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Over 12 hours rain in October is unusual, says expert

Samuel Adejuwon

A climate change expert, Dr Samuel Adejuwon, says any rainfall that lasts for 12 hours at this time of the year is unusual and can be linked to the effect of climate change. Erstwhile Director, Department of Climate, Federal Ministry of Enviroment in Nigeria, Dr Samuel Adejuwon, stressing a point during a meeting Adejuwon made this known to the News ...

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Erosion menace forces Akwa Ibom to close Calabar-Itu highway

Gully erosion

The Akwa Ibom State Government has directed the immediate closure of Calabar-Itu highway by the Akwa Ibom Broadcasting Corporation (AKBC) transmission station. Gully erosion in southeast Nigeria The directive is contained in a statement issued and signed by the Commissioner for Works, Mr Ephraim Inyang-Eyen, and made available to newsmen in Uyo, the state capital, on Monday, October 28, 2019. ...

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France explores Africa’s urban development challenges ahead of 2020 cities summit

USF Panelists

Ahead of the Africa-France Summit for Sustainable Cities holding next year in the French city of Bordeaux, the European nation has been networking and harvesting key development issues across the continent. L-R: Jérôme Pasquier, the French ambassador to Nigeria; Deputy Governor of Lagos, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; and Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning & Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, at ...

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Recaptured lion: Collaboration key to biodiversity conservation – Goni

Recaptured lion

The Conservator General, National Park Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, says collaboration of all stakeholders is key to biodiversity conservation. The recaptured lion Goni spoke in Abuja on Sunday, October 27, 2019 against the backdrop of the recent case of a lion that the Kano State Government took to Karu in Nassarawa State for an agricultural show but bolted from its ...

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Don urges govt to create waste transfer stations for sustainable environment

Waste transfer station

Professor of Chemistry at Covenant University, Ota in Ogun State, Kolawole Ajanaku, has advised the Federal Government to create waste transfer stations across the country for a healthy and sustainable environment. A waste transfer station in Lagos Ajanaku gave the advice at the university’s 21st Inaugural Lecture titled, “Solid Waste Revolution: The Artificial Intelligence Towards Smart, Sustainable and Safe Cities.” ...

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Mixed reactions as countries pledge $9.7bn under GCF replenishment

Yannick Glemarec

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Pledging Conference concluded in Paris on Friday, October 25, 2019 with pledges now totaling $9.7 billion. GCF executive director, Yannick Glemarec By doubling on their initial contribution to the GCF, a handful of developed countries signaled they are ready to take responsibility in tackling the climate emergency, but observers believe that majority of contributor countries ...

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Relationship between breast cancer and oral hygiene

Breast cancer

October is dedicated to advocacy and creating awareness on Breast Cancer, the most common cancer in women globally (including Nigeria). Breast cancer also occurs in men, but it is 100 times more common in women. However, because most people are not aware that breast cancer can occur in men, the disease tends to be picked up much later and is ...

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South-East stakeholders want dental amalgam phased out in Nigeria by 2022

Dental Amalgam

Stakeholders in the medical and civil society sectors in Nigeria’s South-East region have called for an end to dental amalgam use in children under 16, as well as pregnant and breastfeeding women by December 2020. Participants at the South-East Stakeholders’ Summit on Phase-Down of Dental Amalgam held on Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Enugu, Enugu State They also want amalgam, ...

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NCF initiates partnership with states in South-East region


The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has embarked on an initiative to build partnerships with state governments in South-East region, in an apparent bid to spread its activities across the nation. L-R: Paddy Ezeala, Communication Advisor, NCF; Joseph Onoja, Director Technical Programme, NCF; Uche Onyeagucha, Secretary to the Imo State Government and Solomon Adefolu, Climate Change Programme Lead, NCF, at the ...

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Africa’s cities, local governments list climate ambitions

CoM SSA Opening Ceremony

No fewer than 2,000 representatives of African cities, local and regional governments and non-state actors gathered in Accra, Ghana from October 16 to 18, 2018 for the 2nd African Climate Chance Summit, featuring the Conference of the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA). Delegates at the CoM SSA opening ceremony On Wednesday, October 16, CoM SSA was opened by the ...

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