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(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 19, 2015 Guatemala's Vice-President Roxana Baldetti offers a press conference at the presidential residence in Guatemala City. On October 9, 2018 a Guatemalan court condemned former Guatemalan vice president (2012-2015) Roxana Baldetti, who was in preventive detention since 2015, to a 15 years and six months prison term, for illicit association, influence peddling and fraud. / AFP PHOTO / Johan ORDONEZ

Former Guatemalan vice president sentenced to prison for fraud

A Guatemalan court sentenced former vice president Roxana Baldetti to 15 years and six months in prison Tuesday after finding her guilty of fraud in the awarding of a multi-million dollar government contract to decontaminate a lake near the capital.

Climbers turn Mount Everest into huge rubbish dump

Decades of commercial mountaineering have turned Mount Everest into the world’s highest rubbish dump as an increasing number of big-spending climbers pay little attention to the ugly footprint they leave behind.

Nigerians urged to embrace tree planting

Some environmental activists on Thursday called on Nigerians to embrace the practice of tree planting to stop deforestation, caused by tree felling without replacement.

Experts flay federal govt’s non-enforcement of environmental laws

Environmentalists have faulted the Federal Government’s inability to enforce environmental laws that will address climate change.

Amina Mohammed has my full support, confidence – UN’s Antonio Guterres

United Nations secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, has stated that Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed, the United Nations deputy secretary-general, has his full support and confidence.

Kenyan govt criminalizes use of plastic bags

The Kenyan Government on Monday warned that from August 28 anyone caught with plastic bags would be arrested, charged or fined between 19,417 dollars and 38,834 dollars.

Nine local govts risk being submerged in Lagos – NSE

The Lagos State Government must intensify its flood management efforts so that communities in Epe, Eti-Osa, Amuwo Odofin, Ojo, Kosofe, Lagos Island, Apapa, Ibeju-Lekki and Ikorodu Local Governments would not be submerged.

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