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Govt to intensify awareness on importance of ozone layer protection

Dr Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar

The Minister of the Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, on Friday, September 18, 2020 said the ministry would intensify its awareness on the importance of the protection of the ozone layer through the effective collaboration of relevant stakeholders. Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar Abubakar made this known at a ministerial briefing on the commemoration of 2020 International Day for ...

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Waste managers clamour increased budgetary allocation to environmental sector

Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

The President of Association of Waste Managers (AWAN), Mr David Oriyomi, has called for increased budgetary allocation to the environment sector to prevent spread of disease through the provision of clean environment. Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State Oriyomi said this on Friday, September 18, 2020 in Akure at the inauguration of the Ondo State chapter of the association. The ...

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Floods: NEMA reactivates Humanitarian Coordination Forum in Kogi


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has reactivated its Humanitarian Coordination Forum (HCF) in Kogi State as part of preparedness for the looming flood disaster in some parts of the state. Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State Speaking at the event in Lokoja, the NEMA Head of Abuja Operations Office, Mr Bitrus Samuel, said that the reactivation of the forum ...

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Sustainable economy: Environmentalists canvass alternatives to oil

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

Two environmentists on Thursday, September 17, 2020 suggested alternatives to the Nigerian oil revenue driven-economy in order to foster a sustainable environment for the country. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar The environmentists are Mr Solomon Adefolu, a Climate  Programme Lead Officer with the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), and Prof. Eden Eniang, the Director of  Biodiverty Preservation Centre, Uyo. ...

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Benue amends law establishing State Urban Development Board


The Benue State House of Assembly has amended the law establishing the Benue State Urban Development Board. Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom The amendment was done during the plenary on Thursday, September 17, 2020 after a clause by clause consideration of the principal law in the Committee of the whole. Leading debate on the amendment, Chairman, House Committee on Housing ...

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Floods sack over 70 communities in Kogi, displace over 50,000 persons

River Niger

Flash floods from River Niger have submerged over 70 communities and displaced over 50,000 people displaced from their houses in different parts of Kogi State. Flash floods from the River Niger have displaced people in Kogi State Residents of some of the communities who spoke in Lokoja, the state capital, on Thursday, September 17, 2020 said that the communities had ...

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GCA Africa launch described as ‘historic moment to accelerate adaptation’

Ban Ki-moon

The Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA) on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 announced the launch of its regional office in Côte d’Ivoire. Ban Ki-moon, Co-Chair of the Board of the GCA and 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations Hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) at its headquarters in the Ivorian capital Abidjan, GCA Africa will work with partners across the ...

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Amsterdam Museum Square goes fossil free

Amsterdam Museum Square

Artists, performers, and cultural workers gathered on Amsterdam’s Museumplein on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 to celebrate that all cultural institutions located at the city’s iconic square – including the prestigious Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and the royal concert hall Het Concertgebouw – have now cut their ties with fossil fuel companies. Amsterdam’s Museumplein The Concertgebouw is the latest institution that has ...

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Coronavirus pandemic threatens gains of past decade – World Bank report

David R. Malpass

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens hard-won gains in health and education over the past decade, especially in the poorest countries, a new World Bank Group analysis finds. Investments in human capital – the knowledge, skills, and health that people accumulate over their lives – are key to unlocking a child’s potential and to improving economic growth in every country. David R. ...

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Tobacco industry interfering in Nigerian govt policies, report reveals

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) have launched the 2020 tobacco industry interference index report for Nigeria. The report of the survey forms part of the Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index – a global survey of how public health policies are protected from the industry’s subversive efforts, and how governments have ...

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