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Minister warns against healthcare waste

Dr. Osagie Ehanire  Minister warns against healthcare waste Osagie Ehanire

Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehinare, says environmental pollution from healthcare waste and other related sources is a major concern to public health in the country. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister Ehinare said this at the Multisectoral Dialogue on Managing Healthcare Waste and Plastic Pollution, organised by Stewards of the Environment for Sustainable Change Initiative (SESCI) in Abuja on Wednesday, ...

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Groups urge govt to enforce tobacco control regulations

ERA/FoEN  Groups urge govt to enforce tobacco control regulations DSC 9027

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and a host of civil society groups have urged the Nigerian government to commence immediate enforcement of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Regulations 2019 following its gazette in January 2020. L-R: Oluseun Esan of NTCA, Hilda Ochefu of the CTFK, Akinbode Oluwafemi of ERA/FoEN and Michael Olaniyan of CTFK at the ...

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IMF chief urges G20 action on trade, climate, inequality

Kristalina Georgieva  IMF chief urges G20 action on trade, climate, inequality IMF

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 urged G20 finance ministers and central bankers to take action to reduce other risks linked to trade, climate change, and inequality. Kristalina Georgieva According to Georgieva, the most pressing uncertainty facing the global economy is the coronavirus outbreak in China. The IMF expected the Chinese economy to ...

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23 ex-ministers call on world leaders to protect biodiversity

Madeleine K. Albright  23 ex-ministers call on world leaders to protect biodiversity Madeleine K

A group of former foreign affairs ministers from around the world who met recently to discuss the deepening global environmental crisis has made a call to world leaders to urgently act in order to address inherent challenges. Madeleine K. Albright, former United States Secretary of State The ministers are: Madeleine K. Albright (USA), Lloyd Axworthy (Canada), Mohamed Benaissa (Morocco), Malcolm ...

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Nigeria, Benin, 49 others preparing SDGs implementation reviews

Mona Juul  Nigeria, Benin, 49 others preparing SDGs implementation reviews Mona Juul

While Nigeria is a part of the second-timer presenters, Benin Republic has joined the list of countries that will report on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation at the national level during the July 2020 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). In addition, 49 other countries are preparing their voluntary national reviews (VNRs). President of the ...

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WHO reports 92 cases of human-to-human coronavirus cases outside China

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus  WHO reports 92 cases of human-to-human coronavirus cases outside China Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 confirmed 92 cases of human-to-human spread of the coronavirus in 12 countries outside China. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images But the world health body said it does not have the data to make comparisons with China. WHO chief, Tedros ...

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Global sport leaders’ summit to build ambition ahead of COP26

Wembley Stadium  Global sport leaders’ summit to build ambition ahead of COP26 Wembley Stadium

Over 250 global sports organisations will in London next month to support the rapid transition towards a low carbon future for sports operations, as well as the education and engagement of fans on climate change. Wembley Stadium The Sport Positive Summit holds from March 17 to 18, 2020 at the Wembley Stadium in the UK capital in the run up to the ...

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Ben Enwonwu Foundation holds 5th ‘Point of View’

Point of View  Ben Enwonwu Foundation holds 5th ‘Point of View’ 19

The Ben Enwonwu Foundation in collaboration with the Society of Nigerian Artists and supported by Alliance Française /Mike Adenuga Centre Lagos, will on February 26, 2020 present the fifth edition of its monthly series of talks “Point of View” (POV). It will hold at Alliance Française/Mike Adenuga Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos. Oliver Enwonwu, Executive Director, The Ben Enwonwu Foundation Drawing from ...

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Ministers collaborate on stopping entry of Covid-19 into Nigeria

Hadi Sirika  Ministers collaborate on stopping entry of Covid-19 into Nigeria Hadi Sirika

Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 in Abuja said nation’s international airports had been collaborating effectively with relevant agencies to ensure the dreaded Covid-19 did not find its way into the country. Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation Sirika made this known alongside the Ministers of Health, Information and of Humanitarian Services after inspecting facilities at the ...

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W/Africa needs $50m to strengthen coronavirus preparedness

Prof Stanley Okolo  W/Africa needs $50m to strengthen coronavirus preparedness Prof Stanley Okolo

The West African Health Organisation (WAHO) says the West African region is in need of $50 million to strengthen the capacity of member states, especially weak countries that lacked capacity to diagnose or contain Coranavirus (Covid-19). Prof Stanley Okolo Prof. Stanley Okolo, Director-General of WAHO, made this known to newsmen on Monday, February 17, 2020 in Abuja, while delivering the outcome ...

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