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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Elephant Day: Drumming up support for elephant conservation

Sumatran elephants

Nigeria has for long featured very prominently among nations with high species endemism, spectacular landscape features and rare heritage sites that are of immense significance to biodiversity conservation. These among other factors have earned the nation global recognition and endeared a host of institutions to embrace animal and plant symbols as its corporate identity. Elephants Quantifying the values such insignias ...

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How Nigeria can achieve SDGs, by expert

Sustainable Development Goals

A financial expert based in the United Kingdom, Mr Rowland Adeleke, has said that government at all levels need to demonstrate strong political will for 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be fully achieved. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Adeleke told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, July 8, 2019 in Omu-Aran, Kwara State, that the SDGs would solve ...

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Scarcity of environmental reporters in African media worries expert

ENDENET Training

An environmental expert, Piman Hoffman, has called on media houses to train journalists on issues relating to environment to save the region against man-made disaster. A media training workshop on climate change and renewable energy reporting held in Lagos on May 2, 2019 at the instance of EnviroNews Development Network (Endenet) and the Global Greengrants Fund Hoffman, the assistant Director, ...

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IPCC group to continue preparation of Sixth Assessment Report in Nepal

Debra Roberts

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II, which deals with impacts, adaptation and vulnerability to climate change, will meet in Kathmandu, Nepal, from July 15 to 19, 2019 to advance its contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). Debra Roberts, Co-Chair of Working Group II of the IPCC The Second Lead Author Meeting will bring together ...

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Images: NCF, Total collaborate on nature conservation

NCF-Total MoU

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and Total E&P Nigeria Limited on Friday, July 5, 2019 at the Total Headquarters in Lagos signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on environmental conservation. Alhaji Ahmadu-Kida Musa, Deputy Managing Director, Total E&P Nigeria Ltd. (left), signing the MoU with Alhaji Ahmed Joda, Trustee, NCF Alhaji Ahmadu-Kida Musa, Deputy Managing Director, Total E&P Nigeria Ltd ...

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Lamu: US should come clear on interest in coal-fired plant – Mwenda


Executive Director, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda, in a reaction to United States of America Ambassador’s endorsement of the coal-fired power project in Kenya’s Lamu County, condemns the attitude, even as he wonders what the US’ interest is in the project. Mwenda, recently named as one of the “100 most influential people in the world on climate ...

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UNODC rehabilitates children recruited, exploited by terrorist groups

Yury Fedotov

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says it is addressing the situation of children recruited and exploited by terrorist groups in the North-East. Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Mr Sylvester Atere, National Project Officer, Outreach and Communications, UNODC Nigeria, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, July 7, 2019 in ...

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Association restates commitment to promote renewable energy to 40% by 2030

Solar panels

The Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN) has reiterated its determination to promote renewable energy in the country to about 40 per cent by 2030. Aerial view of solar panels on rooftop Mrs Lande Abudu, the Executive Secretary of REAN, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Renewable energy is ...

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Ex-lawmaker donates 1,100 trees to Jos Wildlife Park

Tree planting

A former member of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Mr Diket Plang, on Friday, July 5, 2019 donated 1,100 trees to Jos Wildlife Park. Tree planting Plang said at the presentation in Jos that the donation was to address global warming and preserve the ecosystem in the environment. The former lawmaker, who represented Pankshin North at the 7th State ...

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Flood destroys 70 houses, renders 510 persons homeless in C/River

Ben Ayade

The Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has said that at least 510 people were rendered homeless during two days torrential rain that also destroyed about 70 houses and farmlands in different parts of the state. Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State Mr Princewill Ayim, Acting Director General of the agency, said this on Friday, July 5, 2019 ...

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