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No threat of desert locusts in Nigeria, says FAO

Locusts invasion  No threat of desert locusts in Nigeria, says FAO Locusts 3

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has reassured Nigerians that there is no threat of desert locusts invasion in the country. Locusts invasion Mr David Tsokar, FOA’s National Communication Officer, said on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in Abuja that the country ought to scale up control operations to prevent desert locusts from entering the country. The swarms of locusts have ...

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COVID-19: Fatality ratio low at 2.3%, 80% of cases are mild

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus  COVID-19: Fatality ratio low at 2.3%, 80% of cases are mild Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Technical Officer For Laboratory Strengthening, World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Dhamari Naidoo, has said that Coronavirus (COVID-19)’s current case fatality ratio was low at 2.3 percent, while 80 percent of cases are mild. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images Naidoo said this while presenting a report ...

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NESREA advocates private sector participation in waste management

Aliyu Jauro  NESREA advocates private sector participation in waste management Aliyu Jauro

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) says private sector participation is key to achieving effective healthcare waste management in Nigeria. Prof. Aliyu Jauro, Director-General of NESREA Mrs Miranda Amachree, the Director, Inspection and Enforcement Department of the agency, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in Abuja. ...

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Minister warns against healthcare waste

Dr. Osagie Ehanire  Minister warns against healthcare waste Osagie Ehanire

Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehinare, says environmental pollution from healthcare waste and other related sources is a major concern to public health in the country. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister Ehinare said this at the Multisectoral Dialogue on Managing Healthcare Waste and Plastic Pollution, organised by Stewards of the Environment for Sustainable Change Initiative (SESCI) in Abuja on Wednesday, ...

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Groups urge govt to enforce tobacco control regulations

ERA/FoEN  Groups urge govt to enforce tobacco control regulations DSC 9027

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and a host of civil society groups have urged the Nigerian government to commence immediate enforcement of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Regulations 2019 following its gazette in January 2020. L-R: Oluseun Esan of NTCA, Hilda Ochefu of the CTFK, Akinbode Oluwafemi of ERA/FoEN and Michael Olaniyan of CTFK at the ...

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IMF chief urges G20 action on trade, climate, inequality

Kristalina Georgieva  IMF chief urges G20 action on trade, climate, inequality IMF

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 urged G20 finance ministers and central bankers to take action to reduce other risks linked to trade, climate change, and inequality. Kristalina Georgieva According to Georgieva, the most pressing uncertainty facing the global economy is the coronavirus outbreak in China. The IMF expected the Chinese economy to ...

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23 ex-ministers call on world leaders to protect biodiversity

Madeleine K. Albright  23 ex-ministers call on world leaders to protect biodiversity Madeleine K

A group of former foreign affairs ministers from around the world who met recently to discuss the deepening global environmental crisis has made a call to world leaders to urgently act in order to address inherent challenges. Madeleine K. Albright, former United States Secretary of State The ministers are: Madeleine K. Albright (USA), Lloyd Axworthy (Canada), Mohamed Benaissa (Morocco), Malcolm ...

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Nigeria, Benin, 49 others preparing SDGs implementation reviews

Mona Juul  Nigeria, Benin, 49 others preparing SDGs implementation reviews Mona Juul

While Nigeria is a part of the second-timer presenters, Benin Republic has joined the list of countries that will report on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation at the national level during the July 2020 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). In addition, 49 other countries are preparing their voluntary national reviews (VNRs). President of the ...

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WHO reports 92 cases of human-to-human coronavirus cases outside China

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus  WHO reports 92 cases of human-to-human coronavirus cases outside China Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 confirmed 92 cases of human-to-human spread of the coronavirus in 12 countries outside China. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images But the world health body said it does not have the data to make comparisons with China. WHO chief, Tedros ...

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Global sport leaders’ summit to build ambition ahead of COP26

Wembley Stadium  Global sport leaders’ summit to build ambition ahead of COP26 Wembley Stadium

Over 250 global sports organisations will in London next month to support the rapid transition towards a low carbon future for sports operations, as well as the education and engagement of fans on climate change. Wembley Stadium The Sport Positive Summit holds from March 17 to 18, 2020 at the Wembley Stadium in the UK capital in the run up to the ...

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