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COP26: Kogi woos investors on green economy

Victor Omolafiye and Sharon Ikeazor

The Kogi State Government has held meetings at the ongoing United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties COP26 to woo investors on green economy. Kogi State Commissioner of Environment, Victor Omolafiye, with Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor, at COP26 Commissioner of Environment, Victor Omolafiye, said on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 in Glasgow that to boost it’s ...

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NEMA tasks residents in flood plains on positive attitude

Ahmed Habib

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has called on people living in flood prone areas to have a change of attitude towards the environment to minimise the negative impacts of floods. Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ahmed Habib Mr Justin Uwazuruonue, Head, Abuja Area Operation Office of NEMA, made the call in Lokoja, Kogi State, on Wednesday, September ...

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Waste disposal: five states take measures to keep environment clean

Victor Omofaiye

State governments in the North-Central zone and part of the North-East are taking measures to ensure proper waste disposal, a survey has shown. Kogi State Commissioner for Environment, Mr Victor Omofaiye The states are Plateau, Benue, Kogi, Nasarawa and Taraba. In Plateau, the Commissioner for Environment, Mr Yakubu Idi, said new strategies for waste management were based on the experience ...

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Planners urge Kogi to gazette urban, regional planning law

Yahaya-Bello

Chairman of Kogi State chapter of the Nigeria Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Dr Adams Baba, has appealed to the State Government to gazette the domesticated Nigerian Urban and Regional Planning Law of 1992. Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State Baba, who made the appeal during the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Celebration of World Town Planning Day (WTPD) ...

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Floods: NEMA reactivates Humanitarian Coordination Forum in Kogi

Yahaya-Bello

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has reactivated its Humanitarian Coordination Forum (HCF) in Kogi State as part of preparedness for the looming flood disaster in some parts of the state. Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State Speaking at the event in Lokoja, the NEMA Head of Abuja Operations Office, Mr Bitrus Samuel, said that the reactivation of the forum ...

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Floods sack over 70 communities in Kogi, displace over 50,000 persons

River Niger

Flash floods from River Niger have submerged over 70 communities and displaced over 50,000 people displaced from their houses in different parts of Kogi State. Flash floods from the River Niger have displaced people in Kogi State Residents of some of the communities who spoke in Lokoja, the state capital, on Thursday, September 17, 2020 said that the communities had ...

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Group decries ‘illegal’, environmentally unfriendly coal mining by Dangote, others

Mining coal

A study commissioned by the international movement, 350.org, has shown that coal mining in Kogi and Gombe states of Nigeria has led to extensive environmental degradation including the contamination of air, water and soil which continue to negatively affect the health of local communities. Coal mining The coal miners fingered in the study are Dangote Cement, ETA Zuma’s Zuma 828 ...

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Foundation to sue Dangote Group over Kogi pollution

Dangote Cement

The Mona Audu Foundation, an NGO, says it will institute a legal action against the Aliko Dangote Group of companies for polluting the environment through its activities over a decade in Kogi State. A Dangote Cement Company plant President of the Foundation, Princess Zahrah Audu, made this known in a statement on Friday, May 1, 2020 in Abuja. Audu said ...

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Lassa fever case reported in Kogi

Lassa-fever

The Kogi State Government on Sunday, April 2, 2017 confirmed a case of Lassa fever in Angwan Kura Community in the old market area of Lokoja, the state capital. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Saka Audu, disclosed this in a statement. Audu said a patient (male), who is a resident of Angwan Kura, Lokoja, reported at the Accident and Emergency Unit ...

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