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Lagos to tackle infrastructure challenge using PPP model


The Lagos State Government on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 said it would deploy the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model to tackle infrastructure challenges in the state. L-R: Director, Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies, Prof. Anthony Kila; Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Aramide Adeyoye; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Member House of Representatives, Epe Federal Constituency, Wale Raji; ...

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School strikers call for climate vigils in solidarity with Australian bushfires

Australia bushfires

Strikers are calling on people across the globe to join events at embassies, consulates and other locations worldwide on Friday, January 17, 2020 to support those fighting the fires on the frontline and #ListenToThem (those affected). They are also putting pressure on the Australian government to take urgent action to prevent further climate breakdown.  In addition to decimating some of ...

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EU unveils financial plan to shift to green economy

Ursula von der Leyen

The European Commission proposed on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 how the EU can pay for shifting the region’s economy to zero CO2 emissions in 2050 while protecting areas and industries most dependent on coal from taking the brunt of changes aimed at preventing climate change. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission The commission, the European Union (EU’s) ...

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Mitigating devastating effects of flooding via Annual Flood Outlook

Flood in Niger State

In recent years, increased flooding has resulted in the spread of diseases, loss of lives and property, with low-lying and coastal areas being the most affected. A flooded community in Niger State The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), in its effort to address the challenge of flooding across the country, has been intervening since 2013 by publishing Annual Flood Outlook ...

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Cleaning Nigeria by using the toilet

Suleiman Adamu

On Oct. 2, 2019, on the 150th birthday anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, declared the country open defecation-free. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu As part of efforts to boost India’s campaign to end open defecation and improve sanitation coverage, Modi had launched the “Swachh Bharat” (Clean India) Mission on Oct. 2, 2014. A major feature ...

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How World Bank intervention is propelling Nigeria for sustainable agriculture


In the 1960s, Nigeria was at a vantage position regarded as an agro-economic country which later changed to a mono economic-based country with total dependence on crude oil. Two-week-old broilers in the farm of one of the APPEALS Project beneficiaries Recently, there has been a tilt to rejuvenate and overhaul the sector, going by the number of international and internal ...

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Kuwait explores ways of producing fuel from plastic waste

Plastic waste to interlocks

A workshop focusing on ways to produce clean fuel from plastic waste opened on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in Kuwait City. Making coloured interlocking blocks from plastic waste in Nigeria The workshop was jointly held by Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), and the U.K. Science and Innovation Network. The Director-General of KISR, Samira Omar, said that the aim of ...

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Nigeria to adopt National Oral Health Policy in 2020

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health has announced that it will be implementing the 2020 National Oral Health Policy, which aims to reduce the rate of oral disease among Nigerians. The policy considers the political, cultural, and economic reasons that affect the state of oral health. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister At a recent press conference, the Head of the Health Department’s Dentistry Division, ...

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Geological Survey Agency confirms minor earth tremor in FCT


The Nigeria Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) has confirmed that there was a minor earth tremor in Bwari Area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Several cities in Nigeria have experienced earth tremor Mr Imam Kaka, a Deputy Director in the agency and head of Geophysics Department confirmed the development on Monday, January 13, 2020 in Abuja. Kaka said officials of ...

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$105m approved for renewable energy projects in eight developing countries

IRENA-ADFD Project Facility

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has confirmed the allocation of approximately $105 million for eight renewable energy projects in developing countries in the seventh cycle of the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility. The announcement was made during the 10th IRENA Assembly in Abu Dhabi, UAE The announcement, made on Sunday, January 12, 2020, marks a record level of funding for ...

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