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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Pogba dedicates Europa trophy to Manchester victims

Paul Pogba

World’s most expensive player, Paul Pogba, has dedicated the Europa victory over Ajax to victims of Monday’s attack in the city of Manchester, England. Pogba, who starred for Manchester United, scored one of the two goals that ensured that the British team triumphed over the Dutch side in Stockholm, Sweden on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. He said that his goal ...

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Images: Government, environment CSOs interact

Goni Ahmed

The Federal Government on Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Abuja had an interactive session with civil society organisations operating in the environment and development sector. At the daylong event, Environment Minister of State, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, assured the campaigners of government’s continued partnership with them towards the realisation of a safe and sustainable environment.  

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TV Report: The GMO controversy


Campaigners against the adoption of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Nigeria have taken their demands to the Minister of State, Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril. The groups are demanding increased funding to research institutions to encourage home-grown technology to boost the country’s food security. The Minister assured the group of government’s commitment to upholding standards on scientific findings while appreciating concerns ...

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TV Report: Reversing the Biosafety Law

GMO rice

The Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has challenged the Federal Government to revoke the licence issued to Monsanto Nigeria, if indeed it is committed to protecting the food sovereignty of the citizens. The Foundation wants an urgent repeal of the National Biosafety Management Act, which it claims fails to protect the consumers of food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), ...

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Nations restate commitment to Paris Agreement

Angela Merkel

The eighth Petersberg Climate Dialogue concluded on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 with a clear commitment to the Paris Agreement and to its ambitious implementation. The key topic at this year’s meeting was the preparation for the Climate Conference COP23, to take place in November in Bonn under the Presidency of Fiji. Ministers from regions around the world responded to the ...

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G7 must steer capital towards global climate action, says Espinosa

Patricia Espinosa

In an article published recently in “Climate Change – The New Economy”, Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the UN’s top climate change official, calls on G7 leaders to heavily invest in ventures aimed at tackling the climate change scourge Less than two years following the adoption of the Paris Climate Change ...

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Renewable energy employs millions worldwide – Report

Adnan Z. Amin

More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). “Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017”, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors affecting the renewable labour market. ...

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Five African countries join International Solar Alliance


Djibouti, Cote d’Ivoire, Somalia and Ghana on Monday, May 22, 2017 signed the ISA framework agreement to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA), while Comoros signed and submitted its ratification instrument on Tuesday. Nauru also submitted its instrument of ratification. An ISA event was held on the sidelines of the African Development Bank Annual Meeting in Gandhinagar, capital of the ...

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Deutsche Bank partners with GCF on climate action

GCF-Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank in London on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 signed an Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) with the Green Climate Fund (GCF), enabling the Bank to receive and use GCF capital to raise further funds from private sector investors to support action on climate change. The agreement was signed by Nicolas Moreau, Head of Deutsche Asset Management and member of the Management Board ...

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Friendlies: Super Eagles land in Corsica

Gernot Rohr-Nigeria

The Super Eagles touched down in Corsica, France, on the evening of Tuesday, May 23, 2017, and have since checked into the Best Western Hotel, Ajaccio Amivante, for a friendly match. The players already in camp for training include home-based quartets of Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Alhassan Ibrahim, Stephen Odeh and Sikiru Olutunbosun. Other early arrivals in camp are Ebuchi, William Ekong, ...

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