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30,000 rendered homeless as Lagos waterfront community is set ablaze

Otodo Gbame community

A month after the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, announced government’s intention to demolish “shanties” along waterfronts across the state – and just days after the Lagos State High Court issued an injunction restraining the same – the authorities appear to have moved into action. In the early morning hours of Wednesday, 9 November 2016, a gang of boys ...

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Mohammed, Fadina sceptical over Trump’s climate policy

Amina Mohammed

More reactions have trailed the shock emergence of businessman and Republican candidate Donald Trump as the President-elect of the United States of America, who defeated Democrat, Hillary Clinton. Experts have expressed views bordering on the fact that a Trump presidency could portend great danger to the widely-accepted Paris climate change agreement, which commits all Parties to limit global temperature at ...

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Shell wins sustainability, climate action awards

Hope Nuka

Shell Companies in Nigeria (SCiN) continued to earn more recognition for their sustainable development efforts as they took home two trophies at the 10th edition of The Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAs)-Corporate Social Responsibility Awards in Lagos on Friday.  Shell Nigeria’s kinetic pitch won in the SERAs 2016 Innovation Award category, beating seven other nominees, while the Afam VI ...

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Video: Early nutrition and learning ability

Early Nutrition And Learning Ability

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105 nations have ratified Paris Agreement – Mezouar

Patricia Espinosa

About 105 Parties have now deposited their instruments of ratification of the Paris Agreement. COP22 President, Salaheddine Mezouar, who made the disclosure on Saturday in Marrakech at a press conference held in the company of UNFCC Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, disclosed that the development constituted an important political signal in the fight against climate change. The press conference was held ...

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Substantial climate adaptation fund open to Nigeria, others

Naoko Ishii

A noteable amount of funding has been set aside for Nigeria and other African countries to implement their climate adaptation projects in key areas such as food production, building resilient cities and accelerating renewable energy development. Known as “Opportunity of the Commons”, the fund which is managed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), aims at assisting poor and developing nations ...

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Nigeria well represented at tobacco COP7, say delegates

World Health Organisation

Despite initial hiccups, the Nigerian delegation to the Seventh Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) that ended on Saturday in New Delhi, India have expressed satisfaction with the country’s outing. The delegates, who were in India from November 7-12 2016, had officials from the Ministry of ...

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FAO, World Bank, AfDB pledge support for ocean economies


A special Oceans Action Event at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech (COP22) has brought together over 400 high-level participants from around the world to advance oceans and climate change issues and to pledge concrete actions in support of the objectives of Sustainable Development Goal number 14, which is to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine ...

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COP7: Nations adopt landmark tobacco control decisions


After one week of heated negotiations and intrigues, governments representing over 90 percent of the world’s population who attended Seventh Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO- FCTC) that ended on Saturday in New Delhi, India adopted policies that will protect public health over the narrow interests ...

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Video: Nutrition in children

Nutrition In Children

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