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Ecologist advocates mitigation measures, proper planning to prevent flood


An Ecologist, Mr David Michael, has called for the adoption of effective mitigation measures and proper plans to prevent flooding in the country. Michael, who is the Executive Director, Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation, made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday, June 25, 2018. Michael noted that flooding ...

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Summit explores role of bamboo in achieving sustainable development


The Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC 2018) opened on Monday, June 25, 2018 at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing, China, welcoming around 1,200 participants, including 500 from other countries. The three-day conference is expected to result in an outcome document on the role of bamboo and rattan in achieving sustainable development, especially with regard to the UN’s ...

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Americas urged to collaborate to tackle global challenges

Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)

Countries in North and South America have been urged to join hands to tackle cross-border and cross-cutting global issues that may be challenging to an individual nation. Executive Director, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), Marcos Regis da Silva, made the submission on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 during the opening of the 26th meeting of the Conference of the ...

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Gap between consumers’ wish and companies’ act to respect biodiversity

New surveys of more than 5,000 consumers in five countries indicate that the majority (79 per cent) feel that “companies have a moral obligation” to have a positive impact on people and biodiversity in their sourcing of natural ingredients, but only 37 per cent feel “confident that companies pay serious attention” to these issues. The non-profit Union for Ethical BioTrade ...

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Reconnecting to Mother Earth

Nnimmo Bassey

Humans are rapidly losing a sense of being, of being human beings, of being just one of the beings among other beings on Planet Earth. Our inventiveness has radically changed our relationship with Nature and we give little thought to actions which severely disrupt the right of Mother Earth to maintain her cycles. This disruption of our intimate relations with ...

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Clean Games: Ogun residents sensitised to effective waste management


Residents of Sagamu in Ogun State have been, courtesy of the Clean Games, sensitised to proper and effective waste sorting, recycling and disposal. The Clean Games Sagamu was organised by the Let’s do it Nigeria group in collaboration with Junior Chamber International (JCI) on Saturday, June 23, 2018. The first Clean Games in Africa was held at Oja-Oba, Ekiti State, on ...

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Bauchi foundation embarks on tree planting to protect ecosystem

Tree planting

A non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Bauchi State, the Natural Resources Conservation Foundation (NRCF), says it will embark on aggressive tree planting to protect ecosystem in the state. Mr Ahmad Mai-Abba, the Chairman of the foundation, disclosed this on Saturday, June 23, 2018 while addressing newsmen in Bauchi, the state capital. He said the foundation has resolved to plant the ...

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Nasarawa offers seven grazing reserves for ranching

Umaru Tanko Al-makura

The Nasarawa State Government has offered the seven grazing reserves in the state to the Federal Government for its proposed ranching programme. Alhaji Mohammed Abdullahi, the Secretary to the State Government announced the in a statement on Saturday, June 23, 2018 in Lafia, the state capital. Abdullahi said the state government has keyed into the Federal Government ranching initiative aimed at ...

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Beat Plastic Pollution: Why aviation sector is the focus – NES, FAAN


Against the backdrop of the theme of the 2018 World Environment Day (WED), the duo of the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) and Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said that the aviation sector is the main area of note. The theme of the 2018 WED is: “Beat Plastic Pollution”. At an event held in Lagos on June 5 to ...

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GOCOP backs new Media Code for Election Coverage in Nigeria


The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has expressed optimism that the newly launched Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage (Revised Edition 2018) will to a large extent guide operators and separate trained journalists from those who suddenly found themselves reporting simply because they have access to a laptop or phone and data. Dotun Oladipo, President of GOCOP, made this declaration ...

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