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$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...

 

Another Lunar Eclipse To Occur In 2033 - NASDRA

1 year ago /

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has said that those who missed the chance to view the Monday lunar eclipse will have to wait till 2033 for another opportunity to view it. Dr Benjamin Ayantunji , the Desk Officer ,Eclipse and Astrology NASRDA, who spoke on Tuesday in Abuja,...

NHSA Issues Fresh Flood Alert

1 year ago /

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency, has issued a fresh flood alert to people living within the banks of river Niger and river Benue as a build-up in water levels that could trigger floods. The agency in a release on Thursday indicated that records from monitoring stations show fluctuations in water levels...

 

LG Chairman Gives Community One-Month Ultimatum To Clear Waterways

1 year ago /

Mr Ibrahim Daniel, Chairman, Kwali Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has directed Sheda community to clear waterways in the area within one month. Daniel gave the directive on Wednesday in Sheda, while presenting relief materials to flood victims in the community. He also declared that residents of the community...

 

Sokoto State Launches Tree Planting Campaign

1 year ago /

Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal has launched a special tree planting campaign at Kawadata resettlement area of Goronogo local government area. The governor said the campaign is to combat the menace of desert encroachment and improve agriculture in the state. He added that efforts are already being made to procure fabricated cooking...

 

Government Must Devise Ways To Check Flood Disasters In Parts Of The Country - Bukar

1 year ago /

The three tiers of Government in Nigeria must devise ways to check flood disasters in parts of the country. The senator representing Daura senatorial zone in the National Assembly, Mustapha Bukar made the call when the National Emergency Management Agency visited Daura to flag off the distribution of relief materials to...

 

Ebonyi State Adopts Plans To Ensure Environmental Cleanliness In The State

1 year ago /

In its effort to ensure environmental cleanliness, Ebonyi state government is to establish a cellophane bag factory to produce containers for collection of refuse in the state. Governor Dave Umahi stated this during a media chat held at the Akanu Ibiam International Conference Center, Abakaliki.  ...

 

Victims Of Jos Gas Leakage Calls On Government

1 year ago /

Victims of the chlorine gas leakage say they are yet to recover from the incident as they call on the government to take action so as to avoid a recurrence. Their reaction is coming as the committee set up by the government to investigate the gas leakage begins its work.                                     .  ...