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FUTA workshop to address climate change dynamics


Ahead of the crucial talks scheduled for Paris, France in December, current topics on climate change causes, consequences, management and adaptation will be tabled for discussion at an international training workshop scheduled to hold next month in Akure, Ondo State in Nigeria. Organised by the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science as well as the West Africa Science Service Centre and ...

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SIWI decorates India’s Waterman


Rajendra Singh of India on Wednesday in Sweden received the Stockholm Water Prize for his innovative water restoration efforts, improving water security in rural India, and for showing extraordinary courage and determination in his quest to improve the living conditions for those most in need. H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden presented the prize to Rajendra Singh at a Royal ...

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Lagos shuts down churches, firms over noise pollution


The Lagos State Government has shut down 22 religious houses and three companies over noise pollution and environmental degradation. This is coming barely four weeks after it shut about 40 churches and mosques statewide. Rasheed Shabi, General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), explained that government took the decision after inspecting some of the facilities that violated the state’s ...

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NCF, Cross River secure GCF fund to tackle carbon emission

Adeniyi Karunwi

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), in collaboration with the Cross River State Forestry Commission (CRSFC), has secured funding from the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF) to execute a project aimed at curbing carbon emission. The NCF and CRSFC accessed recently $65,000 from the GCF’s Governors’ Climate & Forests Fund (GCF Fund) to actualise a project titled: “Strengthening of ...

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Photos: RUWES empowers rural women on clean energy


The maiden edition of the Rural Women Energy Security (RUWES) capacity enhancement workshop with the theme: “Practical Entrepreneurship and Financial Management Skill Training” commenced in Abuja on Tuesday, August 25 2015 to be rounded up Friday, August 28, 2015. The forum has been described as a very important and laudable step in educating and providing clean, accessible energy solutions to ...

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Dreams, hope as solar powers century-old Lagos island

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For the first time in his 30 years of residence on Sagbo Kodji Island, Friday Onos has electricity in his home. To him, it is a dream come true – and one that will likely make him dream again. “I had big dreams of setting up businesses but the lack of power supply to this Island kept extinguishing my dreams ...

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Video: Maternal health in Nigeria

Video: Maternal health in Nigeria

Nigeria ranks sixteenth among nations with high maternal deaths. To reduce the incidence, advocacy groups say exploring the possibility to incorporate the communities will scale up progress

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Video: Changing weather pattern in Nigeria

The rainy season in Nigeria is usually between the months of March through July with a break in August before it picks up again in September. However, the pattern of the weather in the Southern part of the country in recent weeks has been unusually cool and breezy. In this report Emmanuel Oladipo, a professor of climatology , department of Geography, ...

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Stockholm water week opens amid hope for solutions


The 2015 World Water Week, themed Water for Development, officially opened on Monday August 24 in Stockholm with over 3,000 participants from more than 120 countries, representing governments, academia, international organisations, civil society, the corporate sector, and many others. The role of water for development cannot be overestimated. Water is the foundation for all aspects of human and societal progress. ...

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Photo: Osinbajo, others receive Ban Ki-moon


Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), on Monday August 24, 2015 hosted visiting UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, in dialogue on Democracy, Development, Climate Change and Countering Violent Extremism. The forum was attended by dignitaries.

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