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Shell: Implementing UNEP report requires long-term sustainability

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The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) Joint Venture has said that ensuring long-term sustainability is a much bigger challenge of tackling the environmental contamination within Ogoniland – in the context of the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report. General Manager, External Relations, Igo Weli, disclosed on Friday in Lagos at a Media Roundtable that, as ...

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Floods kill 11, destroy farmlands in Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara


No fewer than 11 persons were killed by floods in Sokoto and Zamfara States this year, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said. Thickman Tanimu, the Deputy Head of the Sokoto Zonal Operations Office of NEMA, said 10 of the victims died in Zamfara State, while a seven-year-old boy died at Kuchi village in Kebbe Local Government Area of ...

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How Uganda culture advances water resources

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In Banyakole tradition, members of the Abitira sub clan believe that they descended from a common ancestor with frogs. The age-old tradition, however, does not mean that members of this clan are frogs. Rather frogs are their totem. The Banyankole are one of the several major ethnic groups in Uganda. They live in south-western Uganda. Each of the Banyankole’s dozens of clans ...

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Scientists pick holes in Canada, China, Ethiopia, Morocco’s INDCs

Doug Boucher

New analysis from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has examined how national climate pledges from China, Canada, Ethiopia and Morocco intend to limit greenhouse gases in the agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) sector. UCS finds that, despite vast potential to mitigate AFOLU carbon emissions, China and Canada set their bars low compared to developing nations Ethiopia and ...

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PACJA: Paris climate deal should tackle damages, not just causes


Secretary General at the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda, has said that negotiators must unite and push loss and damage into a fair and equitable climate deal for Africa’s most vulnerable people. Commenting on the outcome of the recently held climate negotiations in Bonn in Germany, Mwenda remarked that Africa, small island states and the least developed ...

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African dams intensify malaria transmission, says study


The study finds that the construction of an expected 78 major new dams in sub-Saharan Africa over the next few years will lead to an additional 56,000 malaria cases annually. It urges future dam projects to consider better disease control measures Settlements in close proximity to sizeable dams in Africa such as the Akosombo in Ghana, Kainji in Nigeria, Koka ...

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Why Nigeria should hasten and submit climate action plan

Odewale Abayomi Joseph

At the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) slated for December 2015, climate negotiators from all over the world will converge on Paris, where they will deliberate on concrete Co2 emissions reduction plans to be incorporated with total renewable energy road maps geared towards limiting and ...

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The great service – the great bargains, Jiji.ng!


Have you ever seen a normal advertisement board in the Internet for Nigerians? We can recommend one. The Best one. You will be able to use it easily because it has friendly for visitors interface. Its name is Jiji.ng. First of all we want to tell you about your opportunities on this advertisement board. You can buy or sell anything ...

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How to buy clothes, shoes and accessories with Jiji.ng


You don’t need to spend much time worried where you can buy this or that thing if you’ve heard about Jiji.ng. It is a rapidly growing and developing Nigerian classifieds, which is very simple to use. It is kind of a prototype of a real ancient market, but it is more like XXI century market, which learned how to all ...

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Columbia, Algeria submit climate action plans

Christiana Figueres

The Republic of Colombia and People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria have submitted their new climate action plans to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). These Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) come well in advance of a new universal climate change agreement which will be reached at the UN climate conference in Paris, in December this year. The INDC and all others ...

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