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World Polio Day: Nigeria, others get $49.5m Rotary lifeline to eradicate polio

Polio immunisation

With just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is said to be on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralysed hundreds of thousands of children each year. To recognise this historic progress, Rotary clubs worldwide will host events in conjunction with Rotary International’s fifth annual World Polio Day celebration on Tuesday, October ...

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Archbishops call for climate action ahead of COP23

Bath Abbey

In an important development ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (6-17 November) in Bonn, Germany, Anglican archbishops around the world have called on the international community to turn the Paris Climate Change Agreement into stronger action to fight climate change. In an open letter to global leaders, the five archbishops have drawn attention to the significant threat posed by climate change, expressing their ...

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World Food Day: Pope Francis urges action on climate, conflict

Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Monday, October 17, 2017 called for governments around the world to collaborate to make migration a safer and voluntary choice, arguing that assuring food security for all requires tackling climate change and ending conflicts. He made the call at the global ceremony to mark World Food Day, held at the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) headquarters. This ...

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Fiji pre-COP meeting sets tone for Bonn climate confab


A ministerial meeting in Fiji on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 has stressed the urgent need for progress to meet the pressing schedules of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and build a global “Grand Coalition” of action between all levels of government, business and civil society. “Nations cannot protect themselves individually without all the parties to the Paris Agreement doing what ...

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I don’t know Kanu’s whereabouts, says lawyer

Nnamdi Kanu

Lead counsel to the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 told the Federal High Court that he had no information about his client’s whereabouts. Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who came to court with other lawyers in his team, immediately after announcing his appearance, declared that he was appearing for Kanu who “is presently ...

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Radio Report: Transparency, accountability in oil sector

Ibe Kachikwu

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, says the expectation of President Mohammadu Buhari to entrench transparent and accountability in the country’s oil and gas industry has been achieved. Dr. Kachikwu  made the submission at the National Credit Managers Conference in Lagos which was organised by the Institute of Credit Administration. Correspondent, Innocent Onoh, was there and now ...

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Car parks in Lagos: Before the sod is turned

Public Parking Garage Miami

“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.”……Peter Drucker (Management consultant and author) When the news hit the airwaves that the Lagos State Government (LASG) plans to build multi-layer car parks in strategic locations in the state “as part of the traffic management and transport sector reforms”, according to the Lagos State Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure ...

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World Food Day: Delta to export foodstuff to UK

ifeanyi okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State says the state government is partnering with farmers in the state to commence export of plantain and garri flour to the United Kingdom. The governor, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr Tam Brisibe, stated this on Monday, October 16, 2017 at an occasion to mark the World Food Day in Asaba, ...

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World Food Day: Lagos to support 1,140 farmers


The Lagos State Government on Monday, October 16, 2017 promised to support 1,140 farmers in the state with farm inputs and open up the rural road to improve food production. Gov. Akinwumi Ambode said this at a celebration to mark the World Food Day with the theme: “Change the Future of Migration: Investing in Food Security and Rural Development” in ...

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ADB increases climate financing for Pacific to $500m

Frank Bainimarama

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced that it will more than double the level of climate financing it will mobilise for its Pacific developing member countries to over $500 million between 2017 and 2020. The announcement was made during a ministerial meeting in Fiji to prepare for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) billed to hold in Bonn, ...

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