its new report titled: “The Truth Behind Trash: The scale and impact of the ...

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Group calls for awareness on climate change impact

Anambra Floods

The Executive Director, Global Awareness for Development Initiatives (GLADI), Mr David Fiase, has called for the enlightenment of youths on the negative impact of climate change in the country. A submerged community in Anambra State Fiase, also the author of a book: “Climate Change Tips for Kids’’, made the call on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 in Abuja. He said that ...

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Foresters decry illegal tree felling at Ogun reserve

Omo-Forest-Reserve

The Forestry Association of Nigeria on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 expressed concern over activities of illegal tree fellers and loggers at the Omo Forest Reserves in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area. Canoeing in the Omo Forest Reserve, Ogun State Mr James Odebiyi, former President, Forestry Association of Nigeria, told a news conference in Abeokuta that the illegal activities at the ...

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