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Lagos Waste Pandemic: Public Behavior, Economic, and Energy Opportunities

Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial hub, now generates 12,000 metric tonnes of waste per day, exceeding the capacity of the state’s waste management authority.

With a population of over 22 million people, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), battles to dispose Lagos’ waste at the same rate as the state generates garbage and other unwanted materials. 369 more words

Governance

Busted: Obamacare Architect Caught in Epic Lie, Confirming Opponents' Argument - Guy Benson

“If you’re a state and you don’t set up an exchange, that means your citizens don’t get their tax credits.” He affirmed conservatives’ argument in 2012 by sharing his own expertise about the law as it’s written. 69 more words

Government Launches Victims Support Fund Committee

Nigeria has launched a Victims Support Fund Committee (VSFC) to provide aid to victims of terrorism and their relatives in Nigeria.

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Governance

Forbes: The White House Is Bribing Health Insurance Companies - by Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity

Hidden in the midst of a 436 page regulatory update, and written in pure bureaucratese, the Department of Health and Human Services asked that insurance companies limit the looming premium increases for 2015 health plans.

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Obama pushed electronic health records with huge taxpayer subsidies, but has rebuffed calls for hazards monitoring despite evidence of harm - Nation - The Boston Globe

One study of malpractice claims published this year, by safety researchers for a Harvard-affiliated malpractice insurance group, CRICO, produced an unsettling snapshot of the problem. The researchers sifted through a large database of malpractice claims from Boston and other health care centers around the country, looking for cases in which the use or misuse of electronic heath records was suspected of causing harm.

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