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Nigeria gets $2.7m grant for clean energy, GEF de-risks off-grid lighting

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has started the process of removing the risks that may stand in the way of sustainable off-grid lighting solutions in Nigeria, with the country getting a $2.64 million grant. In collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Federal Ministry of Environment, GEF gathered stakeholders from the private and public sectors in Lagos ...

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Privatising the oceans through pollution

Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey, Director of the ecological think tank, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), speaking at the Sustainability Academy (with the theme “Extractives, Oceans and Fisheries”) on Friday, August 31, 2018 at the Centre for Conflict and Gender Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, laments the spate at which oceans are being polluted It has become common knowledge that by ...

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Artiste Rocky Dawuni designated as Regional UN Goodwill Ambassador


Rocky Dawuni, a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, was on Thursday, August 30, 2018 designated as the Regional UN Goodwill Ambassador at an evening of celebrations at the end of the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) African Landscape Restoration event at UN Environment headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya. A celebrated global performer with a decade-long career, Rocky is an avid humanitarian and environmentalist, lending his voice ...

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Clean Development Mechanism passes new milestone

Arthur Rolle

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which has incentivised billions of dollars’ worth of investment in climate action and has registered thousands of projects throughout the developing world, has passed another milestone. As global negotiators were arriving in Bangkok for an important round of talks, the CDM Executive Board was wrapping up its 100th meeting, five days considering technical and oversight ...

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Pictorials of National Tobacco Control Act unveiled

Tobacco ERA

As part of efforts to sensitise Nigerians on the National Tobacco Control Act, the Federal Ministry of Health and the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have unveiled pictorial representations of provisions of the Act. The provisions include “Ban on smoking in public places, Ban on Sale of cigarette to minors, and Ban on Sale of Cigarettes in single sticks”. It also pictures ...

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Enugu sensitises residents on use of plastics

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

The Enugu State Government says it has begun public sensitisation on ways to minimise the use of plastics to reduce environmental problems in the state. Mr Nnamdi Arum, the Head of Climate Change Department, Enugu Ministry of Environment, made this disclosure to the New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Friday, August 31, 2018. Arum said that plastics and ...

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Africa records high health improvement in new WHO report

Dr. Matshidiso Moeti

A new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa has shown a high improvement in health in the region. WHO, at the study, launched during the 68th session of the WHO Regional Committee in Dakar, provided a snapshot of the state of health in the African region. The report said life expectancy across Africa had improved significantly, ...

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Nigeria vows to explore all avenues to benefit from Green Climate Fund

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

The Federal Government said on Thursday, August 30, 2018 that it would explore all possible avenues to ensure that Nigeria benefitted immensely from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Minister of State for Environment, Mallam Ibrahim Jibril, stated this at a Gala Dinner and Certificates Award Night organised by the African Union’s (AU) Scientific, Technical and Research Commission in Abuja, to mark ...

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Eko Atlantic City hosts Top 50 Brands

Eko Atlantic City

Eko Atlantic City, which is being constructed adjacent Victoria Island in Lagos, has played host to the top 50 brands in Nigeria 2018 as the companies were hosted at an unveiling ceremony at the Eko Atlantic City Sales Office. Host, Mr. Ronald Chagoury Jr., Vice Chairman, South Energyx Nigeria Limited, said, “We are happy to be hosting the top 50 ...

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JOB ADVERTISEMENT: Finance and Grants Manager – Nigeria

Job Location: Abuja Women Environmental Programme (WEP), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), working extensively on governance, environment, Climate Change, peace and security in Nigeria and African Region. Women Environmental Programme is recruiting for a Finance and Grants Manager to lead her Finance Team in Nigeria. The Finance and Grants Manager will be based in Abuja, Nigeria. The Finance and Grants Manager will report ...

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