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Obama's Administration Gives $500m To UN Climate Change Fund

23 hours ago /

The US government has given half a billion dollars to the UN's Green Climate Fund, just three days before Donald Trump takes office. Barack Obama's outgoing administration announced the contribution of $500m (£406m; €468m) on Tuesday, bringing the total funds to date to $1bn. Mr Obama pledged in 2014 to give $3bn...

Minister Of Environment Appoints Marvin Dekil as project coordinator for Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project

5 days ago /

The Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed has appointed dr. Marvin Dekil as project coordinator for the hydrocarbon pollution remediation project. Announcing the appointment, the minister in the statement said the appointment was base on merit, and charged the coordinator to deliver results in the lives of people by Fas tracking implementation...

US Envoy Tours Abuja Solar Project

4 months ago /

U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change, Dr Jonathan Pershing, will on Wednesday undertake a tour of a solar energy project in Abuja. A statement from the Public Affairs Unit, U.S. Embassy, Abuja, on Tuesday said that would also discuss the importance of climate and clean energy cooperation in the US-Nigeria relations,...

President Buhari Restates Commitment To Ogoniland Clean-Up

5 months ago /

The Nigerian President, Muhammadu buhari, has reiterated the commitment of his administration to the clean-up of Ogoniland in Rivers State. President Buhari said that it is a collective responsibility of all stakeholders to ensure that the Ogoni clean up remains on course despite the current challenges in the Niger Delta. The President...

Ogoni Land Cleanup

7 months ago /

The process to the restoration of the polluted environment of Ogoni land, in the Niger Delta has begun. With the official flag off of the cleanup of Ogoni, in line with the recommendations of the United Nations environmental program report and a campaign promise of President Muhammadu Buhari

Lagos To Commence Construction Of World Class Medical Park

8 months ago /

The Lagos State Government is to begin construction of world class Medical Park under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement. This administration of Governor Ambode has said it is committed to improving healthcare experience and promoting medical tourism and excellent healthcare services of international standard in the State. The project has already...

Sokoto Government, UNICEF Sign N2B Agreement

8 months ago /

Sokoto government and the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) have signed a N2billion agreement for the implementation of the 2016 work plan in areas covering health, nutrition, education, water, sanitation and hygiene. The work plan is aimed accelerating the realisation of the rights of all "children and women to survival,...

Climate Change Deal Signed

8 months ago /

Amid hope and hype, delegates have finished signing the Paris climate agreement at UN headquarters in New York. Some 175 countries signed the deal on Friday, a record number for a new international treaty. About 15 nations, mainly small island states, had already ratified the agreement. But dozens of other countries were required...

 

Niger State Revokes Zuma Rock Land

9 months ago /

The Niger state government has revoked the plots of land given to private and corporate organisations beside the famous Zuma Rock in Tafa Local Government Areas of the state. This is contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Jonathan Vatsa, on Monday in Minna. It said...

 

Dankwambo Urges Traditional Rulers To Sensitise Followers Against Fire Outbreaks

9 months ago /

Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State has urged traditional rulers in the state to sensitise their subjects to the need to guard against fire outbreaks. Dankwambo made the call when he visited the Emir of Pindiga in Akko Local Government Area on Thursday. He said traditional rulers had an important role to...

LASG TO Construct Additional Pedestrian Bridge At Ojota

9 months ago /

The Lagos State Government on Thursday said it would construct an additional footbridge at Ojota bus-stop on Ikorodu Road to complement the existing one following the upsurge in its usage. The state's Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde, said in a statement that the decision arose out of the...

Light Up Lagos: Ambode Commissions 36KM Street Light

9 months ago /

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has commissioned the lighting up of the of Lagos-Abeokuta expressway from Ile Zik to former Toll Gate, Sango Ota and Murtala Mohammed International Airport to Oshodi in Lagos. According to the Ambode, the initiative was part of the promise of building a 24/7 economy...

Solid Minerals Roadmap Will Grow Industry, Economy – Fayemi

9 months ago /

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday, said a road map for the ministry would provide far-reaching views and opinions toward developing and growing the industry and the Nigerian economy. The minister said this in Abuja when he received the report of a 16-man committee on the...

Breaking: Kogi State Governor Puts Forestry Activities On Hold

10 months ago /

The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has directed that all forestry activities in Kogi State should be put on hold with immediate effect. The Governor's directive which was conveyed through the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Ayoade Folashade became imperative in view of the increased level of forest...

Lagos Government Halts Lekki Gardens Construction After Collaspe

10 months ago /

The Lagos State Government has announced the sealing of the five-storey building under construction on Kushenla Road, Ikate Elegushi, Lekki that collapse on Tuesday. In a press release issued on Wednesday and signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde reports that based on preliminary reports and investigation,...

UNEP lifts wildlife trade embargo on Nigeria

10 months ago /

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has lifted the suspension on trade between Nigeria and other countries in all endangered plants and animal species as well as related products. Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed disclosed as Nigeria joins the rest of the world in marking the 2016 World Wildlife Day. The Minister has also...

Astronauts Return To Earth After One Year In Space

10 months ago /

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth Wednesday after spending almost a year in space in a ground-breaking experiment foreshadowing a potential manned mission to Mars. The 340-day mission saw Kelly break the record for the longest single stay in space by a US astronaut, while...

Nigeria to embark on flood prevention and mitigation measures ahead of raining season

10 months ago /

The Director General of NEMA, Muhammed Sani Sidi, says there is need that would ensure free-flowing drainage systems, operation and maintenance of hydraulic structures such as dams and reservoirs which are being adequately controlled by the various dam management institutions in the country. In a message through NEMA’s Fagbemi, Deputy Director...

Expert warns against indiscriminate sinking of boreholes

10 months ago /

Dr Adeniyi Aremu, the Coordinator of the National Water Resources Capacity Building Network, North Central Regional Centre (NWRCBNet-NC), has expressed concern about the dangers of indiscriminate drilling of boreholes in the country. Dr Aremu told newsmen on Monday at the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) that indiscriminate drilling of boreholes could cause...

Abuja Electricity Distribution Company warns against rising electricity vandalism in Abuja

10 months ago /

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, has raised alarm over the rising cases of vandalism of various electricity equipment in its distribution network at Wuse and other parts of the city centre. A statement issued by the company says no fewer than ten different power system equipments have been vandalized and...


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