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States urged to emulate Niger’s battle against land degradation

Abubakar Sani Bello

The Conservator-General, National Park Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, has called on state governors to emulate the Niger State Government’s effort in stopping further degradation of the environment. Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, Governor of Niger State Goni said this in a statement issued by his Media Assistant, Yakubu Zull, on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 in Abuja. He said that Gov. Abubakar ...

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GEF-7 to address growing environmental challenges

GEF Council Meeting

On the agenda of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council, which opened on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 in Washington DC, are the first projects to be funded under its new, four-year investment cycle, known as GEF-7, and measures to further improve the GEF’s efficiency,accountability, transparency and environmental and social safeguards. GEF Council Meeting The 55th GEF Council meeting is the first to beheld ...

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ECOWAS to assist member states address forest resources challenges

Dr Johnson Boanuh

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 restated its commitment to support Nigeria and other member states in their efforts to sustain management of forest resources in the sub-region. Dr Johnson Boanuh The ECOWAS Director of Environment, Dr Johnson Boanuh, said this at the National Consultation Workshop on the Technical and Financial Partners of ...

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Miyetti Allah reiterates calls for grazing reserve

Alhaji Bello Abdullahi Bodejo

The Miyetti Allah Kautal-Hore, a Fulani socio-cultural association, on Tuesday, December 19, 2018 called on the federal and state governments to secure grazing reserves across the country, to curb the farmers/herders’ crisis. Alhaji Bello Abdullahi Bodejo National President of the group, Alhaji Bello Abdullahi Badejo, made the call in Sokoto, Sokoto State, during a courtesy visit to Gov. Aminu Tambuwal. He said ...

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Environmental journalists detained in Mozambique

Filipe Nyusi

Mozambican journalist Estacio Valoi and two foreign journalists have been reportedly detained in Palma, Cabo Delgado province,northern Mozambique. Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique According to the Friends of the Earth Mozambique, the incident occurred in the morning of Monday, December 17, 2018 by the Forças Armadas de Defesa de Moçambique (Defense Forces of Mozambique). It was gathered that, despite having ...

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Don urges new breed of CSOs to champion societal transformation

Prof. Chris Gordon

Civil society organisations (CSOs) are known for giving a voice to the voiceless with the aim of transforming society for the better. But CSOs are now being asked to move away from providing simplistic solutions to complex problems, since they often end up worsening situations. Prof. Chris Gordon “This is because the world has changed tremendously over the last decade,” ...

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COP24: AfDB expresses resolve to fight climate change firmer


The curtain fell on Friday, December 14, 2018 on COP24, this year’s global UN climate summit held in Katowice, Poland. However, negotiations continued throughout the weekend to reach agreement on specific parts of the ‘rulebook’ to be applied  from 2020 by the 197 signatories of the Paris Agreement, to limit global warming to 2°C-1.5°C relative to pre-industrial levels. The AfDB team at COP24 ...

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Government, UNDP validate National Disaster Risk Management Policy

Nigeria flood

The Federal Government in collaboration with UN Development Programme (UNDP) and other stakeholders is seeking to validate the National Disaster Risk Management Policy (NDMP) to effectively manage emergencies and disasters in the country.  Residents steer a dugout canoe past flooded houses following heavy rain in the Nigerian town of Lokoja, in Kogi State, on September 14, 2018. Photo credit: AFP ...

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S. Africa welcomes balanced outcome of climate change talks

Nomvula Mokonyane

South Africa on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 welcomed the balanced outcome of the recently concluded climate change talks in Katowice, Poland, the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Nomvula Mokonyane, said in a statement. Nomvula Mokonyane South Africa is comfortable that decisions adopted at the talks provide developing countries with flexible arrangements that allow space for institutional and technical capacity building on ...

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Out-gone minister urges new minister to address environmental challenges

New Environment Minister

Alhaji Ibrahim Jibril, the out-gone Minister of State for Environment, has urged the Minister of Environment, Alhaji Suleiman Hassan, to improve on the ministry’s efforts in addressing the country’s environmental challenges. Erstwhile Environment Minister of State now the 12th Emir of Nasarawa, Ibrahim Usman Jibril (left), hands over to new Environment Minister, Suleiman Hassan, who was Minister of State for ...

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