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Taming Lagos-Apapa gridlock is beyond boastful rhetoric

traffic congestion

“I’d end Apapa gridlock in 60 days in the office” – Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State governor-elect (The PUNCH, Monday, May 20, 2019) Addressing his audience like a typical politician at a “Congratulatory Dinner Reception” organised in his honour (on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi) by his classmates at the Executive Master of Business Administration class, ...

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Nigeria to outlaw use of plastic bags

Plastic bags pollution

The Nigerian House of Representatives has adopted a report on a bill for an act to, among other things, prohibit the use, manufacture and importation of plastic bags for commercial and household packaging. Plastic bags pollution The report was adopted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Committee of Whole presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Rep. Yussuf Lassun (APC-Osun).  ...

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Biodiversity Day: Biodiversity is key to healthy societies – HOMEF


The ecological Think Tank, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), has called for concerted efforts towards the preservation of biodiversity and towards addressing processes which pose as threat to it. There are fears that continued biodiversity loss would result in an decline in forest productivity The Benin City-based organisation made the submission in a statement made available to EnviroNews on ...

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Govt faults media reports on Ogoni cleanup

Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma

The Federal Government on Tuesday, May 15, 2019 decried a media report that claimed that the contracts for the Ogoniland cleanup were awarded to unqualified companies. Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma, Minister of Environment Minister of Environment, Suleiman Hassan Zarma, together with the Project Coordinator of HYPREP, Mr Marvin Dekil, and representatives of the 21 companies handling the project, while interacting ...

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AfDB hosts flagship pan-African dialogue on climate change

Anthony Nyong

While Africa enjoys unprecedented economic development and strong demographic and urban growth, large parts of the continent are also highly vulnerable and already face the dramatic consequences of climate change. Local governments, civil society and the youth are getting increasingly vocal, asking more commitment at all levels to fight climate change. This makes Africa a key player in the global ...

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Clean energy forum seeks to power Africa for sustainable development

Clean Energy Workshop

Power sectors around the world are undergoing significant changes due to the rapid uptake of new renewable generating technologies both on a large scale and consumers side. One important thing is that we must keep ourselves updated in understanding their relevance to growth and development of Africa. Participants at the Clean Energy Workshop in Abidjan Innovation is the engine powering ...

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NiMet predicts widespread thunderstorms nationwide on Thursday


The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy to partly cloudy weather conditions with prospects of widespread thunderstorm activities over most parts of the country on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Thunderstorms NiMet’s Weather Outlook on Wednesday, in Abuja, predicted chances of thunderstorms over the central cities of Abuja, Lokoja and Lafia during the morning hours with day and night temperatures ...

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US to relocate Consulate to Eko Atlantic City

Eko Atlantic City

The United States Consul General in Lagos, Mr John Bray, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 announced that the home government had secured about 1,000 hectares of land on the Eko Atlantic City in Lagos. Eko Atlantic City Bray made the disclosure at his residence shortly after signing the engagement agreement between the U.S. government officials and Mr Roland Chagdury, the ...

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70 solar-powered boreholes near completion in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe

suleiman adamu kazaure

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources says the ongoing construction of 70 solar-powered boreholes in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states to provide water for host and IDP communities are near completion. Suleiman Adamu Kazaure, Water Resources Minister Mr Ibiyemi Olu-Daniels, the Deputy Director, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Emergency Response in the ministry, disclosed this in an interview with the ...

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Alex Ekwueme varsity greens campus with 20,000 endangered plant varieties

Alex Ekwueme Varsity

The Alex Ekwueme Federal University (AE-FUNAI), Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, says the school is putting modalities in place to plant 20,000 endangered varieties of trees to save the plants from extinction. Former Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, during the symbolic tree planting at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University (AE-FUNAI), Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State Mr Chukwu Ifeanyi, the Coordinator of ...

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