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COVID-19: CSDevNet, Unilever intensify advocacy efforts

CSDevNet Covid-19

With support from Unilever, the Climate & Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet) has embarked on an advocacy campaign on COVID-19 at Akpanya and Odolu communities bordering Enugu and Kogi states. CSDevNet officials presenting the items to traditional rulers, Michael Atuluku of Odolu and Sylvester Onoja of Akpanya in Kogi State Items such as hand washing machines, reusable nose masks, ...

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COVID-19: NOSDRA boss says environment sector must be placed in front burner

Idris Musa

National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) says the environment should be placed in the front burner as it plays a key role in the fight against COVID-19. Idris Musa, Director-General of NOSDRA Mr Idris Musa, the Director-General of NOSDRA made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday, May 24, ...

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Equipment failure caused two spills from Agip’s oilfields in Bayelsa – NOSDRA

OIL SPILL AT IBUU CREEK OKWUZI

The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) says the two recent leaks from Agip’s oilfields in  Southern Ijaw and Brass Local Government Areas of Bayelsa State were caused by equipment failure. Ibuu Creek polluted by an oil spill, in Okwuzi Community in Rivers State. Photo credit: Dandy Mgbenwa Mr Idris Musa, Director-General, NOSDRA, confirmed the development to the ...

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Covid-19: New York Times fills front page with names of the dead

New York Times

The New York Times has filled the front page of its Sunday (May 24, 2020) edition with the names of those who have died from the novel coronavirus. The New York Times front page All of the usual articles, photographs and graphics were replaced by the list of names and excerpts from their obituaries to memorialise the dead as the ...

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COVID-19 deaths in New York drop below 100 for first time since March

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave Westchester and the Hudson Valley the green light to reopen starting on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 as the coronavirus death toll dipped below 100 for the first time since the crisis erupted in March. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York The governor also suggested hard-hit Long Island could start the reopening process on Wednesday if the death toll and case numbers keep dropping ...

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Ikemeh, Whitley Awards winner, urges Nigeria, UK govts to support conservation

A Nigerian wildlife conservationist, Rachel Ashegbofe Ikemeh, has called on both the Nigerian and UK governments to support organisations that focus on conservation to scale up and expand their reach. Rachel Ashegbofe Ikemeh Ikemeh, a Whitley Fund for Nature Award winner and founder of the South West/Niger Delta Forest Project, made the call during a virtual meeting on Wednesday, May ...

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International Day on Biological Diversity looks to solutions found in nature

António Guterres

UN leaders marking the 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity challenged the international community to promote ecosystem-based solutions that address biodiversity loss, climate change, and land degradation simultaneously, and to mainstream biodiversity in economic sectors. António Guterres. UN Secretary General In its first-ever online-only campaign, this International Day has focused on the theme: “Our Solutions Are in Nature”. The lead ...

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Kenya gets €188m AfDB loan to boost COVID-19 response

Uhuru Kenyatta

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Friday, May 22, 2020 approved an €188 million loan to support Kenya’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate the related economic, health and social impacts. President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta The loan will extend additional resources to Kenya as the country takes steps to contain the ...

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Covid-19 and climate change: A gender response

Dr Matshidiso Moeti

According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), women are differently and disproportionately affected by climate change and disasters. According to the same report, women and girls are often at the frontline of the crises serving roles such as first responders and rebuilders of homes, communities and societies, globally women make-up 70% of healthcare workers. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional ...

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Lockdown against COVID-19 and matters arising

Coronavirus

Unarguably, the situations of things will not be the same again across the world in the post-COVID-19 pandemic management. Coronavirus From several weeks of lockdown resulting in somewhat hardship among citizens and job-loss threat, among others, observers note that the pandemic has radicalised the human’s “normal’’ modes of living. In the unfolding events towards what could be the expectations of ...

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