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Follow The Money nominated for Pan-African Civic Award, AfricTivistes

Follow the Money

Activist and Founder of Follow The Money, Hamzat Lawal, has been nominated for the AfricTivitstes Award alongside Muazu Alhaji Modu, Follow The Money Regional Director, Northeast and Founder of Spotlight for Transparency and Accountability Initiative. The AfricTivistes Prize rewards outstanding civic leaders across Africa who have initiated and executed outstanding projects in their communities. Follow the Money Founder, Hamzat Lawal ...

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Okereke: Reaction to gas scarcity highlights Europe’s duplicity, need for just global transition

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

With the gas scarcity hitting Europe and prompting fears of a cold winter and business closure, many European governments have rapidly rolled out measures to protect their citizens and businesses from soaring prices. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke So far, the European Union has pledged to set out recommendations for member states including compensation for vulnerable households, tax cuts and state aid ...

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Liberia launches GCF-financed climate resilience project

Liberia

The Mayor of the City of Monrovia, Jefferson Koijee, launched on Monday, October 18, 2021, a project to construct coastal defence revetments in the West Point township of Monrovia to stave off coastal erosion that has eaten up 30m of Monrovia’s shoreline in the past decade. Battling coastal erosion in Liberia The Monrovia Metropolitan Climate Resilience Project (MMCRP), being undertaken ...

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Cooking gas: Consumers resort to firewood over rising cost

Cooking gas cylinders

Some residents of the South East Zone of the country have vowed to resort to firewood and charcoal if prices of cooking gas continue to soar. Cooking gas cylinders The consumers said in separate interviews that they could no longer cope with the situation as it was taking a toll on their lives. They called on the Federal Government to ...

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Govt begins spray to prevent quelea birds invasion in Jigawa

Quelea birds

The Federal Government has commenced a two-week aerial spray in Jigawa State to control invasion of quelea birds. Quelea birds The Special Assistant on Community Development and Social Inclusion to Gov. Muhammad Badaru of the state, Alhaji Hamza Muhammad, disclosed this during an interview in Dutse, the state capital, on Monday, October 18, 2021. Muhammad said the exercise, which commenced ...

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Group to end open defecation in 43-year-old Cross River school

Ben Ayade

An international faith-based group, Universal Men’s Fellowship, on Monday, October 18, 2021 laid the foundation stone for the construction of toilets in 43-year-old Government Technical College, Biakpan, Biase LGA of Cross River State. Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State Established in 1978, the school has over 500 students from the local communities of Biakpan, Etono and neighbouring Eziafor in ...

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Govt installs solar power street lights in Dutse varsity

Federal University Dutse (FUD)

The Federal Government has begun the installation of 96 solar-power street light at the Federal University Dutse (FUD) in Jigawa State. Federal University Dutse (FUD) The Vice Chencellor of the university, Prof. Abdulkarim Sabo, stated this in a statement by the Chief Information Officer, Alhaji Abdullahi Yahaya, on Monday, October 18, 2021 in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital. Sabo said ...

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Nigeria, World Bank to raise $30m for vaccine plant

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria and the World Bank are collaborating to raise $30 million to finance a vaccine plant. Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo Osinbajo spoke on Monday, October 18, 2021 in Abuja at the International Conference on Health Access and Socio-Economic Development Beyond Covid-19: The First Multisectoral Approach to Solution Finding. The conference was orgainsed ...

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LAWMA takes community clean-up campaign initiative to Epe

Ibrahim Odumboni

The Chairman of Epe Local Government, Ms Surah Animashaun, has promised to work with the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) by mobilising residents to pay their waste bills and dispose their waste properly. Ibrahim Odumboni, Managing Director, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) Animashaun said this at the Council Secretariat, Ita-Marun, Epe, when the Managing Director of LAWMA, Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, ...

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Poland, Iraq, Zimbabwe ratify Minamata Convention

Monika Stankiewicz

Poland, Iraq and Zimbabwe are latest countries to become members of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary of the Minamata Convention on Mercury Poland on September 30, 2021deposited its instrument of ratification to becoming the 135th Party to the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Iraq did likewise on September 16, 2021, becoming as a result the 134th Party ...

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