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Zamfara moves against illegal miners

Bello Matawalle

Zamfara State Government has warned illegal miners operating in the state despite Federal Government’s ban on mining activities to desist or face prosecution. Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State Dr Nuruddwen Isah, the state’s Commissioner of Environment, issued the warning on Saturday, August 29, 2020 when he visited one of the suspected illegal mining sites at Sauna village in Talata ...

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NEMA warns Anambra residents in flood plains to relocate

NEMA flood sensitisation

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned residents of Anambra State in flood plains and low lands near the River Niger and its tributaries to relocate. A NEMA official involved in a flood sensitisation exercise The South-East Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Mr Fred Anusim, gave the warning while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, August 29, ...

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Paris Agreement, Africa, and energy transition

Paris Agreement

By most measures, the Paris Agreement is a bad deal for African countries – signing on to bear the economic brunt of fixing a problem to which they have contributed very little. Yet, it could also prove to be a perfectly timed blessing in disguise for Africa’s energy future that would be a shame to see go to waste. Jubilation ...

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Kano plants 2m tree seedlings to control flooding, desert encroachment

Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano State Government says it has begun planting of two million tree seedlings to control flood and desert encroachment in the state. Dr Kabiru Getso, the state’s Commissioner for Environment, made the disclosure while inspecting the monthly sanitation exercise on Saturday, August 29, 2020 in Kano, the state capital. Getso said the seedlings would be planted in reserves, parks, public ...

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FishNet Alliance calls for support for Ibeno fishers in Akwa Ibom

FishNet Alliance

The FishNet Alliance has called for support for fishers in Ibeno, Akwa Ibom State and in other coastal communities across Nigeria whose livelihoods have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 and other human-induced environmental stressors. Director, HOMEF, Nnimmo Basset (left) presenting a palliative pack to a member of the Alliance The call was made during a Community Dialogue hosted by Health ...

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Oil drifts down as U.S. producers, refiners avoid worst of storm

Hurricane Laura

Oil prices fell on Friday, August 28, 2020 as a massive storm raced inland past the heart of the U.S. oil industry in Louisiana and Texas without causing any widespread damage to refineries. A damaged home is seen after Hurricane Laura passed through the area on August 27, 2020 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Photo credit: Getty Images U.S. West Texas ...

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India records 77,266 new COVID-19 cases, 1,057 deaths in single day

Shri Narendra Modi

India’s COVID-19 tally reached 3,387,500 and deaths reached 61,529 on Friday, August 28, 2020, showed the latest data released by the Federal Health Ministry. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, host of the summit As many as 77,266 new COVID-19 cases and 1,057 deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours. Still, there are 742,023 active cases in the ...

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Okomu Oil inaugurates seven projects in Edo communities

Godwin-Obaseki

The management of Okomu Oil Palm Plc. says it constructed seven different projects within its areas of operations in Edo State to speed up development in the benefitting communities. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Managing Director of the company, Dr Graham Hefer, said this at the inauguration of the projects in five different communities spread across three local government ...

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Group begins nationwide UK protest on climate, ecological bill

Extinction Rebellion

Climate change activist group, Extinction Rebellion, on Friday, August 28, 2020 launched nationwide protests in Britain, with a series of initiatives in London and other cities ahead of larger events on the weekend. Extinction Rebellion protesters at ExxonMobil’s UK headquarters in Surrey The activists, with the placards “lies” in giant green letters over the entrance to an office of energy ...

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Opportunities clean energy transition offers Nigeria, by Melbourne

Sean Melbourne

Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change and Energy (West Africa), British High Commission, speaking at the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) post-Covid Capacity Building Programme on August 24, 2020, explores the opportunity that a clean energy transition represents for Nigerian businesses, households and consumers Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change & Energy, West Africa, British High Commission Abuja It is ...

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