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Climate-smart oil palm initiative to boost NDCs, SDGs in Africa, Asia

NISCOPS Launch photo  Climate-smart oil palm initiative to boost NDCs, SDGs in Africa, Asia NISCOPS Launch photo 1

The National Initiatives for Sustainable and Climate-smart Oil Palm Smallholders (NISCOPS) has been launched by Solidaridad in Accra, Ghana. NISCOPS is a five-year strategic programme aimed to enable governments in key oil palm producing countries to support and work with farmers towards more sustainable, climate smart palm oil production as well as contribute to Paris Agreement, Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) ...

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LAWMA campaign to extol, flay environmental promoters, offenders

LAWMA  LAWMA campaign to extol, flay environmental promoters, offenders LAWMA 1

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) is set to commence a campaign tagged: “Hall of Fame” and “Wall of Shame” to recognise efforts of individuals whose activities promote and contravene environmental cleanliness respectively in the state. LAWMA officials at work Mrs Folasade Kadiri, Assistant Director, Public Affairs of LAWMA, made this known in a statement in Lagos on Sunday, January ...

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Half of world’s GDP dependent on nature, says World Economic Forum report

Davos, Switzerland  Half of world’s GDP dependent on nature, says World Economic Forum report Davos

Businesses are more dependent on nature and biodiversity than expected, according to The New Nature Economy Report, released on Sunday, January 19, 2020. The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020 convenes in Davos, Switzerland from January 21 to 24 Analysis of 163 industry sectors and their supply chains found that over half of the world’s GDP is moderately or highly dependent on nature ...

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Akpabio inaugurates N1.69b erosion control project in Akwa Ibom

Gully erosion site  Akpabio inaugurates N1.69b erosion control project in Akwa Ibom Anambra e1480376815256

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, on Sunday, January 19, 2020 inaugurated erosion control project at Ibiaku and Nduetong Oku communities in Uruan and Uyo Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Akwa Ibom State. A gully erosion site The N1. 69 billion project was initiated in 2018. Speaking at the inauguration, Akpabio said that it was one of ...

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45m people across Southern Africa face hunger – UN

Drought in Kenya  45m people across Southern Africa face hunger – UN Kenya

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday, January 16, 2020 that a record 45 million people in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community faced growing hunger following repeated drought, widespread flooding and economic disarray. Southern Africa is in the grips of a severe drought Southern Africa is in the grips of a severe drought, as climate change ...

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Rwanda on high alert as swarm of locusts invades regional countries

Locusts invasion  Rwanda on high alert as swarm of locusts invades regional countries Locusts 3

Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Geraldine Mukeshimana, says the country is on high alert to tackle the possible invasion of locusts that have infested several countries in the East African region, including Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia. Locusts invasion Mukeshimana made this known in an interview with Xinhua on Thursday, January 16, 2020. According to her, locusts have not ...

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NiMet to release 2020 rainfall prediction Jan. 21

Sani Marshi  NiMet to release 2020 rainfall prediction Jan. 21 Prof Sani Abubakar Mashi

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has said that it will the release 2020 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) on Tuesday, January 21. Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of NiMet, Prof. Sani Mashi NiMet’s Director General, Prof. Sani Mashi, made this known at the media briefing in Abuja on Thursday, January 16 on the forthcoming 2020 seasonal rainfall prediction. According to him, the 2020 ...

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Group advocates stronger laws to check indiscriminate felling of trees

Tree planting  Group advocates stronger laws to check indiscriminate felling of trees Volunteers and pupils of LGEA Primary School Wurukum Makurdi Benue State planting trees during the trees planting event at the school on 19th October 2018

Jewel Environmental Initiative (JEI), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has called on the Gombe State Government to enact stronger environmental laws to stop the indiscriminate felling of trees to check threat of desertification in the state. Tree planting in Makurdi, Benue State Mr Ismail Bima, the Chief Executive Officer of the group, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, January ...

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Plateau approves layouts for servicemen

Simon Lalong  Plateau approves layouts for servicemen Simon Lalong Plateau1

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau State has approved layouts for serving and retiring officers and men of the Nigerian Army, the Commissioner of Lands, Survey and Town Planning, Mr Yakubu Dati, has said. Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong Dati disclosed this during an advocacy visit to Maj.-Gen. Nuhu Angbazo, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 3rd Armoured Division, Nigerian Army, ...

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AfDB to invest $250m on water, sanitation in FCT

Akinwunmi Adesina  AfDB to invest $250m on water, sanitation in FCT AFDB president Akinwunmi Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it plans to invest $250 million dollars in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to improve water supply and sanitation in satellite towns. AFDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina AfDB Senior Director, Mr Ebrima Faal, made the disclosure, when he led a delegation to visit FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu in Abuja. Mr Austine Elemue, ...

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