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World Bee Day: Pollination is essential for life – Melbourne

Sean Melbourne

Mr Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change and Energy for West Africa, British High Commission, speaking on Thursday May 20, 2021 on the occasion of the World Bee Day, clamours ways to restore, support and enhance the role of pollinators because, according to him, if bees are under threat, mankind is under threat Sean Melbourne I wish to thank the ...

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World Bee Day: Minister underlines need to conserve pollinators

World Bee Day

To raise awareness about the importance of bees as pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development, the UN designated May 20 as World Bee Day. Sharon Ikeazor, Minister of State for the Environment, and Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change and Energy, West Africa, British High Commission, with other participants during the event held in Abuja ...

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Govt to secure $75m World Bank loan for water supply to communities

Ministry of Water Resources

The Federal Government has commenced dialogue with the World Bank to secure a $75 million loan to provide water in communities nationwide. Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, made the disclosure at an interactive session with media executives in Abuja on Thursday, May 20, 2021. He said that government planned to commence ...

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Shell sells Philippine gas field for $460m

Ben van Beurden

Oil giant, Royal Dutch Shell, has agreed to sell its stake in an offshore gas field in the Philippines for $460 million, Shell said in a statement on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Royal Dutch Shell’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben van Beurden According to the international oil conglomerate, the decision is a part of its strategy to narrow its oil and gas ...

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Great Green Wall: Reps canvass establishment of Africa regional parliamentary assembly

House of Representatives

The House of Representatives on Thursday, May 20, 2021 stressed the need for the establishment of an African regional parliamentary assembly of the Sahel and Sahara for member states of the Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative. The Nigerian House of Representatives in session This followed the adoption of a motion by Rep Johnson Oghuma (APC-Edo) on the floor of the ...

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How LASPARK is striving to transform Lagos


Indications have emerged over a renewed commitment on the part of the current administration to transform Lagos State into a beautiful Eldorado of sort, with focus on tree planting, creation of gardens, parks, and nature-friendly recreational centres for aesthetics and use of the populace. General Manager, Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK), Mrs. Adetoun Popoola (right), with the Permanent ...

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Govt tasks stakeholders on sustainable land management policy to reverse desertification

National Agency of the Great Green Wall (NAGGW)

The Federal Government has urged environmental stakeholders to brainstorm and come up with a policy document for the implementation of sustainable land management in order to reverse desertification in the country. Participants at the National Agency of the Great Green Wall (NAGGW) workshop Dr Bukar Hassan, Director-General, National Agency of the Great Green Wall (NAGGW), made this known on Wednesday, ...

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NiMet predicts three days of cloudiness, sunshine from Thursday

cloudy weather

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudiness and sunshine from Thursday, May 20 to Saturday, May 22, 2021. Cloudy weather NiMet`s weather outlook released on Wednesday, May 19 in Abuja predicted partly cloudy to sunny skies to prevail over the Northern region with slim prospects of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Taraba in the morning hours of Thursday. According ...

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Food security: Stakeholders task Nasarawa on agriculture policy

Abdullahi Sule

Agriculture stakeholders on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 urged the Nasarawa State Government to expedite action on the approval  and implementation of its agriculture policy to boost productivity. Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State They made the call in Lafia at a one-day sensitisation meeting on the draft agricultural policy document developed by the state’s Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources. ...

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Govt backs deployment of STI to improve animal biotechnology

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that the Federal Government is committed to deploying Science and Technology to advance animal biotechnology in the country. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology Onu made the remarks during a National Stakeholders Sensitisation and Awareness workshop, on Tuesday, May 19, 2021 in Abuja. The theme of the ...

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