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Govt says 25% of diseases in Nigeria caused by mycotoxins

Food security

The Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, has said that 25 per cent of diseases in Nigeria are caused by mycotoxins. Food Items: Mycotoxins are naturally occurring toxins produced by certain moulds (fungi) and can be found in food Ikeazor said this on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 in Abuja at a two-day workshop on the prevention and control of mycotoxins in ...

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World Bank, UNN support Nigeria to advance natural capital accounts


The World Bank and University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) are set to support the Federal Government to develop Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) in the country, a university official said on Friday, September 10, 2021 L-R: Prof. Emmanuel Oladipo, Chairman, REPRC Policy Advisory Panel; Prof. Pat Okpoko, DVC Administration, UNN; Dr Salisu Dahiru, Representative of the Minister of Environment; Prof. Anthonia ...

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Nigeria prioritises energy security, transition to cleaner energy

Muhammadu Buhari

Director, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Mr Sarki Auwalu, says energy security and transition to cleaner forms of energy remain top priorities of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. President Muhammadu Buhari Auwalu made the assertion at the hybrid Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) Research and Development Fair on Thursday, September 9, 2021 in Bayelsa State. The fair has ...

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Nigeria reiterates commitment to achieving 17 SDGs

Sustainable Development Goals

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to achieve all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to promote economic growth, and eliminate poverty in Nigeria. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Sen. George Akume, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, gave the assurance at a news conference on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 in Abuja ahead of “Inaugural Partnership Economy Summit”, scheduled ...

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Evolve national policy on coconut, Lagos charges govt

Coconut trees

The Lagos State Coconut Development Authority wants the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) to develop a national policy on coconut value chain. Coconut trees Its General Manager, Dr Dapo Olakulehin, expressed the desire in Benin City, Edo State, on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at a one-day stakeholders meeting on coconut value chain. The meeting was organised by ...

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Govt to establish national technology innovation centres

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Ogbonna Onu, says the Federal Government will establish national research and technology innovation centres for global competitiveness. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology This is contained in a statement issued by Josephine Ademu, Head, Press and Public Relations of the ministry, on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, in Abuja. Onu said this ...

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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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Climate change: Nigeria inaugurates low emission vision, hails UNDP’s commitment

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

The Federal Government on Thursday hailed the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) commitment to support the country in developing Investment and Financial Flow (I&FF) to effectively address climate change adaptation and mitigation. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar Dr Mohammad Abubakar, Minister of Environment, disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday, August 26, 2021 while inaugurating Nigeria’s Long-term Low Emission ...

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Govt urged to curb the epidemic of used nylons, plastics

Akobi Crescent

Prof. Christian Madu of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) has urged federal and state governments, including Nigerians, to take decisive actions on tackling the environmental epidemic of used nylons and plastic bottles in the country. Plastic waste pollution in Akobi Crescent, Lagos, Nigeria Madu, a Professor of Environmental Management and Control, made the call in a chat on Sunday, ...

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Govt begins airborne geophysical survey in 19 states in September

Obadiah Nkom

The Federal Government is to begin Airborne Geophysical Survey (AGS) in 19 states of the Federation. General Manager, Nigerian Mining Cadastre Office, Mr Obadiah Nkom General Manager, Nigerian Mining Cadastre Office, Mr Obadiah Nkom, made this known when he visited the Acting Governor of Kaduna State, Dr Hadiza Balarabe. Nkom, who led a team from the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, ...

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