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Tears, trauma as families, colleagues remember victims of 2011 UN House bombing

UN House attack

Amid tears, wreath-laying, and tales of trauma, survivors, families, and colleagues of the 23 victims of the 2011 UN House bombing, on Thursday, August 26, 2021 held a ceremony to celebrate their “fallen heroes”. The UN House in Abuja after the attack in 2011 At an event held at the UN House in Abuja at the instance of the United ...

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Climate change: Rotary Club, others plant trees in Abuja

Tree planting

Rotary Club of Abuja, Ministers Hills and other clubs, in collaboration with Abuja Parks and Recreation Department, have planted 40 trees in Nnamdi Azikiwe expressway to alleviate the effects of climate change. Tree planting Speaking at the planting of the trees in Abuja on Saturday, August 7, 2021, President of the club, Mr Bisi Teru, said that it was part of ...

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NESREA seizes endangered birds from illegal wildlife traders in Abuja

NESREA

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) on Thursday, July 15, 2021 seized endangered birds from alleged illegal wildlife traders in Abuja. Prof. Aliyu Jauro, Director-General, NESREA, inspecting the siezed birds The agency also warned against illegal wildlife trade in the country. Prof. Aliyu Jauro, Director-General, NESREA, while briefing  newsmen on the enforcement action carried out against illegal ...

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Desertification: FCTA to plant 170,000 tree seedlings across terrirory

Tree planting

he Federal Capital Terriory Administration (FCTA) says it will plant 170,000 tree seedlings across the territory in fulfilling President Muhammadu Buhari’s  pledge to tackle desertification in the country. Tree planting The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, made the disclosure at the 2021 World Desertification and Drought Day and launching of FCT Tree Planting campaign, organised by the Department, Parks and Recreation on Thursday, ...

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Abuja named cleanest city, Akwa Ibom cleanest state

Federal Secretariat

Clean-Up Nigeria (CUN), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 announced Abuja city as the cleanest city, while Akwa Ibom emerged the cleanest state in the country. Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja Mr Prince Ene Baba-Owoh Jr., National Coordinator/Secretary, National Technical Study Group of the organisation, disclosed this in Abuja at a virtual meeting on the state of Nigeria’s ...

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FCTA introduces ‘Blue Bin Project’ to reduce waste

waste evacuation

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has, through its Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), introduced Blue Bin Project to reduce the quantum of wastes that go to its landfill. Malam Muhammed Bello, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), said this in Abuja on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the commemoration of the 2018 World Environment Day (WED). The News ...

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Over 4,000 treated as Shell launches Abuja health crusade

Dr. Akinwunmi Fajola

The Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has launched its first medical outreach in the Federal Capital Territory at Gidan Mangoro community of Karu in Abuja, treating more than 4,000 beneficiaries and providing medical supplies to five local primary schools. This is the latest phase of Shell’s Health-in-Motion programme which was rolled out in the Niger Delta in 2005. ...

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UNDP, stakeholders develop 5-year strategic plan to transform Abuja

Abuja

In an effort to transform Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) into a smart city, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has undertaken an initiative aimed at developing a five-year (2018-2022) strategic physical plan for the showpiece city. The plan, it was gathered, is aimed at transforming the FCT into a modern city and making it compatible with the current ...

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Anxiety in Abuja as Meningitis spreads

Rilwan-Mohammed

The Health Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory has yet to receive any report on outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis in the area. Alice Achu, the Acting Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat of the territory, made the remark in Abuja on Monday, April 3, 2017. Achu denied an earlier report credited to the Executive Secretary of Primary Healthcare Board, ...

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Worrisome: Lagos, Abuja get low status in quality of living ranking

Abuja

“Nigeria’s commercial and administrative capital cities of Lagos and Abuja got distant 212th and 213th respective positions out of the 231 cities assessed under the 2017 Mercer Quality of Living Rankings for cities.”…………..EnviroNews, March 14, 2017 The title of this piece was slightly modified in order to arouse the conscience of those who have a remit for city planning, management and governance ...

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