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Thousands trapped on Australian beaches by dangerous bushfires

Australian bushfires

Thousands swarmed to beaches on Australia’s east coast on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 to escape fierce wildfires bearing down on several seaside towns, as the government readied naval vessels and military helicopters to aid fire-fighting and evacuations. Fire and Rescue personal run to move their truck as a bushfire burns next to a major road and homes on the outskirts ...

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Climate Scorecard names Gbujie Chiubern Nigeria’s 2019 Climate Leader

Gbujie Daniel Chiubern

A Nigerian-born climate activist, writer and oral surgeon, Dr. Gbujie Daniel Chiubern, has been named Nigeria’s 2019 Climate Leader by Climate Scorecard. Gbujie Daniel Chiubern Founder of Team 54, an organisation working to combat climate change and promote sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa, Dr. Chiubern is a winner of the World Medical Association/Junior Doctor Network Champion Award for 2015. Also, ...

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2020: Merkel urges accelerated efforts in tackling climate change

Angela Merkel

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 called for accelerated efforts in tackling climate change in her New Year’s speech broadcast. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor “The warming of our planet is real and threatening. “The crises arising from global warming are man-made. So, we have to do everything humanly possible to meet this challenge to humanity,’’ Merkel said. ...

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Waste from agricultural produce blamed on ineffective use of preservation technology

Agricultural waste

An agriculture expert, Mr Ismail Olawale, has blamed the increasing waste from agricultural produce on poor use of technologies meant for food preservation in the country. Agricultural waste Olawale, a fellow of the Nigerian Agriculture and Extension Liaison Service (NAERLS), said this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in Lagos. The ...

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Opeifa charges stakeholders on gridlock, open defecation in Apapa

Kayode Opeifa

Executive Vice Chairman, Presidential Task Force on Restoration of Law and Order to Apapa, Mr Kayode Opeifa, has called for the support of Apapa residents toward cleaner environment and an end to open defecation. Kayode Opeifa Opeifa, during a visit to Lagos office of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, said the Lagos State Waste ...

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COP25: Developing nations urged to strengthen pre-COP homework for better outcomes

COP25 youth delegates

A youth delegate to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) that held recently in Madrid, Spain, Mr Seyifunmi Adebote, says developing countries need to strengthen their Pre COP homework for better outcomes. Seyifunmi Adebote of Nigeria with some other youth delegates at COP25 Adebote, State Coordinator, International Climate Change Development Initiative said this in an interview with the New Agency ...

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FAO revises procurement policy

Suffyan Koroma

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says it has revised its procurement policy, code named MS 502. Suffyan Koroma, FAO Representative in Nigeria Mr David Tsokar, FOA’s National Communication Officer, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in Abuja. Tsokar explained that the revision of procurement policy was to ensure greater accountability, fiscal ...

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National Park Service partners Mothers of Earth Foundation on capacity building

FMEnv Retreat

The National Parks Service says it will partner with the Mothers of the International Foundation (MEIF), an NGO, on capacity building. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni Dr Ibrahim Goni, the Conservator -General, National Park Service, said this in a statement by his Media Assistant, Mr Yakubu Zull, in Abuja on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 after the foundation ...

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Guterres, in New Year message, describes climate change as ‘clear, present danger’

Antonio Guterres

Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, on Monday, December 30, 2019 said that climate change was not only a long-term problem but also, a clear and present danger. Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General Guterres made this known in a special New Year’s message to people around the world. According to him, the world is entering the New Year, 2020, ...

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Don’t call me at 9 O’clock – Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

Once upon a time, there were very few television stations in operation in Nigeria, and they only operated for a few hours a day. In those days most stations came on in the afternoon and went off at about midnight. The stations would open with a hissing sound which was followed by the national anthem before the presenters popped up ...

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