Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tag "environment"

    A vote for plastic ban in Nigeria

A vote for plastic ban in Nigeria

On Tuesday, Nigeria’s house of representatives passed a bill banning the use and sale of plastic bags in the country. According to the legislation, anyone that fails to provide customers with paper bags in place of plastic ones risks three years in jail or a fine of N500,000 - or both at the worst case scenario. The bill would have [...]

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    Operating in a VUCA environment

Operating in a VUCA environment

BY YAW NSARKOH I have been asked to say a few words about the challenges and opportunities of operating in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environment. I think the first thing when you are managing a business in a VUCA environment is that you have to face the reality that VUCA is not just a conceptual expression, it is [...]

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    Nigeria to raise N150bn from green bonds in 2018

Nigeria to raise N150bn from green bonds in 2018

Nigeria will issue green bonds worth N150 billion to the public in 2018 as a means of increasing climate funding.Ahmad Salihijo, a technical assistant to the minister of environment, made this known while speaking at a panel discussion on climate finance work for women and non-state actors in Lagos.Nigeria issued its first green bond, which was worth N10 billion, in [...]

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    The Abuja you probably never knew exists

The Abuja you probably never knew exists

When Ibrahim Yusuf left behind his family members and childhood friends in Niger state in 2016, he felt Abuja was a city "flowing with milk and honey". After an endless search, he settled in Karu, a suburb in Nyanya.“To be sincere, it has not been easy. Although I was able to learn a trade -- I am now a tailor -- [...]

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    PHOTOS: Flood ‘sacks 110,000 people’ in Benue

PHOTOS: Flood ‘sacks 110,000 people’ in Benue

The Benue State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says over 110,000 people in 24 communities, including Makurdi, the state capital, have been displaced by flood.Bonaiface Ortese, executive secretary of the agency, told NAN that over 2, 769 households were also affected.He explained that places affected were Achusa, Idye, Wurukum Market, Genabe, Industrial Layout, Demekpe, Wadata Market, Katungu, behind the Civil Service Commission, [...]

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    STEM, Sterling Bank’s cleaning initiative, to hit 8 cities on Saturday

STEM, Sterling Bank’s cleaning initiative, to hit 8 cities on Saturday

Sterling Bank is set to hold the 2017 edition of its Sterling Bank Environmental Makeover (STEM), a corporate social responsibility initiative.Launched eight years ago as a cleaning exercise promoting sanitation and hygiene, STEM has evolved into a national force championing the cause of the environment.It presently covers public enlightenment campaigns, partnership with waste management agencies in 14 states, tree planting [...]

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    Environmental degradation: FG orders 313 mining companies to ‘stop work’

Environmental degradation: FG orders 313 mining companies to ‘stop work’

No fewer than 313 mining companies have been sanctioned by the federal government over non-fulfilment of environmental obligations.Salim Salaam, the director, mines environmental compliance department, ministry of mines and steel development, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.Salaam said the mining operators were issued sanction letters on March 20 for failing to conduct Environmental [...]

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    AI: Shell can’t rely on Nigeria to clean up its ‘dirty work’

AI: Shell can’t rely on Nigeria to clean up its ‘dirty work’

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    Open defecation will end by 2019, says minister

Open defecation will end by 2019, says minister

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