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The Sorry State of The Lagos-Badagry Expressway This Morning

The Sorry State of The Lagos-Badagry Expressway This Morning – Photos

For those who are in Lagos, today is a wet day in the city of Lagos especially in Badagry Expressway. The rain which started as early as 8am in some major parts of the state has its effects on some [...]

May 20, 2019 Environmental issues
Fulani elders

Fulani Elders Tackle Miyetti Allah Official Over Outburst On Tinubu

Fulani elders under the umbrella of concerned Fulani leaders forum (CFLF), has come in defense of a National leader of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu over a comment credited to Bello Bodejo, president of Miyetti Allah Kautal [...]

April 29, 2019 Environmental issues
New International Passport

The New International Passport Will Commence On April 29 – Price & How To Apply

The Nigeria Immigration Service will commence the issuance of the much awaited New International Passport on the 29th April, 2019. With the new passport, you can get up to 10 years validity as against the outgoing one that has a maximum [...]

April 16, 2019 Environmental issues

Young woman adopts baby boy after biological mom didn’t want him

A heartwarming story was shared by a reader and it may well restore hope in us all. Slindile Zulu legally adopted a stranger's child to stop the pregnant young mother from having an abortion. The 28-year-old from kwaHlabisa in [...]

April 14, 2019 Environmental issues

NiMET raises fresh concern over extreme weather

Concerned about the extreme weather conditions being experienced across African countries, the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMET) has warned of the long term impacts of extreme weather conditions on lives and livelihood of citizens. The Director General, NiMET, Abuja Abubakar Mashi, [...]

March 24, 2019 Environmental issues
victims of flood

NEMA distributes relief materials to flood victims in Ondo

About 745 victims of flood, windstorm and ocean surge in Ondo State have received succour and relief materials from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). NEMA, in collaboration with the state government, gave out fishing nets, water pumping machines, building [...]

March 23, 2019 Environmental issues
Lagos denies hiking price for road worthiness certificate

Lagos denies hiking price for road worthiness certificate

The Directorate of the Lagos Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) has debunked claims that it had increased the price for the issuance of Road Worthiness Certificate. In a statement yesterday, Director of the VIS, Abdul-Hafeez Toriola, an engineer, described the rumour [...]

March 12, 2019 Environmental issues
Atiku is best candidate to tackle economy, restore unity, Ortom declares

Atiku is best candidate to tackle economy, restore unity, Ortom declares

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has urged the people to vote for the standard-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, describing him as the best contestant to tackle the economy and restore unity. He made the call yesterday in [...]

February 11, 2019 Environmental issues

APGA rallies support for Gbor, Ararume

The All Progressives Grand Alliance has called on the electorate to vote massively for its presidential candidate Gen. John Gbor and Chief Ifeanyi Ararume, its gubernatorial candidate in Imo state. Dr Victor Oye, National Chairman of the party made the [...]

January 23, 2019 Environmental issues

Don’t evict Nigerian refugees, UN tells Cameroon

New York – The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has expressed grave concerns over plans by Cameroon to evict thousands of Nigerian refugees to Borno. UNHCR said it deplored the reported move that Cameroon was forcing several thousand Nigerians [...]

January 19, 2019 Environmental issues
Kano State

Kano State Govt revokes N5bn road contracts

The Kano State Government has revoked over N5bn contract for the construction of four major roads in the state. The State Commissioner for Information, Mohammed Garba, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in [...]

January 18, 2019 Environmental issues
Ritualists' Shrine

Police Uncover Ritualists’ Shrine In Ekiti

Ekiti State Police Command has uncovered a ritualists shrine in Odo Ekiti a suburb of Ado Ekiti the State Capital. The state’s commissioner of Police, Asuquo Amba, who led a team of his officers and newsmen to the forest location [...]

January 18, 2019 Environmental issues

No cattle routes in Benue, Ortom insists

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Thursday stated that there were no cattle routes in his state. Ortom stated that even if there were such routes before, he had removed them from the gazette because the current population of [...]

January 18, 2019 Environmental issues

NEMA cautions against fire disasters, urges people to marry IDPs

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has alerted the public to be wary of fire, conflict, flood and other emergency related disasters. Head of Gombe Operations Office, Hajia Amina Ahmad, gave the warning in Bauchi at a stakeholders meeting on [...]

December 17, 2018 Environmental issues

Cultists clash in Lagos

Rival groups of youth suspected to be cultists on Monday morning went on rampage around Yemisi Relaxation spot in Omoteye Estate, Agege, Lagos. The clash started in the early hours of Monday as gunshots were sporadically shot into the air. [...]

