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Health risks related to climate change rising – UN

Youssef Nassef

A new UN report says that health risks related to climate change are on the rise worldwide. At the same time, coordinated international responses can help prevent some of the worst impacts of climate change on health. Youssef Nassef, Director of the Adaptation Programme of the UNFCCC secretariat, says: “The report clearly highlights the need for the UN and partners ...

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Dangote Flour Mills posts N12bn profit


Dangote Flour Mills has posted a profit before tax of N11.82 billion for its financial year ended December 31, 2016. According to the results released on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the company has returned to profitability after four years of losses. Review of the results indicated that the group’s operating profit went up to N16 billion ...

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Tunisian NAMA proposal secures funding


The NAMA Facility has pre-selected the Tunisian Building NAMA proposal “Scaling-up Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the Building Sector” to receive funding for the Detailed Preparation Phase as its part of its 4th call for projects funding. The Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) proposal was developed by Ecofys for the Tunisian Agency for Energy Conservation (ANME). Ecofys developed the ...

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UNFCCC seeks partnerships for COP23

Patricia Espinosa

The secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has said that it is seeking partnerships with all stakeholders, including the private sector, in support of the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) to be held in Bonn, Germany, on November 6-17, 2017. “During these two weeks of November, the world’s eyes will be on Bonn, where thousands ...

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Shell trains medical workers in emergency care


Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has facilitated the training of medical workers from hospitals in Anambra State on emergency resuscitation, delivering a critical component of its commitment to provide skilled and timely response to medical emergencies in the state. The training of the 70 staff on Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support which took place at ...

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LMC announces sanctions, arrest made over Dortmund blast


The League Management Company (LMC) on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 announced several sanctions imposed on clubs and players to ensure sanity, and curb fans and players’ excesses. Three clubs – Kano Pillars, Katsina United and Remo Stars – are to pay several fines, totalling over N12 million and they can also have their points deducted later in the season if ...

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CODE project wins ONE Africa Award as continent’s best SDGs initiative


The Abuja-based Connected Development (CODE) has won the ONE Africa 2016 Award recognising, rewarding, and advancing the exceptional work of organisations founded by Africans and based in Africa, dedicated to helping Africa achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It’s initiative, “Follow The Money”, believed to be the largest volunteer grassroots movement on transparency and accountability in Africa, emerged winner among ...

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Government to resuscitate national mortgage firm with N500bn


The Federal Government says it has made a provision for some N500 billion to resuscitate the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) to make mortgage facilities easily available to Nigerians. Alhaji Mustapha Baba-Shehuri, the Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, announced this in Lafia, Nasarawa State on Monday, April 10, 2017 when he called on the state’s Deputy ...

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Doubts over story of girl living with monkeys


The “Jungle Book”-like tale of a young girl said to have been found living with monkeys in an Indian forest was shocking, disturbing and fascinating. It might also have been untrue. The story of the girl circulated among news outlets around the world in recent days, including The Washington Post, after reports by the Associated Press and the New Indian ...

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Fiji launches COP23 logo


Fijian Prime Minister and incoming President of COP 23, Frank Bainimarama, on Monday, April 10, 2017 launched the logo for this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference, to be held in Bonn in November. Also present at the launch was German State Secretary for the Environment, Jochen Flasbarth. COP23 implies the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties to ...

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