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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Cross River loses over 23,000ha of forest yearly


Cross River State, home to the largest remaining rainforests of Nigeria, is fast losing its prized asset. Over a million hectares of pristine forest that had largely remained unexploited is now under considerable threat, if recent submissions are anything to go by. Nigeria REDD+ Stakeholder Engagement Specialist, Tony Atah, disclosed that the hitherto jealously guarded vast forest land is fast disappearing. REDD+ stands ...

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Climate battle will be won or lost in cities – Espinosa

Patricia Espinosa

Speaking at this year’s Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation in Bonn, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, warned that the impacts of climate change are “an incredible risk” to many cities throughout the world.” The UN’s top climate change official also said that the bulk of action to cut greenhouse gas emissions must happen in the world’s cities 2017 made ...

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Government bans production, importation of syrups containing codeine


The Federal Government has banned the production and importation of codeine as active pharmaceutical ingredient for cough syrup in an apparent move to check the substance abuse among Nigerians. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made the decision known in a statement issued by Mr Olajide Oshundun, Assistant Director of Information in the ministry, in Abuja on Tuesday, May 1, ...

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Tanzania road completes way linking Cairo to Cape Town

Dodoma-Babati Road

Rehema Tukai grew up in Kondoa and works in Dodoma, Tanzania’s capital city. Until now, visiting her family in Kondoa involved a five-hour journey along a bumpy and dusty road. Thanks to a new road co-funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB), it takes her a little over one hour to travel the same distance. Tukai was one of several ...

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Bonn talks: Experts discuss implementation of circular economies

Bonn conference

In an effort to step up immediate climate action, experts from around the world are meeting on May 1 and 2, 2018 in Bonn, Germany to discuss the policy options, technological innovations, and best practices on circular economies to achieve emission reductions and generate sustainable development benefits. The gathering is taking place as part of the so-called Technical Expert Meetings on ...

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World Asthma Day: Inappropriate drugs usage a major challenge in managing ailment

Isaac Adewole

Inadequate use of medications, inhalers and taking overdose of drugs, are major challenges facing the management of asthma in Nigeria, according to a consultant family physician, Dr Oluwajimi Shodipo. Shodipo, who works at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, made the disclosure while speaking on the 2018 World Asthma Day with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on ...

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