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Nature visits Europe with extreme heat, as wide fires ravage most countries

Europe’s wide fires. By Advocatenewsng.com. BRITAIN and France were in the grip of a fierce heatwave on Monday facing record temperatures as South-West Europe wilted under a scorching sun and ferocious wildfires devoured more forests. Forecasters in Britain warned of havoc in a country unprepared for the onslaught of extreme heat that authorities said was putting lives at risk. Temperatures climbed to 37.5 degrees Celsius (99.5 Fahrenheit) at Kew Gardens in South-West London by 3:00 pm (1400 GMT), nudging…

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Why President Buhari should act fast on NDDC board

By Steven Nwike The NDDC is in a state of limbo. Since August 27th when President Muhammadu Buhari dissolved the Professor Nelson Brambaifa – led interim management and appointed a 16-member Board subject to Senate confirmation, no progress has been made to ensure that a proper board/management is constituted for the Commission. Rather, the Commission has drifted, even at a time the President’s nominees have been screened and confirmed by the Senate. In fact the NDDC has not had…

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NDDC: Don’t allow Akpabio destroy your legacies, Group tells President Buhari

President Buhari. By our Correspondence. Niger Delta Development Watch-Dog (NDDW), a development monitoring initiative concerned about the infrastructural development of the Niger Delta States, have called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow Godswill Akpabio to destroy his legacies with his illegalities and personal interest in the NDDC. The group in a statement signed by its Director General, Engr. Vincent Hitler Egbogbo appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate the NDDC substantive board and curb the excesses of the…

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Environmental laws:Group threatens to sue Shell over violation

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has threatened to sue Shell over violation of environmental laws. Addressing journalists in Benin City during a press conference, Executive Director (ERA/FoEN) , Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo said the (ERA/FoEN) has thrown its weight behind plans by friends of the Earth Netherlands to take shell to court. Ojo said: “By the day it is becoming evident that Shell may be running from its mess but cannot evade justice. The plans…

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