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UN rewards SPDC JV Afam VI Power Plant for reducing carbon emissions

The Afam VI Power Plant in Rivers State has been recognised and rewarded by the United Nations for reducing carbon emissions through environmentally friendly operations. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) issued the 650-megawatt plant some 541,537 Certified Emission Reductions (CER) credits for its first crediting period …

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NOWHERE TO RUN: Nigeria’s Climate and Environmental Crisis… Yar’Adua Foundation to screen documentary at Paris COP 21

Nigeria faces a looming climate and environmental crisis that it can no longer afford to ignore. Creeping effects of climate change and unchecked environmental degradation in communities across the country, now pose monumental socio-economic, political and sustainable development challenges to the nation. With the country’s population projected to an astronomical …

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NIMASA Director General orders rescue of crew members abducted from Polish Vessel

The Acting Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Haruna Baba Jauro, has directed a full scale investigation and release of the Captain and four crew members of a Polish cargo vessel who were abducted off Nigeria’s coast. Eleven of the crew members were left …

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Support Nigeria and other countries affected by terrorism more – Buhari urges Commonwealth leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari late Friday in Malta called for the establishment of a Commonwealth Committee to oversee the rendering of greater assistance and support to Nigeria and other member-countries which have been adversely affected by the scourge of terrorism. Speaking at a banquet hosted by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II …

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Starwood Hotels, UNICEF celebrate 20 yrs of ‘Check Out for Children’ partnership

Starwood Hotels & Resorts and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Wednesday, celebrated the Check Out for Children initiative, a 20-year partnership that has helped improve the lives of over 4.5 million children. Since 1995, Starwood guests and employees have raised nearly $35 million through Check Out for Children, which …

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Buhari: Ex-govt officials returning looted funds, saboteurs responsible for persisting power problems

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that some former government officials have started voluntarily returning to the Federal Government’s coffers, part of the public funds they acquired illegally. Buhari confirmed this during a question-and-answer session he had with members of the Nigerian community at the Nigerian House on Tuesday in Tehran, …

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Gov. Emmanuel Commissions residential apartments for Ibom International Specialist Hospital

The Akwa Ibom State Quartenary Medical Center, Ibom International Specialist hospital, is set to commence operations as medical expatriates have arrived the state to test run facilities at the center. The State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, announced this during the Commissioning of the ultra modern Residential Apartments of the Hospital …

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(Conference Report) Nigerian Thoracic Society and the challenges of household air pollution

By Dennis Udoma, Uyo The recently concluded Annual General and Scientific Conference of the Nigerian Thoracic Society (NTS), in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, was an eye opener in many ways. To participants, it was educative and revealing, following presentations made by the various speakers which were targeted at …

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Italian police, EFCC arrest 3 more Nigerians for internet fraud

An operation which brought together 750 police officers from the Italian, Spanish, Polish, English, Belgian, Georgian, Turkish and Cameroonian police, with the support of Europol and Interpol, and with the coordination of Eurojust, has led to the arrest of three more Nigerians involved various degrees of fraudulent activities across Europe. …

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