Ageing Population To Be Included In Development Plan – SDGs Office

Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals Nigeria (OSSAP-SDGs) says it is working with relevant stakeholders to include the ageing population in the SDGs plan. Head of Sectors, OSSAP-SDGs, Mr Jenefaa Gillis-Harry told the New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja, that no one would be left…

We served contravention notices before demolishing structures in Ikoyi-LASG

Mr Steve Ayorinde, Commissioner for Information and Strategy Kazeem Ugbodaga The Lagos State Government on Saturday said owners of the buildings demolished in Ikoyi were duly served with contravention, removal and quit notices before the exercise was carried out, just as it vowed to intensify efforts to rid the State of illegal structures. In a…

Untold Story Of Abuja Villages Without Toilets

Beyond the glamour of Abuja streetlights,  well planned residential locations and storey buildings, there are settlements with ineffable environmental squalor within the city, ADEBIYI ADEDAPO who visited some of these slums reports Despite series of campaigns on the need to maintain a hygienic society, there are communities, even in the heart of Abuja, where environmental…

Abuja Residents Grapple With Tripartite Societal Hazards

Isa Best Omoegbeji, Abah Adah and Rose Samuel reports that for residents of the Federal Capital Territory and its environs, it is struggle for survival as they battle with a tripartite societal menace of hunger, increased criminality and deadly stench from uncleared dump sites. Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja and its environs have come under heavy…

Forestry research institute identifies 120 indigenous species

The Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN), Ibadan, said it had identified 120 indigenous species in 2016 that could foster effective economic diversification and improve Nigeria’s economy if well developed. The Institute’s Executive Director, Dr Adeshola Adepoju, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Friday. Adepoju…

Five Facts About Electric Cars

Electrified vehicles are internationally acknowledged as possessing potential to go far beyond cliched thoughts surrounding them. Aside from environmental benefits, they stand to improve aspects of national security, geo-political/economic stability, health for future generations, and more, but somehow PEVs are still skipping below the radar. But with the world now approaching 1.5 million PEVs on…

Aero Contractors suspends all operations and grounds its fleet in response to downturn

NIGERIA’S oldest domestic airline Aero Contractors has suspended all its scheduled services indefinitely beginning from today as part of a strategic business realignment to reposition its operations and return it to profitability.   Once touted as the possible new national carrier, Aero Contractors, like many other Nigerian airlines is currently facing a cash crunch due…