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Harmattan: NEMA warns S/East residents against bush burning, uncontrolled fire

Mustapha Maihaja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned residents of the South-East to desist from arbitrary bush burning and setting up uncontrolled fire during the harmattan. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA NEMA South-East Coordinator, Mr Fred Anusim, gave the warning while speaking with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Wednesday, January 8, 2019. He said NEMA would start ...

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GMOs: Stakeholders call for dialogue, labeling to create awareness

GMOs

The need to boost food production for Nigeria be self-sufficient and improve its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) cannot be over emphasised. GMOs The country has been facing some form of food insecurity due to the effects of insurgency in the Northeast and some natural disasters such as flooding and drought as a result of climate change. Recently, the story is ...

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Fires, missiles and climate change – Nnimmo Bassey

Australian bushfires

Watching a video of a cyclist offering water to a koala on highway in Australia, then helping it up a tree on the side of the highway was so touching. The animal turned around and waved back as the man turned to leave. Other photos of people helping scared animals have been posted on social media and they all indicate ...

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Insomnia: Everything that you should know

Insomnia

People who have high-pressure jobs face more troubles with sleep. Insomnia is one of the most unwanted sleeping disorders, which can be responsible for several health problems. A person who is suffering from insomnia is not able to sleep at night, which is responsible for making him feel tired and disoriented throughout the day. To make sure that you are ...

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Lagos to prepare plans for excised lands in villages

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government has concluded plans for the preparation of plans to guide the development of lands hitherto acquired in some villages. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State An excised land is a land that has been released by the government to the indigenes of the area who originally owned the land before the government acquired it. This means that the land is no longer under government ...

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COP25: Six nations launch NDC Partnership Plans

COP25 Opening

Six countries launched their NDC Partnership Plans at an NDC Partnership side event that took place during the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held last December in Madrid, Spain. L-R: Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Hoesung Lee; Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez; Chile’s ...

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UNICEF sensitises 208 Plateau communities on sanitation, open defecation

Anthony Lake

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

Niger State development plan

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

vehicular pollution

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

waste evacuation

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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