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Lagos Plans To Pass Environmental Bill To Become Africa's Greenest City

Lagos Plans To Pass Environmental Bill To Become Africa’s Greenest City

The Lagos State House of Assembly is set to pass a bill which will give direction to the state’s dream of becoming Africa’s greenest city. The bill, among others, is aimed at opening the door to foreign and domestic investors [...]

January 16, 2017 Environmental issues
Dele Ikeorha

Pastor Ikeorha Charges Christians To Stop Eating Meat To Protest Fulani Herdsmen Killings

A Pastor and President of Laybible Translation Group, Dele Ikeorha, has called on Christians to boycott the eating of beef indefinitely to protest against the killings of Christians by Fulani herdsmen across the country. This was contained in an article [...]

January 8, 2017 Environmental issues

Niger Delta Existed Before Nigeria, We Have Where To Go – Ex-Minister, Briggs Replies Buhari.

Mrs Annkio Briggs, a former Minister for Environment and Niger Delta Activist,  has berated President Muhammadu Buhari over his comment during a meeting with leaders of the Niger Delta region that “anyone who has another country is free to leave.” Reacting to [...]

November 7, 2016 Environmental issues, Government and politics
Dead Whale Found On Nigerian Beach

Dead Whale Found On Nigerian Beach

Dead Whale Found On Nigerian Beach: The carcass of a whale has been found on a beach in Akwa Ibom State, south south of Nigeria, off the Atlantic Ocean. Villagers in Okpo Ita, Ibeno local government area of the state, [...]

October 13, 2016 Environmental issues
Oyan dam

Opening of Oyan Dam Renders Residents Homeless, Jobless

Oyan Dam – “If I knew this is how the community is, I would not have agreed to move to this area, this is the worst thing I have ever seen or witnessed in my life,” those were the lamentations [...]

October 8, 2016 Environmental issues

How President Muhammadu Buhari Awarded Tompolo’s Contract to Rivers APC Chairman.

President Muhammadu Buhari in attempts to position himself for the 2019 Presidential election is financially strengthening some of his loyalists across the country through the award of lucrative contracts and appointment as Managing directors and board members into juicy Agencies, Ministries [...]

October 1, 2016 Environmental issues, Government and politics, Oil & Gas
Grazing Reserve

National Stadium Abuja Turned Into Grazing Reserve!

Grazing Reserve – The dilapidated Abuja National stadium with an environment overgrown with bush has been invaded by Fulani herdsmen with their cattle.     It was gathered that since the scrapping of the National Sports Commission (NSC), the stadium has [...]

July 8, 2016 Environmental issues
Nigerian Association of Water-Well Drilling Rig Owners and Practitioners (AWDROP

6 States at the Risk of Earthquake – Researchers Raise Alarm

The Nigerian Association of Water-Well Drilling Rig Owners and Practitioners (AWDROP) has called on the Federal Government to take measures that could reduce the effects of earthquake as 6 states with land-ocean boundaries exist at the risk of possible earthquake. [...]

June 28, 2016 Environmental issues, Geography

Three girls carried out Yobe bombings: police

Three girls carried out triple bombings in the northeastern Nigerian city of Damaturu on Friday that targeted Muslims celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan and left 13 dead, police said. “13 people were killed in the… suicide [...]

July 17, 2015 Environmental issues
Nigerian Govt Begins Evacuation of Citizens from South Africa

Nigerian Govt Begins Evacuation of Citizens from South Africa

Nigerian Govt Begins Evacuation of Citizens from South Africa –  The government of Goodluck Jonathan has approved the evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa as xenophobic attacks linger. The Nigerian Commission in South Africa will commence the evacuation of Nigerians, [...]

April 20, 2015 Africa, Environmental issues
Organisation Solicits Media?s Support To Handle Environmental Challenges

Organisation Solicits Media’s Support To Handle Environmental Challenges

Organisation Solicits Media’s Support To Handle Environmental Challenges – Mrs Halima Usman, the founder, Halima Issue Neighborhood Initiative, on Friday solicited assistance from the press in dealing with environmental challenges facing the country. Usman told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) [...]

March 20, 2015 Environmental issues
Delta Govt Hails Marshals On Clean Environment

Delta Govt Hails Marshals On Clean Environment

Delta Govt Hails Marshals On Clean Environment – Delta State environmental marshals was praised for maintaining the state clean within the couple of months they were inaugurated. Chief Frank Omare, the commissioner for Environment, Delta State, made the commendation in Asaba, [...]

March 6, 2015 Environmental issues
FG Replaces 48 Damaged Steel Columns On Eko Bridge To Avoid Collapse

FG Replaces 48 Damaged Steel Columns On Eko Bridge To Avoid Collapse

FG Replaces 48 Damaged Steel Columns On Eko Bridge To Avoid Collapse – Julius Berger Construction Company have changed all of the 48 steel posts of the Eko Bridge destroyed by fire in 2008 to avoid bridge collapse, said by the [...]

December 27, 2014 Economy, Environmental issues
Activities to commemorate Nelson Mandela

Activities to commemorate Nelson Mandela

Activities to commemorate Nelson Mandela – For his first death anniversary on Friday, the Nelson Mandela Foundation has come up with activities to honor Madiba. The foundation will launch a new exhibition that will include a multimedia experience. There will [...]

