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SERAP, CODE seek details as govt admits spending N31bn in four months to fight COVID-19

Ahmed Idris

 The Federal Government of Nigeria has disclosed that it “spent N30,540,563,571.09 , representing 84% of the N36.3 billion public funds and donations received to respond to COVID-19 between April 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020, leaving the balance of N5.9 billion.” Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, stated this in response to ...

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CAPPA describes fuel price increase ‘inhuman’, ‘insensitive’

Muhammadu Buhari

Last Wednesday’s increase in pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS)  by the federal government is insensitive and an affront on the collective sensibilities of Nigerians who have endured pains and agony in the last five years, the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has said. President Muhammadu Buhari The increase, which was announced by the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company ...

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Clean-up is a cover-up – Ledum Mitee, Ogoni activist, speaks on the Niger Delta struggle

Ledum Mitee

Ledum Mitee is one of those who broke the culture of silence on environmental pollution and the impunity of international oil corporations in Ogoniland, a tiny cluster of oil-rich villages south of Nigeria. He narrowly escaped execution 25 years ago when activist and playwright, Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight Ogoni leaders, who were at the vanguard of the struggle, were hanged ...

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Hook, Line, Sinker, by Onome Olive Etisioro

Hook Line Sinker

He may not survive this. Harry squeezed his shirt into his nose, trying to avoid breathing in too much of the rotting fish that was his current affliction. Not that it helped much. Not when he himself smelled like dead fish. Why were the fish dying in such great numbers and stinking up the coastline with the smell of death? ...

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Echoes of Pain, by Hope Okpuwara

Surgery

Mama Kola was running. She’d run forward and then stopped, indecisive on what direction to take. She looked crazy with her hair spiky, eyes bloodshot and face lined with dried tears. Kola needed surgery after being run over by a hit-and-run driver The road was unusually quiet; not a single car drove by. Mama Kola was frantic. She was praying ...

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A Walk in the Curfew, by Onome Olive Etisioro

Curfew

“Man is the pollution.” Evelyn huffed as she remembered her father’s favorite saying. It wasn’t like she hadn’t believed him; it was just that she was still quite surprised at how true his words had been in the end. Evelyn doesn’t see how the imposed curfew is going to change anything… Made her wonder, really, what things would look like ...

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It was a Year! by Mfoniso Antia

2020

Her soft palm touched my shoulder. I turned, only to be greeted by tons of questions. “Mummy, why do you always sigh and shake your head whenever someone mentions the year 2020? What really happened that year? It couldn’t have been a totally bad year. Or was it? Tell us today; we really want to know, my 10 years old ...

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Costa Rican, Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, emerges new head of GEF

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez

Costa Rican conservationist Carlos Manuel Rodriguez on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 commenced a new role as CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), an organisation established 28 years ago to help tackle the planet’s most pressing environmental problems. Carlos Manuel Rodriguez Rodriguez aims to scale up action on forestry, food and land use, and biodiversity loss, and to ...

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Science media platform, Ashenewsonline, makes a debut

Abdallah el-Kurebe

Ashenewsonline.com, a media platform, has joined Nigeria’s news service chain as a frontier source for citizens journalism. Abdallah el-Kurebe Founded by the former Editor of Newsdiaryonline.com, Abdallah el-Kurebe, Ashenewsonline focuses on promoting Agriculture, Science, Health, Environment, Politics, Business, Economy, and all other aspects of human endeavour. “Beyond mentioning, Ashenewsonline encourages people to provide story tips on human rights abuses, corruption, good governance, etc. “We are ...

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FishNet Alliance calls for support for Ibeno fishers in Akwa Ibom

FishNet Alliance

The FishNet Alliance has called for support for fishers in Ibeno, Akwa Ibom State and in other coastal communities across Nigeria whose livelihoods have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 and other human-induced environmental stressors. Director, HOMEF, Nnimmo Basset (left) presenting a palliative pack to a member of the Alliance The call was made during a Community Dialogue hosted by Health ...

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