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Nigeria’s IDP community where snakebites, cholera reign


Mariam Shuaibu is one of the 845 victims of insurgency residing at the Gongola Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp, in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory. Mariam, like other peers suffering the same fate, finds succor in this camp, after activities of insurgency in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State made them flee their homes in 2015 after being ravaged ...

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Humans now ingesting microplastics, says study


A new study has found that humans are ingesting microplastics. The study, commissioned by the Federal Environment Agency and the Medical University of Vienna, has found microplastics in the human stool. The international study involved five women and three men aged 33-65 who lived in different parts of the world. They kept a nutrition diary for one week and then gave ...

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Lagos restores door-to-door waste evacuation by PSP operators

waste managers

The Lagos State Government has met with PSP operators in waste management, saying they should go back to their various areas of operation and restore door-to-door evacuation of waste. Addressing operators at the meeting held at LAWMA Office in Ijora on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello, stated that, in making good its promise to ...

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Court grants SERAP leave to compel Fashola to account for power expenditure


There is prospect Nigerians keen on knowing why the power sector reforms in the country have not yielded any tangible result and why the citizens continue to stay in darkness but still made to pay crazy electricity bills, despite the huge spending on the sector, may soon have some answers, as the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos on Tuesay, ...

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Government charges stakeholders on environmental degradation

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

The Minister of State for Environment, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibril, has called on relevant stakeholders to intensify efforts to address environmental degradation in the country. Jibril made the call in Abuja on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at a news conference on the 12th National Council on Environment (NCE) scheduled to hold between Oct. 29 and Oct. 31 in Akure, Ondo State. ...

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Judge upholds Monsanto verdict, slashes damages

Dewayne Johnson

A San Francisco judge made a surprise ruling on Monday, October 23, 2018 and upheld a jury’s verdict that Monsanto‘s Roundup weedkiller gave a California groundskeeper cancer, and that the company failed to warn him of the danger, CNN reported. Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos had issued a tentative ruling on Oct. 10 ordering a new trial over the punitive damages awarded to plaintiff Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, ...

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Togo, Eranove sign concession agreement for 65MW power plant


Under the high patronage of Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of Togo, the Minister of Mines and Energy, Marc Dèdèriwè Ably-Bidamon, and the Director General of the pan-African industrial group Eranove, Marc Albérola, signed on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 a power generation concession agreement for the design, financing, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the Kékéli Efficient Power plant, which will ...

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GCF approves three AfDB projects worth over $110m

Anthony Nyong

The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved funding for three proposals from the African Development Bank (AfDB) totaling over $110 million. The approvals were granted at the GCF’s 21st Board Meeting held from October 17 to 20, 2018 in Manama, Bahrain. Overall, the GCF Board, which was co-chaired by Paul Oquist from Nicaragua, and Ambassador Lennart Båge from ...

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Protecting the climate whilst protecting jobs


Participants of a key meeting in Poland to prepare the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice in December 2018 (COP24) highlighted the wealth of economic opportunities when acting on climate change, and the urgent need for a just transition towards a low carbon society that both protects the climate and jobs. Speaking at the business day of the so-called “Pre-COP” ...

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UN-Habitat urges adoption of 3Rs method for effective waste management

Maimunah Mohd Sharif

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has called for the adoption of 3Rs, Reduce, Recycling and Re-use of wastes for proper management and healthy society. Dr Odunbaku Omoh, Human Settlements Officer and Programme Manager, African Urban Agenda made the call on Monday, October 22 in Abuja at the event to commemorate 2018 Urban October organised in conjunction with the ...

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