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Japanese Volcano: Rescue Workers Find Three More Bodies As Typhoon Looms

3 years ago /

Authorities have found three more bodies on the still-smouldering Japanese volcano on Saturday after a search which had been stalled by heavy rain resumed, even as a typhoon threatens to further hamper the recovery operation. Police said on Friday that 16 people were unaccounted for on Mount Ontake, which erupted a...

More Bodies Found On Japanese Volcano; Toll Now 47

3 years ago /

Rescue workers in japan have recovered 12 more bodies from mount on take, bringing to 48 the number of those killed by Saturday’s volcanic eruption. The search resumed despite fears of toxic gases and another eruption. The number of those unaccounted for is unknown but estimates say hundreds were at the summit...

One Killed, Severaly Injured As Another Building Collapses In Anambra

3 years ago /

At least one person was killed and about 20 others seriously injured after a three-storey building under construction collapsed at Eziora village, Adazi-Ani in Anaocha local council area of Anambra State on Friday. The building, jointly owned by Mr. Uche Okeke and his five siblings who are children of the transport...

 

Barack Obama To Create World's Largest Ocean Reserve In The Pacific

3 years ago /

Barack Obama will use his presidential powers on Thursday to create the world’s largest marine reserve in the Pacific, banning fishing and other commercial activities across vast swaths of pristine sea populated by whales, dolphins and sea turtles and dotted with coral atolls. Thursday’s proclamation will expand the Pacific Remote Islands...

London Overtakes Hong Kong As World’s Most Expensive City

3 years ago /

London has overtaken Hong Kong as the world’s most expensive city to live and work in, with a new study suggesting it is almost twice as pricey as Sydney, and four times more than Rio de Janeiro. The estate agent Savills said the combined typical cost of renting somewhere to live...

Thailand Woman Dead After Jumping Into Crocodile Pit

3 years ago /

A 65-year-old woman from Bangkok has killed herself by jumping into a pit of crocodiles at a reptile farm near the capital, police say. Witnesses saw Wanpen Inyai jumping into a pond at Samut Prakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo on Friday, reported The Bangkok Post. Staff failed to rescue her. Police said...

Scores Feared Dead As Migrants' Boat Sinks Off Libya

3 years ago /

Scores of African migrants trying to reach Europe were feared dead last night after their boat sank off the Libyan coast.

Kashmir Flooding Death Toll Rises To 175, India PM Modi Vows $180M Aid

3 years ago /

Large parts of Kashmir remain inundated by widespread floods that have rendered homes, hospitals and army bases completely submerged, prompting the New Delhi government to rush to the disputed territory’s aid. Some 175 people have so far died from the rising waters.

 

NYSC Begins Monthly Sanitation Exercise

3 years ago /

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has commenced the involvement of corps members in the monthly environmental sanitation exercise across the country.     

Environmental Protection: NESREA To Sanction Erring Consultants

3 years ago /

The Director General of the Nigeria Environmental Regulatory Agency, NESREA, Ngeri Benebo has blamed poor compliance with environmental protection regulation on the incompetence of some environmental consultants in the country.    

Amnesty International Condemns Lagos-World Bank Compensation For Evicted Persons

3 years ago /

The World Bank endorsed the Lagos state government’s inadequate compensation package for thousands of people forcibly evicted from an informal settlement, Amnesty International said in a report published today.

Landslide In Nepal Sparks Fears Of Flash Floods

3 years ago /

A massive landslide in Nepal has killed twelve people and blocked a mountain river causing the water to form a lake that threatens to engulf several villages.

N14 Billion Gidan Daya Engineering Infrastructure: Residents Express Concerns

3 years ago /

Owners of houses along the Abuja-Keffi expressway which were demolished in May after the two bomb blasts that rocked the area say their proposed resettlement in the Gidan Daya area of Kurudu is long overdue.  

Koloama Community Cry Out To Federal Government On Imminent Ocean Surge

3 years ago /

On January 16, 2012, a Chevron gas blow out in Koloama, which ignited fire that raged for over two weeks, sparked off both national and international outrage.  

Anambra State Government Demolishes Illegal Structures

3 years ago /

Illegal structures standing in the way of drainage systems in Onitsha metropolis have been destroyed by the Anambra state government.  

Governor Seriake Dickson Wants Improved Relationship Amongst Commonwealth Nations

3 years ago /

Governor Seriake Dickson has advocated greater cooperation among Commonwealth nations to address major challenges confronting them such as environmental degradation and access to quality education.   

Climate Change: The Threat Of Rising Sea Levels

3 years ago /

Over ten million people living around the islands of the Archipelago may be permanently displaced if the sea level continues to rise in the next century.  

House Of Reps Wants Producers Of Products To Participate in Its Disposal

3 years ago /

A one-day stakeholders meeting on indiscriminate disposal of solid waste materials ended in Abuja with a resolve that commodity producers should take responsibility for retrieving solid wastes arising from their production processes. The stakeholders meeting was put together by the House of Representatives committee on environment.  

Abia State Government Blames The PHEDC For Current Fuel Scarcity

3 years ago /

The Abia state government has blamed the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company for the non-delivery of petroleum products to Osisioma NNPC depot in the state.  

Anambra State Government To Constitute Commission Of Inquiry On Collapsed Building

3 years ago /

The Anambra state government is to constitute a commission of inquiry into the collapse of a four story building in Onitsha, which claimed four lives.  


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