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Ikeazor examines Africa-EU partnership’s role in addressing biodiversity crisis

Sharon Ikeazor

According to the World Wildlife Fund Living Planet 2018 Report, about half of the world’s biodiversity are disappearing since 1970, largely due to human interactions with the environment. Biologists, ecologists, and wildlife/conservation managers around the globe are conducting research into why this change is happening at an unprecedented rate and thus, are seeking way forward to mitigate the impacts of ...

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Climate resolution urges Japanese bank to align operations with Paris Agreement

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Japanese NGO Kiko Network, along with three individual investors, have filed Japan’s second ever climate resolution on a Japanese financial institution, this time on Japanese megabank Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG). The Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group The resolution calls on the company to adopt and disclose a plan to align its financing and investments with the Paris Climate Agreement. The ...

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World Water Day: Why Nigeria must value water in order to catch the rain

Dr Ibrahim Choji

This year as we fete and retell the value of water, we need to remember the difference – this is the second World Water Day amidst a climate-related pandemic. Dr Ibrahim Choji, Chair, Board of Trustees, Climate & Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet) It behoves on us to do everything that we deem needful: Increase water availability by harvesting every drop ...

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Kano partners firms on waste management

Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano State Government says it is partnering with some reputable companies to enhance waste management, as part of ways of addressing environmental challenges in the state. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State The Commissioner for Environment, Kabiru Ibrahim-Getso, told newsmen in Kano, the state capital, on Monday, March 29, 2021 that the measure was part of a comprehensive programme designed ...

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Proper urban/regional plan, panacea to crime in communities, says group

Enugu

The Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV), a non governmental organisation, says proper planning of cities and towns is a panacea to crimes in Nigeria. Enugu The National Coordinator of POCACOV, CSP Ebere Amaraizu, said this in an interview in Enugu on Monday, March 29, 2021. According to Amaraizu, a well-laid out urban and regional plan in communities ...

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ABU to evolve new research as recession, climate change threaten food security

Ahmadu Bello University

The Agriculture and Veterinary Complex of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria says it will evolve robust research on agricultural extension and input linkage system to strengthen agricultural development in Nigeria. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Prof. Mohammed Kolo, Chairman of the Complex, made the remarks during a symposium organised in Zaria on Monday, March 29, 2021. Kolo said the research has ...

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HP launches new laptops made from recycled aluminium

HP Office

HP Inc. on Monday, March 29, 2021 in Lagos announced new “ENVY” laptops made from recycled  aluminium, designed to give people freedom to create and stay connected anywhere. HP’s new “ENVY” laptops are made from recycled aluminium Ifeyinwa Afe, Managing Director, HP Nigeria, said in a statement that the HP ENVYx360 15 and HP ENVY 17 were designed to give people the freedom to create ...

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NiMet predicts dust haze, thunderstorms from Tuesday to Thursday

Thunderstorms

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust haze and thunderstorm from Tuesday, March 30 to Thursday, April 1, 2021 across the country. Thunderstorms NiMet’s Weather Outlook, released on Monday, March 29 in Abuja, predicted thick dust haze with visibility of less than or equal to 1,000m over the north western region on Tuesday. These regions include Sokoto, Zamfara, Zaria, ...

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FHA urged to maintain original design of Gwarinpa model city

Adkan Estate

The Adkan Residents’ Estate Association, Gwarinpa II, Abuja has urged the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) to maintain the original design of the estate. Adkan Estate is within the Abuja Model City Mr Kabir Akanbi, Chairman of the association, made this call at a news conference to intimate the public of the problems encountered by the residents in recent times. According ...

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Ethiopia’s unilateral actions over disputed dam will have consequences – Egypt

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Ethiopia’s unilateral actions over the filling and operation of the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will have “massive negative repercussions,” Egypt’s Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Abdel-Ati warned on Sunday, March 28, 2021. Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Abdel-Ati gave the warning during his meeting in Cairo with the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan Donald Booth and Marina ...

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