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Climate change: UI VC urges stakeholders’ collaboration to reverse situation

The Acting Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Adebola Ekanola, has urged stakeholders to strengthen collaborations in order to find solution to challenges of climate change. Acting Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Adebola Ekanola Ekanola made the call on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, at the inauguration and maiden reunion of The Nigerian Forum, ...

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Transition to clean energy takes centre stage at Berlin Dialogue

patricia espinosa

The annual Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue kicked off on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, with high-level participants from politics, industry, science and civil society coming together virtually for the two-day event to explore the theme “towards climate neutrality.” Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC Speaking at the event, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, called the global economic response to the ...

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Rainstorm throws Ilorin in darkness

AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

The lbadan Electricity Distribution Company (lBEDB) says it has lost more than 96 electricity poles to rainstorm that occured on Saturday, March 13, 2021 in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State Alhaji Ajisafe Bello, Kwara Regional Head of IBEDB, confirmed this in an interview in llorin on Tuesday, March 16. Bello said the damaged installation ...

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Advocates seek support for women-driven initiatives to alleviate COVID-19, climate change effects

Commonwealth Day

Environmental and gender rights advocates have appealed to all the 54 countries under the Commonwealth to channel additional investments in supporting women-driven initiatives to alleviate the present economic hardship posed by COVID-19 and climate change. Some of the participants including President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, during the 2021 Commonwealth ...

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New HYPREP Governing Council urged to establish Centre of Excellence for Ogoni clean-up process

HYPREP BOT Inauguration

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the newly inaugurated Governing Council and Board of Trustees for the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) to urgently establish the Centre of Excellence to provide capacity building for HYPREP staff and the Ogonis. Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, Environment Minister of State, Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, and Secretary ...

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Climate strikers mobilise to demand immediate action amid disasters

Texas winter storm

Amid the various public health, socio-political, and economic crises that the world continues to face this year, climate activists intend to fight back with their Global Climate Strike on Friday, March 19, 2021 to demand immediate, concrete, and ambitious action from world leaders in response to the ongoing climate crisis. Texas winter storm Part of what they want to highlight ...

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$530m AfDB funded scheme to expand renewable energy, regional connectivity in Angola

Akinwunmi Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed $530 million to finance the construction of a 343 km, 400 kV central-south transmission line that will connect the north and south transmission grids in Angola and allow for the distribution of clean energy between the two regions. AfDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina The north of Angola has a surplus of more than 1,000 ...

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Killing of spearfish: NCF appeals to Nigerians to protect marine lives

Blue Marlin

 The Nigerian Conservation  Foundation (NCF) has appealed to  the  public to see protection of biodiversity as everyone’s responsibility. The man with the caught spearfish Muhtari Aminu-Kano, Director General, NCF, made the appeal in a statement on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 in Abuja while reacting to a social media post of a man who killed a blue  marlin (spearfish).  “A man in ...

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UNDP to invest N320m on youths, IDPs in Benue

Mohamed Yahya

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 said it was investing additional N320 million to support Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and equip youths in Benue State. Mohamed Yahya, Resident Representative, UNDP Nigeria The Resident Representative in Nigeria, Mr Mohamed Yahya, said this when he paid a courtesy call on Gov. Samuel Ortom at the Benue People’s ...

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Almost all of South Korea shrouded with yellow dust blowing in from China

Yellow Dust

Almost all parts of South Korea were blanketed on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 by a massive yellow dust storm originating from the inland deserts of northern China, the state weather agency said. Yellow dust invasion in South Korea According to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), almost all parts of the nation came under the influence of high levels of yellow ...

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