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Wildlife Day: UN to implement framework against wildlife crime

Kenya wildlife sanctuary

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has said that it will this year partner with organisations under the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) to effectively tackle wildlife and forest crime. A wildlife sanctuary The UN body said on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 on the World Wildlife Day that, following the Nigerian government’s request, it will ...

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World Bank announces $12bn support for COVID-19 country response

David R. Malpass

As COVID-19 reaches more than 60 countries, the World Bank Group is making available an initial package of up to $12 billion in immediate support to assist countries coping with the health and economic impacts of the global outbreak. David R. Malpass, President of the World Bank Group The financing is designed to help member countries take effective action to ...

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Nigerians still exposed to unsafe water – Govt

Suleiman Adamu

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources says it is concerned that majority of Nigerians are still exposed to unsafe and contaminated water. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Mr Emmanuel Awe, the Director, Water Quality Control and Sanitation in the ministry, said this on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in Enugu, Enugu State during a workshop on Water Safety Plan (WSP) ...

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Nigeria to contain COVID-19 spread in high risk areas

Dr Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar

The Federal Ministry of Environment says it will deploy massive Environmental Health Officers (EHO) to high risk areas in Nigeria to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar Dr Mohammad Abubakar, the Minister of Environment, made this known while briefing newsmen on the  Environmental Health Response to COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria on Tuesday, March ...

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COVID-19: Dangote pledges N200m to contain spread in Nigeria

Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has pledged N200 million to support Federal Government’s effort at containing the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in the country. Alhaji Aliko Dangote, chairman of Aliko Dangote Foundation Ms Zouera Youssoufou, Chief Executive Officer, Aliko Dangote Foundation, in a statement on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in Lagos, said the donation was part of the Foundation’s cardinal objective. ...

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Adviser to Iran’s supreme leader dies from coronavirus

Seyed Mohammad Mir-Mohammadi

Seyed Mohammad Mir-Mohammadi, a member of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Expediency Discernment Council that advises the Supreme Leader, has died of COVID-19. Seyed Mohammad Mir-Mohammadi His death comes as other top Iranian officials have contracted the virus. The country has the highest death toll in the world, after China. Seyed Mohammad Mir-Mohammadi was 71. Iran, along with Italy, has ...

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Clean-up: Norwegian envoy appeals against re-pollution of Ogoniland

Ogoniland cleanup

The Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, Jens-Petter Kjemprud, on Monday, March 2, 2020 appealed to oil companies and illegal oil bunkers against re-pollution of oil impacted Ogoniland currently undergoing remediation. A clean-up exercise Kjemprud made the appeal while inspecting progress of work at “less complex sites” in Alode community, Eleme Local Government Area (LGA) in Rivers State. The envoy also called ...

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CLAP Gh launched, seeks to alleviate climate scourge impact


The planet’s carbon dioxide (Co2) levels are now the highest in human history. Yet, there is no sign of slowdown in greenhouse gas levels, despite verbal commitments by countries. CLAP Gh officials and guests at a function After greenhouse gases are emitted, they interact with land, sea and air. The ocean absorbs around a quarter of all Co2 and what’s ...

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IPCC concludes 52nd session, opens draft of Sixth Assessment Report for review


The 52nd session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-52) concluded on Friday, February 28, 2020, after agreeing on an outline for the Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report. IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee (left) and IPCC Secretary Abdalah Mokssit at the IPCC-52 in Paris, France The outline, which was discussed throughout the week and was the subject of ...

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Agip urged to remediate spill site at Taylor Creek in Bayelsa


The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) to halt oil spills caused by leaks on its pipeline at Taylor Creek oilfields in Bayelsa State. A creek polluted by an oil spill in Okwuzi Community in Rivers State. Photo credit: Dandy Mgbenwa ERA/FoEN said that site visits to the impacted area ...

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