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Stakeholders seal agreement to build electric battery industry in DRC

DRC

A battery minerals industry is set to take off in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after a series of firm commitments were sealed at a two-day business forum in DRC’s capital, Kinshasa. DRC government and development banks and partners sign battery council establishment deal during the forum. Photo credit: ECA The government of DRC and several development banks and ...

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UNN Centre: Climate Change Act, a step towards environmental sustainability

Dr Nnaemeka Chukwuone

Director of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka-based Resource and Environmental Policy Research Centre – Environment for Development (REPRC-EfD Nigeria), Dr Nnaemeka Chukwuone, describes the signing of the Climate Change Act as a concrete step towards environmental sustainability as well as low-carbon climate-resilient development Dr Nnaemeka Chukwuone We noted with delight the signing of the Climate Change Bill by President Muhammadu ...

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Edo sensitises residents against illegal logging, bush burning

Godwin-Obaseki

The Edo State Government on Thursday, November 25, 2021 took to some major streets in the Benin City and communities hosting the state’s forest reserves to sensitise the residents against illegal logging and bush burning. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State The Acting Team leader, Edo State Oil Palm Programme Implementation Office, Mr Churchill Oboh, while addressing journalists in Benin ...

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How we’re using technology to sanitise elections in Nigeria – INEC

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it building trust among the Nigerian electorate which had almost lost hope in the country’s electoral processes. Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu With the latest experience where new technology adopted by the umpire has proved effective and discovered multiple registration in the Anambra gubernatorial elections, the agency has further reiterated ...

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Group calls for appropriate funding to manage plastic waste

Anthony Akpan

The Federal Government of Nigeria has been admonished to earmark adequate and proper funding into waste management system so that the challenges of plastic pollution will be reduced to the barest minimum. Mr. Anthony Akpan, President of PAVE The Pan African Vision for the Environment (PAVE), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), made the call during a roundtable with newsmen in Lagos ...

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Climate change: NGO charges religious, traditional institutions on effective awareness

David Terungwa

The Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP), an NGO, has urged traditional and religious leaders to join in creating effective awareness on impact of climate change in the country. David Terungwa Mr David Terungwa, Executive Director of the NGO, made the call at a book launch and capacity building in schools on climate change on Thursday, November ...

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Lagos inaugurates, renames 480 housing units after B.O. Benson

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, November 25, 2021 named newly completed 480housing units of LagosHOMS at Ibeshe in Ikorodu after B.O. Benson who passed on at the age of 89 in 2020. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State The Ikorodu-born Chief Babatunde Olusola Benson (B.O. Benson), former General Secretary and President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), ...

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AfDB urges African nations to have clear-cut policies on sanitation

Nelson Gomonda

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called on African countries to have clear-cut policies that will address the funding gaps in the sanitation and hygiene sector. Nelson Gomonda Mr Nelson Gomonda, AfDB’s Rural Water and Sanitation expert, made this call at the ongoing virtual Africa Water and Sanitation Week on Thursday, November 25, 2021. Speaking on “Driving National Progress on ...

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Govt pledges to tackle oil spillage in Bayelsa

Timipre Sylva

Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, said the oil spill at Aiteo Eastern Exploration Company, in Basambri, Bayelsa State, would be speedily addressed. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva The minister made this known when he undertook an on-the-spot assessment of the oil spill site of the AITEO facility in ...

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Ijaw National Congress accuses Aiteo of pre-empting investigation into Nembe leak

Prof. Benjamin Okaba

The Ijaw National Congress (INC) on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 berated Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company over alleged poor response to the Nov. 5 spill from its oilfields in Nembe, Bayelsa State. Prof. Benjamin Okaba, President of INC The group noted that it was wrong for Aiteo to attribute the wellhead leak within its oil bloc in the Nembe ...

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