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Amref Health Africa launches campaign to end vaccine injustice in continent

Moderna Vaccine

Amref Health Africa, a not-for-profit headquartered in Kenya, has launched a global campaign to end COVID-19 vaccine injustice. The Moderna Vaccine is being deployed in the Covid-19 vaccination exercise in Lagos. Photo credit: Getty Images Dubbed #EndVaccineInjusticeInAfrica, the campaign is calling on world leaders to honour their commitments to low- and middle-income countries to leave no-one behind in the race to ...

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Stakeholders call for review of guidelines to strengthen environmental health practice

Dr Baba Mohammed

Stakeholders in the health sector have called for the review of draft guidelines in the practice and regulation of environmental health. Dr Baba Mohammed, Registrar, Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria They made this call at a two-day stakeholders meeting organised by Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria on Monday, November 29, 2021 in Abuja. The Council’s Registrar, ...

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42 cases of COVID-19 Omicron variant confirmed in 10 EU states

Omicron variant

Forty-two cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Omicron variant have been confirmed in 10 European Union (EU) countries, the head of the EU’s public health agency said on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Omicron variant Authorities in the 27-nation EU were analysing another six “probable” cases, Andrea Ammon, who chairs the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), told an online ...

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APM Terminals recycles used tyres into pavement blocks

Recycled tyres

APM Terminals Apapa, Lagos, says it has started recycling its used tyres into pavement blocks for use in exterior flooring. The pedestrian walkway paved with blocks made out of recycled tyres at the APM Terminals Apapa Administrative Building in Apapa, Lagos Mr Steen Knudsen, the Terminal Manager, disclosed this in a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. ...

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Omicron: Reps urge COVID-19 Task Force, NCDC to intensify vigilance

House of Representatives

The House of Representatives has urged the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to intensify surveillance in the country to prevent the spread of Omicron variant of the virus in the country. The Nigerian House of Representatives in session The call was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep. Danchung Bagos (PDP-Plateau) at plenary on Tuesday, November 30, ...

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Minister urges mandate secretaries to key into FCT urban renewal agenda

Mohammed Bello

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has urged the newly inaugurated Mandate Secretaries, heads of  agencies and departments to key into urban renewal agenda of the administration. FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello Bello gave the advice during the swearing in ceremony of the newly appointed mandate secretaries, Sxecutive Secretary, Federal Capital Development Authority and personal aides, on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 ...

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TotalEnergies, NCF plant over 200 trees across Nigeria in two weeks

Tree planting

As the world intensify its effort in combatting climate change crisis, TotalEnergies Marketing Nigeria Plc is implementing a project tagged “Green Stations/Schools Initiative”. Tree planting The project is a tree planting and environmental clean-up initiative of TotalEnergies across its service stations, neighborhoods and school perimeters. The project is being implemented by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) across eight states in ...

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CSOs monitor third phase of COVID-19 vaccination exercise in Lagos

Prof Akin Abayomi

As the third phase of COVID-19 vaccination exercise begins in Lagos State, the Civil Society Coalition Against COVID-19 being coordinated by the Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21st) has commended the Lagos State Government for the unflagging determination to ensure mass vaccination of Lagos residents. Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi The coalition lauds the state government for ...

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Govt seeks leaders, stakeholders’ commitment to Ogoni clean-up

Ogoni Clean-up

The Federal Government, on Monday, November 29, 2021, urged leaders of Ogoni community and other relevant stakeholders to expedite action on the ongoing clean-up exercise in the area. Ogoniland clean-up: Officials of Eathpro Unique Integrated Nigeria Limited at Lot 5 in Alode Community in Eleme LGA Minister of State for Environment, Chief Sharon Ikeazor, said this at a stakeholders’ meeting ...

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Masade-Olowola, CSR-in-Action win awards in mining and geosciences

BM award

Sustainability and communications entrepreneur, and Chief Executive of CSR-in-Action Group, Bekeme Masade-Olowola, has won the award of “Women’s Role Model in Mining and Geosciences” – a recognition for the most exceptional, inspirational women with significant contributions to the mining and geoscience industry. L-R: Otunba (Engr) Babatunde Alatise, Managing Director, Tuntise Investment Ltd and winner of the Nigerian Institute of Mining ...

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