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Smart City Lagos: Necessity of the time

Smart City Dubai

Once again, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State is blazing the trail. Recent report in Environews Nigeria including other local Nigerian daily newspapers gave prominence to the news item concerning the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Lagos State Government and Dubai authority (represented by Smart City Dubai, a company) for the creation of Africa’s first smart city, the Smart ...

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South Pole’s CO2 levels highest in 4 million years

South Pole

The Earth passed another unfortunate milestone on May 23 when carbon dioxide (CO2) surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm) at the South Pole for the first time in four million years. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the South Pole has shown the same, relentless upward trend in CO2 as the rest of world, but its remote location means it’s ...

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Paris emerges Global Earth Hour Capital 2016 winner

Paris, France

Paris is this year’s Global Earth Hour Capital. WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge recognises the “City of Light” as a role model for climate action and awards Paris for its ambitious vision and successful engagement with business, civil society and other cities on its journey toward sustainability. Paris hosted last year’s historic global climate summit and has shown strong climate ...

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UN demands empathetic approach to global drug problem

Yury Fedotov

Around five per cent of the adult population, or nearly 250 million people between the ages of 15 and 64, used at least one drug in 2014, according to the latest World Drug Report released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Although substantial, this figure has not grown over the past four years in proportion to ...

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Images: Solar brightens insurgency-hit villages in Adamawa

Gaya Silkami

Characterised by limited access to modern energy services with majority of the population relying on the traditional solid fuels (biomass) to meet their cooking and heating needs, the villages of Gaya Silkami and Fa’a Gaya are beneficiaries to a power non-grid rural communities with solar based energy services. Courtesy of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Energy Commission of ...

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UNDP, ECN light up Adamawa insurgency-hit communities with solar energy

Gaya Silkami

Two rural communities in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State in Northeast Nigeria are effectively recovering from the ravages of insurgency, thanks to an energy lifeline that is improving health services, providing potable water, illuminating the community and boosting mobile communication. In February 2015, rampaging Boko Haram militants invaded the villages of Fa’a Gaya and Gaya Silkami. While the ...

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Berlin pulls out of fossil fuels

Berlin skyline

Following in the footsteps of Stockholm and several others, the German city of Berlin is the latest city to pull out of fossil fuels Berlin’s parliament voted on Thursday to pull its money out of coal, gas and oil companies. The new investment policy, part of the German capital’s goal of completely weaning off carbon by 2050, will force the ...

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How Brexit will transform energy, climate

David Cameron

A post-Brexit UK will still have energy ties to the EU, but there will be big changes, writes Sara Stefanini in Politico. She lists five ways Brexit will impact energy and climate Britain’s departure from the EU will force broad changes to the bloc’s energy and climate policies, and remove a crucial ally for Central Europeans — but it will ...

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FUNAI plants trees, establishes Pioneer Garden

Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba

The Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, on Wednesday, June 15 2016, launched a novelty by floating what they call Pioneer Garden. The Garden is meant to honour and immortalise staff and students who started the institution five years ago. The Garden is located in the east of the university, akin to the Biblical Garden of Eden that shares the same location. ...

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Video: Experts demand enforcement of National Health Bill

Nigerian health experts

Statistics shows that most Nigerians do not have access to good health care services despite promises made by government over the years. Critics say the country’s health system will remain in a poor state unless the fundamental problems confronting it are addressed.

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