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Monthly Archives: April 2017

SDGs: How Nigeria can remain committed, focused, by Fadina

Lekan-Fadina

Against the backdrop of government’s recent ratifying of the Paris Climate Agreement, an environmentalist and climate change negotiator has listed a set of next-steps to ensure that Nigeria keeps to her commitment on compliance to the world order, especially as it relates to sustainable development. Prince Lekan Fadina, head of the Lagos-based Centre for Investment, Sustainable Development, Management and Environment ...

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Post-COP22: African civil society examines role, readiness

Samuel-Ogallah-Samson

One of the key outcomes of the 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that held last year in Marrakech, Morocco was the establishment of a new transparency fund with the injection of some $50 million by some developed countries, to encourage transparency efforts in the fight against ...

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Healthcare: Lagos to build three new general hospitals

Akinwunmi-Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Friday, April 21, 2017 said plans were underway to begin construction of three new modern General Hospitals in the state this year to improve healthcare delivery. Ambode spoke while responding to requests of the people at the quarterly Town Hall Meeting held at Shibiri/Ekunpa Area Office in Oto-Awori Local Council Development Area. He ...

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China, India lead global renewable energy transition

wind power

To reach the Paris Agreement climate goal, and stay under 2°C warming, emissions will need to peak in the coming years and be reduced to zero by 2050. China, India and the US play a key role in achieving this target as they emit over 50% of the global CO2emissions and are by far the largest markets for renewable energies. ...

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Lagos-Ibadan rail: Residents in dire straits as demolition begins

Fidet-Edetanlen-Okhiria

Residents of Agbado Railway Station Community in Ogun State have appealed to the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) to compensate members of the community whose houses are affected by the ongoing demolition. The demolition of houses along the rail route is to pave way for the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge rail. Chief Sunday Olaitan, the Aro of Agbadoland, in ...

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How climate change strengthens Boko Haram insurgency, by study

Lake Chad

“As the climate is changing, so too are the conditions within which non-state armed groups such as Boko Haram and ISIS operate. Climate change contributes to creating a fragile environment in which these groups can thrive.” These few lines appear to capture the essence of the outcome of a recent study that attempts to specifically and comprehensively spell out the ...

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Government counsels Lagosians over anti-flood measures as rains intensify

Flood-in-Lagos

As this year’s rainy season gathers momentum, the Lagos State Government has allayed the fears of residents over the torrential rainfall witnessed in the state on Thursday, April 20, 2017, saying that necessary steps had been taken to avert any incidence of flood disaster in the state. Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, in a statement, said that government ...

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Conservationists’ expedition to explore life on undersea mountains

Undersea-mountain

A scientific expedition to explore life on undersea mountains – or seamounts – in the high seas south of Madagascar is under way. The expedition is a key stage of a project aimed at the conservation and sustainable use of seamount ecosystems in the South West Indian Ocean, led by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The three-week-long expedition aboard ...

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Greenpeace, Sierra Leone find four illegal fishing cases in four days

Greanpeace-fishing

Four illegal fishing cases have been found during a joint surveillance mission conducted by Greenpeace and Sierra Leone fishery authorities. Two Chinese vessels and one Korean vessel have been arrested for infringements of Sierra Leone fishing legislation, including possessing or using illegal fishing nets on board, no visible marking and a lack of required paperwork, including log books and authorisation ...

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Groups build patoralists’ climate resilience to enhance food security

Pastoralists

Addressing climate change is a key priority for African countries as a region that is highly impacted and hence the need for urgent implementation of the various strategies at local, national and regional levels. The Eastern Africa is home to thousands of pastoralists who herd their livestock in the semi-arid to arid areas. With increased impacts of climate, there is need ...

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