December 5, 2014 Environmental issues
INEC Reschedules Distribution of PVC In Lagos & 6 Others States

INEC Reschedules Distribution of PVC In Lagos & 6 Others States

INEC Reschedules Distribution of PVC In Lagos & 6 Others States – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rescheduled the Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) distribution in 9 local governments in Lagos state along with other states that were overlooked in [...]

November 28, 2014 Environmental issues, General
UNHCR, ECOWAS Suggest Protection Of Refugees Rights

UNHCR, ECOWAS Suggest Protection Of Refugees Rights

UNHCR, ECOWAS Suggest Protection Of Refugees Rights – On Wednesday, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) called for the protection of the rights of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) throughout West Africa. The UNHCR representative to Nigeria, Ms [...]

November 26, 2014 Environmental issues, General
UN Relief Official Cautions of Increase in South Sudanese Refugees, Urges Assistance to Ethiopia

UN Relief Official Cautions of Increase in South Sudanese Refugees, Urges Assistance to Ethiopia

UN Relief Official Cautions of Increase in South Sudanese Refugees, Urges Assistance to Ethiopia – After the end of a 4-day mission to Ethiopia, a senior United Nations relief official has called for ongoing international concern to the problem of [...]

November 26, 2014 Africa, Environmental issues
Blast hits school in northeast Nigeria

Blast hits school in northeast Nigeria

Blast hits school in northeast Nigeria – A blast has struck an institution in northeast Nigeria, while students gathered for morning assembly before classes began, told by a teacher and a medic, having reports of “many student casualties”. The blast occured on [...]

November 10, 2014 Environmental issues, General
125-room house in Ibadan destroyed by fire

125-room house in Ibadan destroyed by fire

125-room house in Ibadan destroyed by fire – A 125-room house was razed plus property valued at millions of naira destroyed along at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Estate, Apata. Residents packed the little they could  from their property. It [...]

November 7, 2014 Environmental issues, General

Boko Haram forces Christians to convert into Muslims in N/East

Despite claims by the Nigerian forces, there's no relief for communities sacked by Boko Haram in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states within the latest invasion of town areas in all of those states by the group. According to members of [...]

September 17, 2014 Environmental issues, General, Military

100 Immigration Officials Stationed To Sokoto

Due to the porous borders among Nigeria and the Niger Republic, the Nigeria Immigration Service has stationed 100 Officials of the recently presented Border Guards Corps to Sokoto State. The newly introduced guards who are to among other things, ensure [...]

September 13, 2014 Environmental issues, General

Boko Haram Uses Physically Handicapped Persons as Decoy

Nine days right after an attempt by the physically-challenged individual to bomb the Murtala Muhammed Internation Airport throughout Lagos had been foiled by security agents. Yesterday it was gathered it had become basically based on a new movement by the [...]

August 27, 2014 Environmental issues, General

8 Immigration Officers Killed by Boko Haram

David Parradang, the Immigration boss, has revealed that Boko Haram has already killed 8 immigration officers as they teamed up with the Joint Task Force against the insurgents. He said “the NIS’ operatives have been mobilised on several occasions to [...]

August 23, 2014 Environmental issues

Earthquake hits South Africa again

A 4.6 intensity earthquake strike Johannesburg in early morning hours of Friday, the US Geological Survey stated on their website. No injuries were reported in the quake, which happened at about 1am, the second in South Africa in less than [...]

August 22, 2014 Environmental issues, Geography

Govt bans foreign people from attending Osun Osogbo festival

The Osun State Government has got declared that foreigners and people living outside of the state are not permitted to attend the year’s Osun Osogbo celebration to protect against spreading the dreadful Ebola virus towards the state. The Commissioner for [...]

August 18, 2014 Environmental issues, General

Chadian soldiers release the majority of Boko Haram’s captives, kill a number of terrorists

Nigeria’s militant group Boko Haram, kidnapped 100 people previously this month but many were freed – and the majority were young males, not females – authorities said Friday. A member of the anti-Boko Haram movement said 20 females and about [...]

August 16, 2014 Environmental issues, General, Military

97 males, teenagers kidnapped in Borno weekend assault

No less than 97 males as well as teenagers are conscripted and also abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in the weekend attack on the rural community within northern area of Borno, survivors, that are mainly females and kids reported yesterday. [...]

August 15, 2014 Environmental issues, General

August 12 is World Elephant Day

The day aspires to boost awareness about protecting Asian as well as African elephants. These kinds of huge animals have a threat from illegal poaching, environment loss as well as poor care treatment. An increasing number of tour operators are [...]

August 12, 2014 Environmental issues, General

16 Female Suicide Bombers Arrested along with Boko Haram Master Trainer

A person who is regarded as the master trainer of female suicide bombers of Boko Haram was arrested by the Joint Task Force in Kano. He was arrested with 16 females who were reportedly training for suicide operations. According to This [...]

August 12, 2014 Environmental issues, General, Military

Christians hide in mountains as Boko Haram conquers town

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) was informed that Gwoza residents in north eastern Nigeria remain in hiding in close by mountains following their town was overrun by the group Boko Haram on 6 August. According to local sources, after being repulsed [...]

August 9, 2014 Environmental issues, General, Military era

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