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World Tourism Day: Operating responsible tourism for sustainable development

Taleb Rifai

The 2017 World Tourism Day, observed on Wednesday, September 27, has been described as an opportunity to remind people of the importance of responsible and sustainable tourism for development and environmental protection. The UN’s World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) estimates that tourism is responsible for nearly 5% of global CO2 emissions. Out of these 5%, transport is responsible for the largest ...

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GMOs: Biosafety agency seeks collaboration with Police

Dr. Rufus Ebegba

The Director General/CEO, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, has called for synergy with theFederal Capital Territory (FCT) police command on the enforcement and regulation of genetically-modified products in the country. The NBMA boss, who made the submission when he paid a courtesy visit to the FCT Police Commissioner, Sadiq Abubakar Bello, in his office in Abuja on ...

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Ooni, group keep hopes alive with new TV programme

Ooni of Ife

His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, in conjunction with New Breeze World, is set to produce a TV advocacy programme, Hopes Alive Initiative. The programme is designed for the under-privileged who have a lot to give but are often at a disadvantage due to public misperceptions that limit their opportunities and access to resources. Temitope Oluseyi-Oshin is the ...

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Alleged money laundering: I never had any dealing with Fani-Kayode, says witness

Femi Fani-Kayode

A witness brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Idowu Olusegun yesterday told a Federal High Court, Lagos that he never had any dealing with the former aviation minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode. Olusegun, who is the first prosecution witness, said this while being cross-examined by counsel to the former minister, Norrison Quakers (SAN), before Justice Mohammed Aikawa. The witness, who ...

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Law empowers you to drive restructuring process, Agbakoba tells Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dr Olisa Agbakoba, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to drive the restructuring process as provided in Section 5 of the 1999 Constitution. President Buhari had in a national broadcast shortly after returning from United Kingdom on a medical vacation declared that the National Assembly and the National Council of State would initiate ...

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Supreme Court to rule on mode of signing court processes

Supreme Court of Nigeria

The Supreme Court will on December 15, 2017 deliver a landmark judgment in relation to the practice of law, especially as it concerns legal practitioners and the filing and signing of court processes. In the appeal pending before the court, the issue of proper person to sign processes to be filed in court has come up for review and determination. The ...

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IPOB: Army chief dragged to court over Kanu’s whereabout

Nnamdi Kanu

Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel to the leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 dragged the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, to court, praying for an order to compel him to produce Kanu in court on his next trial date coming up on October 17. In an originating summons filed at the Federal ...

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Dominican Republic, Cape Verde ratify Paris Agreement

Jorge Carlos Fonseca

Dominican Republic and Cape Verde have deposited their instruments of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and bringing the total number of ratifications to 166. Before the duo, Myanmar (161st), Bhutan (162nd), Ecuador (163rd) and Liechenstien (164th) had previously ratified the treaty. All ratifications will enter into force in a month’s time. The Paris Agreement builds upon the Convention (UNFCCC) ...

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African nations asked to embrace renewable energy, shun fossil fuel

Oilwatch Africa

A gathering comprising Oilwatch Africa network members, community representatives from oil regions, academia, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-based organisations (CBOs) and the media who met in Accra, Ghana, between September 24 and 27, 2017, has called on governments to divest from fossil fuel and invest in renewable energy. In a communique issued at the close of the event and titled: “Fossil ...

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AfDB assists countries to align development policies with NDCs

Anthony Nyong

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has established a process whereby it renders technical assistance to African countries to align development policies with their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Dr. Anthony Nyong, Director, Climate Change and Green Growth at the Abidjan-based AfDB, who made the disclosure, stated that the process, tagged “Africa NDC Support Hub”, would identify projects and programmes that can ...

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