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Malaria Day: A call for united action against malaria


With one month to go until World Malaria Day 2019, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria is mobilising leaders and citizens to work together towards a malaria-free world. The malaria-causing anopheles mosquito feeding on a victim Culminating in events in Paris on the April 25, this year’s World Malaria Day seeks to encourage as many people as possible across the ...

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CIFOR to partner with AFR100 Initiative

Robert Nasi

Amid preparations for the landmark U.N. Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030, the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has become the latest partner in the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100). Robert Nasi, Director General of the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) The partnership aims to ensure effective alignment of CIFOR’s restoration activities within the AFR100 framework; maximise collaboration and knowledge sharing among ...

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Climate change: Way forward for Nigeria, by experts

Ann Umar

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, experts and professionals on climate change from across the globe gathered at Alex Ekwueme, Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, to brainstorm on implications of the Katowice Climate Package for Nigeria. The event which took place at Needs Assessment Lecture Theatre of the University was organised by Centre for Climate and Development, AE-FUNAI, in collaboration with ...

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Water Day: Water dilemma of Ebute-Ilaje community


Yusuf Shittu, Mary Adeoye, Elizabeth Williams, Olajumoke Adebayo and Emmanuel Osinaike, who are members of the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative, are undertaking a community-based project to improve access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Ebute-Ilaje, a riverine slum community in Bariga area of Lagos State as part of the fellowship programme. In this piece, they highlight the fact that ...

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Water Day: Coalition leads Lagosians against privatisation of public water

Our Water Our Right Coalition

To commemorate the 2019 World Water Day (WWD) marked on March 22, the Our Water Our Right Coalition has led Lagos residents to ask the governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to forget any plan to privatise public water in the state but make provision of potable water a priority of his administration. Members of the Our Water Our Right Coalition at the town ...

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Legislators back biosafety agency

Chidoka Obinna

The Chairman, House Committee on Environment and Habitat, Obinna Chidoka, has said that the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has the full support of the National Assembly. Chidoka Obinna, Chairman House Committee on Environment and Habitat, speaking during the oversight visit to NBMA He stated this while addressing the management team of NBMA during an oversight visit by the committee ...

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Nigeria, India strengthen bilateral tie towards addressing environmental problems

Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma

The need to strengthen the bilateral tie between Nigeria and India, especially in the areas of renewable energy, sustainable development and other environmental issues, has been advocated. Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma, Minister of Environment The call was made when the newly-posted Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Abhay Thakur, paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Environment, Hassan Suleiman ...

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Water Day: Water the essential, abundant but scarce resource

Kaduna community

“Water Water everywhere, nor any drop to drink’’ is a popular line from the “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’’, written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1798. Children of Unguwan Gandu Zuntu, Kubau Local Government Area of Kaduna State fetching water from a handpump borehole provided by SHAWN II Project in the community The line described the predicament of a ...

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Govt inaugurates National Strategic Plan to boost rural water supply

suleiman adamu kazaure

Federal Government on Monday, March 25, 2019 inaugurated the national strategic plan tagged: “Village Level Operation and Maintenance (VLOM)” to boost supply of potable water to rural dwellers. Suleiman Adamu Kazaure, Water Resources Minister Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, the Minister of Water Resources, inaugurated the strategic plan at stakeholders’ workshop on implementing the National Action Plan for the revitalisation of the Water, Sanitation ...

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Agriculturists identify challenges of agribusiness in Nigeria

Chief Audu Ogbeh

Agriculturists have identified non-availability of funds, low quantity of feed inputs and reduction of participants in the business as major challenges hindering the growth of agriculture. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh The experts in separate interviews with the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, March 25, 2019 in Ibadan, Oyo State, also called for intensified efforts ...

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