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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

1 year ago /

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

1 year ago /

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

1 year ago /

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

1 year ago /

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

1 year ago /

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

1 year ago /

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

1 year ago /

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

1 year ago /

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

1 year ago /

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

1 year ago /

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

1 year ago /

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

1 year ago /

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...

Osinbajo shows supports for Great Green Wall Project

1 year ago /

The Federal Government has pledged to support the great green wall project for it to meet set desertification objective. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made the pledge on Tuesday when a delegation of the National Agency for the great green wall paid him a courtesy visit. According to the Federal Ministry of Environment...

Nigerians Lament The State of Federal Roads

1 year ago /

The state of road infrastructure in the country is one of the challenges that Buhari administration would have to quickly address in its quest to turn around Nigeria’s socio economic fortunes. For now, federal roads have become difficult to navigate owing to long years of neglect which made travellers to contend...

LASEPA shuts down 53 churches, mosques & hotels

1 year ago /

The Lagos State Government has shut down no fewer than 53 churches, mosques and hotels across the state over noise pollution and other environmental offences. Some of the sealed worship centres were accused of converting residential apartments to places of worship, which according to the government has been constituting nuisance to...

China: Beijing Issues Red Alert Over Hazardous Levels of Pollution

1 year ago /

Following the increase in smog in China as a result of its pollution, especially in the country’s capital Beijing, the government has issued a red alert warning today. People have been asked to stay indoors and take preventive measures to protect themselves such as using a facemask and restricting the...

Traffic Offenders To Pay N20,000 Fine Soon

1 year ago /

Nigerians who are fond of refusing to use the pedestrian bridges may henceforth pay a fine of twenty thousand naira. To this effect, the House of Representatives is pushing for a bill to amend the Federal Road Safety Act that will enter eight new additional offences necessary to curb recklessness amongst...

'Bad Roads, One Major Reason For Fuel Scarcity', Says PPMC

1 year ago /

Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, PPMC, a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has attributed bad road network as the major reason for the recurrent fuel scarcity in Abuja and its environs. PPMC’s Executive Director, Special Services, Mohammed Mustapha said this when the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum downstream...

Buhari Queries Lake Chad Reports

1 year ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari has queried the report on the environmental audit on the drying-up of lake-chad saying it lacked the ingredients that would make the fast receding lake regain its economic value. The president made the observation on Monday the official presentation of the reports on the environmental audit on the...