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Why filthy environments will continue to obstruct elimination of Malaria

Why filthy environments will continue to obstruct elimination of Malaria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling on countries to close the gaps in prevention and treatment to defeat malaria. But when people are allowed to live in filthy, polluted environments as seen in this video, one will begin to question the possibility of Nigeria ever eradicating malaria.

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‘How to make mining environmentally viable’

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Mining has been a massive driver for development, as seen in developed countries. Now that Nigeria is diversifying from her mono economy of petroleum, mining amongst other sectors should be looked at. Therefore, plans to manage the sector throughout its life cycle should also be put in place. Old mine practice that brought about adverse environmental degradation, without attention to ...

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Fresh global commitments for energy action coming

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The UN energy forum is expected to advance innovative, on-the-ground solutions to fight both energy poverty and climate change in lead-up to 2015 UN Summit and Climate Conference At the second annual United Nations Sustainable Energy For All Forum scheduled for 18th to 21st May 2015, leaders from government, business and civil society will announce new commitments and drive action to end energy poverty ...

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Maternal and Child Mortality Lecture in Lagos

Maternal and Child Mortality Lecture in Lagos

Dr Leke Pitan is the keynote speaker at the 3rd annual public health management lecture by the Chartered Institute of Environmental and Public Health Management of Nigeria. The Special Advisor for Africa International Hospital Federation spoke on ‘Investing in Reduced Maternal and Child Mortality for sustainable Development: What are the issues, challenges and Options. He stressed that an important but ...

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‘Showcase accomplishment of tree planting initiative beyond Lagos’

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The Lagos State government has been asked to continue to showcase the benefits of its tree planting initiative, as a climate change mitigation and adaptation measures, to other parts of the country. Under the initiative, the state has within the past seven years planted over five million trees. This formed one of the numerous resolutions at the 7th Lagos State ...

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Making Nigeria climate resilient (4): Past, current and future climate changes

PROF. EMMANUEL OLADIPO

As stated previously, the climate goes through different cycles of variable duration, alternating between cold and hot periods. Historical evidences of long-term changes in the climate of Nigeria are scanty. However, we can use proxy data from regional sources for Africa in general and the Lake Chad in particular to provide some evidence of long-term past changes in the climate ...

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Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris 2015 (18)

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The French government has in the last three years worked vigorously to put in place a strategy for action towards emission reduction, clean energy and efficient energy. ln Poland in 2013, France got the right to host COP 21 in Paris in 2015. In August 2014 the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Laurent Fabius, outlined his country’s expectations for the 21st ...

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Africans unite against xenophobia in South Africa

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The African Charter on Human and People’s Rights says that: “Human beings are inviolable. Every human being shall be entitled to respect for his life and the integrity of his person. No one may be arbitrarily deprived of this right.” This is being violated in South Africa through the xenophobic attacks on Africans. Solidarity has been one of the strongest ...

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Ogun gives out fresh discounted-rate-processed land titles

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In furtherance of its bid to ensure home owners in the state regularised their landed property at a discounted rate, the Ogun State Government has distributed another round of 1,000 certificates of occupancy (C-of-Os), and approved building plans to landlords in the state. Distributing the C-of-Os at the Arcade Ground in Oke-Mosan, the governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, expressed his satisfaction ...

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UNDP, others explore sustainable energy in post-oil Nigeria

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has stressed the need for stakeholders in Nigeria’s energy sector to prioritise sustainable energy in a policy document being evolved because of the strategic importance of energy for sustainable human development and in a post-oil economy such as Nigeria. The Federal Government is in the process of evolving a contemporary energy master plan in ...

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