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NEMA confirms death of pastor, wife in Imo flood

Mustapha Maihaja

Head of Imo/Abia Operations Office, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Evans Ugoh, has confirmed that a pastor and his wife died in Monday’s massive flood in a community in Imo State. Ugoh confirmed the incident on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri, the state capital. NAN reports that the ...

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Don calls for more research to address climate change issues

Prof. Emmanuel Olukayode Oladipo

A university lecturer, Prof. Emmanuel Oladipo, has called on the relevant research institutions to conduct more research that would address the issues of climate change in the country. Oladipo, who is of the Department of Geography, University of Lagos, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 that such research should be included in ...

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Social science forum on sustainable futures’ security opens

Shinzo Abe

The 2018 World Social Science Forum was officially opened on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by Their Imperial Highnesses the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Japan. In his opening speech, Crown Prince Naruhito noted the importance of the Forum as an international arena for social scientists, adding that the creation of the International Science Council was “of great significance”. Under ...

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Government threatens to revoke licences of oil firms flaring gas

Gas flaring in Ogoniland Nigeria

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, says the Federal Government will from 2019 commence the revocation of the licences of oil companies that fail to stop gas flaring in their operations in the country. Kachikwu made this known while speaking at the 2018 Buyers’ Forum/Stakeholders’ Engagement organised by the Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria (GACN) in ...

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Zambia signs deal to establish regional SDGs office

Joseph Malanji

Zambia has signed an agreement with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Centre for Africa for the establishment of a southern Africa regional office, a senior government official said on Monday, September 24, 2018. The deal was signed between Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Joseph Malanji, and SDG Centre for Africa Director-General, Belau Begashaw, in New York. The agreement will see the ...

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Espinosa urges committed multifaceted response to climate change

Patricia Espinosa

Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change, Patricia Espinosa, has called for more urgency in taking climate action. She made the submission at the opening of the New York Climate Week on Monday, September 24, 2018, even as she stressed the need for leadership and a committed multilateral response. The last round of formal negotiations took place in Thailand in September, ...

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How Eko Atlantic City protects Lagos shoreline, by Chagoury, Gnassingbe

Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe and Ronald Chagoury

President of Togo, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe, has commended the Eko Atlantic City project on the technique adopted towards providing what he terms “a permanent solution” to coastal erosion on the Lagos shoreline. He gave the commendation on Friday, September 21, 2018 during a tour of the ongoing project in the company of Mr. Ronald Chagoury, Chairman of South Energyx Nigeria ...

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‘It’s possible you’ve been unknowingly eating GM foods’


Victoria Adankwa, an Agriculture Officer, is one of the many Ghanaian women fervently looking forward to the uptake of agricultural biotechnology in the country. And she does not hide her passion for the technology. The occasion to bare her thoughts about the technology came at the June 5, 2018 Biotechnology and Biosafety Sensitisation Workshop in Cape Coast, organised by the ...

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World Rivers Day: Group advocates for rights of rivers

Ethiope River

Bothered by the array of threats faced by Nigerian rivers, the Foundation for Conservation of Nigerian Rivers (FCNR) has launched an advocacy campaign for rights of streams in the country. FCNR officials stated that this was undertaken to mark the World Rivers Day (WRD) on Sunday, September 23, 2018. The WRD is a global celebration of the world’s waterways observed ...

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Flood: Parks Service moves to recapture stray animals

Ibrahim Goni

The Nigeria National Parks Service has appealed to the public to assist the service in facilitating the recapture of wild animals that strayed from parks due to flood incidents across the country. Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, the Conservator-General of the Parks Service, made the appeal in Abuja via a statement signed by his Media Assistant, Yakubu Zull, on Monday, September 24, ...

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