NEMA reviews 2018 emergency situations in FCT

The Abuja Operations Office, National  Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has reviewed how all emergency situations in the territory were handled in 2018. Mr Bitrus Samuel, Head, Abuja Operations, NEMA, said on Wednesday that the review would help the agency respond better to changes and close gap on emergency cases. Samuel spoke in Abuja at a […]

Microplastics Have Contaminated The Deepest Part of World’s Ocean – Study Shows

The deepest part of the world’s ocean and its hadal bottom waters have been polluted by microplastics, according to a study published in Geochemical Perspectives Letters on Wednesday. Millions of metric tonnes of plastics are produced annually and transported from land to the oceans. Finding the fate of the plastic debris will help define the […]

Explosion kills 22 people in China

No fewer than 22 people are feared dead and 22 others injured in an explosion and fire near a chemical factory on Wednesday in a northern China region. The incident happened near Hebei Shenghua Chemical Co. in Zhangjiakou, a city some 200 kilometres (124 miles) northwest of Beijing that will host the 2022 Winter Olympics. […]

UNICEF Holds Global Meeting on Open Defecation

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is meeting with key players in sanitation, among other stakeholders in West Africa, to strengthen local sanitation markets, its Supply Director, Etleva Kadilli, said on Wednesday in a statement in Abuja. Kadilli stated that the meeting was part of efforts to support 250 million people globally to abandon open defecation. […]

New wonder drug for Tuberculosis hailed as game changer

Tuberculosis patients in India: a new drug bedaquiline, used along with other drugs, is being hailed as game changer A new treatment for a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis can cure 80 percent of sufferers, according to a trial hailed Monday as a “game changer” in the fight against the global killer. Doctors in Belarus — […]

World population grows by 2.2bn by 2050

The world’s population is set to grow by 2.2 billion between 2018 and 2050, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has said. UNFPA, in its ‘State of World Population 2018’ survey released in Geneva, aid more than half of that growth – 1.3 billion – is likely to be in sub-Saharan Africa. According to UNFPA, there […]

Ogoni Clean-Up Programme not Politicized – MOSOP

Mr Legborsi Pyagbara, President, Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has dismissed comments in some quarters that the Ogoni clean-up programme is being politicized. Pyagbara made the statement in Port Harcourt on Wednesday while reacting to issues concerning the implementation of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) report on Ogoni land. The MOSOP […]

Committee calls for dredging of river Niger, Benue

Mr Ladein Omiebi, Chairman, Flood Management Committee, Patani Local Government Area, Delta State has called on the Federal Government to carry out a proper dredging of the River Niger to prevent recurring flood disasters. Omiebi made the call during an interview with the News Agency  on Tuesday in Patani, Delta State. According to him, proper […]

Nigeria can feed 600 million people with right technology – Envoy

The Consul-General of Denmark in Lagos, Mr Per Christensen, on Monday said that Nigeria could produce food for some 600 million people through the application of the right technology. Christensen said at a One-day Danish Food Tech Exhibition and Seminar in Lagos that Nigeria has a rich arable land and population for bumper food production. […]