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Environmentalists canvass enforcement of ecosystem laws

Tunji Bello

Some environmentalists on Friday, May 29, 2020 called on Federal and State Governments to enforce the environmental laws to sustain the ecosystem. Tunji Bello, Lagos State Commissioner for The Environment & Water Resources The environmental stakeholders made the call during a zoom programme on the sidelines of the World Biodiversity Day celebration in Lagos. The programme, organised by the Lagos ...

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China excludes clean coal projects from list eligible for green bonds

Xi Jinping

China has excluded “clean coal” from a list of projects eligible for green bonds, according to long-awaited new draft guidelines published by the central bank on Friday, May 29, 2020. Chinese President, Xi Jinping The new catalogue of eligible projects replaces the previous one published in 2015, and will be open to public consultation until June 12, the People’s Bank ...

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Clearing up Nigeria’s beaches is a community project

Bar Beach

Nigeria has the worst level of air pollution in Africa and has been ranked 4th worst in the world. Unless there are changes made, then the rate of fatalities – currently 150 out of every 100,000 people – will continue to rise. It isn’t only the air quality that is a problem in Nigeria; solid waste and waste disposal are ...

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Climate action must continue despite COP26 delay, say experts

Sonam P. Wangdi

The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on Thursday, May 28, 2020 announced that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, COP26 – the annual UN climate change conference that was due to be held in Glasgow in November this year – will be postponed a full year to November 2021. ...

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Govts commit to take forward vital work to tackle climate change in 2020

Patricia Espinosa

At a virtual meeting on Thursday, May 28, 2020, the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC committed to take forward crucial work to tackle climate change under the umbrella of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), despite the COVID-19 crisis. Patricia Espinosa, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary The 11 members of the Bureau are ...

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Face masks ‘79% effective’ in slowing COVID-19 spread at home

Face masks

Wearing face masks at home can prevent pre-symptomatic transmission of the new coronavirus in households, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal. While scientists battle to find cure and vaccine for coronavirus, the readily available alternative is effective use of face masks The findings, based on interviews with Chinese families carried out by doctors and academics in Australia, China ...

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Nigeria hits 6,064 with 182 new COVID-19 cases

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday, May 28, 2020 recorded 182 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, bringing total active cases to 6,064. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The NCDC, on its official twitter handle, said that as at May 28, 182 new confirmed cases and five deaths were recorded in Nigeria. The ...

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Enugu Assembly urged to review state’s physical planning law

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Some stakeholders in Enugu State have urged the House of Assembly to do everything possible to restore the original master plan of the state capital. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State They made the call in Enugu, the state capital, on Thursday, May 28, 2020 during a public hearing on a bill for a law to make provision for Urban and ...

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Two poachers shot dead in Botswana

National Park rangers

The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) has reported the death of two poachers, killed in an anti-poaching incident in the Okavango Delta. A team of park rangers This brings the number of poachers killed in the Southern Africa country to seven this year. BDF spokesperson, Col. Tebo Dikole, said on Thursday, May 28, 2020 that the incident occurred on May 21 ...

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Menstrual Hygiene Day: Stakeholders want misconceptions, myths removed

Menstrual Hygiene

 Stakeholders on Thursday, May 28, 2020 called for collective actions toward ending the misconceptions about menstruation by women in the country. Menstrual Hygiene The stakeholders spoken as Nigeria joined the world to commemorate the year’s World Menstrual Hygiene Day. Dr Ebele Okeke, the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Ambassador, in a statement said there should be joint effort at ensuring women had ...

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