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Ibrahim Usman Jibril
President Muhammadu Buhari will preside over the valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, exactly a week before his inauguration for another four-year tenure.
Jibril said the existing Policy on Environment was outdated as it does not take care of flooding and Ogoni cleanup which are the major challenges facing the environment in the country.
In an effort to address various environmental challenges confronting the nation, the federal government has said that it had concluded plans to review the National Policy on Environment.
Tension is beginning to mount in the Niger Delta region over the slow pace of Ogoni cleanup, announced by the Federal Government over two years ago.
Baffled by the alarming rate of flood and gully erosion devastating Anambra State and other parts of the South-east, the Minister of State for Environment Ibrahim Usman Jibril has called on the state university to, as a matter of priority, establish a National Centre for Erosion Studies to tackle the menace.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on government at all levels to prioritise on policies that could effectively and adequately curtail environmental degradation through deforestation.
Speaking with journalists after the boxes were opened and examined, under the guide of experts in forestry and wildlife, from various government agencies, and the university, the Jubril said the ministry officials were in Calabar having received reports that some unscrupulous elements smuggled some reptiles into the country.
The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is sending a five-man Federal Government delegation to Anambra State on Saturday, to visit and condole with the government and people of the state over last Sunday’s attack on worshippers at the St. Philips Catholic Church in Ofufe-Amakwa, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the State.
Nigeria, England, and Canada are reported to be in a three-way fight for the services of Chelsea’s defender Fikayo Tomori.
Brazil would have been playing Germany in the next FIFA window not Nigeria or Senegal according to Selecao coach Tite.
A multi-donor trust fund managed by the African Development Bank (ADB), Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), has approved a $500,000 grant to support the development and launch of the Nigeria Energy Access Fund (NEAF).
The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige, has warned that Nigeria may explode sooner if unemployment in the country is not tackled urgently.
No fewer than 50 runners have so far signified intrest in the maiden Onitsha City Marathon (OCM) event slated for Oct. 5, in Anambra.
Nasser Al Khater, the Chief Executive Officer of the 2022 World Cup which is being hosted by Qatar, has reiterated that the next edition of the global extravaganza will be historic and unique in its own right.
The Enugu State House of Assembly has said it will commence a legislative framework to make provision for succour to natives of the state who were affected by the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
Assistant Route Commander, Esuku Ikpi, of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Cross River Command, on Thursday declared that the activities of the agency were not punitive but correctional.
Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), has charged the personnel of the Nigeria Police Force to embrace the new changes initiated in the Police Corporative Society to enhance their financial dealings.
Carlo Ancelotti insisted that there was no sense of “euphoria” after beating Champions League holders Liverpool 2-0 in the opening match of the campaign.