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Govt asks Lagos to provide land for mass housing programme

Mrs Margaret Adejobi

The Federal Government has appealed to Lagos State Government to provide land for the take off of the present administration’s mass housing scheme in the state. The Federal Controller of Housing in Lagos State, Mrs Margaret Adejobi Federal Controller of Housing in Lagos State, Mrs Margaret Adejobi, made the appeal in an interview on Sunday, September 5, 2021 in Lagos. She ...

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NEMA, stakeholders engage in flood mitigating actions in South-East

Anambra flood

Environment stakeholders have embarked on flood mitigating actions and public education on adequate preparation to forestall the negative effects of flooding in Nigeria’s South-East region. Flooding in Anambra State In Enugu State, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it has embarked on massive sensitisation in local governments on need to build temporary shelter camps in flood prone communities. The ...

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Why zoo culture is disappearing in Nigeria, by experts

Zoological Garden

Some experts have decried what they called disappearing zoo culture in the country, attributing it to poor maintenance of most zoological gardens and the current state of the nation’s economy. The University of Ibadan Zoological Garden Answering questions during a survey, the experts said that the poor state of the economy had compelled most Nigerians to consider visiting zoological gardens ...

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Lawmaker warns of imminent collapse of bridge on Lagos-Benin Highway

Lagos-Benin Highway

A member representing Ovia Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr Dennis Idahosa, warned on Sunday, September 5, 2021 in Benin that Ugbogui Bridge in Ovia Southwest Local Government Area of Edo State would soon collapse. The caved in section of the bridge on the Lagos-Benin Highway A section of the bridge before Okada Junction on the Lagos-Benin Highway ...

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Tuna species recovering despite growing pressures on marine life – IUCN Red List

Pacific bluefin tuna

Four commercially fished tuna species are on the path to recovery thanks to the enforcement of regional fishing quotas over the last decade, according to an update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species released on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille. The Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) moved from Vulnerable to Near ...

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Climate activists laud govt, community partnership in forest conservation

Climate activists

Climate activists from around the world currently meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, for the Summer School on Climate Justice have urged governments to protect the lives of environmentalists and climate defenders as any life lost exposes pristine nature to violators. Activist hold a poster of the slain Kenya environmentalist. The climate activists had met at the Karura Forest in Nairobi to ...

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Video report: Nigeria and climate challenges, by Nwajiuba

Alex Ekwueme Federal University

Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba was from February 2016 to February 2021 the Vice-Chancellor of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike in Ebonyi State. Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba He is currently the Chairman, Board of Directors, Nigerian Environmental Study/Action Team (NEST). A cerebal academic and consumate professional, he has contributed immensely to the expansion of frontiers of knowledge through his numerous publications. In ...

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2021 Flood Predictions: Abuja residents urged to be on alert

Alhaji Abbas Idriss

The FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has urged Abuja residents to stay alert to the predictions issued by the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet) and the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA). Director-General of FEMA, Alhaji Abbas Idriss Director-General of the agency, Alhaji Abbas Idriss, gave the advice at the 2021 Annual Flood Review and Preparedness Meeting with 150 Divers, Community Vanguard, ...

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Nigeria needs data to understand climate challenges, says Minister

Clement Agba

The Federal Government has said that the country needs data to understand climate challenges in the context of sustainable national development. Mr. Clement Agba, Minister of State for Budget and National Planning Mr Clem Agba, the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, stated this in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, on Friday, September 3, 2021, at the ...

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Role of traditional, religious leaders in upscaling COVID-19 vaccination

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

It was a matter of time, but COVID-19 vaccination has already started to generate heated arguments following a hint that the Federal Government could start sanctioning anybody who refused to be vaccinated. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister Dr Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHDA), disclosed this at a recent press conference in Abuja. He, however, said ...

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