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UN advocates collaboration on security threats in Sahel, Lake Chad Basin

Mohammed Ibn Chambas

The Special Representative of the United Nations (UN) Secretary General to West Africa and the Sahel, Amb. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, has called for enhanced regional collaboration to tackle Boko Haram in the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin region. Mohammed Ibn Chambas Chambas made the call while delivering a graduation lecture at the Nigerian Army War College for participants of Course ...

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Group set to train herders on greenhouse ranch management

Hyrophonic planting

The Nigeria Farmers Group and Cooperative Society (NFGCS) says plans have reached advanced stage to train herders on greenhouse to manage its 10,000-capacity ranch currently under construction at Gaate, Nasarawa State. Planting grass without sand in hyrophonic or greenhouse Mr Tedheke Retson, the National Coordinator, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, ...

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Illegal trade in marine turtles persisting in Indonesia, Malaysia, Viet Nam – Study

Sea turtle

A newly released study carried out by TRAFFIC, an international organisation monitoring wildlife trade, and commissioned by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Secretariat documents thousands of marine turtles and their parts found in seizures, in both physical and online markets in Indonesia, Malaysia and Viet Nam. A sea turtle At least 2,354 whole ...

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UNEP’s Andersen to inaugurate Minamata Convention COP3

Inger Andersen

The Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Inger Andersen, will participate in the opening session of the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP3) to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, which will be held from November 25 to 29, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. Inger Andersen, executive director of UNEP. Photo ...

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Migratory birds described as indicators of state of the environment

Spring Alive Campaign

Migratory birds have been described as the indicators of how safe or unsafe an environment can be. Bird watching during the NCF 2019 Spring Alive Campaign Director, Technical Programmes at the Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr. Joseph Onoja, made the submission on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Lagos while addressing bird watchers during the organisation’s 2019 Spring Alive Campaign. “When ...

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Decarbonising power sector: How renewable energy benefits health, environment


Electricity supply is said to be one of the biggest CO2 emitters globally. To keep global warming well below 2°C, several paths lead to zero emissions in the energy sector, and each has its potential environmental impacts – such as air and water pollution, land-use or water demand. Electricity supply is said to be one of the biggest emitters of ...

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German animal rights activists bring case for castrated piglets


German activists affiliated with PETA, the international animal rights organisation, on Tuesday initiated legal action before the Constitutional Court on behalf of piglets objecting to castration without anaesthetic. A piglet “The piglets themselves do not want to be castrated without anaesthetic any longer,’’ PETA lawyer, Christian Arleth, said. German law allows every man to raise a constitutional objection, the court ...

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Govt clamours sustainable awareness campaign to protect environment

Ibukun Odusote

The Federal Ministry for Environment on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 said it would promote policies for nationwide sustainable awareness campaign on the importance of environmental protection. Mrs Ibikun Odusote Mrs Ibikun Odusote, Permanent Secretary of the ministry, made this known in Kaduna at the opening of the 13th meeting of the National Council for Environment (NCE). The meeting has “Promoting ...

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Deforestation, bush burning, lead causes of climate change – NESREA


The National Environmental Standard and Regulation Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has attributed human activities such as deforestation, bush burning, and increase in greenhouse gases as major causes of climate change. Deforestation. Photo credit: Enugu State Coordinator of the agency, Mr Pele Egbegari, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu, the state capital, on ...

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Toilet Day: Govts urged to provide eco-friendly sanitary facilities

Sharon Ikeazor

Environment Minister of State, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, has advised stakeholders and government at all levels to ensure Nigerians have access to eco-friendly sanitary facilities. Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor Ikeazor, who gave the advice during the celebration of World Toilet Day on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in Abuja, said that eco-friendly sanitary facility would help in addressing open defecation and other sanitation ...

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