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30m people will live in Lagos by 2035, say researchers

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Researchers predict that in 2030, Lagos, Cairo and Kinshasa will each have to cater for over 20 million people, while Luanda, Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg will have crossed the 10 million mark. By 2035, close to 30 million people could live in Lagos alone, turning Nigeria’s commercial hub into the largest megacity on the continent. While Africa’s cities are ...

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World Day to Combat Desertification: As Nigeria joins campaign

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Have you heard the word “Desertification” before? Are you aware of the devastating impacts it could have? Does it make any sense to have a hand in such environmental disaster? Wouldn’t you rather be a solution to this threat? By way of introduction, Desertification is the process by which a fertile land becomes a desert. It is a land degradation ...

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Ogun clamours fresh forest reserves in South West region

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The Ogun State Government is canvassing for the establishment of more forest reserves in the South West geo-political zone with the conviction that the step will help in mitigating the effect of climate change and control acute weather. Commissioner for Forestry, Chief Kolawole Lawal, made the call recently while featuring on a live television programme in Abeokuta, the capital city. ...

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Anthony Joshua set for three-day visit to Nigeria

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World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, is set to embark on a three-day visit to Nigeria in August, 2017. During the visit, he will pay courtesy calls on Acting President Yomi Osinbajo and the Governors of Lagos and Ogun states, Akinwunmi Ambode and Ibikunle Amosun respectively. He will also visit some royal fathers including the Ooni of Ife, the Awujale ...

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Mixed reactions as sports federations hold elections

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It was a mixture of joy and disappointment as elections into the 31 National Sports Federations were held Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the National Stadium, Abuja. Some of the Federations had hitch-free elections, while others were mared with various complaints. There were also some controversies leading to the suspension of the election into the boards of some Federations. The ...

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Images: Glamour as grantees showcase initiatives at GEF-SGP knowledge fair

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 turned out to be a day to remember as beneficiary organisations to the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) showcased in Abuja a range of successful initiatives being undertaken. The GEF-SGP in Nigeria, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), provides grants as well as technical coordination support to poor, marginalised and vulnerable communities ...

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GMOs: Why Nigeria ventured into genetic engineering

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Ayuba David, a public servant based in Abuja, in this piece, makes a case for the prevalence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Nigeria, in the light of dissenting voices over government’s efforts at regulating the technology. According to him, other countries across the globe are already using the technology to their own benefit and that Nigeria cannot be an exception ...

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Bafana Bafana arrives for Eagles clash

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The South Africa Football Association (SAFA) has confirmed that the Bafana Bafana delegation will fly into Lagos on Wednesday, and would immediately connect a flight to Uyo for the African Nations Cup encounter to be held at the Godwill Akpabio International Stadium. The last outing between the two teams was a friendly match at the Mombola Stadium, Newspring, two years ...

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World Environment Day: Nigerians urged to ‘whistle blow’ to expose illegal natural resources exploitation

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In line with current act of whistle blowing aimed at curbing corruption and recovering the nation’s looted funds, Nigerians have been asked to extend the controversial act to issues related to the management of the environment. In an address delivered on Monday, June 5, 2017 to commemorate the World Environment Day, Environment Minister of State, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, said: “We ...

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World Environment Day: Nigeria yet to demonstrate commitment to environmental issues – ERA

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As the world commemorates the World Environment Day with the theme, “Connecting people to nature”, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the Nigerian government to go beyond joining the rest of the world to commemorate the event, and to take concrete actions to resolve the myriad of environmental challenges of oil pollution, deforestation, erosion ...

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