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Solid Minerals Roadmap Will Grow Industry, Economy – Fayemi

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Nasarawa state residents appeal for lesser electricity tariff

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Epileptic power supply has continued to persist in the country with most urban and rural dwellers living largely in darkness. Our correspondent who was in Kokono local government area of neighbouring Nasarawa  state reports that residents of the area are appealing to the relevant authorities to find a lasting solution to...

Senate committee says FCT is too dirty, gives 21 days ultimatum for cleanup

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The Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, FCT has given the six area council a twenty one day ultimatum to clean up markets and motor parks and the centre city or face sanctions. While handing down the ultimatum, the Chairman of the committee, Dino Melaye at a meeting told the area...

NEMA assures UN of addressing IDPs plight

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has assured the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) that the agency would not relent in its efforts in addressing the plights of displaced persons. Mr Sahad Bala, NEMA office Coordinator of Humanitarian Affairs at Malkohi IDPs camp, made this known while receiving the UNHCR...

Lassa Fever: FG to reintroduce National Environmental Sanitation Day

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The Federal Government says, it will reintroduce the National Environmental Sanitation Day (NESD) introduce by the Buhari Administration in 1984. The Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed and her colleagues made this known at the weekend in Abuja. The Minister said the re-emergence of Lassa fever and other environmental related diseases in the...

Labour rejects new electricity tariff

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Organized Labour has described as illegal, unfair and unjustifiable the newly introduced forty-five percent increase in electricity tariff The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) says it is a further exploration of already traumatized electricity consumer. See also:  NLC Decries Electricity Tariff Hike At its National Executive Council meeting held in Abuja, NLC said Nigerians should...

President Buhari reaffirms commitment to clear Ogoni oil spills

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President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his administration's steadfast commitment to the implementation of the United Nations Environmental Programme's recommendations for the clean-up of Ogoniland and other parts of the Niger Delta which have been damaged by crude oil spillage. Speaking on Thursday in Nairobi during a visit to the United Nations...

$470m CCTV contract award did not follow due process – BPP

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The Director General of Bureau of Public Procurement, Emeka Ezeh says the award of contract for the installation of Code Circuit TV cameras (CCTV) the Federal Capital Territory and Lagos state was illegal as it did not follow due process. The Director General made the disclosure at the investigative hearing on...

FRCN, Pacesetter Fm,Uumuahia gutted by fire

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The Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Pacesetter fm, based in Amakama, Umuahia South Council of Abia StateImo state was razed down by fire on Sunday evening. The station went in flames at about 5pm on Sunday, destroying the studio, control room and offices, sparing only the transmitter and the general...

 

Nigeria: FG to review all Environmental Laws

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced plans to review all environmental laws and Acts that have to do with the Nation’s environment. Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed said this on Thursday in Abuja at a one-day stakeholders’ workshop on climate change research agenda organized by the West African Science Service...

President Buhari calls for global cooperation on climate change

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President Muhammadu Buhari has called for greater global cooperation against the devastating effects of climate change to avert disaster for the human race in the 21st century. In his address at the opening of the 2016 world energy summit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, President Buhari reaffirmed Nigeria’s readiness to...

How N80m worth of goods got burnt in Jos market

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A Jos-based jelly-making factory, Bowlis Industries Nigeria Limited, situated at Rafin-Pa area of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau state, was weekend, gutted by fire with goods and property worth over N80 million burnt down. According to the General Manager of the industry, Malam Abubakar Muhammad, who explained the situation...

FG to develop solar electricity for poorest communities - Amina Mohammed

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Hajiya Amina Mohammed, the Minister of Environment, said the Federal Government is planning to develop about 13,000 megawatts (13 gigawatts) of off-grid electricity from solar energy. According to Amina Mohammed, the government was working on the possibility of diversifying the country’s energy mix and laid emphases on renewable energy and efficient...