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EPL: Rejected Batshuayi gives Chelsea fifth title

Michy Batshuayi

Do you believe in the adage that the stone that the builder rejects makes the cornerstone of the house? This saying appeared to play itself out on Friday when Chelsea’s reject Michy Batshuayi scored the winning goal against West Bromwich Albion to give the London team the Premier League title. The title was won with eight minutes left as substitute ...

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Sport Federation elections: Ministry unveils committee members


The Ministry of Youth and Sports has released a list of committee members for elections into the National Sports Federations. According to a statement, each Federation would have a chairman and three committee members during the elections. Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, said members of the electoral committees were carefully chosen, based on merit and experience, following wide ...

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Bonn climate talks: 28 nations to share trials, triumphs

patricia espinosa

No fewer than 18 developed countries and 10 developing countries will present their actions to date to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and will highlight key achievements and challenges on the road of implementation of these actions. In a fifth session of the so-called “multilateral assessment”, Belarus, Canada, Cyprus, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Portugal, Romania, the ...

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NIMET advises Borno farmers on early crop planting


The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) on Thursday, May 11, 2017 advised farmers in Borno State to tarry a little before planting crops following the recent rainfall in the state. NIMET’s North East Coordinator, Sabo Bitrus, gave the advice while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri. Bitrus was reacting to the ongoing planting of crops by farmers in ...

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World Migratory Bird Day: Bird conservation crucial to mankind’s future

Migratory birds

The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2017 was observed across the world on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The theme for the WMBD is: “Their future is our future – A healthy planet for migratory birds and people.” The theme for the year throws light on the topic of Sustainable Development for Wildlife and People. Indeed, the WMBD 2017 highlights the ...

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Ikebiri spill: No more hiding place for Agip, says group

Philip Jakpor

It is time for the slowly-grinding wheel of justice to crush the Nigeria Agip Oil Company Limited (NAOC) and its subsidiary, which had evaded justice for long. This is the position of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) during a media session in Lagos on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Executive Director of ERA/FoEN, Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, ...

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South-South Cooperation crucial for global goals, climate action, says report


A new report highlighting the role of South-South Cooperation in sustainable development and climate change challenges was launched on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the UN Climate Change Conference (SB46) holding in Bonn, Germany. The report, tagged “Catalysing the Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions in the Context of the 2030 Agenda through South-South Cooperation,” was created in a joint effort ...

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Indigenous peoples and conservation: A call to action

Milka Chepkorir

The United Nations’ Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues has made a series of recommendations to promote and protect the rights of indigenous peoples in the context of conservation activities. The Permanent Forum met in New York for the last two weeks, and, as part of the proceedings, heard from Milka Chepkorir, a Sengwer woman from Kenya, who presented a joint ...

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Youth video, Pacific island journalism competitions offer COP23 coverage opportunity

Nick Nuttall

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) starting from Wednesday, May 10, 2017 invited young people around the globe to share what they are doing to combat climate change in the Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change. Two winners will get a trip to the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn in November (COP23), where they will ...

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Table tennis: Nigeria, Egypt on superior list in Africa

Segun Toriola

Africa’s super powers in table tennis, Nigeria and Egypt, confirmed their superiority on the continent as the two nations have been in the seeding list of the double event of the 2017 IWTF World Championship holding in Dusseldorf, Germany. In the seeding list released by the table tennis ruling body, previous performance and other championships by these countries counted for ...

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