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Govt promises Nigerians easy access to safe water

Suleiman Adamu

The Federal Government has reiterated its unflinching commitment to ensure that Nigerians have easy access to safe water. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Mrs Didi Walson-Jack, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, gave this assurance on Thursday, January 20, 2022, in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. She spoke at the opening ceremony of the national sensitisation workshop ...

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Water considered essential in fight against antimicrobial resistance


Responsible manufacturing of pharmaceuticals along with the provision of water and sanitation services are key to reducing the spread and impact of antimicrobial resistance. Responsible Antibiotic Manufacturing Platform (RAMP) Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the world’s greatest health threats, according to a recent study published in the Lancet. The analysis, which covered more than 200 countries and territories, found ...

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Lagos to establish 500-hectare coconut plantation estate

Coconut plantation

Lagos State Government is planning to establish a 500-hectare coconut plantation estate to boost production. Coconut plantation The General Manager, Lagos State Coconut Development Authority, Mr Dapo Olakulehin, said in Lagos on Thursday, January 20, 2022 that the estate would be dedicated to planting, processing and packaging of coconut. Olakulehin said that the agency was working to secure 500 hectares of ...

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Govt to instal 5m solar home system

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

The Federal Government says it plans to install five million Solar Home System (SHS) and Mini-Grid across the country to provide electricity to unserved and underserved citizens. Solar panels Mr Nebeolisa Anako, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, made this known in a statement by Mr Mathew Dan’asabe, Senior Information Officer, in the ministry in Abuja on Thursday, January 20, 2022. ...

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We’ll prosecute anyone caught dumping refuse indiscriminately – Oyo

Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Government has said that it will prosecute anyone caught disposing refuse indiscriminately in the state. Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State Commissioner for Environment, Mr Abiodun Oni, stated this on Thursday, January 20, 2022 in Ibadan, the state capital, when he led the ministry officials on a sensitisation visit to major markets over reports of indiscriminate disposal of ...

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Police deny preventing demolition of illegal oil bunkering site in Rivers


The police command in Rivers State has denied the report that its personnel prevented the destruction of an illegal oil bunkering site in the state. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Governor of Rivers State The command’s Acting Spokesman, DSP Grace Iringe-Koko, said in a statement in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, that policemen who visited the illegal refining site for ...

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Scientists urge sweeping changes to halt, reverse biodiversity loss

Paul Leadley

Halting, then reversing the dangerous, ongoing loss of Earth’s plant and animal diversity requires far more than an expanded global system of protected areas of land and seas, scientists warned on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Paul Leadley, past chair of bioDISCOVERY Needed is successful, coordinated action across a diverse, interconnected set of “transformative” changes, including massive reductions in harmful agricultural and ...

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Lagos acquires 10-car speed trains for Red Line project

Lagos Red Line train

Lagos State Government has acquired two 10-car Talgo 330kmph speed trains for its Red Line rail project. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu with state and Talgo officials in one of the train coaches Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, completed acquisition deal of the trains at an event inside the Milwaukee facilities of Spanish train manufacturer, Talgo Incorporated, in ...

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ERA/FoEN lauds Rivers’ actions against oil theft, soot pollution

Godwin Uyi Ojo

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has applauded the current action by the Rivers State Government to address the vexed issues of oil theft and refining of stolen crude oil and the consequent release of soot into the environment. Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) It will ...

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COVID-19: WHO expresses hope worst of Omicron wave is over

Omicron variant

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed optimism that worst of latest wave of COVID-19 is over, in spite of spread of Omicron variant across the world. Omicron variant Omicron continues to sweep the world, but cases seem to have peaked in some countries, which gives the UN health agency hope that the worst of this latest wave of COVID-19 ...

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