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WHO: Air pollution claims 7 million lives annually

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says is working out strategies to better combat air pollution and its effect on health currently causing over seven million deaths globally annually.
Ocean Cleanup's System 001 is towed out of the San Francisco Bay in San Francisco, California on September 08, 2018. The prototype technology, developed by Boyan Slat, is about 2,000 feet of floating booms that will be towed out to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating mass of plastics and trash about the size of France, in hopes of helping remove the pollutants. JOSH EDELSON / AFP

UN-backed ocean cleanup to remove 1.8 trillion plastic debris

A UN-backed ocean cleanup vessel aiming at cleaning up 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean has left San Francisco on its first voyage.

World Environment Day: UN urges ban on plastic containers

Less than a 10th of all the plastic ever made has been recycled and governments should consider banning or taxing single-use bags or food containers to stem a tide of pollution.

Oceans will have more plastics than fish by 2050 if… – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that there would be more plastic than fish by 2050 if the present trends continue.

Governor Wike pledges sustainable landmark projects in Rivers

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has promised to continue his landmark projects to improve the living condition of Rivers people.

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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 file photo, Lille's Nicolas Pepe, center, controls the ball during the French League One soccer match between Lille and Nantes at the Lille Metropole stadium, in Villeneuve d'Ascq, northern France. The race to finish as the French league’s top scorer was expected to be a three-way contest between Paris Saint-Germain forwards Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani. But unheralded forwards Nicolas Pepe and Emiliano Sala are keeping pace with PSG’s stars. MICHEL SPINGLER, FILE AP PHOTO PARIS

Nicolas Pepe gives second-placed lille victory at Nimes

In-form striker Nicolas Pepe scored what proved to be the winner as 10-man Lille claimed a 3-2 win at Nimes on Sunday to consolidate second place in Ligue 1.

12 soldiers killed, dozens missing in battle with terrorists

At least 12 Nigerian soldiers were killed and dozens of others are missing after fighting with Islamists in Borno State, three military sources said yesterday.

PDP: Peter Obi’s performance at debate has improved our party’s profile

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Sunday that the sterling performance of Peter Obi, its vice presidential candidate, in Friday’s vice presidential debate held in Abuja had greatly improved the rating of the party in Nigeria and in the international community.
President Muhammadu Buhari has finally reacted to reports that he had been cloned.

Federal government, oil marketers meet this week over subsidy stalemate

There are indications that the prevailing calm in the oil and gas industry may be sustained at a huge cost to the Federal Government as operators within the sector have intensified pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to pay subsidy arrears inherited from former President Goodluck Jonathan.
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Federal lawmakers move to avert workers’ strike

The National Assembly leadership has said it is making frantic efforts to avert the proposed industrial action by workers under the umbrella of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), which is likely to affect the 2019 budget presentation by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.