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UC-Berkeley, PAVE explore Lagos urban development approaches

UC-Berkeley, PAVE

The somewhat fascinating spatial development of the Nigerian commercial capital city of Lagos appears to have engaged the interest of eggheads at the University of California, Berkeley (UC-Berkeley) in the US who have been exploring its strengths and weaknesses. Prof Ivy Mills; Prof Charisma Acey; King of Isheri-Olofin, Oba Wahab Balogun; Chairman, Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Kunle Olowoopeje ...

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Homes collapse amid flooding in cyclone-hit Mozambique

Cyclone Kenneth

Rescuers are racing to help people caught in fast-rising floodwaters in Mozambique’s cyclone-hit city of Pemba on Sunday, April 28, 2019 as houses collapsed in one neighborhood and heavy rain raised fears of worse to come. Cyclone Kenneth Cyclone Kenneth slammed into the northern province of Cabo Delgado on Thursday, April 25 flattening entire villages and killing at least five ...

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Biodiversity council deliberates on global report on state of nature

Paris, France

The World Biodiversity Council’s deliberations on the first global report on the state of nature since 2005 begins on Monday, April 29, 2019 in Paris, with representatives from 132 Member States participating in the discussions. Paris, France The aim is to create a shared common understanding of the state of nature, problems and possible solutions by Saturday, May 4. The report ...

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New WHO report indicates global rise in measles

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

A new report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on state of measles outbreak globally from 2016 to 2018 indicates an alarming increase in number of reported cases in all regions of the world. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images WHO released the data on its website on ...

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Scaling up of heat-tolerant wheat transforms food production, policy in Sudan

Sudanese farmers

Sudanese wheat farmers are in a joyous mood. They are celebrating the success of new heat-resistant wheat varieties which have transformed their country’s food landscape. Sudanese farmers celebrating the success of new heat resistant wheat varieties Thanks to the scaling up of proven technologies by the Wheat Compact of Technologies for African Agriculture Transformation (TAAT), the farmers can now boast of new ...

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Gombe residents advised on tree planting to curb desertification

Desertification

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has urged the residents of Gombe State on the need to plant more trees during the wet season to fight the menace of desertification. Desertification and land degradation are very serious challenges. They lead to hunger and poverty Coordinator of the agency in the state, Mr Daniel Wuave, gave the advice ...

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Open defecation: Govt woos private sector in campaign

Suleiman Adamu

The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has called on private sector players to partner with the ministry in its “Clean Nigeria campaign” towards ending open defecation in the country. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu (left), speaking during his appearance on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja on Sunday, December 23, 2018. With him is the ...

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Climate change protesters targetted Goldman, Bank of England, stock exchange

Climate Protesters

Environmental activists glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange, blocked roads near the Bank of England and protested outside banks such as Goldman Sachs on Thursday, April 25, 2019 to try to force Britain to help avert what they cast as a climate cataclysm. Climate activists on the South Bank, London. Photo credit: Yui Mok/PA The Extinction Rebellion group has ...

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Quantity surveyors move to upgrade operational technological know-how

Lagos NIQS

The Lagos Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) has reiterated its commitment to continually upgrade skills of members to enhance service delivery to the society. Officials of Lagos NIQS at the workshop Mr Ayuba Akere, Chairman of Lagos NIQS, gave the assertion at a workshop organised by the institute on Thursday, April 25, 2019 in Lagos. The ...

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Cyclone Kenneth to make Friday landfall in Tanzania, Mozambique

Cyclone Kenneth

A tropical cyclone is expected to make landfall in Tanzania and Mozambique on Friday, April 26, 2019 only a month after another cyclone devastated Mozambique, the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) has said. Cyclone Kenneth By Friday, Cyclone Kenneth forecast is to reach strong winds of between 100 and 140 kilometres per hour, TMA Director General, Agnes Kijazi, said on Thursday, April ...

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