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Constant dialogue, key to peace in Niger Delta, says Dokubo

Prof. Charles Dokubo

Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Porgramme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, has identified constant dialogue with critical stakeholders in the Niger Delta as a critical factor in ensuring peace in the region. Dokubo made this known while speaking at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja. “Let me tell you what I did in the first two months, the critical stakeholders in the ...

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Nigerians advised on proper waste disposal

Myanmar Plastic waste

An environmental scientist, Mr George Ebisike, has advised Nigerians to dispose of waste properly to avoid environmental degradation as well water and airborne diseases. Ebisike, who doubles as a researcher, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Abuja. He identified micro-plastics as one of the biggest dangers to ...

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World Day to Combat Desertification: You are more powerful than you think!

UNCCD COP13 - Monique Barbut

Are you overwhelmed by the depressing news coming at you daily? Conflict, forced migrants, famine, floods, hurricanes, extinction of species, climate change, threats of war … a seemingly endless list.  It might surprise you, but you can really make a difference on many of these issues. Just like every raindrop counts towards a river and every vote counts in an ...

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Climate finance by development banks rose 28% in 2017

Akinwumi Adesina

Climate financing by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) rose to a seven-year high of $35.2 billion in 2017 – an increase of 28 per cent on the previous year. The sharp increase is said to have come in response to the ever more pressing challenge of climate change. Calls to galvanise climate finance were at the heart ...

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Cloudy skies, thunderstorms, rains to prevail on Saturday – NiMet

cloudy weather

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions over the central states of the country in the morning of Saturday, June 16, 2018. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Friday also predicted possibilities of isolated thunderstorms over Ilorin, Bida and Mambilla Plateau during the period. It predicted day and night temperatures in the ...

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World Rivers Day: Groups seek legal rights for rivers

river ethiope

The duo of Foundation for Conservation of Nigerian Rivers and River Ethiope Trust Foundation (RETFON) has disclosed that it is partnering the Earth Law Centre USA to celebrate the 2018 World Rivers Day (WRD) by launching an advocacy campaign for the rights of rivers in Nigeria. Founder of RETFON, Irikefe Dafe, disclosed that this would be actualised through advocacy visit to ...

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IPCC meetings go carbon-neutral

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) achieved carbon neutrality at its last plenary session in France, according to the organisation. The 47th Session of the IPCC, held in Paris from March 13 to 16, 2018, is thus the first climate-neutral meeting of the UN scientific and intergovernmental body. The IPCC worked with the Climate Neutral Now initiative of the United Nations ...

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Economic optimisation risks tipping Earth system elements

Ottmar Edenhofer

Optimising economic welfare without constraints might put human well-being at risk, a new climate study argues. While being successful in bringing down costs of greenhouse gas reductions for instance, the concept of profit maximisation alone does not suffice to avoid the tipping of critical elements in the Earth system which could lead to dramatic changes of our lifelihood. The scientists ...

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Bauchi contains cholera outbreak

Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar

The Bauchi State Government says it has successfully contained cholera outbreak in parts of the state. Mr Adamu Gamawa, the Executive Chairman of the state Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA), confirmed this on Thursday, June 14, 2018 to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi, the state capital. Gamawa explained that the government inaugurated a rapid response team ...

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Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage receives high rate of endorsement

Lanre Arogundade

Enthusiasm is running high that the Nigerian media is committed to the professional and ethical coverage of the 2019 elections.   This is as a result of the growing number of media outfits endorsing the Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage (Revised edition 2018), which underlines a common chord in the industry for self-regulation and checking of excesses. The Code ...

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