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Hassan emerges head of Great Green Wall Agency

Dr Bukar Hassan

The Federal Government has appointed Dr Bukar Hassan as the new Director-General of the National Agency for Great Green Wall (NAGGW). Mrs Larai Daze, the Head of Press and Public Relations of the agency, made this known in a statement on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 in Abuja. Hassan replaced Mr Goni Ahmed, who had been the D-G since the inception ...

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Ogun seals factory for environmental infractions

Bolaji Oyeleye

The Ogun State Government says it has sealed a factory in Ososa, Odogbolu Local Government Area of the state, over environmental infractions. Commissioner for Environment, Mr Bolaji Oyeleye, made this known during an enforcement exercise on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 in Osasa. Oyeleye said that the flour processing factory had been discharging its effluent indiscriminately into the environment since it ...

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Talanoa Dialogue: Nigeria outlines trials, triumphs ahead of COP24

Dr Peter Tarfa

As an obligation by all Parties to the UNFCCC to organise the National Talanoa Dialogue towards taking stock of the progress on climate actions and report to the Convention, Nigeria obliged and is set to present the document at the upcoming climate talks in Poland. The report, following participation by numerous entities, represents their views and aspirations for a climate ...

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COP24: Buhari and other leaders to attend, IPCC presents findings


President Muhammadu Buhari will be joining over 80 Heads of State to attend the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The conference will be held in Katowice, Poland from December 2 to 14, 2018. The conference is organised by the Bonn-based UNFCCC/UN Climate Change) and is presided over by Poland. ...

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Parties to appraise migratory birds’ conservation efforts

Migratory birds

Contracting Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) are set to take stock of international conservation efforts over the last 10 years and decide on the future focus of agreed transboundary measures under the treaty. The stock-taking session will hold at the 7th Meeting of the Parties (MOP7) to the AEWA, which is administered by ...

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AFC invests in Cameroon’s 420MW hydro-electric power station

Samaila Zubairu

Infrastructure development finance institution, the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), says it is investing in the Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (NHPC), located 65KM north of Yaounde in Cameroon. The €1.2 billion power generation project will consist of a 420MW hydro-electric power station as well as a 50KM transmission line. The financing structure will take a 76:24 debt to equity ratio, with ...

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Flood: NEMA to conduct post-disaster damage assessment

Mustapha Maihaja

Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Mustapha Maihaja, on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 assured that the Federal Government would soon deploy post-disaster damage assessment teams to states impacted by flood. Maihaja gave the assurance while monitoring the distribution of relief items sent by NEMA to flood victims at Alaka Grammar School, Ozoro, Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta ...

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ERA urges governments, agencies to embrace energy transition

National Environment Congress

Considered as the way forward for Nigeria’s power sector, Environmental Rights Action / Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) gathered key stakeholders in Nigeria’s environment and power industries to discuss “Post-Extractivism: Energy Transition for National Development”. This was the theme of the organisation’s 11th Annual National Environment Congress holding in the Rivers State capital city of Port Harcourt from November ...

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Africities 8 tagged ‘most important democratic gathering in Africa’

Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi

Some 8,300 participants representing over 77 countries, including 53 African countries and nearly 3,000 local elected representatives, mayors and other leaders of local and subnational governments gathered from December 20 to 24, 2018 in Marrakech, Morocco at the occasion of the Africities Summit 2018, which organisers say has proven itself to be the most important democratic gathering on the continent. “The Africities Summit gave a voice to local authorities. Thanks to that recognition, the ...

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Creation of protected areas to benefit African countries – UN official

Jaime Cavelier

The creation of wildlife protected areas is set to benefit most African countries, a UN official has said. Jaime Cavelier, senior environmental specialist with the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) said that the protected areas can develop sustainable tourism that can be a major source of revenue generation for the countries. “The protected areas are capable of improving the country’s Gross ...

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