Connect with us

News

Gas flaring to end in 2030, says NUPRC

Published

on


By Francesca Hangeior

The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission on Tuesday, said plans are underway to end gas flaring in 2030.

The NUPRC Chief Executive Officer, Gbenga Komolafe, disclosed this while delivering his speech at the 8th Sub-Saharan Africa International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference holding in Lagos.

According to Komolafe, the NUPRC “is effectively spearheading the national drive to achieve the zero-flare target by 2030 and net zero carbon emissions by 2060”.

This, he said, would be achieved through several initiatives, including the Nigeria Gas-Flare Commercialisation Programme.

The NUPRC boss explained that Nigeria is on track to meet its environmental stewardship obligations.

He stated that analysis of the European Union’s Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research database shows that “Nigeria occupies a distant 165th position in the global ranking of top emitters, with a greenhouse gas emissions per capita at 1.88 tonnes Carbon dioxide equivalent per capita per year, representing just 0.13 percent of the global total”.

Komolafe said, however, that “despite the low emissions, we are not resting on our oars”.

The Nigerian Gas Flare Tracker stated that during the period under review, 595.1 million standard cubic feet of gas were flared in Rivers, Delta, Imo, Edo, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Anambra, Abia and Lagos States.

The World Bank described gas flaring as the burning of natural gas associated with oil extraction.

Gas flaring continues to trend in Nigeria, despite cries of gas scarcity by electricity-generating companies.

While addressing delegates at SAIPEC, Komolafe noted that Nigeria holds promise for Africa and has the potential to emerge as a superpower given its strategic geopolitical importance, large market size of over 200 million people, teeming youth population, abundant natural and energy resources in the right mix, and the myriads of investment opportunities therein.

However, he held that the realisation of this potential “will depend on how effectively we address our challenges and leverage our strengths in the coming years”.

He urged participants to accept the conference as a call for action, and a charge for “enhanced collaboration and regional integration in unlocking our vast opportunities”.

Continue Reading

News

Cholera Outbreak: NCDC Declares Public Health Emergency As 53 Die In 31 States

Published

on

By Kayode Sanni-Arewa

Presently, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and prevention has declared cholera a public health emergency after its risk assessment showed the country is now at ‘High Risk’ of increased risk of cholera transmission and impact.

The National Cholera Emergency Operations Centre has, therefore , been activated to interrupt disease transmission and reduce the impact of the disease and other socioeconomic complications

Cholera is a food and water borne disease and Water is usually contaminated by faeces of infected individuals as well as unsafe practices such as improper disposal of refuse and open defecation.

The highly contagious disease which time between infection and the appearance of symptoms is 2 hours to 5 days, has a higher risk of transmission in areas that lack adequate sanitation facilities or a regular supply of clean water.

Cholera has since January 2024 caused devastation in nigeria with a total of 1528 suspected cases and 53 deaths recorded across 31 states in 107 local government areas as of 24th June 2024.

Source: AIT

Continue Reading

News

Covid cases surge across UK as new variant takes hold – but men are more susceptible than women

Published

on

By Kayode Sanni-Arewa

The newest strain of coronavirus is running wild across the UK, but new data shows that men are more likely to get it than woman.

Despite largely being removed from the every day lives of most Brits, Covid-19 is still around and cases have shot up a lot in recent weeks thanks to a series of new strains. The KP. 3 variant, part of a new group of variants known as FLiRT, emerged in early April.

The name of these variants was inspired by the mutations in their genetic code and they are an offshoot from JN.1 – a variant that could transmit efficiently through one or two additional mutations.

As of April 2024, three strains of the FLiRT variant have been responsible for 40% of all Covid cases in the UK, namely KP.1.1, KP.3 and KP.2, as per data from the UK Health Security Agency. KP. 2 is believed to have sparked a surge of infections in May before handing over to KP.3, which has almost doubled UK infections to 44% in less than a fortnight.

Meanwhile, KP.2’s share has dropped to 22%, yet hospital admissions increased by 24% in the week leading up to Sunday, rising from 2.67 people per 100,000 to 3.31 per 100,000, according to fresh figures from the UKHSA.

Continue Reading

News

Vinicius announces his departure from Real Madrid

Published

on

By Kayode Sanni-Arewa

A Real Madrid player, Vinicius Tobais has announced his departure from Santiago Bernabeu.

The youngster announced he is leaving the club this summer in an Instagram post.

The contract of Vinicius, 20, runs out at the end of June, after which the player will be looking for opportunities elsewhere.

He made just a senior appearance for Real Madrid during his time at the club.

It is no surprise that the right-back is seeing the exit doors.

He wrote, “It was two nice years of a lot of learning, experience, and growth. To the technical staff, directors and colleagues, my eternal gratitude. Just thankful for the opportunity to wear this shirt.

“We’ll see you again Madridistas. Thank you for everything. Hala Madrid!

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2024