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Re-orientation of pastoralists, farmers will ensure peaceful co-existence – Sustainability Academy


Government has been called upon to embark on the re-orientation of pastoralists and farmers in order to ensure harmonious co-existence between both parties. The call formed part of resolutions at the 10th Sustainability Academy of the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in Abuja. Themed: “Climate Change, Pastoralism, Land And Conflicts”, the daylong forum was organised in ...

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Group urges EU to ban Monsanto’s glyphosate

European Parliament

The Rainforest Rescue has taken up a campaign to urge the European Union (EU) to ban glyphosate, the active ingredient in herbicides such as Monsanto’s Roundup. According to Rainforest Rescue, a not-for-profit organisation, glyphosate is not only used in industrial agriculture, but also on playgrounds, in parks and gardens, and on roadside vegetation. The European Parliament will on Tuesday, October ...

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Two rare Central Asian mammals to get special protection under CMS

Przewalski’s Horse

Dubbed the “Serengeti of the North”, Central Asia stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to China in the east and from Afghanistan in the south to the Russian Federation in the north. The vast deserts, semi‑deserts, grasslands and high mountains of Central Asia and adjacent regions, support some of the world’s last remaining large mammal migrations. Yet, unlike its African counterpart, it has been ...

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How to tackle lead-in-paint challenges, by SRADev

Lead in Paint

The Federal Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) have been asked to urgently draft a regulation that will ban the manufacture, import, export, distribution, sale and use of paints that contain total lead concentrations exceeding 90 ppm, the most restrictive standard in the world. The government bodies were likewise told to impress ...

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How Lagos plans to achieve sustainable tourism, by Ambode


Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has stressed his administration’s intention to encourage sustainable tourism, which can further catapult the state’s internally-generated revenue (IGR) to the heights. According to the governor, this can be done by taking full account of the current and future economic, social and environmental impacts of tourism, and addressing the needs of visitors, the industry and host ...

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Nigeria urged to expand family planning access to reduce climate vulnerability

Roger-Mark De Souza

Expanding family planning access to women who need it, will help Nigeria to drastically reduce it’s citizen’s vulnerability to impacts of climate change as well  as meet at least six goals of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including poverty eradication, zero hunger, gender equality and reduced inequalities. Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre ...

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Abuja chamber lauds VP’s economic planning, development efforts

Yemi Osinbajo

The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has commended Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), for the conclusions reached at the recent National Economic Council (NEC) meeting, saying they are critical first steps towards harmonising economic planning and development among the various levels of government. Making the commendation, the incoming President of the Chamber, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode (SAN), described ...

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World Trauma Day: Injury kills more than HIV, TB, Malaria combined – Pharmacist


A pharmacist, Lanre Alege, says injury is a trauma that kills more people every year than Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), tuberculosis and malaria combined. Alege made the assertion in his lecture at the monthly keep fit exercise for staffers of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the Main Bowl of the Kwara Stadium. He advised ...

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Reps to pass bill on climate change agency soon

Sam Onuigbo

Chairman, House Committee on Climate Change, Samuel Onuigbo, says the House of Representatives will soon pass a bill seeking to create an agency on climate change. Onuigbo disclosed this on Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Abuja at a climate change walk programme organised by Ecolife Conservation Initiative, an NGO, as a pre-event to mark the International Day for Climate Change ...

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World Habitat Day: Awards will promote human, capital development


The World Habitat Humanitarian and Philanthropic Awards for Excellence is designed to encourage notable Nigerians to do more in the area of human and capital development. Chief Sunnie Chukumele, the Chairman, Board of Trustee of the World Habitat Ambassador Foundation (WHAF), made this known on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Chukumele also ...

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