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Minister for environment seeks collective action on climate change

climate change

“Convinced that the world’s response to global warming will define the legacy left for future generations, the Minister of State for Environment has reiterated the need to collectively address climate change and call for deeper care of the environment.” –The Guardian The minister Ibrahim Jibril made the call when a delegation from the Federal Ministry of Environment to Benue state ...

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Promasidor acquires N2.5 billion Lagos ‘Champion House’

Champion House

The Guardian reports that Negotiations have been concluded in Lagos for the acquisition of a N2.5 billion mixed-used development known as ‘Champion House’ situated along the Oshodi- Apapa Expressway. The deal struck between Promasidor Nigeria Limited, makers of Cowbell, Onga, Toptea and Loya Milk, and Champion Newspaper Limited, publishers of Champion is coming on the heels of efforts by the ...

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Buhari orders connection of the 36 states and FCT by rail.

connection of the 36 states

“The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered him and the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to connect the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by rail.”- Daily Post Amaechi made the revelation during the 15th National Council on Transportation, NCT, in Sokoto. He said, “The President ...

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Kogi state orders immediate evacuation in flood affected areas

immediate evacuation

PM News says that the Kogi Government on Thursday ordered the immediate evacuation of traders, shanties and temporary structures around NATCO Junction of the Okene/Lokoja/Abuja Expressway in Lokoja. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Kogi Governor, Mrs Petra Onyegbule, in Lokoja, said the directive was as a result of the flash floods that occurred on Thursday ...

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Cholera fast spreading in camps housing people displaced by Boko Haram militants

camps housing people displaced by Boko Haram militants

Africa News reports that Cholera is spreading fast through camps housing people displaced by Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Most deaths were recorded in Muna Garage camp on the outskirts of state capital Maiduguri, the epicentre of the Islamist insurgency that has also destabilised neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger. A U.N. ...

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Housing deficit: shortcoming of the government

Housing deficit: shortcoming of the government

“For about three decades, housing deficit in the country has caused a lot of Nigerians untold hardship worsened by the inability of government at all the levels to match their words with actions.” –The Sun But the federal and state governments had in the past muted the idea of making tenants pay one year tenancy to landlords. This policy, no matter ...

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Environmental rights activists seek amendment of Land Use Act

Land Use Act

The Guardian reports that the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) yesterday sought the amendment of the Land Use Act. Its Executive Director, Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo, at a stakeholders’ meeting on securing communal tenure rights to land in Abuja, maintained that the inconsistencies inherent in the law were being manipulated by the elite to the detriment of ...

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Ibeshe community accuses ministry of illegally demolishing their properties

illegally demolishing their properties

“Residents of Opere Street in Lagoon View Estate, Ibeshe, Ikorodu have accused the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development of illegally demolishing their properties under the influence of a land grabber.”- The Nation They said they learnt that their homes were destroyed to make way for a five-star hotel on the waterfront area. 16 houses and other ...

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Delta state inherits N1 billion debts in unpaid rents

N1 billion debts in unpaid rents

The Guardian reports that the Delta State government under Governor Ifeanyi Okowa inherited N1 billion debts in unpaid rents for ministries in rented apartments, Commissioner for Lands and Surveys, Chika Ossai has said. He said this yesterday in Asaba while responding to inquiries over the unpaid rents for the property occupied by the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He ...

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