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Human urine boosts grow rate of plants than fertilizer



An environmental engineer, Isaac Bryant, on Saturday urged the conversion of human urine into fertiliser and other products that would have higher environmental value.

“Urine, which most of us consider as waste, is a valuable resource which we can use directly as fertiliser.

“Urine is very safe, hygienic, easy to handle and collect, and easily available,” Mr. Bryant, a lecturer at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, told the News Agency of Nigeria.

He spoke to NAN at the 2017 African Clean Up Conference taking place in Cape Coast with the theme: “Exploring New Horizon and Sustainable Best Practices in Waste Management and Recycling’’.

The three-day conference which began on Thursday was organised by the African Clean-up Initiative – an NGO committed to promoting environmental activities in communities and schools.

Mr. Bryant said human urine was part of domestic waste water, which could be used as fertiliser.

The lecturer said using urine as fertiliser posed minimal health risk to both the environment and human beings.

He advised countries to tap into the resource rather than rely on chemical fertiliser which, he said, impacted negatively on the environment and posed a health risk to humans.

“Rather than use chemical fertiliser for crops, human urine is better.

“We can use human urine to cultivate crops such as maize, okro, tomato, pepper, garden eggs and some other vegetables,’’ he told NAN.

Mr. Bryant said countries could instruct their universities and research institutions to pilot the usage of human urine for agriculture, and sensitise the public to the benefits.

According to the lecturer, use of human urine as fertiliser would reduce public discharge of the urine and promote a clean and safe environment

NAN reports that no fewer than 200 environmentalists and others gathered for the conference to discuss environmental problems peculiar to Africa and proffer indigenous solutions.

According to the convener, Alex Akhigbe, experienced environmentalists were expected to deliver papers on how best to manage waste and sustain best environmental practices in Africa.

“The intention of the 2017 Africa Clean Up Conference is to create a platform for Africans to recognise and discuss their peculiar environmental challenges and determine indigenous solutions.

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Court Orders Reps Member To Produce Fleeing Maina’s Son Within Nine Days



JUST IN: Court Orders Reps Member To Produce Fleeing Maina’s Son Within Nine Days

Abdulrasheed Maina’s son

House of Representatives member, Umar Sani Dan Galadima has been asked to produce Faisal, the son of Abdulrasheed Maina, who is believed to have jumped bail on or before December 4.

Faisal is being prosecuted before the court on money laundering related offences and was granted bail in 2019.

Honorable Galadima who is representing Kaura Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara State is standing surety for Faisal after signing a N60 million bond.

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Justice Okon Abang in a ruling on Wednesday ordered Dan Galadima, who was present in court, to show cause by December 4 why he should either not forfeit the N60 million he pledged while taking Faisal on bail, or be sent to prison until he is able to produce the defendant.

Recall that on Monday, Justice Abang sentenced Senator Ali Ndume who is a surety for the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team who has also jumped bail.

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Lawyer Dumps Maina, Applies To Quit Case



Lawyer Dumps Abdulrasheed Maina, Applies To Quit Case

UpAbdulrasheed Maina

Adeola Adedipe, a lawyer hired by Abulrasheed Maina, ex-Chairman of defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), in his ongoing trial for money laundering, has applied to quit the case.

Maina’s lawyer who is also representing the company of the former PRTT Chairman – Common Input Property and Investment Ltd, informed a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja at the resumption of proceedings in the case on Wednesday, that he has filed a notice, indicating his intention to withdraw from further representing his client.

Also Read: Court Revokes Faisal Maina’s Bail For Failure To Attend Trial

Adedipe revealed that his brief has not been perfected due to the failure of his client to pay.

He apologised to the federal court presided over Justice Okon Abang for being absent from proceedings during some of the recent adjournments.


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Those Against Restructuring Not Speaking For North, Says El-Rufai



Those Against Restructuring Not Speaking For North, Says El-Rufai

Governor El-rufai

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has stated that northerners who are negating restructuring do not represent the interest of the region.

This he made known while speaking at a panel session at the 26th Nigerian Economic Summit (#NES 26) in Abuja.

The governor had earlier stated that the biggest beneficiaries of the restructuring, should it happen are the northerners.

According to him, all the governors in the region agree to restructure, adding that those who aren’t in support only speak for themselves.

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“People think that northerners are against restructuring. There is a difference between some from Northern Elders Forum shouting against restructuring and northerners,” el-Rufai said.

“And whatever advantages that person is getting for himself does not accrue to the rest of the region. We have the highest number of out-of-school children and poverty rate.

“As the governor of Kaduna state, I am trying to see how I can get my people up on the ladder, but the current system of government puts a constraint on it. So I think we need to differentiate the noise of the few and the voice of the silent majority.

“We don’t have any advantage not to restructure the country. All my colleague governors in the 19 states agree on restructuring. So who are the northerners against restructuring? Who are they speaking for? They are speaking for themselves.”

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