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LDCs urge adoption of Paris guidelines towards speedy climate action

Gebru Jember Endalew

The meeting of Ministers and Heads of Delegation from the Least Developed Countries (LDC) group held recently in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has been described as productive. The delegates had gathered from October 15 to 16, 2018 to discuss the priorities of the LDC group in preparation for the international climate negotiations in Katowice, Poland in December. Mr. Gebru Jember Endalew, ...

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Surveyors seek adoption of modern mapping technologies to end boundary overlap


Land surveyors on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 called for the adoption of Continuous Reference Station (CORS) system in surveying to ease land administration system and prevent land boundary overlapping. Lagos State Chapter Chairman of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), Mr Adesina Adeleke, made the call at the Mandatory Continuous Professional Development (MCPD) programme of the institution in Lagos. The ...

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USADF, All-On partner to promote off-grid energy solutions

solar panels

The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) and All-On, an indigenous company, are partnering to promote the use of renewable off-grid energy technologies to reach communities not served by existing power grids in Nigeria. Mr C. D. Glin, the President/CEO of USADF, told journalists in Lagos on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 that the All-On/USADF collaboration would co-finance innovative Nigerian off-grid energy ...

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Farmers advised to insure crops against flood

Flooded farmland

Managing Director, American International Insurance Company (AIICO), Edwin Igbiti, on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Lagos advised Nigerian farmers to insure their crops against flood and other natural disasters. Igbiti told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the recent loss of farm produce to flood called for a rethink, especially knowing that many of the farmers affected did not ...

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All set for GOCOP’s second annual conference

Aremo Olusegun Osoba

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has concluded arrangements for its second annual conference holding on Friday, October 19, 2018 at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos State. A statement released in Lagos on Wednesday, October 17 by GOCOP Publicity Secretary, Olumide Iyanda, confirmed that the theme of the conference is “Online Publishers’ Role Towards a Sustainable Economy, Credible Election ...

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Nigeria seeks support for re-election into ITU

Permanent Mission Picture

Nigeria’s belief in multilateralism and readiness to serve as exemplified by its many international commitments makes its bid for re-election into the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) worthy of support from countries within Africa and the globe, the Ambassador/Permanent Representative of the Nigerian Permanent Mission in Switzerland, Ambassador Audu Kadiri, has said. Ambassador Kadiri, while hosting heads of permanent missions and international agencies ...

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Top five sustainable stadiums in the world

Khalifa International Stadium

As you may have read from a previous article on EnviroNews, the first ever climate neutral football club is Forest Green Rovers who play in England. From diet to transportation methods, Forest Green is an example that you can always do more for the environment even with a demanding schedule. This is exactly what the Fédération Internationale de Football Association ...

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Study clamours reduction in meat consumption to combat climate change

Red meat

Western countries need to reduce their intake of red meat dramatically if they want to truly tackle climate change. That’s according to a new study, published in Nature journal this week, which says beef consumption needs to fall dramatically. “The food system is a major driver of climate change, changes in land use, depletion of freshwater resources, and pollution of aquatic and ...

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Moving against eco-colonialism, by Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

In his welcome words at the School of Ecology on Eco-Colonialism in Abuja on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), frowns at new forms of genetic engineering including synthetic biology and gene drives. He calls for the maintenance of the moratorium on extreme genetic engineering as imposed by the Convention on Biological Diversity ...

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Over 131,000 people affected by flood in Niger, says NEMA

Abubakar Sani Bello

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 said that 131,432 residents of Niger State were affected by the recent flood, of whom 17,631 were in urgent need of relief materials. Malam Idris Mohammed, Incident Commander in Charge of Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) for Niger, Kwara and Kebbi states, disclosed this in an interview with the News ...

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