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EU, FAO contribute $70m to strengthen global partnership against hunger

Neven Mimica

The European Commission (EU) and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have contributed $70 million to scale up efforts to boost resilience to food crises and strengthen global partnership against hunger. This is disclosed in a report released in New York on Wednesday, September 26, 2918 at the ongoing UN General Assembly. The report, which was e-mailed to News Agency of ...

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Nigeria, Austria collaborate on renewable energy, Namibia optimises opportunities


Nigeria is set to partner with Austria on renewable energy as part of efforts to deepen bilateral trade between the two nations. Mr Vivian Okeke, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Austria, stated this in an Interview with the Europe correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at a conference in Zurich. Okeke said that Austria was very strong in renewable energy- ...

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Burkinabe farmer, others win ‘alternative Nobel prize’

Yacouba Sawadogo

A farmer from Burkina Faso who popularised an ancient farming technique to reverse desertification is among the winners of Sweden’s “alternative Nobel prize”, announced on Monday, September 24, 2018. Yacouba Sawadogo shared this year’s award with three Saudi human rights activists and an Australian agronomist. The SEK (Swedish Krona) 3 million ($341,800) prize honours people who find solutions to global ...

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Nigeria committed to faithful SDGs implementation, says Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria is committed to the faithful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). Buhari stated this on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in his solidarity message on the Global Day to Act for the SDGs in New York, according to a statement issued in New York by his spokesperson, Mr Femi Adeshina. The Global Day ...

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Government selects firms to clean polluted Ogoniland

Ogoni clean-up

The Hydro Carbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) says it has commenced process to select pre-qualified companies for the clean-up of oil impacted communities in Ogoniland. Dr Marvin Dekil, Project Coordinator of HYPREP, made this known in Port Harcourt, River State, on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the opening of technical and commercial bid for the 21 clean-up sites in Ogoniland. ...

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1m people in 1,300 cities, 150 countries celebrate SDGs at three

Sustainable Development Goals

On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, the 3rd anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals, over a million people mobilised on the Global Day to Act for the SDGs in over 1,300 cities in 150  countries in actions led by over 1,200 SDG Action partners in a worldwide mass mobilisation for the Sustainable Development Goals to show world leaders that people and organisations everywhere ...

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The world unites to end TB by 2030

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The UN High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis has kicked off at the United Nations Headquaters in New York as world leaders, including President Mohammadu Buhari, arrived for the historic event to commit to global efforts to curb the global menace of tuberculosis (TB). The event was organised by numerous partners and TB stakeholders, including but not limited to the Stop TB ...

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New vaccine helps prevent active pulmonary TB in HIV negative adults

Emmanuel Hanon

GSK and Aeras on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 reported that GSK’s M72/AS01E candidate vaccine significantly reduced the incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis disease in HIV-negative adults with latent tuberculosis infection in an ongoing phase IIb clinical trial testing. These primary results published in the New England Journal of Medicine after two years of trial are said to demonstrate an overall vaccine ...

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Nigerians asked to give environment palatable treatment

Lagos State University

Some Environmentalists and stakeholders in the environment sector on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 advised Nigerians to join the fight in combating environmental degradation by giving the environment a palatable treatment. They spoke at a one-day conference organised by the Geography and Planning Students’ Association of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo. The title of the conference was: “Environmental Management and ...

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Activists mark SDGs anniversary, urge Goal 6 prioritisation

suleiman adamu kazaure

The Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development (CSCSD) has called on governments to prioritise Goal Six of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their water and sanitation projects. The coalition made the call on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in Abuja at a roundtable on the National Water Resources Bill, which is currently pending before the Senate, in commemoration of the ...

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