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WISE-UP partners discuss benefits of maintaining water ecosystems


It is almost four years since the climate and water related global partnership known as “WISE-UP to Climate” was formed, to advance knowledge on utilising natural water ecosystems and built physical infrastructure to foster socio-economic development. The essence of WISE-Up’s work has been to prove that, without healthy ecosystems in well-functioning watersheds, built infrastructure for irrigation, hydropower or water supply ...

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Rotary signs Tiwa Savage as polio eradication ambassador


Nigerian singer/songwriter Tiwa Savage is the newest face to join Rotary’s “This Close” public awareness campaign for polio eradication. A paralysing and life altering disease, polio is on the verge of becoming the second human disease ever to be eliminated worldwide after smallpox. Savage, who has been described by CNN as Nigeria’s biggest pop star, will help Rotary achieve its goal ...

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Bahamas 2017: Super Sand Eagles crash out


Nigeria’s national beach soccer team, the Super Sand Eagles, on Monday night crashed out of the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Bahamas, losing 1-2 to Iran on penalties after full time ended 4-4. The Sand Eagles went into the game needing to beat Iran in extra time to qualify into the quarter-finals of the competition, but the Iranians ...

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Workers Day: How climate change affects workplace, by Labour


Climate change is resulting in loss of lives and livelihoods because of extreme weather events and changing seasons. Working people make up the bulk of those affected, and they are increasingly being displaced from their homes. Also, workers are expected to be on the frontlines of the industrial transformation that is a necessity for a zero-carbon future. These are some ...

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Gains of Lagos Bus Reform Initiative – Ambode


Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday, May 1, 2017 allayed fears that plans by his administration to phase out the yellow commercial buses, popularly known as “Danfo”, would lead to massive job losses. He stated that, quite to the contrary, the venture would instead create more jobs in the transportation sector. Ambode spoke at the May Day Rally held ...

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Bahamas 2017: Super Sand Eagles try Iran for size

Super Sand Eagles

Nigeria’s Super Sand Eagles on Monday, May 1, 2017 play their last group stage match against Iran in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup at the National Beach Soccer Stadium in Bahamas. The Nigerian Beach team came from behind to beat Mexico 5-4 in extra time in their second match in the competition, having lost 6-12 to Italy in their ...

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How I defeated Klitschko, by Joshua


Are you wondering how the new World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, knocked out former champion, Wladimir Klitschko? Then listen to this. The latest boxing sensation, Nigerian-born British boxer Anthony Joshua, says he was not surprised beating Klitchsko to take away the WBA and IBA belts to add to his IBF belt. Shortly after beating Klitschko, Joshua said he spent ...

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