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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Investors asked to align portfolios with Paris Agreement


Greater ambition to divest from fossil fuel investments and consistent climate action is needed from the global investor community to accelerate the move towards a low-carbon economy and a climate-resilient future, top UN officials said at a major investor summit in New York this week. More than 450 investor, company and capital market leaders convened at the Investor Summit on Climate ...

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UN, partners provide clean energy to refugees

Renewable energy

The United Nations, together with partner organisations and governments, says it is helping refugees use clean energy for cooking, lighting and communicating by providing access to funding for such facilities in refugee camps. Above all, deploying clean cook stoves that do not rely on dirty energy is an essential component of meeting emissions goals worldwide and is an important measure ...

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Sunken Iranian oil tanker to remain on ocean floor


An Iranian tanker that sank following a deadly collision in December in the East China Sea is likely to remain at the bottom of the ocean, Chinese officials said on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Report says the oil tanker, named Sanchi, is currently lying at the sea bed about 150 metres below the surface, some 300 kilometres east of Shanghai. ...

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Mixed reactions trail increase in tolls on Lekki-Ajah Road, Ikoyi Link Bridge

Lekki Road toll plaza

Some motorists and passengers  plying the Lekki-Ajah Highway in Lagos State on Thursday,February 1, 2018 expressed mixed feelings over the increase in the tolls  at Lekki and Ikoyi Link Bridge Toll Plazas by the by the Lekki Concession Company Limited (LCC) . The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the company had last Monday announced an upward review of toll ...

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Images: Faces at the Bamako Convention COP2

Anne Désirée Ouloto

The Second Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Bamako Convention (COP2) held from Tuesday, January 30 to Thursday, February 1, 2018 in Abidjan, the capital city of Cote d’Ivoire. The conference had “The Bamako Convention: a platform for a pollution-free Africa” as its theme. COP2 provided a platform for African nations to discuss ways and means of ...

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Governments urged to make Nigeria a low carbon society

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

An ecologist, Mr Habib Omotosho, has urged the federal, state and local governments to incorporate climate change issues into their annual budgets to actualise plans to evolve low carbon society. Omotosho, who is the National Coordinator, Environmental Advancement Initiative, an NGO, gave the advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday, February 1, 2018. ...

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Prevalence of health challenges blamed on poor human waste disposal

Human waste disposal

An environmentalist, Mr Bassey Ating, has blamed prevalence of certain health challenges in the country on the poor disposal of human waste in some neighbourhoods. Ating, the Programme Coordinator, Wise Administration of Terrestrial Environment and Resources (WATER), made the declaration in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday, February 1, 2018. He urged Nigerians to desist ...

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UNICEF, NOA partner NYSC to tackle malnutrition in Kaduna

Pernille Ironside

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) in collaboration with the UN Children’s Educational Fund (UNICEF) is partnering with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to tackle malnutrition in Kaduna State. Malam Lawal Haruna, the NOA Deputy Director in the state, who is UNICEF’s focal person in the agency, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Thursday, ...

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Group wants government to provide improved seedlings for smallholder farmers


A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Promotion for the Human Rights, on Thursday, February 1, 2018 urged the Federal Government to provide improved cassava and yam seedlings to smallholder farmers across the country. Williams Ozase, president of the organisation, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. He said that if the farmers were provided ...

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NEITI seeks National Assembly partnership on transparency

Waziri Adio

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has renewed its appeal to the National Assembly to use the findings of its audit reports to push for wider reforms in the oil and gas industry. The NEITI Executive Secretary, Waziri Adio, made the appeal in Abuja while receiving the members of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Petroleum Upstream who were ...

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