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SETPOM says Improper waste disposal, management negatively affects economic development

Environmental experts have maintained that improper waste disposal and management is causing devastating effects on the climate. They added that environmental pollution and its challenges pose a threat in economic development in Nigeria. According to Vanguard, the experts made this known during the annual International Conference and Conferment of ‘Fellows’ Award’ by the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation ...

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Oyo State assembly frowns at indiscriminate construction of petrol stations

According to Vanguard, the Oyo State House of Assembly has frowned at the indiscriminate construction of fuel stations in hazardous locations across the state. Vanguard reports that this followed a motion by Mr Segun Ajanaku (APC-Ibadan South West II) during the plenary session on Tuesday in Ibadan. Ajanaku, who is the Chairman House Committee on Parliamentary Matters, said that the ...

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UK partners C-Stemp on manpower training in the construction industry

Kano State commences new land registration system

In a bid to address the severe shortage of skilled manpower within the construction industry, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) has partnered with an Abuja-based firm Construction Skills Training and Employment Services (C-STEMPS) to train artisans. The Guardian reports that DFID’s Communications Adviser, Halimat Alawiye told journalists in Abuja that the organisation has secured the approval and recognition ...

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Nigerians urged to use clean cooking energy

Nigerians urged to use clean cooking energy

Nigerians have been urged to increase the use of clean cooking energy, to protect the environment from the negative effects of global warming. According to The Guardian, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki expressed this while hosting the members of the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cook stoves who paid him a courtesy call. Saraki noted that apart from saving lives, the use of ...

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Lagos NIOB conference to address shortage of skilled artisans

Lagos NIOB conference to address shortage of skilled artisans

The  2016 Lagos chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) conference will focus on a range of housing and infrastructural developmental issues especially, the shortage of skilled artisans. The Guardian reports that the two- day event tagged: Festac 2016 with the theme: Vocational Training: Bedrock for Nigerian Housing and Infrastructural Development”, will be chaired by the Lagos State Commissioner of Housing, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, with the President ...

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Kemi Adeosun explains 2017 budget figures

FG to issue promissory notes to contractors on domestic debts

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, yesterday, made it known that the Federal Government would put forward the sum of N6,866,335,052,740 as budget for 2017. According to The Guardian, the Minister told members of the Senate Committee on Finance, led by its chairman, John Owan Enoh (PDP, Cross River Central), that government would present the figure because it spends over ...

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Benue State Seeks FG’s Support to Tackle Flooding

Benue State Seeks FG’s Support To Tackle Flooding

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has requested the support of the Federal Government, corporate organisations and well-meaning individuals to tackle the devastations flood, erosion and herdsmen’s attacks have caused across the state. According to New Telegraph, the governor made the call yesterday when a delegation of the Indices and Disbursement Committee of the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission, led by its Chairman, ...

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FCT Minister tells herdsmen to move their cattle out of Abuja

FCT Minister tells herdsmen to move their cattle out of Abuja

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Alhaji Muhammad Musa Bello, on Monday, told herdsmen in the FCT to move their cattle out of Abuja, saying animals and humans should not be allowed to co-habit in the city’s centre. In a release made available to National Mirror by Deputy Director/Chief Press Secretary in FCT Administration, Muhammad Sule, the minister said the decision ...

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Building collapse: COREN to sanction erring engineering firms and personnel

COREN raises alert about crack at Akanu Ibiam Airport

Due to the rate of building collapse in the country, the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has vowed to sanction erring engineering firms and personnel. The Nation reports that a statement by the Registrar, Kamila Maliki, after its 151st council meeting, said: “Considering the report of the Regulation and Control Committee, the council noted the alarming rate ...

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Niger State government calls on FG to repair Federal roads

Niger State spends N300m on flood disaster

Reports show that Niger State government has called on the Federal Government to repair damaged federal roads in the state. Vanguard reports that Niger State government has raised an alarm over the poor state of federal roads in the state. It called for their immediate repairs to save the lives of commuters, who die daily on the roads. The roads ...

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