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TV Report: Woman with kidney failure

Kidney Failure

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Radio Report: Maternal and child health in Kaduna

Maternal health

Stakeholders in health sector in Kaduna State have frowned at the non-release of funds to aid agencies and the College of Nursing and Midwifery in Kafanchan for the first quarter of this year. During a one-day forum organised by the Kaduna State Maternal New Born and Child Accountability Mechanism in conjunction with Community Health Research and Reform Initiative, participants said ...

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WASCAL, ECOWAS in bid to mitigate climate change effects


The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) have renewed their commitment to combat climate change and mitigate its impacts in the region by implementing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between both organisations. Marcel de Souza, the ECOWAS president, who was represented by Tchambakou Ayassor, ...

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World Hypertension Day: Seven out of 10 Nigerians are hypertensive, says expert


Prof. Modupe Onadeko, a former Reproductive Medicine Consultant at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, has said that no fewer than seven out of 10 Nigerians are hypertensive. Onadeko made this disclosure while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, on the occasion to commemorate the 2017 World Hypertension Day. ...

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France, IUCN collaborate to support global environment, development efforts

Inger Andersen

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has signed a new framework agreement with France for 2017-2020, which aims to support the Union’s work to conserve the planet’s biodiversity and achieve sustainable development. The new agreement focuses on improving the protection and management of the oceans, islands and coasts, conserving ecosystems to combat climate change, reducing the negative ...

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Countries share climate achievements, highlight benefits of action


Some 17 developed countries and 10 developing countries presented their actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to date and highlighted key achievements, challenges and benefits of climate action. One of those developing countries was Mauritania, the first LDC participating in this type of forum and presenting a clear plan of action on climate change. During the presentations by the 17 ...

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COP23 to bring worlds of climate, art, science together


Delegates to the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in Bonn, Germany this autumn from November 6 to 17, along with the general public, will be able to experience a major exhibition about weather and climate at the Bundeskunsthalle (the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal ...

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The Eagle Online announces short break for better service

Dotun Oladipo

The Management of The Eagle Online has announced a short break in its online news service. According to the management, the break is to allow for a change of its host. In a statement signed by the Managing Editor of the online newspaper, Dotun Oladipo, on Wednesday, the break will commence from 12am on Thursday. Oladipo said the management was ...

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Transparency lacking in process of rehabilitating Lagos waterworks, group alleges

Akinbode Oluwafemi

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has alleged that the planned rehabilitation of dilapidated water infrastructure in Lagos State is shrouded in secrecy, even as it urged Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to allow transparent and competitive bidding in the selection of companies to carry out the repair works. Gov. Ambode had announced funding to the tune of N760 ...

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Nigeria ratifies Paris Agreement, becomes 146th Party to treaty


Forty-nine days after President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in Abuja signed the instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Nigeria’s endorsement of the global treaty took effect on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 when the country officially presented the authorisation. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Nigeria’s ratification of the pact will ...

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