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Nigeria at 59: Nation has achieved giant strides in biosafety – Agency

Dr Rufus Ebegba

The Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, says Nigeria has achieved giant strides in the area of biosafety. Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) Ebegba said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) against the backdrop of Nigeria’s 59th Independence. He said the setting up of the agency in ...

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UK aid to double efforts to tackle climate change

Boris Johnson

The United Kingdom has said that it will double its investment to help developing countries turn the tide against climate change and species loss. Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom The announcement to double the UK’s international climate finance (ICF) spend was made by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday, September 23, 2019 at the UN General ...

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Dafinone urges Nigerians to respect nature, preserve forest

Ede Dafinone

Managing Director, Sapele Integrated Industries Limited (SIIL), Chief Ede Dafinone, has called for improved preservation of the forest to prevent the world from being submerged. Ede Dafinone (right) during the tree planting programme He made the call on Monday, September 30, 2019 during a tree planting programme held in remembrance of his late father, Sen. David Dafinone, in Sapele, Delta ...

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‘Nigeria yet to tackle basic water, sanitation challenges at 59’

WHO IDP camp

A Global Private Sector Representative of Sanitation and Water for All (SWA), says Nigeria is yet to tackle basic water and sanitation challenges as it marks its 59th Independence the country. Internally Displaced Persons queuing up for water at Muna IDPs camp. Photo credit: WHO/CE.Onuekwe Dr Igwe Nicholas, the Managing Director, Zenith Water Projects Ltd. said this in an interview ...

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Kuwait compiles first climate change report

Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad Al-Sabah

Kuwait has compiled its first climate change report containing the latest information on how the Gulf state is coping with the global challenge. Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad Al-Sabah, Chief of Kuwait’s Environment Public Authority (EPA) Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad Al-Sabah, Chief of Kuwait’s Environment Public Authority (EPA), said at a press conference on Monday, September 30, 2019 in Kuwait City that Kuwait’s ...

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Prince Harry inaugurates ‘looking up’ campaign to preserve trees

Prince Harry

Britain’s Prince Harry on Monday, September 30, 2019 inaugurated a “looking up” campaign to preserve trees, urging people to post their photographs to a National Geographic Instagram account that he would guest-edit. Prince Harry with his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex Harry, who is on a tour of southern Africa, wants to “encourage people from all over the world ...

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UN guidance to reduce methane emissions will support climate action

Olga Algayerova

Methane is a powerful short-lived climate pollutant. It is also the main precursor of tropospheric ozone (O3). Over a 20-year period, methane’s effect on global warming is 84 times greater than carbon dioxide. Fossil fuel production, including coal mining, accounts for 29% of human-made methane emissions. UNECE Executive Secretary, Ms. Olga Algayerova Even after coal mines are closed, they continue to ...

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Seven-state scoping mission to fill three new REDD+ project slots

REDD+ Programme

Several weeks of an assessment assignment by government officials to seven states is set to produce a triumvirate that will join in implementing the REDD+ Programme in Nigeria. Dr Moses Ama, National Coordinator, Nigeria REDD+ Progamme, giving a brief on the purpose of the scoping mission. By his right is the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Forestry, Ogun State, Mr Dolapo ...

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Philanthropists tasked on humanitarian intervention in health sector

Sir Emeka Offor Foundation

The Federal Government has called on philanthropists and wealthy Nigerians to continue to support it through humanitarian intervention in all sectors of the country. Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, cutting the tape for the shipment of first batch of 14 containers of medical equipment/supplies and educational materials by the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation to Nigeria. Sir Emeka Offor and ...

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Images: PACJA climate strikes in Nairobi, Abidjan

Climate Action Walk

In keeping with the 2019 Global Climate Strike, the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) held walks in Nairobi, Kenya and Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Climate Action Walk Climate Action Walk Climate Action Walk Climate Action Walk

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