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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Cross River NITP asks government to establish urban planning board

Luka Achi

The Cross River State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) has called on the state government to establish an Urban Planning Board in line with the Urban and Regional Planning Act 2004. Mr Daniel Ukene, the state Chairman of NITP, made the call in a statement while reacting to the activities of the State Development Control Task ...

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Bonn talks: Nigeria lauds progress, commits to constructive discussions

Nigeria-Bonn

Nigeria has welcomed the progress made in the first week of the ongoing intersessional climate talks under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) taking place in Bonn, Germany from April 30 to 10 May, 2018. Head of a four-man Nigerian delegation to the summit and Director, Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Dr ...

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Bonn talks: Polish Presidency urged to step up ahead of COP24

Poland COP24

The Polish Presidency to the upcoming 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) scheduled to hold December 2018 has been asked to step up its game for a successful COP by embracing an outcome that would deliver a political commitment for stronger ambition. Speakers at a media session ...

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Bonn talks: Vulnerable countries urge nations to step up climate targets for 1.5C

Bonn

The Chair and lead representatives of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) have urged countries to step up and revise their national climate plans without further delay. The announcement was made on Saturday, May 5, 2018 on the side-lines of the United Nations climate change negotiations currently underway in Bonn, Germany, ahead of the story telling, Talanoa Dialogue for increased climate ...

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Agroecology labelled a better alternative in sub-Saharan Africa

Agroecology

Agroecology has been described as a better alternative than large-scale agriculture, both for the climate and for small farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. According to researcher Ellinor Isgren from Lund University in Sweden, the agricultural model preserves biodiversity and safeguards food supply while avoiding soil depletion. “We must consider other, alternative models for developing agriculture, particularly in countries that have not ...

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Hand Hygiene Day: Good hand hygiene halves incidences of infections

Hand washing

As countries marked the World Hand Hygiene Day on Saturday, May 5, 2018, some health experts have said that the habitual practice of good hand hygiene reduces incidences of diseases by a half. They spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos. The World Hand Hygiene Day is commemorated annually on May 5. The theme for the ...

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AfDB approves $1.5m for Jigawa power project

Amadou Hott

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it has approved a grant of $1.5 million (about N540 million) to support power project in Jigawa State of Nigeria. Mr Amadou Hott, Vice President, Power, Energy, Climate and Growth complex of the bank disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abidjan, on Saturday, April 5, 2018. “In ...

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Technology, nutrition, urbanisation can end malaria, say physicians

Doctors

Some medical doctors have recommended the deployment of modern technology, proper nutrition and urbanisation as a strategy to reduce malaria burden and eventually eradicate it. The doctors made the recommendation on Friday, April 4, 2018 at a seminar in Lagos which had over 200 of them in attendance. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the seminar, organised by ...

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Bonn talks: Talanoa Dialogue opening ushers in Pacific approach to raising ambition

Talanoa Dialogue

The opening meeting of the Talanoa Dialogue took place in Bonn, Germany during the week, inviting all participants to share stories around climate ambition and to have solutions-oriented conversations on contributions to the Paris Agreement’s goals at the “May talanoas” on Sunday, May 6, 2018. The Talanoa Dialogue is an important international conversation around ambition now, before 2020 and in the future. It ...

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Why man should care about the environment

Environment

The environment around us is an essential part of human survival. I like to believe that people who do not care about the environment simply do not understand how important it is to all of us, and that it probably does not affect them directly. These are my reasons why we should be concerned about the environment. A clean environment ...

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