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Mrs. Buhari’s call on monthly stipend reinforces ERA/FoEN’s NaBIS


The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has hailed wife of the president, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, for supporting the call that the All Progressives Congress (APC) fulfill its electioneering campaign promise of a monthly N5,000 stipend for 25 million unemployed Nigerian youths,  saying her position reinforces ERA/FoEN demand for a National Basic Income Scheme (NaBIS). ERA/FoEN launched the NaBIS ...

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Ogun asks foresters to adhere to engagement rules


The Ogun State Government has warned contractors working in its forest reserves to adhere strictly to the rules of engagement signed with it. State Commissioner for Forestry, Chief Kolawole Lawal, gave the warning during an assessment tour to the forest reserves at Oja-Odan, Ipake in Ilobi axis of Ilaro, Yewa South and the forest reserve areas J4 and J6 in ...

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Africa urged to address livestock methane emissions


Though increasing calls for Africa to reduce methane emissions from livestock continue to be met with controversy, livestock scientists say that methane is a forgotten short-term climate pollutant with significant global warming potential that the continent cannot continue to overlook. On one hand critics say that in the absence of a significant body of science to back the premise that ...

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Paris attacks: ‘Struggle for climate justice will not stop’


The Coalition Climat 21 and all the organisations that are part of it have expressed solidarity with the victims of the 12 November in Beirut and those of 13 November in Paris, as well as their families and loved ones. In a statement, the body declared: “The world we have always defended is not the one we saw on that ...

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NIPR honours Transcorp Hilton PRM

Shola Adeyemo being honoured by NIPR

The Public Relations Manager of Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Mr. Shola Adeyemo, has been honoured with an Outstanding Performance Award by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Capital Chapter. The award came in recognition of his service and contributions to the development of public relations practice in Nigeria and the hospitality industry in particular. The award was presented to him ...

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Group seeks inclusion of civil society, media in budgeting


In a recent public statement, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo emphasised the determination of the current administration to adopt a Zero-Based Budgeting (ZBB) approach for the 2016 fiscal year, at the same time linking clearly defined policy priorities to the budget. Following the decision of the Federal Government to adopt ZBB, ActionAid Nigeria facilitated a series of consultations and discussions among ...

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GEO commits to utilise open data to address global challenges


The intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) concluded its 12th Plenary session and fourth Ministerial Summit in Mexico City recently with commitments to share data on Earth observations at a time of exponential data growth, human development and climate change. Hosted by the Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Geografia (or National Institute of Geography, Statistics and Informatics) (INEGI), the week-long ...

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GEF-UNDP scheme to develop resilience to food security

Female farmer

Fresh hopes have emerged for Nigeria’s floundering agricultural sector, thanks to a new initiative being promoted by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It is tagged the “GEF-UNDP Fostering Sustainability and Resilience for Food Security in Nigeria.” According to project officials, the scheme will contribute to the enhancement of long-term environmental sustainability and resilience ...

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40,000 delegates expected at COP 21 – French envoy


Over 40,000 persons are expected to attend the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in December this year, the French Ambassador to India, François Richier, has said. Richier says the French government will offer free visas to journalists. He was speaking during the final day of the Annual Media Briefing on Climate Change organised by Centre for Science and Environment ...

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Photos: NCF discusses reforestation at Lagos Green Ball


Recently, the nation’s environment watchdog, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), held its 2015 Green Ball in Lagos. Themed “Reforestation,” the event held at the Oriental Hotel and was graced by dignitaries.                      

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