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GCF enhances Asian coverage by bolstering ties with ADB

Christopher Stephens

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) on Thursday, August 17, 2017 expanded its impact in the Asian region with an agreement strengthening its shared strategic approach to tackle climate change with the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The two organisations have signed an Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA), a prerequisite for all GCF Accredited Entities in order to implement GCF-approved projects. ADB was ...

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Why disabled persons shun Lagos hospitals

Ms. Ejiro Okotie

The Joint Association of Persons Living with Disabilities (JONAPID) in Lagos has said that as long as disabled people continue to shun reproductive health services available at hospitals, the country can’t have significant improvements in its current health indicators. This submission was made at a recent media training in Lagos organised by Journalists Against AIDS (JAAIDS) and the Nigeria Association ...

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IPCC picks authors, editors for new climate report

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has invited 101 experts from 41 countries to begin work on the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) as Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors. The Special Report outline was agreed in March 2017and the report is scheduled to be finalised in September 2019. The IPCC received ...

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Sri Lanka on path to 100% renewable energy, says report


Sri Lanka can meet its current and future electricity demand by judicial use of renewable energy by 2050, according to a joint study by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Asian Development Bank (ADB). The report, titled “Assessment of Sri Lanka’s Power Sector – 100 percent Electricity Generation through Renewable Energy by 2050”, notes that by 2050, the country’s installed electricity generation ...

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Court orders temporary forfeiture of illegally imported items

Federal High Court

A vacation judge, Abdulaziz Anka, of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday, August 17, 2017 ordered the permanent forfeiture of various illegally imported goods valued at N50,151,606 to the Federal Government. He made the order following an ex parte application brought by the Nigeria Customs Service Board. The goods, including bales of fairly used clothes, shoes, bags, bed sheets, ...

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Court orders temporary forfeiture of perm sec’s properties

Federal High Court

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday, August 17, 2017 ordered a retiring Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment to temporarily forfeit to the Federal Government the sums of N664, 475,246.6 and $137,680.11. The respondent, Clement Onubuogo, allegedly diverted the sums from the Sure-P programme launched by former president, Goodluck Jonathan. Apart from the funds, ...

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Government to revive five fertiliser plants

Chief Audu Ogbeh

The Government of Nigeria says five fertiliser blending plants will be revived by the end of August to complement the existing 11 under the Presidential Fertiliser Initiative (PFI). According to Mr Thomas Etuh, President, Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN) who said this in Lagos on Wednesday during a facility tour of ENL terminal and Tak Logistics warehouses at ...

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Grenadines Homes picks contractor for N40bn Atlantic Resort

Atlantic Resort

Grenadines Homes, a member of the Palton Morgan Holdings conglomerate, is poised to boost the Nigerian economy with an ultramodern estate development scheme that is estimated to gulp a whopping N40 billion. Tagged “Atlantic Resort”, the project is expected to attract both local and foreign direct investments, while also providing numerous employment opportunities. At a brief ceremony held on Friday, ...

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Nations celebrate as Minamata Convention enters into force

Minamata Convention

The world’s first Convention to protect the environment and human health in close to a decade, the Minamata Convention on Mercury, entered into force on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 committing its 74 Parties to reducing the risks to human health and the environment from the harmful release of mercury and mercury compounds. Mercury is recognised to be particularly harmful to ...

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Court hears Evan’s N300m suit against Police, reserves judgment August 29

Evans kidnapper

A Federal High Court, Lagos on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 heard the N300 million fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans. Justice Abdulaziz Anka, in a ruling, dismissed the objection filed by the police against the hearing of the application on the grounds that the Inspector-General of Police and the Nigeria Police ...

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