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August 16, 2018

Prof. Okorie raises the alarm over environmental degradation in Nigeria

Prof. Peter U. Okorie

…Our forests, rivers under serious threat Nigeria is typical of countries that have done relatively little to stem the tide of environmental degradation and consequent biodiversity loss, a university don has revealed. Biodiversity loss or species loss is said to occur when living members of a species are no longer found anywhere on earth, whether in captivity or in the wild. Professor Peter U. Okorie raised the alarm while delivering the 19th Inaugural Lecture of the Imo State University Owerri recently. In the lecture titled: “Behind the Urbanising Fringe: Stress and Struggle of Biodiversity,” Okorie said, “paradoxically, Nigeria is one…

Pope Francis marks first 500 days of his Pontificate – Reveals 10 top secrets to happiness

In a new interview, given to mark the first 500 days of his pontificate, Pope Francis has given a 10-point plan for happiness. The first excerpts of the interview appeared as a feature article on Sunday, 27th July in the Argentine magazine Viva, a supplement of the popular national daily El Clarín. The interviewer, Pablo Calvo, is an old acquaintance of the Pope. After a few reminiscences and jokes, he conveys the conviviality and common touch of the Holy Father. The 10 top secrets to happiness are: 1. “Live and let live.” Everyone should be guided by this principle, he…