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Leaders urged to use conservation teachings in religions to save the environment

NCF Chief S.L. Edu Lecture

Stakeholders have called on religious leaders to use conservation teachings embedded in the Holy Books for the people to save the environment and the world. Director General of the NCF, Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, delivering introductory remarks during the event The stakeholders made the call at the 17th Chief S.L. Edu Memorial Lecture of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) in Lagos ...

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World Bank commits $50bn to five-year climate adaptation scheme

Kristalina Georgieva

The World Bank Group has said that it will ramp up direct adaptation climate finance to reach $50 billion between 2021 and 2025. This is contained in the organisation’s “Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience”, which was launched on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. World Bank Chief Executive Officer, Kristalina Georgieva The planed financing level, representing an average of ...

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Study examines 50 years of South American bird trade

Hyacinth Macaw

South Africa was the world’s leading exporter of South American parrots between 2000 and 2013 after Amazon countries “abandoned the possibility of legally and competitively producing and exporting their wildlife,” finds a new study into bird trade in Latin America. Hyacinth Macaw The findings are published in Bird’s-eye view: Lessons from 50 years of bird trade regulation & conservation in Amazon ...

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Group promotes green growth through sports

Alhaji Suleiman Hassan

In a bid to embed environmental stewardship in Nigeria, the Akpoyibo Green Foundation has concluded plans to develop green growth and climate change mitigation through innovative sports platforms and programmes. Alhaji Suleiman Hassan, Minister of Environment In collaboration with Asteven Group International, the Parent Company and 9 Sports Management, the foundation is set to host a Youth Football Tournament, preparatory ...

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Government urged to empower Niger Delta youths

Oil spill pollution

The Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) on Thursday, December 17, 2019 in Abuja called on the Federal Government to empower youths in the Niger Delta to enable them to contribute more towards nation building. A water body in the Niger Delta polluted by crude oil Dr Kabari Sam, the Head, Environmental Conservation in the centre, made the ...

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Global health threats: WHO to implement new strategic plan

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it will in 2019 commence the implementation of the organisation’s new five-year strategic plan to address some of the major global health threats. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images The WHO, which disclosed this in its newsletter on Thursday, January ...

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Insecurity hampers open defecation-free target in Benue


An NGO, United Purpose has attributed the insecurity and crisis in Benue to the delay in attaining Open Defecation Free (ODF) target in Logo Local Government Area of the state. Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom Mr Nanpet Chuktu, the Programme Manager of the organisation told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, January 17, 2019 in Abuja. Chuktu said ...

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Katsina spends N10bn to supply clean water

Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State says the state government has expended more than N10 billion on provision of potable water to the people of the state. Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, Governor of Katsina State Masari made this known during his re-election campaign rally in Charanchi Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. “The state government used the funds ...

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Buhari reiterates commitment to science, technology intervention funds

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the commitment of his administration to the creation of an intervention fund to support research in science and technology in the country. President Muhammadu Buhari Buhari made the pledge on Monday, January 14, 2019 in Enugu while declaring open the 2019 Technology and Innovation Expo organised by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. The ...

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Ghana to jump-start ‘year of ambition’ at Africa climate summit


The Africa Climate Week 2019 holds from March 18 to 22 in Accra, Ghana, an event the organisers say will feature a schedule of activities that will demonstrate enhanced ambition across the continent. Accra, Ghana is hosting the Africa Climate Summit 2019 The summit arrives in the wake of the COP24 international climate negotiations in Poland in December 2018, which ...

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