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World Water Day: When groups, octogenarians converged against govt water privatization in Lagos

By Valentine Amanze

World Water Day: When groups, octogenarians converged against govt water privatization in Lagos

By Valentine Amanze

Breaking: Another building collapses on Lagos Island

Another building has collapsed in Lagos.
Although details are still sketchy, it was learnt that the building went down on Kakawa Street on Lagos Island.
No reports of casualties so far.
This is the second building to have collapsed on the island in the last one week following the Ita-faji incident of last Wednesday in which 20 people, including a number of school pupils were killed.
On Friday another building collapsed in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

ITF tasks govts on skills acquisition

By Mary Okoh
Enugu

Group cautions truck drivers on reckless driving

By Mary Okoh
Enugu

The National Secretary of Heavy Duty and Haulage and Transport Association of Nigeria, Elvis Okolie, has cautioned truck drivers against reckless driving on the highway.
Okolie gave the advice in Enugu on Thursday during a sensitization meeting /inauguration of the state chapter of the association.

World Water Day: Groups ask Sanwolu to stop ongoing water privatisation plans

The Our Water, Our Right Movement led by the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has cautioned Lagos Governor-elect, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, from continuing on the path of previous administrations in the state that set in motion plans to privatise water in Lagos.

Boeing reshuffles top engineers amid 737 MAX crisis

Boeing Co's commercial airplane division, facing its biggest crisis in years following deadly crashes of its flagship 737 MAX aircraft, has brought in a new vice president of engineering while dedicating another top executive to the aircraft investigations, a company email showed on Tuesday.

The management reshuffle comes as Europe and Canada said they would seek their own guarantees over the safety of Boeing's 737 MAX, further complicating plans to get the aircraft flying worldwide after they were grounded in the wake of crashes that killed more than 300 people.

Africa Climate Week: Delegates advised to reject false solutions to climate change

Delegates attending the Africa Climate Week holding March 18-22 in Accra, the Ghanaian capital, have been told to be wary of false solutions to the climate change phenomenon that fossil fuels industry trade associations promote to open Africa to the highest bidder.
In clear terms they were told to discard false solutions to climate change which the big polluters will want to advocate.

Africa Climate Week: Why Africa must be wary of Big Polluters

By Sriram Madhusoodanan
& Philip Jakpor

You would never invite the arsonist who set fire to your house to put it out by adding more kerosene. So why are Big Polluters (that, for decades, have derailed progress to address the climate crisis) and their dangerous distractions such as market mechanisms poised to be front and centre during the upcoming Africa Climate Week?

ERA/FoEN commends Nigeria’s effort against illicit trade in tobacco products

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has commended the Federal Government for ratifying the protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products.
The group also advised the government to go beyond the ratification, while urging the Eight National Assembly to urgently approve regulations for the full enforcement of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act, 2015 as a legacy achievement.

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