Links for Media Coverages of the 2019 Earthnewsinfo Environmental Journalism Summer School

The 2019 Earthnewsinfo Environmental Journalism Summer School, at the Nigerian Conservation Foundation Headquarters, Lekki Conservation Center,Lagos, Nigeria, was a huge success. Twenty seven participants benefited from the maiden edition of the programme which lasted for six days. Below are links of media  reports of the training. https://youtu.be/Vfe3n5G50ll https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/349972-nigerian-environmmentalists-want-laws-to-stop-hunters-from-killings-animals.html NCF, Earthnewsinfo host Environmental Journalism Summer School https://hotnewsnaija.ng/2019/08/22/ncf-earthnewsinfo-host-environmental-journalism-summer-school/ Don Calls For Improved Conservation Efforts https://allafrica.com/stories/201909020078.html Please follow and like us:

APPLY FOR THE 2019 ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM SUMMER SCHOOL

Submit application to eco24training@gmail.com Are you interested in becoming an environment journalist? Do you want to be the voice of your community and bring to the fore challenges affecting your neighbourhood for positive change? Do you want to earn a living telling stories for the common good of all? If your answer to the above questions is YES! Then the Environmental Journalism Summer School by the Eathnewsinfo is for you. Please follow and like us:

$16bn Egina – We’ve Laid Foundation for Economic Growth – Osinbajo

The Acting President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has expressed satisfaction over the $16 billion Egina Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) project, adding that the economy was ready for more investment. He made this known at a visit to Total’s Egina FPSO in LADOL Free Zone, Lagos. He explained that the present administration has laid the foundation for the nation’s economy explaining, “We strongly believe that the Nigerian economy must be private sector lead. This project, for example, is a $16 billion project in naira terms, that is about N5 trillion. “The entire Nigerian budget is about N9 trillion and…

Things to consider before using your house as collateral

If you need money to pay bills or make home improvements, and think the answer is in refinancing, a second mortgage, or a home equity loan, consider your options carefully. If you can’t make the payments, you could lose your home as well as the equity you have built up, according to www.consumer.ftc.gov. Talk to an attorney, financial advisor, or someone else you trust before you make any decisions about borrowing money using your home as collateral. Early warning signs: Don’t let anyone talk you into using your home as collateral…

Air Peace plans mini-hubs in Kaduna, others

A domestic airline, Air Peace, has said it is considering opening mini-hubs for its operations in Kaduna, Kano and a few other cities to help decongest the Lagos airport. The airline’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, who stated this during an inaugural flight to Kaduna on Monday, said the carrier was embarking on massive expansion of its domestic flight operations to tackle air travel difficulties in the country and build bridges of unity across regions. “The unity of Nigeria cannot be through politics alone,…

Brazil Ex-finance minister charged with corruption

Former Brazil finance minister Guido Mantega was indicted Monday on money laundering and other charges as part of the corruption scandal that has rocked the country’s business and political elites. Mantega, 69, is accused of taking money from construction giant Odebrecht in exchange for helping to advance legislation that favored the company, Judge Sergio Moro wrote. It is the first time Mantega has been charged in the so-called “Operation Car Wash”, a vast probe of a pay-to-play relationship between Brazilian companies and politicians centered around the state oil company Petrobras.…

Nigeria’s economy attracts N8.5tn investments in three years

The Nigerian economy attracted a total investment inflow of $27.9bn between July 2015 and March this year. Based on the official N305 to a dollar exchange rate of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the amount ($27.9bn) translates into about N8.5tn. Documents of the country’s investment inflows obtained from the National Bureau of Statistics revealed that the investment came in from three main sources. They are foreign direct investments made up of equity and other capital; portfolio investment comprising equity, bond and money market instruments; and other investments which are made…

Only vibrant steel industry can develop Nigeria’s economy – Bwari

THE Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Abubakar Bwari, has identified vibrant steel industry as a key driver for Nigeria’s economy. Bwari, who added that the government was bent on diversification disclosed this while declaring open a 2-day National Steel Summit 2018 with theme, ‘Diversification of the Nigerian economy – the Indispensable Role of the Steel Industry’ that was held in Lagos. Abubakar Bawa Bwari He stated that the country had lagged behind in terms of industrialization, which many other countries that were classified as third world…

Human Gridlock on Pedestrian Bridge in Lagos Could Lead to Great Disaster, if the Bridge Collapses!

It is very important for additional bridges to be constructed at Ojota/Ketu and other parts of Lagos state. This is to forestall any disaster,especially if the bridge gives way! What is happening there now is like a time bomb waiting to explode. The Lagos State government has put up fences to ensure people do not cross the highways, but use the pedestrian bridge. Sadly,knowing the large population of mega-city, more bridges were not constructed to accommodate the crowd, who now religiously use it.The human gridlock on the bridge is an eye saw and horrifying experience for those who use it,especially students and…