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Groups kick as military officers forcefully evict beachside communities

Forceful eviction  Groups kick as military officers forcefully evict beachside communities Omoregie OsakpolorIMG 3315

The Nigerian Slum / Informal Settlement Federation (Federation) and Justice & Empowerment Initiatives – Nigeria (JEI) have condemned the demolition and forced eviction of Okun Ayo and Tarkwa Bay communities that commenced on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 by officials of the Nigerian Navy. Evicted residents look for a new way out Acting on “orders from above”, the Navy officers allegedly ...

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UK partners Ogun on new Abeokuta master plan

Dapo Abiodun  UK partners Ogun on new Abeokuta master plan Dapo Abiodun

The spatial development drive of the Ogun State Government has received a new boost as the British Government through Future City Nigeria (FCN) is set to commence an urban renewal programme aimed at fashioning out a new master plan for Abeokuta, the state capital. Gov Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State Commissioner for Urban and Physical Planning, Olatunji Odunlami, made this ...

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Mongabay editor arrested in Indonesia

Philip Jacobson  Mongabay editor arrested in Indonesia Philip Jacobson

Philip Jacobson, an award-winning editor for the environmental science news outlet Mongabay, has been arrested for an alleged visa violation in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 after being put under city arrest for a month. Philip Jacobson Jacobson, 30, was first detained on December 17, 2019 after attending a hearing between the Central Kalimantan parliament and the ...

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GMOs, herbicides and being ambushed in night – Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey  GMOs, herbicides and being ambushed in night – Nnimmo Bassey photo 1

Twenty countries, including Togo and Malawi, have placed a ban on the use of glyphosate containing herbicides based on health and environmental concerns. Togo recently joined the ranks of countries that have banned the herbicides after two years of intense debates. According to that country’s Minister of Agriculture, such herbicides already in the country must be used up or destroyed ...

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Global warming surges as 2020 voting issue in US

Donald Trump, US president  Global warming surges as 2020 voting issue in US Donald e1476713071354

As the 2020 presidential election in the United States draws closer, indications are that the climate change phenomenon will play a major part in deciding the winner. President Donald Trump, an avowed climate denier, is seeking a second four-year term in office. Donald Trump, US president According to a report released on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 by the Centre for ...

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Govt develops framework to address climate change issues

Hadi Sirika  Govt develops framework to address climate change issues Hadi Sirika

The Federal Government on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in Abuja said it had developed a National Framework for the Application of Climate Services (NFACS) to address climate change issues. Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika made this known during a public presentation of 2020 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) and 2019 climate review. Sirika described the NFACS ...

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NiMet envisages ‘above normal’ rainfall in 2020 season

Nimet  NiMet envisages ‘above normal’ rainfall in 2020 season Nimet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted a “normal to above normal” rainfall in the country in the 2020 season. NiMet released the 2020 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) report in Abuja on Tuesday The agency made the disclosure in its 2020 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) report released in Abuja on Tuesday, January 21. The report’s objective is to guide various ...

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Young activists in Davos demand say for their generation

Youths  Young activists in Davos demand say for their generation Youths

Younger generations need to become actively integrated into efforts to bring about political change, according to several youth activists, including Greta Thunberg. Greta Thunberg joins youth activists on Time Panel at Davos to say `pretty much nothing’ has been done on climate change The young people made the demand on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the World Economic Forum in ...

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Climate change exacerbating inequalities, says report

Yenagoa  Climate change exacerbating inequalities, says report Yenagoa

Emissions are increasing, global temperatures are rising, but the impacts of climate change are not being felt uniformly around the world, with the countries in the tropics being among the most adversely affected. Flooding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State According to a new UN report, the World Social Report 2020, that was launched on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, climate change has ...

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IPCC authors to advance preparations for Sixth Assessment Report

Debra Roberts  IPCC authors to advance preparations for Sixth Assessment Report Debra Roberts

Experts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will meet in Faro, Portugal, from January 26 to February 1, 2020 to advance preparations for the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). Debra Roberts, Co-Chair of Working Group II of the IPCC This will be the third lead author meeting for this report, bringing together ...

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