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UNICEF sensitises 208 Plateau communities on sanitation, open defecation

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it had sensitised 208 communities in Kanam Local Government Area of Plateau State on sanitation and open defecation. Anthony Kirsopp Lake, Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Mr George Bekimbo, UNICEF consultant in the state, disclosed on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in Jos, the state capital, adding that the exercise ...

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Stakeholders seek inclusion in Niger development plan implementation

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Stakeholders have called on the Niger State Government to involve them in the implementation process of the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) for Minna and Suleja cities. Stakeholders at the meeting in Minna on Tuesday The stakeholders made the call during a two-day Technical Interactive Session on UN-Habitat IDP Formulation Mission for Minna and Suleja cities in Minna on Tuesday, January ...

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Clean mobility: Minister urges German car industry to transition faster

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German Transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer, has called for his country’s car industry to step on it in their transition to motors that do less harm to the environment. Vehicular pollution “Nobody denies that the German car industry is technologically good and innovative,’’ Scheuer said in an interview with dpa. “We have to bring these German innovations onto the road more ...

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Kuje residents decry poor waste management

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Residents of Kuje Area Council in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have decried the inability of the council administration to properly evacuate waste in the area. Officials of one of the AEPB waste evacuation contractors, on duty in Abuja The residents were reacting to the rising heaps of refuse left uncleared along major roads and open areas across the ...

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Environmentalist seeks active collaboration against climate change effects

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An environmentalist, Ms Gloria Bulus, has called for collaboration of all environmental stakeholders in the country to address climate change effects. Gloria Bulus Bulus, the founder of Bridge-that-Gap Initiative, an environmental NGO, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, January 6, 2020 in Lagos. According to her, Nigeria is vulnerable to the ...

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Ecologist advocates research funding for disaster management

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An ecologist, Mr Innocent Okoronkwo, on Monday, January 6, 2020 said research should be integrated in disaster management in Nigeria for preparedness, prompt response and prevention of a recurrence. Gully erosion in southeast Nigeria Okoronkwo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka, Anambra State, that research was a vital and much needed contribution in the area of disaster ...

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US offers help in fighting Australia bushfires

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U.S. President Donald Trump has called Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to offer help in battling the deadly bushfires that have been ravaging the country for months, a White House spokesperson has said. Fire and Rescue personal run to move their truck as a bushfire burns next to a major road and homes on the outskirts of the town of ...

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Cross River warns against destruction of green areas in capital city

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The Cross River State Ministry of Environment has warned residents of Calabar, the capital city, against the destruction of green areas within the metropolis. Calabar, Cross River State, in south eastern Nigeria The warning was contained in a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Environment, Mr Mfon Bassey, on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in the state capital. Bassey said ...

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Niger commences preparation of development plans for Minna, Suleja

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The Niger State Government has commenced the formation of Integrated Development Plan (IDP) for Minna and Suleja cities to make them equitable, socially inclusive, engaging, resilient and self-sustaining cities. Alhaji Ahmed Matane, Secretary to the State Government and Chairman of the State Technical Support Team, with the UN-Habitat delegation in Minna on Monday Mr Michael Kinyanjui, Regional Metropolitan Officer, the ...

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Land disputes delaying Ogoniland clean-up, says govt

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The Federal Government on Monday, January 6, 2020 says it is committed in cleaning up the hydrocarbon impact on communities in Ogoniland despite challenges being faced in the exercise. Coordinator of Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project (HYPREP), Dr Marvin Dekil Dr Marvin Dekil, the Project Coordinator, Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project (HYPREP), disclosed this on the sidelines of the 2020 ...

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