World population to hit 8 billion, UN says

A baby born somewhere on Tuesday will be the world’s eight billionth person, according to a projection by the United Nations. “The milestone is an occasion to celebrate diversity and advancements while considering humanity’s shared responsibility for the planet,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said…

Engineers call for proper water management, fast tracking green transition

By Patricia Amogu   The Nigerian Institution of Environmental Engineers (NIEE) under the Aegis of the Nigerian Society of Engineers has called for proper water management and conservation towards achieving a clean global environment. The group made the call at…

Nigeria woos investors into sanitation value chain

By Tosin Kolade   The Nigerian Government on Sunday called on national and foreign investors to maximise the business opportunities in the sanitation sector for the nation’s socio-economic development. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Mrs Didi Walson-Jack…

President Biden is Hosting a Summit of African Leaders – Governance in the Sahel Must Be a Priority

The upcoming Africa Leaders’ Summit– slated to take place in Washington, DC in December- is well-timed. The Biden administration has made a welcome and significant push over the past two years to support democracy, anti-corruption and peace-building around the world- and…

Lawyers Press International Court to Investigate a ‘Network’ Committing Crimes Against Humanity in Brazil’s Amazon

A court filing details an unrelenting barrage of threats, torture and murders intended to drive rural people from the rainforest and speed the extraction of natural resources. In a novel strategy, lawyers argue that the crimes are linked to a…

Parties at COP27 Add Loss and Damage to the Agenda, But Won’t Discuss Which Countries Are Responsible or Who Should Pay

After enduring unprecedented climate disasters, Pakistan pushed talks about the costs of climate change onto the agenda. The U.N. secretary general calls the discussions a “moral imperative.” By Zoha Tonio / InsideClimateNews The United Nations climate summit officially opened on…

DON’T TURN ABANDONED PROPERTIES TO REFUSE DUMPS – LAWMA MD

The Managing Director/CEO of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Ibrahim Odumboni, has warned residents against turning abandoned properties to dumpsites, or using waste to reclaim lands for future uses.   Odumboni who spoke through a release from the Authority…

LASG sets pace for disaster management

By Fabian Ekeruche   Hon. Mobolaji Ogunlende, the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Government on Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations  says that state is setting the pace for disaster management in the country.   Ogunlende stated this at a…

NAIC sympathises with flood victims: Assures of urgent attention to genuine claims

The Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) sympathises with all the flood victims across the country, expressing dismay at the loss of lives, properties and livelihoods. This was contained in a press statement released earlier today. In the statement, the Corporation…

LASG partners GETP to host 8th Conference on OneHealth and BioSecurity: To launch OneHealth Strategy

Lasg to partner on 8th OneHealth/Biosecurity Conference To Launch Strategic OneHealth roadmap Global Emerging Treatment (GET) Pathogens promises an impact oriented conference The Lagos State Commissioner of Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has disclosed that the lagos state government, with the…

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