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Stakeholders task Lagos community on waste management

Lagos-Isolo Lions Club

The Lions Club 404B-1, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and Oando on Thursday, April 15, 2021 cleaned up some streets at Ilasamaja, a suburb of Lagos, to protect the environment. Members of the Lagos-Isolo Lions Club The trio, in separate interviews during the exercise, called for proper waste management and protection of the environment. Mrs Deola Olatunbosun, President, Lagos-Isolo Lions Club ...

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24 private companies evacuate refuse daily in Kaduna

Nasir el Rufai

Director, Kaduna State Ministry for Environment, Mr Yusuf Muazu, on Thursday, April 15, 2021 said that 24 private refuse disposal companies evacuate refuse daily across the state. Nasir el Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State The director, who made this known in an interview in Kaduna, the state capital, said that the companies had the mandate of ensuring that Kaduna central, Zaria and ...

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Lagos commences construction of rail line from Agbado to Marina

Lagos State Rail

The Lagos State Government says it has commenced work on the Lagos Rail Mass Transit Red Line project from Agbado to Marina. Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu (right) at the ground breaking ceremony Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed this during the flag-off ceremony of a 37km rail route in Ikeja on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Sanwo-Olu said the project would ...

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FCTA achieves 60% implementation of Abuja Master Plan

Mohammed Bello

The Federal Capital Terriory Administration (FCTA) says it has recorded 60 per cent success in the implementation of the Abuja Master Plan in spite of some challenges. FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello Mr Garba Kwamkur, the Acting Director, FCTA Department of Development Control, made the disclosure in an interview on Thursday, April 15, 2021 in Abuja. Kwamkur, who said that the ...

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Nasarawa expresses commitment to safe environment, natural sites

Abdullahi Sule

The Nasarawa State Government has reiterated its commitment to protect the environment, particularly its natural sites. Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Musa Ibrahim-Abubakar, said this during an assessment visit to Tungan-Nupawa Lake, in Lafia East Development Area on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Ibrahim-Abubakar was accompanied by his counterpart from Ministry of Information, Culture ...

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Korea to participate in IAEA efforts on safety over Fukushima water release

Yoshihide Suga

South Korea will take active part in efforts by the UN nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to verify safety related to Japan’s release of radioactive water into the sea, an official said Thursday, April 15, 2021. Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister of japan Japan announced earlier this week it would start disposing of more than 1.2 million tonnes of ...

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Fresh oil spill reported from Shell facility in Bayelsa

oil spill

Community sources in Ikarama community have reported a new case of oil spill along Shell Petroleum Development Company’s (SPDC) Okordia-Rumekpe Trunk Line or TransNiger Trunk Line. The spill reportedly occurred on April 6, 2021. Spilled crude oil spreading around the spill site According to community folks, the spill occurred as Shell was flushing the pipeline, an act otherwise described as ...

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Farmers to get insect-resistant, high yielding cowpea this season, says NABDA

Abdullahi Mustapha

Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 has said that the recently released and commercialised Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) cowpeas will get to Nigerian farmers this planting season. Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) The PBR cowpeas were released by the Federal Government to facilitate high yield of the crop ...

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After intensive scrutiny, stakeholders approve Nigeria’s revised climate plan draft document

Stakeholders’ Validation Meeting

A three-day intensive parley on the validation of a Draft document on Nigeria’s Green House Gas Emission projection for the next five years, and its revised Nationally Determined Contributions on climate change, has climaxed with a unanimous approval of the draft. A group discussion session at the Stakeholders’ Validation Meeting But the milestone was not achieved without some rigour, as ...

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Cambodia, Burundi, Cameroon ratify Minamata Convention

Monika Stankiewicz

Cambodia, Burundi and Cameroon in recent weeks ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary of the Minamata Convention on Mercury On March 10, 2021, the Government of Cameroon deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 128th Party to the Convention. The Government of Burundi brought to 129 the number of parties to the Minamata Convention when on ...

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