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28 states at risk of flood, says Hydrological Agency

Annual Flood Outlook

No fewer than 102 local government areas in 28 states are at risk of flooding, according to the 2020 Annual Flood Outlook (AFO), released by the Nigeria Hydrological Survey Agency (NIHSA) on Thursday, May 28, 2020. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu (middle); Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Mrs Comfort Ekaro (right); and Clement Nze, Director-General, Nigeria Hydrological ...

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Honey, bees and threatened ecosystem service worth $353.6bn annually

Bee pollination

Certainly, you must love the taste of real and natural honey squeezed directly from a beehive. Right! Then, you are among those who are crazy about honey, except the few ones allergic to it. And whether it is splashed on a slice of bread, spread on pancake, added to a cup of tea, or taken with lemon juice as a ...

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How to reduce plastic and other ocean pollution

Plastic pollution

Liz Hollaway, Jenna Jambeck, Ellie Moss and Brajesh Dubey in this treatise released on Monday, May 26, 2020, offer insights on how to “turn off the tap” of pollutants Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: Plastic has gone from the greatest invention of the modern era to one of the most challenging materials to manage. ...

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G20 govts accused of bankrolling fossil fuel industry with $77bn yearly

G20 Osaka 2019

A new report released by Friends of the Earth U.S. and Oil Change International reveals G20 countries have provided at least $77 billion a year in public finance to oil, gas and coal projects since the Paris Climate Agreement was reached. Leaders pose for a family photo at the G20 Summit in Osaka on Friday, June 28, 2019 This government-backed support to fossil fuels ...

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France bans hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 amid safety concerns

Emmanuel Macron

The French government on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 cancelled a decree allowing hospital doctors to administer hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to patients suffering severe forms of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Emmanuel Macron, President of France Report says the move, which takes immediate effect, is the first by a country since the World Health Organisation (WHO) said ...

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COVID-19: Nigeria has 112 treatment, isolation centres, 5,324 beds, says minister

Olorunnimbe Mamora

Nigeria has a total of 112 treatment and isolation centres with 5,324 beds as part of the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Minster of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora The Minster of State for Health, Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora, made this known during the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 daily press briefing on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Abuja.  “At ...

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Group conducts perception study on COVID-19 in Lagos

The Lagos Civil Society Coalition Against COVID-19 says it has embarked on a perception study to ascertain the success, impacts and unintended consequences of responses deployed by the Lagos State Government toward containment of COVID-19 pandemic. Some members of the Coalition during the media briefing: Comrade Yussf Kelani (National Youth Council of Nigeria) (left), Mr. Razak Olokoba (Humanity Family Foundation), ...

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Lagos seeks coastal erosion help, to create more islands to address land scarcity

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government has appealed to the Federal Government to assist the state in mitigating the effects of erosion and protect its coastline. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State Commissioner for Waterfront, Mr Kabiru Abdullahi, made the appeal on Wednesday, May 27 at the year 2020 Ministerial Press Briefing, to commemorate Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s first year in office. ”The ...

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Rwanda, Andorra submit updated NDCs

President Paul Kagame

The Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has received 2020 nationally determined contributions (NDCs) from Rwanda and Andorra. Rwanda’s updated NDC  and Andorra’s second NDC bring the number of Parties to the Paris Agreement on climate change that have submitted their 2020 NDCs to 10. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda (right) during a function. Photo credit: Hope ...

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African, European members join ACARE board

Professor Emmanuel Kaunda

The African Centre for Aquatic Research and Education (ACARE) on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 announced the on-boarding of two leaders in African Great Lakes research and education: Dr. Ken Irvine, IHE-Delft, The Netherlands, and Professor Emmanuel Kaunda, Director of the World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence in Aquaculture & Fisheries and Professor at Lilongwe University of Agriculture & Natural Resources, ...

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