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How Lagos will be by 2030 – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos Economic Summit (Ehingbeti)

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the state will be a megacity standing proudly beside every other one in many areas by the year 2030, going by the transformation in process. L-R: Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle; Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola; Lagos Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Special ...

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Women are more vulnerable to impacts of climate change – Environmentalist

Women farmers

An environmentalist, Mr Olumide Idowu, says women are increasingly more vulnerable than men to the impacts of climate change, because they are more dependent on threatened natural resources. Female smallholder farmers Idowu, who spoke on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in Lagos, noted that gender roles in Africa had made the recurrent climate effect to have a huge toll on women especially. The environmentalist ...

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Ethiopia considers access to Nile waters non-negotiable sovereignty issue – Envoy

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Ethiopia considers access to the Nile waters and transparency on any future development of the river to be sovereignty issues that are non-negotiable, Ethiopian Ambassador to South Africa, Shiferaw Teklemariam Menbacho, told Sputnik. Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia have been at loggerheads over The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.Ethiopia announced last year that it began filling the dam’s ...

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Govt should establish $1bn fund to clean-up entire Niger Delta – Ojo

Godwin Uyi Ojo

Bothered by the seemingly slow pace of work in the clean-up of Ogoniland by the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) and the environmental degradation from gas flaring and oil spills covering the entire Niger Delta, Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), in this interview with EnviroNews, underlined the need for the government to ...

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Tackling climate change will engender economic growth – World Bank, others

Jingdong Hua

The World Bank, FMDQ and other stakeholders in the financial space say tackling climate change impact in Africa will engender sustainable economic growth. Dr Jingdong Hua, Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank, as well as Pension Finance Administrator of the World Bank Group The stakeholders spoke at the second webinar series of the Africa Investment Roundtable (AIR) on ...

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Achieving 30% power supply from renewables by 2030: A rejoinder to Vice President

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

In the past few days the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, has been reported by many news media as reaffirming the commitment that Nigeria will achieve at least 30% of its power supply from renewable energy by 2030. It is reported that he reinstated the commitment to this ambitious target while inaugurating a 1.12 MW Solar Hybrid Project at the ...

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Nigeria on course to end gas flaring by 2025, says minister

Gas flaring

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Timipre Sylva, says Nigeria is on course to end gas flaring by 2025. Gas flaring Sylva made this known on Monday, February 15, 2021 at a Public Hearing on gas flaring organised by the House of Representatives in Abuja. The minister said that the public hearing was an opportunity to update the ...

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Ebola in Guinea: Red Cross demands swift response, AU to deploy emergency team

Ebola

The resurgence of the Ebola disease in Guinea requires a fast response that will allow the country to mitigate its negative impact, an official said. An Ebola patient receiving treatment The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Regional Director for Africa, Mohammed Mukhier, said this on Monday, February 15, 2021 in Conakry. The resurgence of the ...

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Sierra Leone takes measures against Ebola after outbreak in Guinea

Dr. Alpha T. Wurie

Sierra Leone has launched an emergency response against the Ebola virus following reports about an outbreak in neighbouring Guinea, according to the country’s health ministry. Dr. Alpha T. Wurie, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Health and Sanitation On Sunday, February 14, 2021, the health authorities in Guinea declared an outbreak of Ebola in the Goueke sub-prefecture, located about 45 kilometers (28 ...

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Atmospheric research centre calls for consistency in air quality research

soot port-harcourt

The Centre for Atmospheric Research, National Space Research and Development Agency (CAR-NASRDA), has called on government to support consistent research on air quality for safer environment. Poor air quality: Soot spreading over a neighbourhood in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Dr Dan Oko, the Space Lab Coordinator of the centre, made the call on Monday, February 15, 2021 in an interview ...

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