December 10, 2018 Environmental issues

‘Plastics may outweigh fishes in ocean by 2050’

Unless the shipping companies and crew comply fully with rules on reducing marine plastic litter from vessels, the quantity of plastics in the oceans will outweigh fishes by 2050. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO), said it had received warnings from [...]

November 7, 2018 Environmental issues

Landslide threat: Akwa Ibom church insures 500 members

Akwa Ibom church insures 500 members A parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God along the Uyo Village Road, has insured the lives of 500 of its members following a warning by the Akwa Ibom State Government that the [...]

October 31, 2018 Environmental issues

Flood claims four-year-old boy, property in Lagos

Flood claims four-year-old boy: The heavens opened on Sunday night and let out a downpour that lasted nearly 12 hours. While many Lagos residents were savouring a sound sleep, residents of Aboru in Alimosho Local Government Area and Oko-Oba in [...]

October 30, 2018 Environmental issues

Save Lagos from total collapse — Residents cry to lawmakers

Following incessant armed robbery attacks in traffic gridlock, especially in Mile 2 axis along Oshodi Apapa Expressway, Lagos residents who appeared to have given up on Governor Akinwumi Ambode, have cried to the state lawmakers to intervene immediately and save [...]

October 20, 2018 Environmental issues

We pay N100 daily to sleep under Oshodi Bridge – miscreants

We pay N100 daily to sleep under Oshodi Bridge One of the 62 miscreants arrested during a raid at Oshodi and its environs by the Lagos State Task Force, weekend, Gani Yusuf, 35, disclosed that they paid N100 everyday to [...]

October 15, 2018 Environmental issues

Residents of submerged Delta community sleep in ceiling

Residents of submerged Delta community sleep in ceiling WARRI—RESIDENTS of riverine Ogodobiri community, Bomadi Local Government Area, Delta State, overrun by the ravaging flood in parts of the state were said to be sleeping in the ceiling of their houses [...]

October 9, 2018 Environmental issues

Gully erosion cuts off A’Ibom community, FG wades in

RESIDENTS of Nduetong, Oku Clan, Uyo Local Government, Akwa Ibom State, say they have been cut off for over decades from neigbouring communities by gully erosion. The inhabitants decried the untold hardship they have experienced over the decades, but expressed [...]

October 9, 2018 Environmental issues

Enyaharo Isoko raises fund for flood victims in IDP camps

A newly formed professional organisation for the advancement of Isoko nation, Enyaharo Isoko has launched an appeal fund to assist displaced Isoko residents affected by the ravaging floods sweeping through the lower River Niger and parts of Delta State. Lagos-based [...]

October 5, 2018 Environmental issues

Chevron commissions drainage to fight flood in Edjeba community

A 500-metre long drainage funded by Chevron Nigeria Limited under its joint venture arrangement with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, for Edjeba community, Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, has been commissioned. Speaking at the event, General Manager, [...]

October 3, 2018 Environmental issues

Lagos residents want LAWMA’s dumpsite relocated

LAWMA’s dumpsite: The residents of Apapa road in Lagos Mainland Local Government Area of Lagos State have appealed to the state government and management of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) to relocated the Transfer Loading Station (TLS) situated in [...]

October 1, 2018 Environmental issues

Death toll rises to 199, 1,036 injured in nationwide flooding

Despite Federal Government assurance that the worst is over on the raging flood across the states in Nigeria, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday disclosed that the death toll had increased from the initial 108 to 199, and the [...]

September 28, 2018 Environmental issues

FG allays fear over floods

Relief may have come the way of Nigerians living in flood prone areas across the country, as the Federal Government yesterday declared that decreasing water levels means “the worst is over.” Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, who briefed the [...]

September 27, 2018 Environmental issues

Govt dithers as Abuja community residents suffer from quarry activities

Abuja community residents suffer from quarry activities: Livingstone Akanni lives in Kubwa Extension II Residential Area, a suburb some kilometres from the Abuja city centre. The serenity cast by the shadow of an imposing rock was an attraction for many [...]

September 25, 2018 Environmental issues

Rainstorm kills three, destroys 880 houses in Katsina

No fewer than three persons have been confirmed dead and six others injured following a rainstorm at Maibare in Baure Local Council of Katsina State. The incident, which occurred at the weekend, destroyed over 700 homes in Maibare, while farmers [...]

September 11, 2018 Environmental issues

Flood disaster in Kogi may be worse than 2012 experience, NEMA warns

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has expressed concerns over a possible repeat of the 2012 flood disaster in Kogi State when the River Niger overflowed its banks, displacing many residents. The 2012 flood covered major high ways causing many [...]

September 10, 2018 Environmental issues