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Nembe spill: Traditional ruler lauds Bayelsa for prompt response, seeks more relief for victims

King Biobelemoye Josiah

The Amayanabo of Opu-Nembe Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, King Biobelemoye Josiah, Ogbodo VIII, has expressed appreciation to Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa State for empathy over the Nembe oil spillage. The Amayanabo of Opu-Nembe Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, King Biobelemoye Josiah Josiah gave the commendation in a letter addressed to the Governor and made available to newsmen on Saturday, December ...

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60% of Nigeria’s valuable forest lost, rest under threat – Goni, National Park boss

Ibrahim Goni

The Conservator-General, National Park Service, Dr Ibrahim Goni, says 60 per cent of the country’s valuable forest estate has been lost to degradation and that most of those lef, are currently under threat. Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, Conservator-General of the National Park Service Goni disclosed this in a statement by Emmanuel Ntuyang, the Service Public Relations Officer, in Abuja on Saturday, ...

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CSOs urge govt to tackle oil pollution

Ineffective clean up

A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs), Publish What You Pay (PWYP), has called on the Federal Government to resolve the oil pollution in the Niger Delta, its attendant environmental impacts and climate disasters. The outcome of oil spill The National Coordinator of  (PWYP), Mr Taiwo Otitolaye, made the call in a statement in Abuja on Saturday, December 4, 2021. According ...

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Omicron: Global Clinic data confirms new variant is less lethal – Obaje

Omicron variant

A Nigerian Research Scientist based in Singapore, Dr Jonathan Obaje, says since African Omicron discovery, global clinic data has confirmed that variant of COVID-19 virus is less lethal than earlier variants. Omicron variant Obaje, a former Vice President of Nigeria in Diaspora, Singapore, said this on Sunday in a telephone interview. According to him, this is the second week of ...

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Govt approves COVID-19 vaccines booster for Nigerians

Covid-19 Booster Vaccine

The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has authorised vaccine booster against the pandemic for eligible Nigerians. Covid-19 Booster Vaccine Dr Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), said on Friday, December 3, 2021 in Abuja that the decision was reached, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health and the agency. Shauib said the decision ...

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UK University Entrepreneurship Hub launched in Lagos

Catriona Laing

On Thursday, December 2, 2021, The UK’s Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Ben Llewellyn-Jones, hosted an event at Residence to launch the London School of Economics’ (LSE) Generate Nigeria Entrepreneurship Hub in Lagos. British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing The new LSE Generate entrepreneurship hub, which officially opens in February 2022, will consist of a physical co-working and residential ...

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WHO urges Asia-Pacific countries to brace selves for COVID-19 surge due to Omicron

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Asia-Pacific countries must brace for a new surge in the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases due to the Omicron variant, which emerged last month, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday, December 3, 2021. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images With more gatherings and an ...

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Association tasks Kaduna on improving water supply, SURWASH services

Nasir el-Rufai

Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN), a non-governmental organisation, has called on the Kaduna State Government to improve water supply in parts of the state. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State It also called for an improved Sustainable Urban and Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (SURWASH) services in the state. The Kaduna Coordinator of NEWSAN, Rev. Kuzasuwat Peter, made ...

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National Park service to establish parks in Niger Delta

FMEnv Retreat

The National Park Service (NPS) has pledged its commitment to establish more parks in the Niger Delta region and preserve the available forests across the country. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni Dr Ibrahim Goni, the Conservator-General of NPS, made this known at a news conference on Friday, December 3, 2021, in Abuja. Goni said that the conference ...

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Nembe oil spill substantially contained – Aiteo

Oil spill site

Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company (AEEPCO) has said that the oil spill at its Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29 Wellhead at Nembe in Bayelsa has been contained substantially. Oil spill site The OML 29 Wellhead in Santa Barbara South Field, which AEEPCO jointly owns with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, which blew up on Nov. 3, is being pumped with ...

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