Seychelles creates toolkit for coral restoration ahead of global meeting in Florida

A new toolkit to provide guidelines on how to complete a successful coral restoration project has been launched by Nature Seychelles, a not-for-profit environmental organisation. The launch coincides with the Reef Futures Symposium being held in Key Largo, Florida, in the United States from December 10-14. The toolkit is based on a ground-breaking large-scale coral reef restoration project carried out […]


SA increasing efforts on climate change

South Africa is scaling-up its current ambitious efforts to address climate change, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom. “We are encouraged by successes achieved thus far. These include our Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPP), which has unlocked in excess of US $14 billion for power generation. This includes $3.74 billion in foreign direct investment,” Hanekom said. The Minister […]


SA deposits instrument ratifying TFTA

South Africa has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. The instrument of ratification was deposited on the margins of the 7th African Union Meeting of Ministers of Trade (AMOT) meeting taking place in Cairo, Egypt, which got underway on Wednesday. The TFTA comprises three […]


2 Israelis killed, 2 seriously wounded in West Bank shooting attack

Shooters flee, prompting manhunt; incident occurs near site of Sunday drive-by in which seven Israelis were hurt, including a pregnant woman whose baby later died Two Israelis were killed and two were severely injured, one of them critically, in a shooting attack in the central West Bank Thursday, close to where a terror attack occurred earlier in the week, officials […]


NDLEA Arrests Man with 218kg of Marijuana

The Niger State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested 53-year-old Vwang David with 335 blocks or 218 kilogrammes of weeds suspected to be marijuana. David was arrested on Monday by the NDLEA operatives at Mokwa after allegedly making spirited effort to escape the long hands of the law. The suspect, according to officials of the […]

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Atiku, Ezekwesili sign peace accord

Less than 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari signed a peace accord ahead of 2019 elections, the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who was absent at the ceremony has also signed the document. The candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Obiageli Ezekwesili who also did not attend the ceremony on Tuesday on […]


Create Data on Unoccupied Houses, Fashola Urges Surveyors

Mr Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, has called on members of the Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) to create data on unoccupied houses in the country. Fashola made the call in Abuja on Wednesday during a courtesy visit by a delegation from the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria, led by its […]

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Nigerians Spend N1trn Annually on Foreign Education — University Don

The Pro Chancellor, Crawford University, Igbesa, Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe, on Wednesday said that Nigerians were spending a whooping N1 trillion annually to pursue university education abroad. Ibidapo-Obe, a former Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos (UNILAG), made the revelation in his address at the 10th Convocation of the faith-based Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Crawford […]

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NiMet Predicts Dust Hazy Weather On Thursday

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust hazy conditions over most parts of the country with partly cloudy sky over some southern cities on Thursday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook on Wednesday in Abuja also predicted moderate dust haze condition with a localized horizontal visibility of two to five kilometers over the central region throughout the forecast period. It added that the […]


FEC Okays $22.99m For Maritime Security

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved 22.995million dollars (N7.14billion) to enhance the security of the nation’s Maritime sector The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council’s meeting which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said the approved amount […]