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Don seeks law to mandate media to incorporate environmental messages in publicity

Prof. Godson Ana

A university don has called for the enactment of a law mandating all electronic and print media as well as the social media and different service providers to incorporate environmental messages into their publicity, publication and advertorial platforms. Prof. Godson Ana The cal was made by Prof. Godson Ana of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences of the University of ...

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Kano lists causes of low agricultural productivity

Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna

Kano State Deputy Governor, Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, has said Nigeria’s agricultural prowess is being consistently weakened by some age-long practices and factors like over reliance on rain fed agriculture, smallholder land holding, poor planting material, low fertiliser application, and the weak agricultural extension system in the country. Kano State Deputy Governor, Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna He is, however, optimistic ...

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Anti-corruption: Media urged to embrace credible reporting

UNODC corruption

The media have been charged to report evidenced-based issues on corruption in order to strengthen the fight against corruption in the Nigeria. Making this call in Lagos on Wednesday,  July 5, 2017 in her remarks at the close of a three-day Annual Media Meeting on Anti-Corruption in Nigeria, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Representative, Ms ...

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The Eagle Online is back

Dotun Oladipo

The Eagle Online, a web-based newspaper published by Premium Eagle Media Limited, took a break to enable it change its host and put in place a new theme, both of which have been fully accomplished. Some of those who have visited the news website since it was reactivated have described it as reader friendly and fast on both handheld devices ...

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The Eagle Online announces short break for better service

Dotun Oladipo

The Management of The Eagle Online has announced a short break in its online news service. According to the management, the break is to allow for a change of its host. In a statement signed by the Managing Editor of the online newspaper, Dotun Oladipo, on Wednesday, the break will commence from 12am on Thursday. Oladipo said the management was ...

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GMOs: When HOMEF, media debated biosafety, agric biotech


The task of ensuring that science responds to popular needs of society should be the major challenge that scientists have to overcome. While that task is met regularly, the issue of presenting science in a way that citizens can easily grasp can be daunting. Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), the ecological think tank, hosted media practitioners in Benin City ...

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Media not connecting climate change, migration, food security, says IFAD report

SG Meeting

Top news media are failing to identify climate change as a contributor to some of the world’s biggest crises, including migration, food insecurity and conflict, says a new research report funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and presented at the 21st UNCCD Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris on Friday. “The media, whether local or global, are ...

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Group seeks inclusion of civil society, media in budgeting


In a recent public statement, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo emphasised the determination of the current administration to adopt a Zero-Based Budgeting (ZBB) approach for the 2016 fiscal year, at the same time linking clearly defined policy priorities to the budget. Following the decision of the Federal Government to adopt ZBB, ActionAid Nigeria facilitated a series of consultations and discussions among ...

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UNICEF, media dialogue on child malnutrition


A two-day media dialogue on child malnutrition with the theme: “Spend more money on nutrition” – #StopChildMalnutritionNigeria, ended on Friday in Kano. The dialogue, organised by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), was facilitated by communication specialist, Geoffrey Njoku. It was attended by representatives of the traditional and online media. It is coming ahead of new figures on child malnutrition ...

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Sao Paulo, Lagos host memorable Flag It! forums

The European Youth Press (EYP) in collaboration with partner organisations from Nigeria, Brazil, Romania, Latvia and The Philippines, has so far held two training sessions for young African, European, Asian and Latin American journalists under its “Flag It!” project. The programme aims at teaching the media executives how to use and apply data to report environmental issues. The flagship Flag ...

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