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Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN)

MAN: 1.64 million jobs created by manufacturing sector over time

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) said that at the end of the first half of 2019, an estimated 1,644,392 historical cumulative jobs had over time been created by the sector.
re-usable plastics

House of Reps moves against proliferation of nylon, plastic bags to check pollution

The House of Representatives on Tuesday commenced a process of halting further proliferation of nylon and plastic bags, especially by commercial outlets and market traders in the country.
Plastic Bottles

Ecobank removes two million plastic bottles from Lagos streets

As part of measures to reduce pollution of the environment, Ecobank Nigeria said it has successfully removed over two million plastic bottles in exchange for cash from the street of Lagos.

Manufacturing sector’s output drops by N78 billion in three months

The manufacturing sector recorded a decline of about N77.92bn in output in the first quarter of this year, figures obtained from the National Bureau of Statistics have revealed.
Vultures

Foundation warns against killing vultures, other birds

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has warned against the killing of vultures, which they play a major role in cleaning up the society.

Expert urges central bank to sustain ban on 40 items to promote local production,...

An Economist, Mr Rasheed Yusuf, has urged CBN to sustain its ban on 40 items from accessing foreign exchange at the official window to promote their local production and generate more jobs.

Central bank bans use of forex for fertiliser importation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday, added fertiliser to the list of items classified as “Not Valid for Foreign Exchange.”

CBN vows to clamp down on businesses, banks that abuse Forex on 42 restricted...

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday vowed to clamp down on individuals and businesses engaging in clandestine activities to frustrate the restriction of foreign exchange on the importation of 41 items into the country.

Central bank may add more to the 41 items not eligible for forex

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) may increase the number of items not eligible for forex from 41 items to include many others products being produced in Nigeria.

The use of asbestos can cause cancer – commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner for Housing, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, has alerted the public against the use of asbestos as ceiling in homes, saying it could cause cancer.
plastic waste

Thailand bans e-waste imports to avoid ‘world’s garbage bin’ tag

The Thai government will ban imports of electronic and plastic waste following reports of massive piles of scrap electronics turning up in the country, potentially turning it into the “world’s garbage bin,” local media reported on Thursday.

Ogun government cautions residents against plastic pollution

Ogun Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Bolaji Oyeleye, has cautioned residents against arbitrary dumping of plastic materials in the state.

Federal government urges manufacturers to adopt bio-degradable packaging to minimise plastic pollutants

The federal government through the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has called on manufacturers and shopping outlets to adopt bio-degredable packaging for their products to minimise the availability of plastic pollutants in the country.

CBN: 41 items still banned under Nigeria-China currency swap deal

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said the Nigeria-China currency swap deal would not cover the importation of the 41 items banned in its 2015 circular on items not valid for foreign exchange.

Research: Bottled water contaminated with plastic particles

We are drinking plastic particles! That is the shocking conclusion of the research of the world’s leading brands of bottled water in nine countries.

We have sold over two million pencils – Akwa Ibom govt

The Akwa Ibom State government has said it has sold over two million high-quality pencils since the state began pencils production last year.

Changing the sad story of solid minerals

The gold deposit in Osun state alone is worth about $5 billion in today’s price, according to Professor Olugbenga Akindeji Okunlola, a prominent geologist. That is about N1.5 trillion.

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The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Cross River rerun: INEC confirms kidnap, release of presiding officer

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed the abduction of the Supervisory Presiding Officer (SPO) in riverine Afafanyi/Igonigoni Ward of Cross River and hijack of election materials by unknown gone.
Forensic team works at an exhumation site in the village of Yancolo as they search for human remains of the El Mozote massacre in the town of Cacaopera, El Salvador [Jose Cabezas-Reuters]

El Salvador general admits army carried out El Mozote massacre

A retired Salvadoran general on Friday acknowledged for the first time that the armed forces were responsible for a notorious 1981 massacre of nearly 1,000 people during the country's civil war.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Imo guber ruling: We will push President Buhari, National Assembly to amend electoral law...

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has disclosed that the party will push President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to insert in the electoral law that any Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) official who deliberately declared a loser as the winner of an election should be charge to Court when the Court established that a fraud had been commuted.
The Ogun government says it will no longer permit farming and erection of permanent structure in its forest reserves.

Ogun government warns against farming in forest reserves

The Ogun government says it will no longer permit farming and erection of permanent structure in its forest reserves.
Rotimi Akeredolu

2021: Governor Akeredolu dares APC to drop him and lose Ondo

Ahead of next year’s election governorship election in Ondo State, in which his position is being eyed by some interested party members, the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Saturday dared the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to replace him with any other person if it wishes to win the state.