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Chinese company to invest in agriculture, power projects in Nigeria

A leading Chinese green industry company, Elion Resources Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Nigeria as part of its exploration of investment opportunities in the country in the areas desertification control, agriculture and development of new energy resources.

Federal government must ensure full transparency in Ogoni clean-up exercise – NGOs

A coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has called on the federal government to ensure full transparency in the clean-up of affected sites in Ogoniland.

UNEP: $2.9 trillion invested in renewable energy since 2004

The world has invested 2.9 trillion dollars in green energy sources since 2004, a new UN-backed report released on Thursday said.

World moving to green power, invests $2.9 trillion

The world is steadily moving to ‘green’ power sources as it invested $2.9 trillion in green energy sources since 2004.

Nigeria loses N63.778 trillion to oil production halt in Ogoni

Over $177.136 billion (N63.778 trillion) has been lost to the halt in crude oil production from 96 oil wells in Ogoni land in the last 25 years.

UN environmental assembly pledges to end pollution

The third session of the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) ended in Nairobi with leaders pledging to end pollution for a clean environment.

UN assembly starts drafting plan for ‘pollution-free planet’

Humans are poisoning their environment and themselves at an alarming rate, with pollution of the oceans, soil and air now the biggest killer, a UN conference heard Monday.

Kenya plastic ban causes boom in sale of old newspapers

With the coming into force of a tough law banning plastics in the country, Kenyans have started seeking alternatives to the hitherto widely used plastics.

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South Africa issues arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe

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Court dissolves pastor’s 14-year-old marriage

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos, on Wednesday dissolved the 14-year-old union between Pastor Peter Onuoha and his wife, Rose.

Polish sailors kidnapped off Nigeria’s coast freed

The Polish government has confirmed the release of the crew of a container ship, who were kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria in October.

Two tanker drivers docked for allegedly stealing N1.2 million aviation fuel

Two tanker drivers, who allegedly stole two tankers of aviation fuel worth N1.2 million, were on Wednesday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.