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Carbon dioxide level in atmosphere hits record high


The concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere has reached a record level, scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, who conducted readings at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii revealed. Earth’s atmosphere The scientists said that the 415.26 parts per million (ppm) recorded over the weekend was the first daily baseline reading coming in over 415 ppm. The ...

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Shell targets equivalent of 2,400MW electricity from new gas supply project

Shell Nigeria

 The ongoing Assa North/Ohaji South gas development project in Imo State, southeast Nigeria, will produce 600 million standard cubic feet of gas per day, energy equivalent of about 2400 Megawatts which is enough to provide uninterrupted electricity to about 2.4 million homes, Managing Director, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) and Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria, Osagie ...

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CODE launches 2018 report, dedicates UN SDG award


Connected Development (CODE) has launched its 2018 Annual Report that highlights the impact of its social accountability initiative, Follow The Money, in tracking an estimate of N1,289,579,737 ($3.6 million) budgeted for projects in  69 grassroots communities across water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), primary healthcare and education sectors, in the year 2018. L-R; Chief Operating Officer, Connected Development (CODE), Ojonwa Miachi; ...

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Groups seek NASS endorsement of tobacco law via video campaign

Nigeria National Assembly Complex

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) have launched a public health communication video to pressure the National Assembly to approve the Draft National Tobacco Control Regulations. The Nigeria National Assembly Complex, Abuja The 35-second video, which opens with a startling revelation that 16,100 Nigerians die annually due to tobacco use, ...

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AEPB urges Nigerians to keep rivers free of plastics

Plastic pollution

Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) has urged Nigerians to keep oceans and rivers free of plastics to save fishes and sea birds, ultimately mankind that feed on both. Plastic pollution AEPB Head of Information and Outreach unit, Mallam Muktar Ibrahim, gave the advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Ibrahim ...

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IPCC adopts 2019 Refinement report at Kyoto session

Dr Peter Tarfa IPCC

The 49th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-49) that commenced on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Kyoto, Japan was gavelled to a close at 11:15 pm on Sunday, May 12 with the Panel adopting the Overview Chapter of the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (2019 Refinement) and accepted the underlying ...

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Building capacity on accelerating climate change, clean energy, sustainable investment

Abidjan, Ivory Coas

A week-long programme on accelerating investment for climate and clean energy was held from May 6 to 10, 2019 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.The intensive programme dwelt on financing, building capacity of investors, developers, development partners, bankers and venture capitalists to be able to handle sustainable investments. Abidjan, Ivory Coast, venue of the conference. Photo credit: A wide range of ...

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Expert calls for professionalism in estate agency practice

Rowland Abonta

An estate surveyor, Mr Hyacinth Oseji, has called for more professionalism in real estate practice in Nigeria to uphold integrity of the profession. Rowland Abonta, President of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) Oseji, a managing partner of Osas and Oseji Estate Surveyors and Valuers, made the call during a seminar organised by the Faculty of Estate ...

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Climate action: African youths can’t take backstage

Nigeria climate youths

One very controversial argument about climate change on the African continent is the relevance of urging Africans to take climate action considering that they are zero net emitters of carbon which is responsible for warming the planet. Regardless of what position we view the climate crisis from, the impact is beyond continental – it is global! Dr Peter Tarfa of ...

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Imo inaugurates FUTO group, students commit to localise SDGs

The Senior Special Assistant to the Imo State Governor on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Adaora Ijezie, on Thursday, May 2, 2019 inaugurated an eight-man committee at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) to drive the global goals advocacy and contribute to its implementation in Imo State. Participants at the FUTO SDGs4Universities workshop The inauguration was made during the SDGs4Universities ...

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