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We remain resilient in ensuring human health, environmental safety – NBMA

Dr Rufus Ebegba

Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, says the agency remains resilient in ensuring human health safety and safety of the environment. Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) Ebegba made this known in a statement issued on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 in Abuja by Gloria Ogbaki, Head of Press and ...

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Environmental campaigner shortlisted for UN Global Entreps Awards final round

Wole Adegbule

Environmental Advocate and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) campaigner, Wole Adegbule, has been shortlisted for the final round of the 5th UN Global Entreps Awards through his Initiative “Igiwulo Campaign”. Wole Adegbule Igiwulo Campaign, which is Osisi di mkpa in Igbo or Ice na da Ampani in Hausa, is a Inter-School Tree Planting Competition designed to promote climate education and afforestation ...

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Smith Ezenagu: Taking the real estate terrain by storm

Smith Ezenagu

The saying that an apple does not fall far from its tree, is an apt analogy to describe the man Smith Sosochukwuma Ezenagu, who apparently inherited his real estate genes from his father who happened to have been a property merchant of repute, with many categories of clients on his list across different African countries including Burkina Faso, Ghana, and ...

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Hamzat Lawal emerges finalist for Swedish Sustainability Award

Hamzat Lawal

 Anti-corruption activist and Founder of Follow The Money, Hamzat Lawal, has emerged a finalist in the Sweden WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award, alongside Icelandic whistleblower, Jóhannes Stefánsson, Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA), and Italy’s lead prosecutor, Nicola Gratteri. Hamzat Lawal Lawal and the other finalists were selected “after the jury carefully reviewed 64 nominations from 34 countries around the world, who ...

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Kenyan scholar urges African countries to adopt measures to curb temperature rise

Shem Wandiga

A Kenyan scholar on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 urged African countries to put solid measures in place to curb rise in temperatures, saying the continent could suffer water stress due to overheating. Prof. Shem Wandiga Shem Wandiga, Professor of Chemistry and a former Acting Director in the Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation (ICCA) at the University of Nairobi, said ...

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COP26: Kenya urges Africa to adopt common stance on climate change

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 called on Africa to develop a common position ahead of this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta Kenyatta who spoke in Nairobi when he chaired a virtual meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on climate change stressed the negative impacts of climate change on ...

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LASPOTECH plants 2,000 coconut trees to mitigate global warming on campus

Coconut trees

Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) in Ikorodu plans to plant 2,000 coconut trees to mitigate the effects of global warming within the campus. Coconut trees Dr Oluremi Olaleye, Rector of LASPOTECH, flagged-off the planting exercise at the Ikorodu main campus on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Lagos. Although the institution has three campuses, the coconut tree planting is only for its ...

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UN partners Cross River in promoting sustainable environment, agriculture

Gov Ben Ayade

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has partnered the Cross River State Government in promoting sustainable environment and agricultural activities in the state. Gov Ben Ayade of Cross River State The programme, which is aimed at engaging in agric productions in such a manner that the natural ecosystem is not destroyed, will also be held in ...

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Agency assures Nigerian consumers on safety of GMO products


The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) says it will not release any Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) product that it does not consider safe for human consumption and the environment. Dr. Rufus Ebegba, Director-General of the NBMA, speaking at the event Dr. Rufus Ebegba, NBMA’s Director-General, gave the assurance on Tuesday, March 9,2021 in Abuja during a two-day workshop organised for ...

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Anambra Assembly passes Riverine Areas Development Commission Bill

Willie Obiano

The Anambra State House of Assembly has passed a bill for the establishment of Anambra State Riverine Areas Development Commission. Chief Willie Obiano, Governor of Anambra State The bill, which is aimed at addressing flooding and ecological problems in riverine areas, was passed after its third reading at the plenary on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Akwa, the state capital. The ...

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