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New reports focus on malaria eradication goal

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The RBM Partnership to End Malaria welcomes two new forthcoming reports on the opportunity the world must achieve the eradication of malaria, a disease which still threatens half the world’s population. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images The World Health Organisation (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group on ...

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ERA hails Ehanire, Mamora appointments into Health Ministry

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has commended the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for appointing erstwhile Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, and Senator Olorunimbe Mamora as the substantive Minister and the new Minister of State respectively in the Federal Ministry of Health. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister President Muhammadu Buhari announced the portfolios of ...

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LASEPA gets first female general manager

Dr. Dolapo Ayokunle Fasawe

A Public Health practitioner, Dr. Dolapo Ayokunle Fasawe, has been appointed as the new head of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA). Dr. Dolapo Ayokunle Fasawe LASEPA is the environmental regulator for Lagos State in charge of assisting the public and private organisations, industries, businesses and non-governmental organisations to achieve compliance by providing environment friendly solutions to varied environmental ...

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Forum lists education, attitudinal change as criteria for youth climate leadership

African Centre for Climate Actions and Rural Development (ACCARD)

Youth involvement and participation in governance is key to current global leadership crises and societal development. And one tool for its actualisation is education which is a lifelong learning process. Mr Freeman Elohor, Executive Director, African Centre for Climate Actions and Rural Development (ACCARD), making a presentation at the event This takeaway from a recent event also form the theme ...

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Women, youths are central to climate action in Nigeria – Eseka

ECOSOC Youth Forum

There is a need to strengthen existing structures to integrate women and marginalised groups participation at all levels into Nigeria’s climate action. Young leaders and advocates attending an international forum. Photo credit: Predrag Vasic/ UN DESA/ UN HQ This formed one of the outcomes at the launch of the Climate Incubation Hub in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The two-day event ...

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Doctors laud Buhari for creating Humanitarian Ministry

Muhammadu Buhari

The African Doctors for Africa (AfDA) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the creation of the Humanitarian and Disaster Ministry, saying it is a recognition of efforts of non-governmental and civil society organisations towards achieving a better society. President Muhammadu Buhari Buhari had on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 while swearing in the 43 ministers, assigned Sadiya Umar Faruk (Zamfara State) ...

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Nigeria becomes first country to approve biotech cowpea, says report


Nigeria has made history by becoming the first country in the world to approve biotech cowpea, thereby adding a new biotech crop to the global biotech basket. Cowpea This is according to the Global Status of Commercialised Biotech/GM (Genetically Modified) Crops in 2018 (ISAAA Brief 54) and disclosed in a news release by the International Service for the Acquisition of ...

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Ogun seals off premises for non-provision of toilets


The Ogun State Government on Thursday, August 22, 2019 sealed up four houses at Igbore and Isale-Ake areas of Abeokuta, the state capital, over non-provision of toilets in their premises. Abeokuta, Ogun State The exercise was carried out by officials of the state Ministry of Environment led by Mr Buhari Jokosenumi, the Director Environmental Health Management. Jokosenumi, who addressed newsmen ...

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Nigeria looks prepared for COP25 in Santiago – Osafo

Seth Osafo

Nigeria’s coordination and body language towards the 25th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in Santiago, Chile in December 2019 smacks of readiness for the negotiations. Prof. Seth Osafo Legal adviser to the African Group of Negotiators (AGN) to the UNFCCC, Prof. Seth Osafo, stated this on ...

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Environmental issues now considered justiceable in Nigeria

Climate Change Legal Working Group

Up from its laid-back position on matters relating to the environment, Nigeria has started making environmental issues justiceable. L-R: Efe Airiohuodion of the Legal Unit, Federal Ministry of Environment; Executive Director of Clean Energy Initiative, Mr. Huzi Mshelia; Chairman of Environmental Resource Centre, Dr. Newton Jibunoh; and Legal Adviser to the African Group of Negotiators to the UNFCCC, Prof. Seth ...

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