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Fires, missiles and climate change – Nnimmo Bassey

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Watching a video of a cyclist offering water to a koala on highway in Australia, then helping it up a tree on the side of the highway was so touching. The animal turned around and waved back as the man turned to leave. Other photos of people helping scared animals have been posted on social media and they all indicate ...

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Insomnia: Everything that you should know

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People who have high-pressure jobs face more troubles with sleep. Insomnia is one of the most unwanted sleeping disorders, which can be responsible for several health problems. A person who is suffering from insomnia is not able to sleep at night, which is responsible for making him feel tired and disoriented throughout the day. To make sure that you are ...

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Lagos to prepare plans for excised lands in villages

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The Lagos State Government has concluded plans for the preparation of plans to guide the development of lands hitherto acquired in some villages. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State An excised land is a land that has been released by the government to the indigenes of the area who originally owned the land before the government acquired it. This means that the land is no longer under government ...

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COP25: Six nations launch NDC Partnership Plans

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Six countries launched their NDC Partnership Plans at an NDC Partnership side event that took place during the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held last December in Madrid, Spain. L-R: Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Hoesung Lee; Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez; Chile’s ...

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UNICEF sensitises 208 Plateau communities on sanitation, open defecation

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it had sensitised 208 communities in Kanam Local Government Area of Plateau State on sanitation and open defecation. Anthony Kirsopp Lake, Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Mr George Bekimbo, UNICEF consultant in the state, disclosed on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in Jos, the state capital, adding that the exercise ...

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Stakeholders seek inclusion in Niger development plan implementation

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Stakeholders have called on the Niger State Government to involve them in the implementation process of the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) for Minna and Suleja cities. Stakeholders at the meeting in Minna on Tuesday The stakeholders made the call during a two-day Technical Interactive Session on UN-Habitat IDP Formulation Mission for Minna and Suleja cities in Minna on Tuesday, January ...

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Clean mobility: Minister urges German car industry to transition faster

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German Transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer, has called for his country’s car industry to step on it in their transition to motors that do less harm to the environment. Vehicular pollution “Nobody denies that the German car industry is technologically good and innovative,’’ Scheuer said in an interview with dpa. “We have to bring these German innovations onto the road more ...

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Kuje residents decry poor waste management

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Residents of Kuje Area Council in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have decried the inability of the council administration to properly evacuate waste in the area. Officials of one of the AEPB waste evacuation contractors, on duty in Abuja The residents were reacting to the rising heaps of refuse left uncleared along major roads and open areas across the ...

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Environmentalist seeks active collaboration against climate change effects

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An environmentalist, Ms Gloria Bulus, has called for collaboration of all environmental stakeholders in the country to address climate change effects. Gloria Bulus Bulus, the founder of Bridge-that-Gap Initiative, an environmental NGO, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, January 6, 2020 in Lagos. According to her, Nigeria is vulnerable to the ...

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Ecologist advocates research funding for disaster management

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An ecologist, Mr Innocent Okoronkwo, on Monday, January 6, 2020 said research should be integrated in disaster management in Nigeria for preparedness, prompt response and prevention of a recurrence. Gully erosion in southeast Nigeria Okoronkwo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka, Anambra State, that research was a vital and much needed contribution in the area of disaster ...

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