Day: June 14, 2019

Access Bank PLC Partners African Clean Up Initiative To Clean Elegushi Beach

By McAnthony Anaelechukwu The African Clean Up Initiative, a non-voluntary organization staged the Elegushi Beach Clean Up exercise recently in Lagos. The event which was sponsored by Access Bank PLC was held recently in Lagos to celebrate the 2019 World Earth Day. Participants and guests were welcomed by ACI CEO, Mr Alex Akhigbe, who also doubles as the Chief Environmental Officer. 75 volunteers took time out their schedule to clean Elegushi beach, removing debris, plastic bottles and all forms of wastes. Waste materials were packed in plastic bags as recycling was also put into consideration. In an interview with...

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Nigerian’s welcome a new Intiative for sanitation as school fees

Ugochukwu Nwankwo – Editor There is an ongoing Educational project which is powered by African clean up imitative. Their goal is to reach out to 10000 children by 2030 working in line with the Sustainable Development Goals [SDG]. The programme involves paying school fees with Pet bottles and pure water sachets, this is, however, a new level that should be adopted. The chief environment officer of African clean up initiative, Mr. Alexander Akhigbe has introduced RecyclesPay, an eco-educational project that addresses the issue of payment delay of school fees in low-income schools. The initiative has started its movement in Ifelodun, Ajegunle axis. Revealed: RecyclesPay Tackles 9 out of 17 SDGs Known for initiating environmental innovations, the Chief Environmental Officer of African Clean Up Initiative (ACI), Mr. Alex Akhigbe has introduced RecyclesPay, an eco-educational project that addresses the issue of payment delay of school fees in low income schools. RecyclesPay which allows parents pay school fees with recyclables -PET bottles and Can- does not only address parents’ school fees challenges but also tackles eight out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nation. Mr. Akhigbe is credited for making popular environmental volunteering on sanitation with his Clean Up Nigeria project and the Green Independence Clean Up said RecyclesPay is an answer to the cries of many families. He made this revelation recently during the pre-launch of the...

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President Buhari addresses the nation on democracy day

Ugochukwu Nwankwo – Editor The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has blamed Ethnic, Political and religious leaders for the inter-communal and inter-religious strife in the country. However informed citizens that the difference between his Government and the previous, is that his Government is making efforts and putting money into combatting corruption. The President, who stated this in his Democracy Day address on Wednesday in Abuja, also said: “When I took the oath of office on May 29, 2015, insecurity reigned. “Apart from occupying 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the Northeast, Boko Haram can at will attack any city including the Federal Capital Territory can threaten any institution including bombing the United Nations building and Police Headquarters in Abuja. “Admittedly, some of the challenges still remain in kidnappings and banditry in some rural areas. ` “The great difference between 2015 and today is that we are meeting these challenges with much greater support to the security forces in terms of money, equipment, and improved local intelligence. “We are meeting these challenges with superior strategy, firepower and resolve,’’ The president pleaded with every citizen to work towards reclaiming the glory while he emphasizes on the country’s previous glory and exploits as a leading African nation. “Our country Nigeria is a great country. According to the United Nations estimates, our population will rise to 411 million by 2050, making us the third...

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