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18 dead, N700m property destroyed in Kano flooding

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said no fewer than 18 persons lost their lives and property worth over N700 million to flood in Kano State in the past two weeks. This was contained in a statement by the North West Zonal Coordinator of the agency, Alhaji Musa Ilallah, in Kano on Saturday. According to the statement, the massive ...

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Another world is indeed possible, says PACJA

World Social Forum

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has again brought the world’s attention to Africa as thousands of movements from across the globe gathered in Montreal, Canada in the ongoing World Social Forum (Fórum Social Mundial in Portugese) (FSM2016) holding from August 9-14, 2016. The 2016 Forum is themed: “Another World Is Possible” The goal of the WSF 2016 is to ...

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Campaigners, labour to collaborate on climate change

Nnimmo Bassey

Civil society organisations (CSOs) in the country have agreed to work with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on issues related to global warming, thereby opening a fresh vista in the nation’s climate change policy dynamics and diplomacy. The CSOs, who also resolved to offer their expertise when needed, likewise appreciated the fact that labour unions used to be the political ...

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Concern as wild polio virus resurfaces

Polio victims

On the brink of eradicating wild polio, Nigeria suffers a major setback as an outbreak of the virus is confirmed Minister of Health, Prof.Isaac Adewole, has confirmed an outbreak of wild polio virus in Borno State. The outbreak has reportedly affected two children from Gwoza and Jere Local Government Areas of the state. The discovery and confirmation of the outbreak ...

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World Elephant Day: Need to protect Tanzania’s Selous reserve

elephant ivory

As the World Elephant Day is observed on Friday, 12 August 2016, the Tanzanian government has been asked to protect its largest game reserve and the wild species that call it home – including elephants. Director General of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International, Marco Lambertini, in a correspondence with Sara Thomas, the WWF Online Advocacy Manager, reflects upon his ...

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Why Indigenous Peoples are central to climate action

International Institute for Environment and Development

August 9 is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2016, and is devoted to the right to education Indigenous communities across the world have a key role to play in tackling climate change and in achieving the climate goals set out in the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement. Indigenous peoples not only have a right to education, they can ...

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Multilateral development banks mobilise $81bn in climate funds

Bambang-Susantono

Climate finance totaling some $81 billion was mobilised for projects funded by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) in 2015. This included $25 billion of MDBs’ direct climate finance, combined with a further $56 billion from other investors. The latest MDB climate finance figures are detailed in the 2015 Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance, prepared by ...

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Images: Environment Outreach Magazine decorates eminent Nigerians

Professor Ndowa Lale

At the 7th Environment Outreach Magazine Public Lecture held recently in Abuja, awards were conferred on eminent Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in the protection of the environment through positive action and years of dedicated service. Some of the recipients include the Minister of Environment, Amina J. Mohammed; Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State; Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi, Deputy ...

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Mohammed urges government, activists to synergise in tackling insurgency

Madam Anne Ene-Ita

Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, has urged civil society and the people to work closely with government to fight the menace of insurgency and other militant acts in the country. The minister, who spoke recently in Abuja at the 7th Environment Outreach Magazine Public Lecture, reiterated the fact that government alone cannot win the war against insurgency in any form ...

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Nigeria to end malaria mortality by 2020

Isaac-Adewole

Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said on Tuesday in Abuja that Nigeria would end malaria mortality by 2020. The minister stated this at a town hall meeting and policy dialogue for good governance jointly organised by the Alumni Association of the National Institute and the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture. Adewole said: “We have set some time frame for ourselves. We ...

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