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Lagos Reforms Land Bureau, Insists on Prosecuting Land Grabbers

1 year ago /

The Lagos State Government yesterday disclosed its resolve to prosecute any identified land grabber while assuring all investors of the safety of their landed property in the state. The state government also disclosed that 4,602 Certificates of Occupancy (C of Os); 6,118 governor’s consent and 314 deemed grant consent had been issued...

Lagos Ranked World’s Third Unaffordable City For Renters

1 year ago /

A new report has ranked Lagos, the nation’s commercial nerve centre as the third least of world cities that are highly unaffordable for renters. The report released by RENTCafé, a property search website puts Lagos rent at $355 (N129, 575) per month while the household income is $625 (N228, 125), making the city the third behind...

Flood Alert: Severe Flooding Is Expected In The Peak Of The Raining Season - Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency

1 year ago /

States along river Niger and Benue have again been told to adopt preventive measures to avert danger as severe flooding is expected in the peak of the raining season with coastal cities like Lagos also vulnerable. The director general, Nigeria hydrological services agency, Moses Beckley, gave this indication at the presentation...

Amnesty, Others Seek Cleanup Of Ogoni Polluted Sites

1 year ago /

The Environmental Rights Action, Amnesty International, and Friends of the Earth Europe have called for the immediate clean-up of Ogoni in Rivers State.One year on from when the implementation of a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on Ogoniland was officially supposed to begin, the communities of the Niger Delta are...

 

Relocate to Akwa Ibom or face our wrath – Youths warn Exxon-Mobil

1 year ago /

Youths in Akwa Ibom State, weekend, continued their protest over alleged refusal by Exxon-Mobil to relocate its headquarters to the state, disrupting socio-economic activities at Ibeno, the operational base of the company. The youths, under the umbrella of Ibeno Youth Presidents’ Forum, Ulok Ulok People’s Assembly and Ibeno Chapter of Ijaw...

Gov. Akeredolu Bans Logging In Ondo

1 year ago /

Ondo state government has banned logging in forest reserves in the 18 local government areas. The State Governor, Chief Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, gave the order on Friday in Akure. A statement by Mr Toyin Akinkuotu, the state Head of Service, said that the ban was with immediate effect. The governor also dissolved all taskforce...

FG Initiates International Conference To Resuscitate Lake Chad

1 year ago /

The Federal Government has initiated a bilateral engagement for an international conference to discuss modalities to resuscitate Lake Chad which is drying up. The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, stated this when the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) delegation paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. He said...

UN Declares Famine In South Sudan

1 year ago /

Three UN agencies said on Monday declared famine in parts of South Sudan. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the UN children’s fund UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) said no fewer than 100,000 people are facing starvation in parts of violence-plagued South Sudan. “Famine is currently affecting...

Ogoni Clean-Up Will Cost $1b, Says Yemi Osinbajo

1 year ago /

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo revealed today that the Ogoni Clean-Up project flagged off in 2016 will cost $1billion and the funds will be provided by Shell Petroleum Development Company. Osinbajo made this known today during an interactive Town Hall meeting with the people of Niger Delta in Port Harcourt Rivers State. He...

UK Court Blocks Nigeria Oil Pollution Case Against Shell

1 year ago /

The High Court in London has ruled that two polluted communities in Nigeria's southern Niger Delta region cannot seek redress against oil giant Shell in the UK. The court agreed with the multinational's argument that the case, affecting more than 40,000 people, should be heard by local courts in Nigeria. Two communities...

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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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...


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