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Nigeria getting it right in GHGs reporting, says Onuoha

National Reporting on the GHGs Inventory and Mitigation

An environmental scientist, Dr. Magnus Onuoha, has said that Nigeria is on the right path in its efforts to halt the effect of climate change in the country through accurate reporting on greenhouse gases (GHGs) emission. Participants at the workshop for National Reporting on the GHGs Inventory and Mitigation Dr Onuoha who is the Team Leader, Industrial Process and Product ...

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SDGs fleet greets Greta Thunberg in NYC Harbour

Greta Thunberg

Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Greta Thunberg, sailed into the New York Harbour on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, flanked by a fleet of 17 sailboats representing each of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on their sails. Thunberg is arriving to participate in the Youth Climate Summit and the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations Headquarters ...

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Nigeria needs adequate funding, cleaner technology to combat emissions – Expert

Nayamuth Abdul Razack

For Nigeria to get the needed result in its efforts at reducing to the barest minimum the effect of emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs), there is the need for the Federal Government to invest heavily in the procurement of cleaner technology. Mr Nayamuth Abdul Razack making a presentation at the event A renowned consultant on climate change, Nayamuth Abdul Razack, disclosed ...

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Youths highlight practical climate actions in North Central Nigeria

Climate Innovation Hub

In contributing to the development of youth-led climate actions in Nigeria, the Climate Innovation Hub for the North Central zone recently held in Lafia, Nasarawa State from August 25 to 26, 2019, bringing together 60 participants from the North-Central states of Kogi, Plateau, Nasarawa, Niger, Benue and Kwara as well as the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja). Participants at the Climate ...

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Govt, UN rally youths on climate solutions at Owerri forum

Youth Climate Incubation Hub

The Nigerian government has continued to intensify its search for home-grown remedy against the ravaging climate change, relying heavily on scientific, agricultural, scholarly researches and as well as realistic ideas from its innovation-driven youth. Participants at the Youth Climate Incubation Hub in Owerri, Imo State Following up on this commitment, the Federal Ministry of Environment, in partnership with the United ...

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Flood destroys 300 homes in Daura, Buhari’s hometown

Flooding in Nigeria

Flood has destroyed more than 300 houses in Daura and environs in Katsina State, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports. Flooding in northern Nigeria A NAN correspondent, who visited the town, reports that some of the houses have been totally brought down while water had submerged several others. NAN found that some residents had since fled the submerged houses ...

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Nigeria to partner United Nations on environmental protection

Mohammed and Abubakar

The Minister of Environment, Dr.  Mohammad Mamoud Abubakar, has expressed his commitment to work with relevant stakeholders to ensure environmental protection and facilitate a quality environment conducive for good health and wellbeing of Nigerians. Former Minister of Environment and current Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mrs Amina Mohammed, with Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Mamoud Abubakar The minister made ...

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Presidents of Amazon region to meet over wildfires, says Bolsonaro

Jair Bolsonaro

Presidents of South America’s Amazon region will meet in Colombia to discuss a joint environmental strategy after thousands of wildfires ravaged the region’s rainforests, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil The presidents will discuss “our joint policy of preservation of the environment and of sustainable exploitation of our region,” Bolsonaro said. The ...

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The need for a valuer’s certification in asset declaration

Rowland Abonta

In a bid to invoke transparency, earn the citizen’s trust and fight corruption (in its many forms), virtually all the countries of the world (World Bank puts the statistics at over 150 countries) provide a structured medium for ensuring that elected, appointed, recruited or contracted public officials make their assets known to the public (for Nigeria, public officials are expected ...

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Groups flay forced eviction of waterfront residents in Cotonou


The Benin Federation of Slum / Informal Settlement Residents and sister movements from the Slum Dwellers International (SDI) movement across Africa are condemning alleged forced eviction of thousands of residents of Wxlacodji beach community in Cotonou. Evicted waterfront dwellers in Lagos, Nigeria The groups are also calling on the Benin Republic government to engage with their members from waterfront communities ...

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