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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Oil spill: India impounds ship, detains crew


Port authorities in Chennai have impounded a BW LPG vessel and a local ship carrying heavy fuel oil, and detained their crews, a spokesman for the port has said. He made the submission recently, after the two collided, causing an oil spill that is affecting marine life and local fishing. About 20 tonnes of heavy fuel oil leaked and a ...

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South Asia nations vow to meet challenges of climate change

Shri Narendra Modi

The joint declaration of the South Asian Speakers’ Summit in India has asserted that the Paris Agreement must continue to be guided by the principles of UN Framework Convention. Climate change news, analysis, commentary, The average surface temperature of earth has increased more than 1 degree Fahrenheit since 1900. It has called for greater cooperation among the member countries to ...

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Sports Minister meets NFF over CAF election

Amanju Pinnick

The Nigeria Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has called an emergency meeting with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday, March 1 2017 in Abuja. The meeting becomes necessary as NFF President, Amanju Pinnick, has called for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) President, lssa Hayatou, to resign, so that new leadership can be installed. It is widely thought that ...

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Ibrahimovic makes history for Man Utd

Zlatan lbrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s sensational moment has created history for Manchester United as the most successful club in England. That moment was his brace in the 3-2 win over Southampton on Sunday’s EFL Cup final, to near Liverpool in EFL cup history. Ibrahimovic was Manchester United’s man of the match with the Midas touch, dragging them from a mire of mediocrity with ...

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Europa League: Hostility awaits Man Utd in Russia


Manchester United fans face the daunting prospect of meeting violent hooligans that target English fans, should they travel to Russia to see the Rostov game in the Europa League. Reports have it that the Russia’s Hooligan Army (fans) in Rostov-on-Don always brag about confrontation as a way of life. It is on record that Russian fans deliberately targeted fans from ...

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Nigeria develops Sendai Framework plan to curb disaster risk

Disaster Risk

Nigeria has developed a National Plan of Action for the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030). This was the outcome of a two-day meeting of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction that held from Tuesday, February 21 to Wednesday, February 22 2017 in Abuja, the federal capital city. The Sendai Framework is an international document which ...

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Civil society speakers for UN climate, SDGs event

Ambassador Peter Thomson

President of the 71st UN General Assembly, Ambassador Peter Thomson, in collaboration with the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Ms. Patricia Espinosa, will on Thursday, March 23 2017 convene Member States, the UN System, and stakeholders at United Nations Headquarters in a High-level Event for Action on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda. ...

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Marine litter: UN declares war on ocean plastic


The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on Thursday, February 23 2017 launched a global campaign to eliminate major sources of marine litter – such as microplastics in cosmetics and the excessive, wasteful usage of single-use plastic – by the year 2022. Launched at the Economist World Ocean Summit in Bali, Indonesia, the “#CleanSeas campaign” is urging governments to pass plastic reduction policies; ...

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Ogun adopts eco-tourism to boost forestry sector


The Ogun State Government is finalising plans to establish eco-tourism resort in its forest reserve in an apparent bid to enhance forestry resources and create an alternative means of livelihood for the people of the state. Commissioner for Forestry, Kolawole Lawal, who made this known recently in Abeokuta, the state capital, while speaking with journalists after an interactive session with ...

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US an important partner of UNFCCC, says Espinosa

patricia espinosa

Patricia Espinosa, who last year took the helm as executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), was in the United Kingdom last week to speak with businesses, NGOs and Nick Hurd, the UK climate change minister, on how to sustain and increase momentum on climate action. Previously a Mexican diplomat and minister, Espinosa is tasked with ...

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