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Jubilation as Sanwo-Olu inaugurates Agege flyover

Agege Pen Cinema Dual Carriage Flyover

Residents, market unions, youth groups and various cultural groups on Friday, March 5, 2021 took to the streets of Agege to celebrate the inauguration of the Agege Flyover. L-R: Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa; National Leader, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; and Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and ...

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IPCC reschedules Working Group I approval session

Valérie Masson-Delmotte

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has rescheduled the approval session for the Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) to July 26-30, 2021 from April. Valérie Masson-Delmotte, Co-Chair of Working Group I The location and modalities of the 54th Session are still under consideration. The Panel also postponed the review of the Final Government Draft ...

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ARFSD: Countries urged to ensure full representation towards achieving SDGs

Sustainable Development Goals

The Seventh Session of the African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) ended on Thursday, March 4, 2021 with a call on African countries to pursue full representation of all citizens, including women, children, and the disabled, irrespective of background, belief or geographic location, in efforts to attain the sustainable development goals (SDGs) without leaving anyone behind. Sustainable Development Goals ...

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NAN MD tasks Online Publishers on professionalism

Buki Ponle

The Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Buki Ponle, has urged the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) to ensure professionalism while discharging its duties in the society. Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Buki Ponle Ponle made the call on Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Abuja when a delegation from the Guild, led ...

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Nigeria commences COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria

Nigeria started the vaccination of its citizens against the COVID-19 virus on Friday, March 5, 2021 in Abuja. Dr. Cyprian Ngong, a Snr. Registrar at the National Hospital in Abuja, is the first person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria The vaccine, after undergoing assessment by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the ...

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Wildlife: NCF advocates smart agriculture method, advises against bush burning

Bush burning

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) says  a smarter agriculture practice devoid of bush burning will promote and improve the ecosystem and  biodiversity of the country. Bush burning Mr Solomon Adefolu and Mr Mohammed Boyi, both NCF Lead, Climate Change Programme Officers, made the assertion in an interview in Lagos on Thursday, March 4, 2021. They spoke on the sideline of ...

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Germany promotes energy-efficient recycling processes for waste paper

Svenja Schulze

The paper factory Palm GmbH & Co. KG, based in Aalen (Baden-Württemberg) in Germany, says it plans to produce corrugated base paper from wastepaper in an extremely energy-efficient and high-quality manner. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze Compared to conventional technology, energy consumption is reduced by 27 percent with a new technology. The pilot project is funded with over €770,000 from the ...

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Commissioner’s assertion negates Osborne Foreshore Estate residents’ demands – Director

Osborne Foreshore Estate

The reaction of the Lagos State Government to the on-going planning infractions at the Osborne Foreshore 2 Estate Ikoyi to the call for urgent intervention by the government raises issues that must be addressed for the future of Urban Planning practice. Osborne Foreshore Estate The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, alluded to the “continuous agitation” ...

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Harmful chemicals found in 25% of children’s toys, UNEP study finds

Toys

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has published a report that finds 25% of children’s toys contain harmful chemicals. Old toys such as Lego blocks are said to contain hazardous materials Chemical additives are used in plastic toys and other plastic products to provide specific levels of hardness or elasticity. Many of these chemicals can harm children’s health, according to the study. The ...

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Locust crisis calm in east Africa, says FAO

Desert locust swarm

Intensified control operations and limited breeding of locusts in east Africa have calmed the locust crisis in the region. Desert locust swarm The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) said in its latest update on Thursday, March 4, 2021. FAO noted that control operations have been intensified in Ethiopia and Kenya against swarms that are still immature. ...

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