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After three days’ notice, Lagos demolishes shanties on Lekki coastal road

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government has demolished all shanties and illegal structures on Lekki coastal road which serves as alternative to Lekki-Epe route. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State The demolition was carried out after a three-day removal notice had reportedly been issued to affected persons. Chairman of the State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Task Force), CSP Shola Jejeloye, confirmed the demolition ...

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Lagos records six COVID-19 related deaths, 519 infections in two days

Prof. Akin Abayomi

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the state recorded six COVID-19 related deaths within two days. Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health Abayomi made the disclosure through his Facebook account @ProfAkinolaAbayomi, on Sunday, August 1, 2021 while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for July 30 and July 31. He said that the deaths increased ...

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Shell unveils first female Managing Director for deep-water Nigeria


Energy big-wig, Shell, has named Elohor Aiboni as the Managing Director of its Nigeria deep-water business, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo) with effect from Sunday, August 1, 2021. Managing Director, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo), Mrs. Elohor Aiboni, receiving the Shell Safety, Environment and Social Performance Charter from her predecessor, Mr. Bayo Ojulari, in ...

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FCTA spends N8bn on waste management annually – Minister

Dr Ramatu Aliyu

The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has disclosed that the FCT administration spent about N8 billion annually on waste management in the Federal Capital City (FCC) and the satellite towns. Dr Ramatu Aliyu, FCT Minister of State The Minister made the disclosure in a statement issued by her Special Assistant on Media, Mr Austine Elemue, on Sunday, August ...

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Nigeria submits final report of updated NDCs to UNFCCC

Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar

Nigeria has submitted the final report of its 2021 Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Minister of Environment, Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar The document was submitted on Friday, July 30 in an apparent bid to meet the UN body’s cut-off deadline. The updated report, which was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, replaces the ...

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Only 58% of Parties met NDCs submission cut-off deadline, says Espinosa

patricia espinosa

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), speaking on the submission of National Climate Plans or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by July 31, 2021, says the submission cut-off date allows the UN body to review, quantify and summarise the content of the documents Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC Against the backdrop ...

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NiMet predicts three-day thunderstorms, rain


The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted  three days thunderstorms and rain across the country. Thunderstorms NiMet’s weather outlook released on Friday, July 30, 2021 in Abuja predicted thunderstorms over parts of Taraba Kebbi, Zamfara and Sokoto states in the morning hours of Saturday. According to it, isolated thunderstorms are expected over parts of Gombe, Bauchi, Taraba, Adamawa Katsina, Zamfara ...

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WFP, FAO identify 23 countries as ‘highest alert’ hunger hotspots

David Beasley

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) say in the next four months, conflict, COVID-19 and the climate crisis are likely to increase hunger in 23 countries. David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) Ms Eri Kaneko, the Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, António Guterres, said this while briefing correspondents at the ...

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Coalition urges Consumer Protection Commission to uphold rights to healthy foods

Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC)

The Trans-fat Free Nigeria campaign coalition has urged the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) to help uphold the consumers rights to safe and healthy foods and right to accurate information on food labels so they can make informed decisions and stay healthy. L- R: Dr. Jerome Mafeni, Technical Advisor, Trans Fatty Acids Campaign at the Network for Health ...

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UNDP-GEF warns against use of synthetic pesticides on food products

Food security

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Global Environment Facility (GEF) has warned against use of synthetic pesticides on food products. Food Items The UNDP further said that such usage could have implications on trade and health of the farmers if not properly applied. The Project Manager, UNDP-GEF in charge of Resilient Food Security Project, Mrs Rhoda Dia, made this known ...

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