Aerospace Africa 

MMIA named first climate smart airport in Nigeria

Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja, Lagos State has been named the first climate smart airport in Nigeria by Airport Carbon Accreditation. The independent carbon management certification body on Friday said Murtala Muhammed Airport has received its level 1 ‘Mapping’ recognition. In a tweet on its official account, Airport Carbon Accreditation said, “Today we welcome a new accredited airport in the African region! Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, operated by Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria joined the community of climate smart airports as the first ever in Nigeria. “The airport…

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Africa Covid19 

COVID-19: Church might not open until end of the year – Pastor Tunde Bakare

The General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said the church will not open until later in the year. Bakare stated this while speaking at the second edition of the virtual 3Gz session of the CGCC Legacy Youth Fellowship. The cleric noted that “government cannot shut the church, it can only shut a building”. According to him, during a meeting with the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his team, it was predicted that a lot of COVID-19…

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Africa Agriculture 

African Swine Fever Outbreak Confirmed In Nigeria’s Largest Pig Farm

One of Nigeria’s largest pig co-operative farms, located in Lagos State, has actually been impacted by an outbreak of the lethal African swine fever. According to a farmer at the Oke Aro farm, who spoke with the BBC, about 300,000 pigs have actually been killed up until now. Ayo Omirin said that nearly 99 percent of the pig pens on the farm had been infected. “We have lost four farmers as an outcome of shock, two of them slumped and passed away on the farm,” Omirin said. According to the…

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Africa Professional Services 

Nigerian Guild of Editors calls for government intervention

The Nigerian Guild of Editors has called for the urgent intervention of the Nigerian government to save the media in Nigeria from total collapse. The Guild made the call in a Communiqué issued at the end of its Standing Committee Meeting held via Zoom at Editors’ House, Ikeja, Lagos State. According to the Communiqué signed by the Guild’s Administrative Secretary, Toye OLori, the Standing Committee acknowledged the dire state of the media now made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Communiqué reads, “The Guild specifically recommends the injection of funds…

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Africa Covid19 Healthcare 

Coronavirus: Why Nigeria may miss own 2 million testing target in three months

On April 28, the Nigerian government announced its target of testing at least two million people within the next three months. At a Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing, the Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, said the move became necessary as the country is lagging behind in terms of testing. “The laboratory strategic group that is responding to this outbreak has set itself a target of testing two million people in the next three months,” Mr Ihekweazu had said. To meet up the two…

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