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Radio Report: 2019 and environment in retrospect

As Nigerians cross over to the New Year, stakeholders in the environment sector say better days are still ahead for the environment if the attention given to the sector by the Federal Government in the outgoing year is anything to go by. Correspondent Innocent Onoh looks at inherent sustainable development-related challenges in the outgoing year and sought the opinion of ...

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Guterres, in New Year message, describes climate change as ‘clear, present danger’

Antonio Guterres

Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, on Monday, December 30, 2019 said that climate change was not only a long-term problem but also, a clear and present danger. Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General Guterres made this known in a special New Year’s message to people around the world. According to him, the world is entering the New Year, 2020, ...

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Don’t call me at 9 O’clock – Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

Once upon a time, there were very few television stations in operation in Nigeria, and they only operated for a few hours a day. In those days most stations came on in the afternoon and went off at about midnight. The stations would open with a hissing sound which was followed by the national anthem before the presenters popped up ...

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Sanwo-Olu restates commitment to rid Lagos of traffic gridlock

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has reassured Lagosians of his administration’s commitment to rid the state of traffic gridlock. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State According to a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, on Sunday, December 29, 2019, Sanwo-Olu gave the assurance while inspecting the removal of the 2nd Lekki Roundabout. He said that the ...

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Over half of Zimbabweans face severe hunger, UN warns

Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe is facing the worst hunger crisis in 10 years, a deputy director of the World Food Programme (WPF), who addressed the issue in the capital Harare, said on Monday, December 30, 2019. Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe “More than half of the population of 14 million people is threatened by food insecurity,’’ deputy director, Niels Balzer, said. Balzer adding ...

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Harnessing Nigeria’s gas potential for national development

Trans-Saharan Pipeline

Oil-rich Nigeria has largely been dependent on petroleum products as the mainstay of its economy for decades. Gas pipeline Petrol, kerosene and diesel have been in use for both domestic and industrial energy purposes in times past ahead of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in the country. According to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Nigeria’s natural gas as at January ...

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Kano deploys fresh strategies to ensure compliance with sanitation in 2020

Abdullahi Ganduje

The Kano State Government has said that it will deploy new strategies to make residents comply with the monthly environmental sanitation in the state. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State Chairman of the state’s task force on sanitation Dr Kabiru Getso, revealed this after monitoring the monthly environmental sanitation in the state. He expressed dismay over the failure of residents ...

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Nasarawa vows to sanction violators of sanitation laws

Abdullahi Sule

The Nasarawa State Government has vowed to punish violators of its sanitation laws. Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State Musa Ibrahim, the state’s Commissioner of Environment and Natural Resources made this known in Lafia, the state capital, while monitoring the monthly sanitation exercise. The commissioner, who was represented by Rilwanu Ciroma, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, said that stringent ...

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Nigeria accuses Cameroon of breaching pact on dam water release

Suleiman Adamu

The Federal Government says it will take appropriate diplomatic measures on Cameroon’s breach of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that caused flooding in some parts of the country. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Mr Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources, said this in an interview in Abuja on Friday, December 27, 2019. Adamu said the breach of the MoU ...

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Lagos reconfigures 60 gridlock-prone junctions

Lagos road junctions

The Lagos State Government has commenced reconfiguration and remodelling of 60 traffic-prone roundabouts across the state as part of efforts to reduce travel time and congestion. L-R: Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Mr Gbenga Omotoso; Commissioner for Transport, Dr Federic Oladeinde; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Mr Sewedo Whenu; and LASTMA’s General Manager, Mr Olajide Oduyoye, at the inspection tour ...

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