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Govt repairs roads, cleans Lagos highway drains to avert flooding

Lekki flood

To avert flooding on highways, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti, on Sunday, April 14, 2018 said that the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing had begun cleaning of drains. Flooded highway in Lekki, Lagos Kuti said in Lagos that desilting of drains had begun in Ijora and evacuation of drainage channels on highways across Lagos ...

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Shell delivers N150m capacity development programme for Bonny youths


No fewer than 12 young entrepreneurs from host communities to the Bonny Oil and Gas Terminal in Rivers State have benefitted from a N150 million capacity development and empowerment programme by The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC). L-R: Manager, Nigeria Content Development, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), Olanrewaju Olawuyi; SPDC Training and Empowerment ...

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REDD+ capacity building engagements will encourage experience sharing, says CSDevNet

Nigeria REDD+

The Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet) says the UN Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) National Capacity Building engagement meeting in Cross River State will encourage experience sharing. Community forest: It became pertinent for Nigeria REDD+ Programme to take steps to create synergies between REDD+ and CBR+. Photo credit: UNDP Cambodia/Chansok Lay/Oddar Meanchey The meeting is aimed ...

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How we observed 2019 Earth Hour, by NCF

Lekki Conservation Centre

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) joined the rest of the world on Saturday, March 30 to observe the 2019 Earth Hour at Lekki Conservation Centre (LCC), NCF’s head offices in Lagos. The Lekki Conservation Centre, head offices of the NCF in Lagos Earth Hour is used all over the world to promote actions that mitigate climate change and sustainable living. At ...

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Countries home to Saiga antelopes develop new roadmap to save species

Saiga Antelope

Range States have agreed on a set of concrete conservation priorities guiding the work under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Concerning the Restoration, Conservation and Sustainable Use of Saiga Antelopes (Saiga spp.) up to 2025. Baby Saiga Antelopes. Photo credit: Eugene Polonsky The agreement came at a workshop held in Bonn, Germany from April 1 to 4, 2019 and jointly ...

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Urgent attention needed to tackle climate change in Zambia

Edgar Lungu

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Friday, April 12, 2019 said that urgent attention was needed to tackle effects of climate change especially on food security. Zambian President, Edgar Chagwa Lungu. Photo credit: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa Lungu said that countries in Africa and around the world should work together in finding solutions to climate change effects especially on food security. Lungu ...

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Korea adaptation forum hastens evolution of climate-resilient future

Korea Global Adaptation Week

Korea Global Adaptation Week ended on Friday, April 12, 2019 in Songdo, Republic of Korea, with over 400 experts and leaders identifying innovative ways to raise ambition to build resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change and the presentation of new national adaptation plans. Delegates at the Korea Global Adaptation Week The world is already experiencing changes in average ...

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Food security: Concern over increasing soil acidity in Kenya

Hamadi Boga

Increasing soil acidity is complicating Kenya’s goal of achieving food security by lowering farmer’s yields, a government official on Friday, April 12, 2019 said. Hamadi Boga Hamadi Boga, Principal Secretary of the State Department of Agricultural Research in the Ministry of Agriculture, said this in Nairobi, the nation’s capital. Boga said that most of the agricultural land especially in the ...

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Group demands end to slaughter of migratory birds

Migratory birds

As hundreds of millions of birds return to Europe from their wintering grounds in Africa, an estimated 25 million will not reach their destination. Migratory birds This disclosure was made by the Rainforest Rescue, a not-for-profit group, as it recently embraced a campaign to halt the slaughter of migratory birds. Indeed, twice a year, hundreds of millions of birds migrate ...

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Why Nigeria should design own plant variety protection laws

Conference on Seeds, Food and Biosafety

The Federal Government has been urged not to sign the Union for the Protection of New Plant Varieties (UPOV 1991) but instead should design its own plant variety protection laws that are suitable to the Nigerian environment. A panel discussion session during the conference The call was made by some 100 delegates made up of consumers, farmers, academics, researchers, government ...

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