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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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Govt to commence nationwide sensitisation on LPG adoption, expansion

Cooking gas cylinders

Special assistant to the vice president on Liquified Petroleum Gas, Mr Dayo Adeshina, says a nationwide sensitisation campaign on LPG adoption and expansion will soon commence. Cooking gas cylinders Adeshina, made this known in an interview in Bauchi on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. He explained that the objective of the exercise was to increase and expand access to adoption of ...

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The Blue Economy idea and what Buhari’s govt might be up to

Blue economy

Some of the replies under the recent tweets by Nigeria’s vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on the plans of government to further explore the Blue Economy, simply showed that many citizens are yet to fully grasp the importance of water bodies to the growth of a nation’s economy. Blue economy: An ocean of livelihood opportunities I’ve always tried to explain environmental matters ...

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Govt charges Lagos dredgers, miners on land degradation

sand-mining

The Federal Mines Officer in Lagos, Mr Sunny Okhouya, has urged sand dredgers and miners in the state to add value to the sites through backfilling and reforestation. Sand mining In an interview in Lagos on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, Okhouya also called for the conversion of mining areas to other uses for preservation and protection of the environment. Okhouya ...

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Climate change: Nigeria says Long-Term Vision demonstrates commitment to Paris Agreement implementation

Sharon Ikeazor

The Federal Government of Nigeria has said that it’s 2050 Long-Term Low Emission Vision document is a demonstration of the nation’s commitment to play a leading role in the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Minister of State for the Environment, Chief Sharon Ikeazor, made this assertion sequel to the formal publication of Nigeria’s Long-Term Vision (LTV) document by the Secretariat ...

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WildAid partners govt, Lagos, Nollywood, on wildlife conservation campaign

WildAid

WildAid, a non governmental organisation (NGO), has partnered with the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Lagos State Government and Nollywood to launch a campaign on wildlife conservation. Minister of State for Environment, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor (right); and Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, at the WildAid event President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), WildAid, Mr Peter Knights, at ...

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Military destroys 1,520 illegal refineries, arrests 755 illegal bunkerers in 2021 – Govt

Niger Delta refinery

The Federal Government of Nigeria says about 1,520 illegal refineries were destroyed while 755 illegal oil bunkerers were arrested by men of the Operation Delta Safe in the South-South region in 202. Illegal refining activities in the Niger Delta The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this on Thursday, December 30, 2021 in Lagos at a media ...

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Govt constructed 12 dams in 2021, says minister

Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government of Nigeria says it constructed 12 dams and developed  96,000 hectares of irrigated land as of 2021 through the Federal Ministry of Water Resources. Alhaji Lai Mohammed The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this at a media briefing on Thursday, December 30, 2021 in Lagos. Mohammed said the ministry also constructed 159 Rural ...

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Richard Steiner: Why Nembe must catalyse new paradigm of oil responsibility in Nigeria

Nembe Oil Spill

The recent catastrophic oil and gas blowout at Nembe, Bayelsa State, again tragically highlights the continuing failures of oil management in Nigeria. The Nembe blowout continued unchecked from Nov. 1 to Dec. 8, 2021, releasing (by my estimate) a minimum of 500,000 barrels to 1 million barrels of toxic hydrocarbons (oil and gas) into the sensitive coastal mangrove ecosystem. Even by world ...

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Nigeria destroys over 1m donated doses of expired Astrazeneca vaccines

AstraZeneca vaccine

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, destroyed over 1 million doses of Astrazeneca vaccines donated to combat COVID-19. AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine Executive Director,National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr  Faisal Shuaib, led the destruction at Gosa Dumpsite, about 2km from the Idu Railway Station, Abuja. “We withdrew about 1,066,214, doses of expired AstraZeneca vaccines from ...

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