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Group bags World Ozone Awards as Montreal Protocol clocks 30

Chandra Bhushan

In a ceremony held on Friday, November 23, 2017, at the International Civil Aviation Organisation headquarters in Montreal, Canada, to mark the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, Chandra Bhushan, deputy director general of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) was given the Partnership Award. This award has been instituted to recognise the contribution of civil society in providing policy and ...

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Shipibo Konibo community in Peruvian amazon condemns RSPO complaint mechanism

Shipibo Konibo

On the eve of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) annual meeting, the Shipibo Konibo community of Santa Clara de Uchunya and its representative organisation, FECONAU, have condemned the failure of the organisation’s complaints mechanism to secure justice for their community. They have called on the RSPO to implement urgent reforms if it wishes to be a credible body ...

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UNICEF challenges Niger Delta states on nutrition, child welfare indices

Anthony Lake

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says states in the South-South geo-political zone still have major challenges in water coverage, sanitation, immunisation coverage, reducing malnutrition and stunted growth among children. The fund highlighted these challenges at the annual review meeting of Rivers Field Office of UNICEF held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Friday, November 24, 2017. Mr Wilbroad Ngambi, the ...

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Obasanjo tasks IITA to ensure research results get to farmers

Olusegun Obasanjo

Former  president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has congratulated the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan on its 50th anniversary and urged it to ensure its research findings get to farmers. Obasanjo gave the charge at the grand finale of the institute’s 50thanniversary celebration in Ibadan on Friday, November 24, 2017. The programme had as its theme, “Towards Food and Nutrition Security for the ...

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IITA, at 50, moves to tackle food security issues in Africa

Nteranya Sanginga

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, on Friday, November 24, 2017 assembled world-class scientists to proffer solutions to the challenges facing food security and nutrition in Africa. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the conference was part of the activities lined up to mark the IITA’s 50th anniversary. The theme of the programme is “Towards Food and Nutrition ...

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Sokoto fertiliser targets 130 tonnes daily production in 2018

Aminu Tambuwal

The Sokoto State Organic Fertiliser Company says it is targeting a daily production of 130 tonnes of fertiliser by 2018. Alhaji Aliyu Muhammad, the Manager of the company, said this while addressing members of Sokoto State House of Assembly Committee on Commerce and Industry, who came on an oversight visit to the factory. “Our production capacity is presently at 70 ...

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ERA flays Philip Morris’ tobacco ‘misinformation’ campaign

Akinbode Oluwafemi

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has described as false and deceptive recent activities by Philip Morris International (PMI) to promote itself as a supporter of a “smoke-free world”. ERA/FoEN, in a reaction to the start of PMI-funded training of senior journalists in Naivasha, Kenya, with the theme: “Tobacco Harm Reduction: Towards a Smoke-free World”, said the tobacco ...

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UNEA-3 to feature Nigerian, Olumide Idowu


The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has selected Nigerian youth campaigner, environmentalist and digital media expert, Olumide Idowu, to make a presentation on how youths in Africa are putting solutions to pollutions in Africa at the upcoming the Third Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly of the UN Environment Programme (UNEA-3). He will also be managing the social media ...

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Is climate change not the same as global warming?

World Conference Centre Bonn

Sincerely, these two terminologies – global warming and climate change –  top the list of the most interchangeably used word by environmental scientists and journalists and it often leaves “laymen” confused whether the terms represent same or similar concepts. Now that awareness towards environmental issues is surging, it is only good that we all understand what we are dealing with. ...

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Actualising SDGs: Meet some of Nigeria’s young actors

Esther Agbarakwe

In this article by ‘Seyifunmi Adebote, some young Nigerians whose recent efforts have pushed the country several steps forward in the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are acknowledged, with the aim of inspiring more young people to act in a similar direction Drives for the actualisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria, as in other countries, ...

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