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Nutrition: MeCAM coordinator urges CSOs to optimise ICT tools

Remmy Nweke

The National Coordinator of the Media Centre Against Child Malnutrition (MeCAM Nigeria), Mr. Remmy Nweke, has urged civil society organisations (CSOs) to optimise the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) tools in communicating nutrition in the country. Remmy Nweke Speaking at the first quarterly capacity building of the Lagos State chapter of the Civil Society on Scaling Up Nutrition ...

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UN urges G20 to prepare ‘Global Vaccination Plan’

António Guterres

The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 proposed that the Group of 20 (G20) set up an emergency task force to prepare a “Global Vaccination Plan” against COVID-19. UN Secretary-General, António Guterres. Photo credit: UN /Mark Garten He told an open debate of the Security Council on “ensuring the equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines in contexts affected ...

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AfDB grants Morocco’s energy giant $965,000 for development

Ahmed Baroudi

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is providing a $965,000 grant to Morocco’s Super Energy Service Company to support the firm’s growth plans. Ahmed Baroudi, Directeur Général at Société d’Ingénierie Energétique (SIE) The bank said the deal was sealed on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The grant will provide Société d’Ingénierie Energétique (SIE) with operational tools to develop a pipeline of bankable ...

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Solar energy, new king of global electricity markets – IEA chief

Fatih Birol

Solar energy has become the “new king’’ of the world’s electricity markets, as it has successfully withstood the COVID-19 crisis and is forecast to grow significantly over the coming years. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Head of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol, said on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. “There was only one energy ...

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Group partners NEWMAP to tackle gully erosion in Nasarawa

Erosion Lafia

Source of Hope Foundation, a non governmental organisation (NGO) based in Nasarawa State, says it is collaborating with the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) to tackle erosion in the state. Erosion in Nasarawa State Founder of the NGO, Mrs Asibi Omeri-Ogabo, said this during a review meeting on the project in Lafia, the state capital, on Wednesday, February 17, ...

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UN releases $15m to fight Ebola in Guinea, DRC

Mark Lowcock

The United Nations has allocated $15 million (N5.8 billion) to fight the fresh Ebola outbreaks in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Mark Lowcock, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, who announced this on Tuesday, February 17, 2021, said it was an initial rapid allocation from the organisation’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). ...

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Govt urged to improve agricultural production to cushion climate change effect

Prof. Abiodun Adebayo

The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Ota, Prof. Abiodun Adebayo, has called on the Federal Government to improve agricultural production to boost food supply and cushion the effects of climate change. Prof. Abiodun Adebayo Adebayo, represented by Dr Omotayo Osibanjo, Director of Vice-Chancellor’s office, made the call at the Ogun Second Climate Change Convention and Biodiversity Conservation Workshop on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 ...

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Zero waste key to building sustainable post COVID-19 economies – Study

Waste disposal

A new study from the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) finds that cities that invest in zero waste programmes and policies create good green jobs, in addition to known benefits of reducing pollution and improving community health. Waste disposal This report comes as municipal governments worldwide are making critical decisions about which programmes to invest in to increase climate ...

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Climate Change: Agro-meteorologist urges rainwater conservation

Rainwater harvesting

An Agro-meteorologist at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T) in Ibadan, Oyo State, has advocated the conservation of rainwater for sustained agricultural activities, especially in Oyo North and Kwara South. Rainwater harvesting Mr Adewale Adetayo gave the advice in an interview on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), in a statement recently, predicted short spell ...

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Waste disposal: five states take measures to keep environment clean

Victor Omofaiye

State governments in the North-Central zone and part of the North-East are taking measures to ensure proper waste disposal, a survey has shown. Kogi State Commissioner for Environment, Mr Victor Omofaiye The states are Plateau, Benue, Kogi, Nasarawa and Taraba. In Plateau, the Commissioner for Environment, Mr Yakubu Idi, said new strategies for waste management were based on the experience ...

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