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USAID promotes investment opportunities on Nigerian trade route

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The need for Nigeria to eliminate impediments to trade facilitation on major highways was the plea by stakeholders at the Road Governance Caravan organised by the United States Agency for International Development in Nigeria (USAID NIGERIA) for states on the Lagos-Kano-Jibiya (LAKAJI) Corridor. Development of LAKAJI Corridor as a multimodal major trade route in Nigeria is an initiative of USAID ...

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Ogun advices residents on land acquisition

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The Ogun State Government has advised residents to always channel their enquiries on land acquisition particularly as it relates to its validity to relevant agencies. Special Adviser to the Governor on Housing Development and General Manager, Ogun State Housing Corporation, Jumoke Akinwunmi, while speaking on the achievements of the corporation in the last 40 years in Abeokuta, said that the ...

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Nigeria seeks UN Environment Assembly vice-presidency

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Nigeria’s aspiration for the vice presidency of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) received a major boost on Monday as the sixth session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) got underway. Speaking to over 40 ministers of the environment and heads of country delegations at the forum, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Environment, who ...

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Why Nigeria will not endorse Paris Agreement on 22 April

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There are indications that Nigeria will not participate in the Signature Ceremony of the Paris Agreement scheduled to hold this week in New York. However, the nation’s representatives will grace the occasion. The Paris Agreement will be open for signature by the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 22 April and will remain open ...

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Osun Land Use Charge Bill becomes law

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Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on Tuesday said never will his administration base the execution of its programmes on allocations from federal revenues allocations again. The governor, at the signing into law of the Osun State Land Use Charge Bill at the Executive Chambers of the Governor’s Office in Osogbo, stated that previous and present administrations had so ...

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Government reviews MDGs execution, to prioritise SDGs

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The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SSAP-SDGs), Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, has stated that the Federal Government is reviewing Nigeria’s implementation of the just concluded Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in a bid to ensure a proper, accelerated and efficient implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Princess Orelope-Adefulire, who stated this recently in Abuja at a ...

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Ogoniland clean-up: Crusaders want government to match talk with action

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The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), member organisations of Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) and community-based groups from the Niger Delta have called on the Nigerian government to match talk with action in the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Assessment on Ogoniland. At a recent meeting on the non-implementation of the UNEP assessment ...

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Shell intensifies gas production in Niger Delta

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The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) Joint Venture is producing more gas from Agbada field in the Eastern Niger Delta in support of government’s aspiration of increasing domestic gas production for manufacturing and power generation, the firm has disclosed. It said in a statement released on Sunday and endorsed by spokesperson Precious Okolobo that some 10 million ...

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Fatma Samoura takes up position as new UN boss in Nigeria

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Newly appointed Resident Representative for UNDP in Nigeria (who will also serve as UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator) has taken up her position in Abuja. Before coming to Nigeria, Ms. Fatma Samoura, a Senegalese national, served as Resident Representative for UNDP Madagascar and as head of the UN System in the country from October 2010. Ms. Samoura began her career in the UN 21 years ago when ...

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How to reclaim Nigeria’s lost cocoa glory, by experts

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Ways to boost cocoa produce in the country dominated discussions at a recent gathering in Ibadan, Oyo State, where stakeholders explored measures to address the dearth of planting materials for the cash crop. Courtesy of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Nigeria, major service providers in key producing states were drilled on issues related to vegetative propagation ...

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