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Habitat Day: Lagos, stakeholders proffer solution to liveable city

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday, October 7, 2019 said his administration was stepping up efforts towards solving the challenges of waste management in the state. A view of the new-look Lagos Airport Road Sanwo-Olu said this during the 2019 World Habitat Day organised by the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development with the theme, ...

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Habitat Day: Corps members urged to plant trees

Tree planting

The Convener, Urban Tree Revival Team (UTRT), Ms Omobola Eko, has urged the Federal Government to enlist tree planting as part of community service for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members. Tree planting Eko, whose organisation is into tree planting, made the appeal in her message to mark the 2019 World Habitat Day, on Monday, October 7, 2019 in ...

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Climate protesters block main road in Dutch capital

Climate Strike UK

Hundreds of climate protesters demonstrated in Amsterdam on Monday, October 7, 2019, blocking a main road to the Rijksmuseum, a Dutch national museum, in the centre of the capital. Climate protesters Although the municipality of Amsterdam banned such blocking, protesters of the so-called action group Extinction Rebellion continued their road blockade. The protesters said they will continue with blockade for ...

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New Initiative to position Nigeria as Africa’s knowledge hub

Lekan Fadina

Nigerian stakeholders, in partnership with international counterparts, have commenced the process of making the nation Africa’s Knowledge Hub by establishing an initiative on knowledge-driven home-grown solutions to address the myriad of local, regional and international development challenges. Prince Lekan Fadina, Managing Director, Knowledge Hub Nigeria This proposition was the fulcrum of deliberations at the inaugural edition of the Nigerian Knowledge ...

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Lagos pushes for innovative approach to delivering New Urban Agenda

Lagos Urban Dialogue

Professionals in the built environment sector converged on Lagos on Monday, September 30, 2019 to examine the extent to which the implementation of the New Urban Agenda would impact the environment in the state and subsequently across the country. A group of senior planners at the event: L-R: Dr Bunmi Ajayi, Prof. Bade Falade, Tpl Yacoob Abiodun, and Tpl Waheed ...

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South Africa rejects Monsanto’s ‘drought-tolerant’ GM maize


After more than 10 years of battling Monsanto’s drought tolerant maize project, the African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) has welcomed the decision by the South African Minister of Agriculture, Ms. Thoko Didiza, upholding of both the decision by the Executive Council: GMO Act and the Appeal Board to reject Monsanto’s application for the commercial cultivation of its triple stacked “drought-tolerant” GM maize ...

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Why climate change bothers developing countries – Okereke

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

Developing countries care about the climate because it affects their ability to pursue and achieve their legitimate development aspirations. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke addressing a gathering of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group Lead Authors in India The submission was made by Professor Chukwumerije Okereke, Director, Centre for Climate Change and Development, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ebonyi State, ...

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Polio: Nigeria gets €30.5m Germany lifeline, Kwara embarks on immunisation

Polio immunisation

The German Minister of Health, Mr Jens Spahn, has announced €30.5 million support to Nigeria to end polio, enhance health security and strengthen the country’s health system. Polio immunisation in Nigeria. Photo credit: Spahn made the disclosure during a bilateral dialogue between Federal Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Health of Germany on Saturday, October 5, 2019 in ...

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Group seeks laws to improve water supply, sanitation in Plateau

Kaduna community

A Jos, Plateau State-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), Network of Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN), has advised the Plateau State House of Assembly to enact laws that will enhance water supply and sanitation in the state. Children of Unguwan Gandu Zuntu, Kubau Local Government Area of Kaduna State fetching water from a handpump borehole provided by SHAWN II Project in ...

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Six elephants drown at Thai waterfall, two others in care

Sumatran elephants

Six elephants drowned at a waterfall in Thailand while apparently trying to save a calf, according to national park officials. Elephants They are now safe after making their way out of the water on their own, the statement added. Officials had been planning a rescue. Veterinarians are monitoring the conditions of two other elephants that saw the ordeal, the Department ...

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