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Activists prepare for Nigeria anti-fossil fuel campaign


Between the 4th and 15th of May 2016, thousands of climate activists around the world will embark on series of coordinated actions targeted at calling global attention to the need to wean the world from its dependence on fossil fuels. In December 2015, an unprecedented number of world leaders gathered in Paris in what could be the last opportunity to craft ...

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How to enhance global biodiversity targets’ achievement – SBI


The first meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 1) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) came to a close on 6 May 2016 in Montreal, Canada. Delegates from around the world advanced attention on national action by recommending tools and approaches for implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and a more effective operation of the decision-making ...

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Fedotov to Buhari: UN supports your anti-corruption, terrorism battle

Yury Fedotov

Rounding off a three-day mission to Nigeria, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, met with President Muhammadu Buhari and emphasised his organisation’s unwavering support for the country. “There can be no doubt that Nigeria has suffered from the ravages of corruption, terrorism, piracy and other crimes; but it remains fully committed to ...

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Ogun unveils 160-unit housing estate for workers


The Ogun State Government has commissioned a total of 160 units of two- and three-bedroom detached and semi-detached bungalows and storey-building apartments, presumably as part of efforts aimed at providing affordable housing for its workforce. Wife of the President, Hajia Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, while commissioning the Phase 1 of the estate, named after the first Head of Service in the ...

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Palm oil cartel: End to human rights abuses, land grabbing sought

Ethnic Dayak

At a recent event in London, indigenous and civil society leaders call for an end to human rights violations and land grabbing linked to millions of tons of palm oil imported into Europe every year Indigenous, community and civil society leaders visiting Europe from across the world on Wednesday in London issued a call for urgent action in the EU ...

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Government sues Shell over spill, ERA/FoEN applauds

The Federal Government has dragged Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, claiming N1.3 trillion against the oil firm for the December 20, 2011, Bonga oil spill. The spill, which caused massive pollution in coastal communities in Delta and Bayelsa states, occurred in Shell’s Bonga Field located about 120 kilometres off the Nigerian ...

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US presidential election: Global warming is happening, say voters


With the exception of Ted Cruz voters, most supporters of the Democratic and Republican candidates think global warming is happening, according to a recent national survey conducted by the George Mason University’s Centre for Climate Change Communication. The report, titled Global Warming and the U.S. Presidential Election, reveals the level of support thus: Sanders: 93%, Clinton: 92%, Kasich: 71%, Trump: ...

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FRSC to educate motorists on tyres


Following series of road crashes in Nigeria resulting from tyre blow-outs, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is organising a stakeholders’ forum on tyres where issues relating with the use and safety of tyres are to be discussed. The FRSC’s Head of Media Relations and Strategy, Bisi Kazeem, in a statement said that the summit is aimed at re-educating Nigerians ...

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Group expands smallholder farmer services to Malawi, Uganda

Elumuka Margaret

One Acre Foundation, a non-profit agriculture organisation that supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to increase their incomes and food security, has announced the official opening of its Malawi and Uganda operations. Malawi and Uganda began as pilots in 2013 and 2014 respectively. One Acre Fund now serves 400,000 smallholder farmers – with an estimated two ...

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Only three Saharan Addax antelopes alive, survey finds

Saharan Addax antelopes

Regional insecurity and oil industry activities in the Sahara Desert have pushed the Addax – a migratory species of desert-adapted antelope – to the very knife-edge of extinction, according to a recent survey which found only three surviving in the wild. An extensive survey in March across key Addax habitat identified just three remaining individuals, report experts from the International Union ...

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