Tanzania to carry out census for hippos, crocodiles

Tanzania is set to carry out a countrywide census for hippopotamus and crocodiles in an effort to scale up conservation of the wild animals, a senior official has said. The move comes amid reports indicating that poachers are now targeting the animals …

Agriculture organizations launch stockbrokers agribusiness group

As agribusiness thrives in Nigeria, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), the Corporate Farmers International (CFI) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange have launched the Nigeria Stock Brokers Agribusiness Group (NSBAG). The official l…

Environmental society boss solicits for more public toilets

Dr. Eugene Itua, the Chairman, Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), Lagos Mainland Chapter has urged the Lagos State Government to build more public toilets and properly manage the existing ones. “While commending the state government for building pub…

Abia Government promises financial assistance for ranching

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has promised to give N1 million financial assistance to anyone that would invest in ranches and animal husbandry in any part of the state. Ikpeazu said this in Umuahia, adding that the gesture is part of government’s mea…

UN pledges to promote green industrialization in Africa

The United Nations has pledged to help African countries embrace green industrialization pathways. Fatima Denton, Director of Special Initiatives Division at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), told a science forum in Nairobi that many Afric…

North Korea detects earthquake near nuclear test site

A 2.5-magnitude earthquake has been detected in North Korea close to the place where a nuclear test was recently conducted , Seoul’s weather agency said. The tremor occurred at 7.45am on Saturday in Kilju, North Hamgyeong Province, around 2.7 kil…

Cyclone batters Indian coast killing 14

Cyclone Ockhi has hit the Lakshwadeep islands in southwestern India after drenching the neighboring states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, claiming 14 lives with many fishermen still feared trapped at sea. Authorities including the National Disaster Manageme…