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Kano distributes 500 gas cylinders, improved stoves

Kano State Government says it has distributed 500 improved stoves and Liquefied Natural Gas (LPG) cylinders to encourage development of alternative sources of energy.
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has criticised former Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode for abandoning the Lagos light rail project while he was the governor of the state between 2015 and 2019.

Ex-President Obasanjo, Gordon Brown, others demand action against pandemic

About 165 global leaders, including a former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, have called for a concerted global response to the coronavirus pandemic led by the G-20 countries.

Senate holds valedictory session to honour Senator Uwajumogu

The Senate on Wednesday held a valedictory session to honour late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, who until his death represented Imo North Senatorial District in the National Assembly on the platform of the All Progressive Congress.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 5

Senate mandates committees to investigate NEMA on disaster response activities

The Senate has mandated its Committees on Special Duties, Ecology and Climate Change and Environment to investigate the effectiveness of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in its disaster response activities in 2019.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 5

Oil theft: Reps to probe serving, retired military officers

The House of Representatives has stressed its resolve to tackle crude oil theft in the country and end recurring shortfall in crude oil revenues, hence, its resolve to probe serving and retired military officers.
Humans consume 'tens of thousands' of plastic pieces each year

Humans consume ‘tens of thousands’ of plastic pieces each year

Humans eat and breathe in tens of thousands of microplastic particles every year, according to a new analysis o Wednesday that raised fresh questions over how plastic waste could directly impact our health.

Hungry lions on the rampage in Cameroon, kill 53 cattle

Four hungry lions who bolted away from a wildlife park in Cameroon are reportedly on the rampage, destroying property and so far, killing 53 cattle.
NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 01: People jump into the Atlantic Ocean during the annual Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day in Coney Island on January 1, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The 115th Annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club Plunge is hosted by The Coney Island Polar Bear Club, the oldest winter bathing club in the United States founded in 1903. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

World’s oceans are heating up at quickening pace

The world’s oceans are heating up at an accelerating pace as global warming threatens a diverse range of marine life and a major food supply for the planet, researchers said.

Flooding: Senate urges federal government to rehabilitate dams, dredge waterways

The Senate has called on the federal government to rehabilitate dams and dredge waterways to be able to take in flood waters.
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Flood submerges 64 communities in Kogi

No fewer than 64 communities have been submerged by flood in the Kogi/Kotonkarfe Local Government Area of Kogi.

Acting President Osinbajo signs three bills into law

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday signed into law three bills passed by the National Assembly which are now Acts of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Federal, state govts diverting N500bn ecological fund for 15 years – Senate

Senate revealed that for fifteen years, the federal and states government have been diverting about N500 billion ecological funds meant to environmental problems of communities in the country.

French parliament passes law to abandon oil, gas production by 2040

The French lower house of parliament has approved a law that provides for the gradual abandonment of the exploration and production of oil, gas and coal by 2040, the French Ecology Ministry said in a communique.

Malawi declares state of disaster in ‘armyworm’ affected districts

President of the Republic of Malawi, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, has declared a state of disaster in all districts affected by fall army worms.

Federal govt reiterates commitment to building world class ecology of mineral, mining

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has reiterated government’s determination to turn around the mining sector by building a world class ecology of mineral and mining in the country.

I will die in the Senate – Senator Ibrahim

A former governor of Yobe State, Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, representing Yobe East under the All Progressives Congress, APC, has declared he will die in the National Assembly.

Army worm outbreak: Institute wants pest control units resuscitated

The Executive Director, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IART), Ibadan, Prof. James Adediran, has called for the resuscitation of federal pest control units to tackle the army worm pest currently invading maize farms.

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Britain reopens visa application centers in Nigeria

The United Kingdom High Commission has announced that its center’s across the country has reopened.
Nigeria’s Private Sector led Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID, yesterday formally announced the flag-off of a nationwide distribution of multi-billion naira food palliative and other relief items to vulnerable Nigerians.

CACOVID: Looted palliatives awaiting distribution

Most of the looted palliatives in warehouses across the nation were awaiting distribution to over 2 million vulnerable households, the private sector-led Coalition Against COVID (CACOVID) has explained.
Two minors and four other suspects were paraded on Monday by police in Ekiti State in connection with arson attacks on three police stations in the State.

#EndSARS: Police parade two minors, four others for arson

Two minors and four other suspects were paraded on Monday by police in Ekiti State in connection with arson attacks on three police stations in the State.
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#EndSARS: Ekiti panel receiving petitions ahead of November 2 sitting

The Ekiti State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the Allegations of Human Rights Violations Against the Police, defunct SARS officers and other Persons has commenced its activities with a call on citizens of the State to start submitting petitions ahead of its November 2 inaugural sitting.
The Lekki Concession Company, LCC, has refuted claims that it removed the CCTV’s at Lekki tollgate few hours before the shooting of protesters on Tuesday.

Britain asks Nigerian government to investigate Lekki shooting, bring culprits to book

The British High Commission in Nigeria has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate all killings and incidents associated with the #EndSARS protests.