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Ebonyi State shuts down three illegal mining sites

Ebonyi State Govt to establish Technology village

New Telegraph reports that Ebonyi state government has shut down illegal mining in Amaeka Ezza south local government area, Enyigba in Abakaliki local government and Ikwo local government areas of the state. According to New Telegraph, the Commissioner for Solid Mineral Development, Chief Sabinus Nwankwegu disclosed this during a meeting with informal miners in the affected illegal mining sites. “We ...

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Delta state plants 50,000 trees, partners with World Bank on erosion control

Delta State renovates technical colleges with N2 billion

Delta State has commenced planting of no fewer than 50,000 trees in various towns across the 25 Local councils in the state. The Guardian reports that the state government also disclosed that three illegal saw millers were recently arrested within Oghara town on a tip off and are currently being prosecuted. According to The Guardian, the Delta state Commissioner for Environment, ...

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SWRC begins pilot scheme on waste recycling in schools in Lagos

SWRC begins pilot scheme on waste recycling in schools in Lagos

The Guardian reports that a Lagos-based group, Sustainable Waste Recycling Community of Nigeria (SWRC Nigeria) has commenced an innovative  programme aimed at transfering sustainable development principles to Nigerian youths. According to The Guardian, the initiative called “The Youth and 3 Rs” programme and targeted on the improvement of Nigeria’s recycling rate among the youths through member schools is anchored by ...

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Nigeria and 41 other countries to conserve 30 million hectares of bamboo

FG partners Morocco on renewable energy

Owing to the fact that bamboo is a sustainable replacement for higher carbon emissions materials and serves as an excellent carbon sink, Nigeria and 41 other countries have made moves to conserve at least 30 million hectares of the fast growing and highly renewable resource. The Guardian reports that the move comes as part of the South-South and trilateral collaboration on ...

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Women tasked on home ownership

Women tasked on home ownership

Women have been encouraged to participate in Nigeria’s real estate sector in order to meet their growing needs and guarantee family’s future. Leading the call at a seminar themed: “Essentials for Success in Real Estate Investments”  and organised for Women by Knightstone Properties Limited in Lagos, former Attorney General/Commissioner for Justice, Cross River State, Mrs. Nella Andem-Rabana urged women not to ...

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Firm to launch new estate, rewards partners

Firms launch N20b trust fund to boost real estate

In spite of the economic situation in Nigeria, Pazino Engineering Company, marketers of real estate products has revealed plans to launch a new estate called Celebrity Ville. The Guardian reports that the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Patrick Agbaza, who disclosed this at an event organized by the firm to reward its agents under the Pazino Multi-Level Marketing ...

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SERAP faults N300m mansion bill for Oshiomhole and deputy

SERAP faults N300m mansion bill for Oshiomhole and deputy

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has decried the N300 million mansion retirement benefits for the immediate past governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, and his former deputy, Dr Pius Odubu. SERAP has called on governor Godwin Obaseki to “immediately withdraw the bill, and use the funds to clear the backlog of pension arrears spanning between seven and 45 months.” According ...

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UNICEF begins Lassa fever campaign in Anambra

UNICEF begins Lassa fever campaign in Anambra

 The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has started a Lassa fever enlightenment campaign in five local government areas in Anambra state, believed to be directly or indirectly affected by the disease. The enlightenment campaign which is in order to educate the people on how to avoid contracting the disease, is following the recent outbreak of Lassa fever that claimed three ...

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Investor, Delta State sign MoU on N5bn mechanic village

Delta State worried about relocation of 26 oil firms

New Telegraph reports that Delta State Government has partnered a private investor, Re-Homes Property Development Company Limited, to construct an ultra-modern mechanic village in Asaba, the state capital. According to New Telegraph, the Public-Private- Partnership (PPP) project, which is situated along the ever busy Asaba-Onitsha expressway, will gulp over N5 billion before its completion within 12 months. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, ...

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Kachikwu fears Dangote refinery will turn govt refineries to scraps

Kachikwu fears Dangote refinery will turn govt refineries to scraps

New Telegraph reports that the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, yesterday expressed fear that the completion of Dangote Refinery would turn the country’s refineries to scraps. According to New Telegraph, Kachikwu, who spoke at a two-day stakeholder consultation meeting on draft National Gas Policy and National Oil Policy in Abuja, was of the opinion that the ...

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