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Wind energy soars against subsidised fossil fuels – GWEC


Global wind markets have reached all time high as wind power successfully competes against heavily subsidised fossil fuels in the global marketplace, according to a new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Massively ramping up clean, renewable energy is crucial to meeting the objectives of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which aims to limit the rise in global average ...

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World Malaria Day: AfDB seeks domestic financing solutions to fight malaria

Akinwumi Adesina

On the occasion of World Malaria Day 2018 observed on Wednesday, April 25, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has released “Money and Mosquitoes: The Economics of Malaria in an Age of declining Aid”. Authors include Harvard University’s Nobel laureate economist Eric Maskin; African Development Bank Group Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management, Célestin Monga; Josselin Thuilliez of the French National Centre ...

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World Malaria Day: Nigeria losses N132b to malaria annually, says group


Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), says Nigeria losses about N132 billion to malaria annually through treatment costs, prevention and loss of man-hour. Ms Sabina Idowu-Osehobo, the Executive Director of LAPO, disclosed this on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the 2018 World Malaria Day sensitisation programme. The event was held in Meiran Community, Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council ...

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World Malaria Day: Nigeria far from eliminating malaria – WHO

Dr. Matshidiso Moeti

Nigeria is yet to be listed among African countries that have made significant progress in eliminating malaria, a statement by the World Health Organisations (WHO) says. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Regional Director of Africa, in her message to commemorate the “World Malaria Day 2018” in Abuja on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, said 14 countries with the world’s biggest malaria ...

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World Malaria Day: Nigeria’s malaria prevalence rate still high, says entomologist

Isaac Adewole

The Coordinator, Malaria Research Programme, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Dr Samuel Awolola, said that Nigeria still has between 30 and 50 per cent of malaria prevalence rate. Awolola, who is also an entomologist, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. NAN reports the World Health Organisation has declared April ...

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NIGCOMSAT, TURKSAT partner to provide efficient service


The Nigerian Communication Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Ltd. and the Turkish Satellite Company (TURKSAT) are set to reach both the served and the underserved with satellite-based services in Africa. NIGCOMSAT disclosed this in a statement signed by its Head, Public Affairs, Mr Adamu Idris. Idris said that NIGCOMSAT, which is famous for broadband Internet service delivery, is collaborating with the Turkey-based communication ...

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World Malaria Day: We lack resources to fight malaria in Nigeria, says WHO


The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it does not have enough resources to pursue the malaria eradication agenda in Nigeria as required by the Malaria Elimination Global Strategy. Dr Wondi Alemu, the Nigeria Country Representative of the organisation, said this at a news conference in Abuja on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 to mark the “World Malaria Day 2018”. Alemu said ...

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‘Agroecology is in harmony with the language of nature’


The 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology was held at FAO headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome, Italy from April 3 to 5, 2018, where organisations of small-scale food producer and civil society organisations made a declaration at the close of the event. Mariam Sou, pioneer agroecological peasant farmer, from ENDA-Tiers Monde, Senegal, read the declaration on ...

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Lagos unveils plan to eliminate refuse heaps from streets

Heaps of refuse on a Lagos feeder road

The Lagos State Government has assured Lagosians that, with the renewed collaboration between the state government, waste collection operators and Visionscape, heaps of refuse will disappear from Lagos streets in a few days. Giving this assurance at the weekend was the Special Adviser to the Governor on the Cleaner Lagos Initiative, Adebola Shabi. Shabi stated that the concerted efforts of ...

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World Malaria Day: Group lauds African countries for strides in anti-malaria effort

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

As the world commemorates the World Malaria Day on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN), made up of a group of African journalists and scientists leading a malaria advocacy agenda, congratulates African countries such as Egypt and Morocco which have been malaria-free since 2,000 including Algeria, which achieved this feat in 2016. AMMREN also ...

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