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The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has called on medical doctors and other healthcare professionals to avoid unauthorised treatment of persons infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).
Minister of Environment, Mahmood Abubakar, made this known on Wednesday during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.
The Environmental Health Officer Association of Nigeria (EHOAN) has expressed concern over inadequate personnel in the country saying only 7,000 officers are currently serving over 200 million Nigerians.
The Ministry of Water Resources, has urged all the ministries, agencies and other relevant organisations to collaborate effectively to achieve access to sustainable Water Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) services by 2030
President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said law enforcement agencies have recovered over N3.7 billion as well as various assets worth billions of Naira from contractors and former directors of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammed Mahmood, asked environmental health officers in states and local governments to engage butchers to ensure they do not handle, slaughter, dress, sell and prepare meat originating from wild animals or sick livestock.
Stakeholders on environmental protection have called on the Federal Government of Nigeria and other states to aggressively deploy information, satellite, molecular, drone and other relevant technologies to promote transparency in the forestry sector and prevent the alarming illicit trading in Nigeria’s endangered plant species, particularly Rosewood. =
The Federal Government is finalising arrangements to raise about N25 billion through its third green bond issuance.
Dr Mohammad Abubakar, the Minister of Environment has advised Nigerians to stop eating rats for now as 29 deaths cases have been recorded due to Lassa Fever outbreak in the country.
Against the backdrop of a renewed outbreak of Lassa fever in the country, the Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Manhood, has directed all environmental health experts at the federal, state and local government levels to immediately reembark on massive awareness campaigns aimed at controlling the spread.
The Federal Government on Monday said it has embarked on massive sensitization of the public against Lassa Fever as Nigeria confirms 195 cases and 29 deaths in the 11 states of the federation.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday congratulated the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, on the World Leader Prize at the inaugural Global Citizen award ceremony held in London.
The Federal Government has awarded itself pass mark for major steps taken so far to combat climate change; particularly the N10 billon generated from issuance of Green Bond, that is generating cleaner energy for seven universities using solar power.
The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, ERA/FoEN, has raised the alarm that the clean-up exercise in Ogoni land on oil pollution may take longer time, alleging that the body saddled with the responsibility lacks the capacity to carry out the huge assignment.
The ban affects all plastic carry bags and other single-use plastic items such as wrappers, plastic containers, bottles, straws, plastic cutlery, folders, and balloons. Plastic duty-free bags are not authorised to be brought into the country.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has listed the Federal Government of Nigerian (FGN) N15 billion Green Bond. The bond has a coupon rate of 14.50 per cent on June 13, 2019 and is due to mature on June 13, 2026.
The National Assembly on Friday, warned Ministries Department and Agencies (MDAs) to make themselves available before October ending, to defend their proposals in the 2020 budget, or risk running without budget after the exercise in October.
Cameroon’s military says three of five men recently arrested by Togolese police and portrayed by Togolese media as notorious criminals who committed serious offenses against Togolese citizens are Cameroonian soldiers, while the other two are former convicts. The three military men stole weapons from the military headquarters in Yaoundé and went to Togo’s capital, Lomé, where they used the weapons to harass Togolese, according to Togolese police.
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz apologized on Sunday for Israeli police’s shooting to death an unarmed, autistic Palestinian man in East Jerusalem on Saturday.
The Lagos State Government would soon embark on the ‘Register-to-Open Initiative’ toward the gradual reopening of the economy in the state.
The candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the Ibadan Southeast/Northeast Federal House of Representatives in Oyo state during the 2019 general election, Mr Deji Aboderin, has defected to the ruling People’s Democratic Party.
The operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) has arrested a 19-year-old National Diploma holder of Yaba College of Technology, Lagos as the brain behind the blackmail of Queen Salawa Abeni with nude photographs.
Nigeria midfielder Mikel Agu says missing the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia was a big blow for him, but he regretted his underwhelming performance in the qualifying game against Zambia.
The Katsina State government has said it is building isolation centres, with a combined 722-bed capacity, across the state for effective treatment of COVID-19 patients.
The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, has produced machines for hand washing and sanitiser as part of its contribution to governments’ efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
A raft of South African tobacco companies, activists and associations are seeking legal action over the ban on cigarette sales during the country’s coronavirus lockdown.
The security architecture in Nigeria has once again come under the spotlight after a new report said the Nigerian Government and citizens have handed over N4 billion ($11 million) to kidnappers for ransom in the last four years.