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Women’s Day: Tobacco control a worthy cause for women

Female smoker  Women’s Day: Tobacco control a worthy cause for women Female smoker

March 8 is dedicated to honouring women’s achievements in different spheres of life annually. It is also a day that women from different backgrounds and culture come together to fight for women’s rights and address issues of bias. The theme for this year’s commemoration is #EachforEqual and as usual, it serves as an action-call for improvement of women’s situations globally. A young ...

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Seduced by petroleum – Nnimmo Bassey

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Multiple oil spills continue unabated in the oilfields of the Niger Delta. While the oil companies claim that they have bettered their sense of responsibility by detecting and remediating oil spill sites, these largely remain tales for the gullible. Nnimmo Bassey For communities whose soil, water and air have been assaulted for decades, hopes of having a safe environment, as ...

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Five new countries report coronavirus cases

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Five new countries/territories/areas have reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Health workers working in personal protective equipment to curb coronavirus The UN body lists them to include Bosnia and Herzegovina, Gibraltar, Hungary, Slovenia, and occupied Palestinian territory. The WHO disclosed on Thursday, March 5, 2020 that, in anticipation for an ...

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How national toolkit will enhance NDCs implementation in Nigeria

Dr Peter Tarfa  How national toolkit will enhance NDCs implementation in Nigeria Dr Peter Tarfa DCC

Nigeria is developing a national toolkit to integrate the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) into its Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), Agenda 2030 and the SDGs, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risks Reduction. Dr Peter Tarfa, Director, Department of Climate Change (DCC) in the Federal Ministry of Environment The toolkit is aimed at enhancing the implementation the UNDP-NDCs Support ...

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Change in carbon stock in soils currently underestimated, study shows

Meine Van Noordwijk  Change in carbon stock in soils currently underestimated, study shows Meine Van Noordwijk

The compaction of soils when natural forests are converted to agriculture hides actual carbon losses, if internationally agreed accounting methods are used. Compaction means more soil is included in a sample of the 0–30 cm layers, as the methods prescribe. World Agroforestry scientist, Meine Van Noordwijk This is the conclusion of a study of soils across a wide range of land ...

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Wildlife Day: Ikeazor restates govt’s commitment to wildlife protection

Sharon Ikeazor  Wildlife Day: Ikeazor restates govt’s commitment to wildlife protection Sharon Ikeazor

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the 2020 World Wildlife Day (WWD) on Tuesday, March 3, Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor, called on the citizenry to protect wildlife and plant species to support the Federal Government’s effort at tackling illegal wildlife trade across international ports and border posts in line with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). ...

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Washington district shuts all schools over coronavirus

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A school district in Washington in the US has decided to close down all its schools in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Donald Trump, US president Washington is by far the worst hit state in the U.S., with 39 confirmed or presumptive positive cases, including 10 deaths. The Seattle Times reports that all Northshore public schools will ...

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Women’s Day: GLF unveils list of ‘16 Women Restoring the Earth’

Inger Andersen  Women’s Day: GLF unveils list of ‘16 Women Restoring the Earth’ Inger Andersen

From Lina Pohl, former environment minister in El Salvador, to young Indigenous water activist Autumn Peltier of Canada, to Ugandan organiser Constance Okollet, the Global Landscapes Forum’s (GLF) inaugural list of 16 Women Restoring the Earth appears to be packed with energy, enthusiasm and experience. Inger Andersen of UNEP tops the list. Photo credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images The list of 16 outstanding ...

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Nigerian, from France, in isolation over suspected COVID-19

Prof. Akin Abayomi  Nigerian, from France, in isolation over suspected COVID-19 IMG 20200114 115831

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Thursday, March 5, 2020 said a Nigerian, who returned from France, has been placed in isolation at the Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba. Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health Abayomi, at a media update on COVID-19 in Lagos, said that the patient, a man, who returned from France on ...

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Some countries are indifferent to COVID-19, says WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus  Some countries are indifferent to COVID-19, says WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that some countries have not taken the COVID-19 epidemic seriously, saying their level of political commitment and actions is not commensurate to the level of the threat faced globally. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General ...

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