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Climate finance in Africa: The way forward

Lagos flood

The historic Paris Climate Conference renewed the commitment to support the poor and vulnerable countries – with $100 billion per year; a consensus reached by the developed countries, and which will become effective by 2020. The World Economic Forum recorded that $5.7 trillion will need to be invested annually in green infrastructure by 2020; most of which is needed by ...

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Prof. Onigbinde, Bayo Onanuga, others for Nigerian online publishers’ maiden forum

Bayo Onanuga

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has announced that its 1st Annual Conference will hold on August 10, 2017 at Renaissance Hotel, Isaac John Street, Ikeja, Lagos State. A statement by the Guild’s Publicity Secretary, Olumide Iyanda, gave the theme of the conference as: “Sustaining Growth through Diversification of the Economy.” The theme of the conference will be addressed ...

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Images: Shell at petroleum engineers’ conference

Shell-SPE Photo

The 2017 edition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers annual conference and exhibition opened on Monday, July 31, 2017 in Lagos. The opening ceremonies was graced by dignitaries, including officials of the Shell Group and the NLNG.

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Firm sues church, bank over property, demands $14.6m compensation

Ikeja lagos

DN Tyre and Rubber Plc (formerly Dunlop Nigeria Plc) has sued a commercial bank and a Lagos church before a Lagos High Court, Ikeja, over alleged forceful takeover of its property at Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja. The claimant, among other reliefs, is praying the court to compel the defendants to pay it the sum of $14.6 million as damages and ...

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Flooding: Lagos advises citizenry on diarrhoea scourge


Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, is concerned about reported cases of diarrhoea related diseases in parts of the state, following the heavy rains and resultant flooding. In this call he made recently, the Commissioner advised the citizenry to observe strict infection control measures, be on the alert and notify government of suspected cases Following the heavy rainfall ...

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21st Century Technologies rejigs to tackle challenges

Wale Ajisebutu

21st Century Technologies Limited, a Nigerian information technology firm, has rejigged her operations to solve some of Nigeria’s toughest challenges, Mr. Wale Ajisebutu, the chief executive officer of the company, has said. Nigeria’s socio-economic challenges include: power and energy infrastructure, food security and agriculture, wealth creation and employment, mass transportation, land reforms, security, and education. Each of these problems has ...

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Cross River forest sustainability trainees demand empowerment


In an effort to sustain one of the remaining prominent rain forest regions in Nigeria, over 100 persons in Cross River State have been trained on ways to preserve the forest. But to ensure such high forest sustainability, the trainees have called for an all embracing empowerment programme to enable them build alternative means of livelihood and keep their claws ...

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Kubuqi: Chinese solution to desertification control lauded

Kubuqi model

The sixth Kubuqi International Desert Forum was held from Saturday, July 29 to Sunday, July 30, 2017 in the Kubuqi Desert in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, northern China. Participating guests from other countries visited Kubuqi and witnessed the successful practices of Kubuqi’s desertification control. The forum, it was gathered, offered them better understanding of the Kubuqi Model. They believe that the Kubuqi ...

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Dangote Cement records 12.6% sales volume increase across Africa

Onne van der Weijde

Dangote Cement, Africa’s largest cement producer, has announced its unaudited results for the six months ended Sunday, June 30, 2017, posting a 12.6 percent increase in sales volume across Africa. Financials released on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange indicated that the increase in sales volume showed a growing capture of Pan-African market as Dangote Cement appears to gain ...

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The Netherlands ratifies Paris Agreement

Mark Rutte

The Netherlands on Friday, July 28, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The northwestern European nation thus becomes the 156th country to endorse the global treaty, after Venezuela and Serbia, which ratified the climate accord respectively on Friday, July 21 and Tuesday, July 25, 2017. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ...

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