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Social Justice Day: Leaders told to put people, planet first

Cyclone Idai  Social Justice Day: Leaders told to put people, planet first Cyclone Idai

As the world observed the World Day of Social Justice on Thursday, February 2020, African leaders were called upon to put people and the planet first as they strive to achieve social justice. Cyclone Idai lays waste to parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi World Day of Social Justice is an international day recognising the need to promote social justice, which ...

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COP13: Asian elephants, jaguars, sharks to get more protection

Silky sharks  COP13: Asian elephants, jaguars, sharks to get more protection shark2309

The 13th conference of the UN Convention on Migratory Species (CMS COP13) on Thursday, February 20, 2020 determined that Asian elephants, jaguars, oceanic white-tip sharks and multiple kinds of birds should get more protection. A shark fish The conference, held in Gandhinagar, India, said the animals should be added to the CMS’s Appendix I list of endangered species, which provides ...

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NABDA to develop 5m yam seedlings via technology

Prof. Felix Akpa  NABDA to develop 5m yam seedlings via technology Felix Akpa

The Director-General (D-G), Prof. Alex Akpa, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), says one of the targets of the agency in 2020 is to develop five million yam seedlings using technology. Prof. Felix Akpa Akpa said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, February 20, 2020 in Abuja. The D-G also disclosed that the agency’s ultimate ...

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COVID-19: Decline in new confirmed cases encouraging – WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus  COVID-19: Decline in new confirmed cases encouraging – WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is encouraged by data from China showing a decline in new confirmed cases of COVID-19, saying there is no time for complacency. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, at a media briefing on COVID-19 ...

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Coastal communities lack waste collection service – NIMASA

Plastic wastes on waterways  Coastal communities lack waste collection service – NIMASA Waste 1

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Thursday, February 20, 2020 said that a considerable number of coastal communities in the country have no official waste collection service. Plastic wastes on waterways pose a treat to small boats Director-General of NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside, made this known at an Awareness Programme for Marine Litter and Public Presentation of ...

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Will Ogoni be cleaned? – Nnimmo Bassey

Ogoniland cleanup  Will Ogoni be cleaned? – Nnimmo Bassey Ogoni cleanup

Recent news making the rounds is that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and their oil company partners, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Total Exploration and Production of Nigeria (TEPNG) and Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC), Cleanup of a polluted site have “disbursed” a total of $360 million for the clean-up of the Ogoniland. This claim is reported to have ...

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‘Climate Champions’ to drive action at Africa Climate Week

Nigel Topping  ‘Climate Champions’ to drive action at Africa Climate Week Nigel Topping

Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz – the High-Level Champions for Climate Action of the COP26 and COP25 Presidencies respectively – have confirmed their participation for Africa Climate Week, taking place April 20-24 in Kampala, Uganda. Nigel Topping At the first of four Regional Climate Weeks to take place in 2020, the Climate Champions will support participants in forging the partnerships ...

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IPCC meets in Paris to discuss major 2022 climate change report

Hoesung Lee  IPCC meets in Paris to discuss major 2022 climate change report Lee IPCC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will consider the outline of the Synthesis Report for the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6 SYR) from February 24 to 28, 2020 during its 52nd Session to be hosted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), in Paris, France. Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair The Synthesis Report, due to be released in ...

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Oil refinery-affected people drag Uganda govt to court over non-compensation

Yoweri Museveni  Oil refinery-affected people drag Uganda govt to court over non-compensation Yoweri Museveni

Oil refinery-affected people in Uganda will appear in court on Friday, February 21, 2020 for hearing of their case against government. The case hearing takes place at the Kampala High Court. President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda The oil refinery-affected people filed the court case against government in March 2014 following government failure to pay them what is considered prompt, fair ...

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Govt sets up WASH research programme to run in universities

Water, sanitation & hygeine  Govt sets up WASH research programme to run in universities IMG 20200218 WA0001

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced the establishment of a National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Capacity Building and Research Programme to strengthen human capacity for sanitation delivery and drive the plan to eliminate open defecation by 2025 and provide universal access to water and sanitation by 2030. Some participants at the workshop The announcement came at a two-day workshop ...

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