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NiMet predicts three days sunny, thunderstorms weather


The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted sunshine and thunderstorms across the country from Monday, April 12 to Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Thunderstorms NiMet’s weather outlook released on Sunday, April 11 in Abuja predicted sunny skies over the Northern region with slight haziness over parts of Kano, Katsina and Zamfara within the forecast period on Monday. It, however, predicted isolated ...

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Death toll from tropical cyclone Seroja rises to 177 in Indonesia

Cyclone Seroja

The death toll from tropical cyclone Seroja in Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara province rose to 177, a local official said on Sunday, April 11, 2021. This general view shows where part of a road was washed away in Dili on April 6, 2021, after Tropical Cyclone Seroja battered the Southeast Asian nation, killing dozens and leaving thousands homeless. Photo credi: ...

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OPL245: Shell, Eni not free from trial in Nigeria – HEDA

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to ensure that oil giants Shell and Eni face prosecution in Nigeria amidst requests by the oil companies that local in the country is unnecessary. Shell and Eni have been dragged to court in Milan, Italy over horrendous alleged cases of corruption in relation to the OPL245 President Muhammadu Buhari Anti-corruption group, Human and ...

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Report describes plastic pollution an environmental injustice to vulnerable communities

Akobi Crescent

Plastic pollution disproportionately affects marginalised communities and communities living in close proximity to plastic production and waste sites, constituting an environmental injustice, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and environmental justice non-governmental organisation, Azul. Plastic waste pollution in Akobi Crescent, Lagos, Nigeria The report, titled: “Neglected: Environmental Justice Impacts of Plastic Pollution”, calls for the recognition ...

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Kenya’s elephant number rises at 2.8% annually as poaching declines

elephant ivory

 Kenya’s elephant population has gradually increased at an annual rate of approximately 2.8 per cent over the last three decades. Poaching: Forest elephants are poached for their ivory and skin, and threatened with extinction This is as poaching is declining, a wildlife research institute said on Sunday, April 11, 2021. The State-owned Wildlife Research and Training Institute (WRTI) said that ...

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NCF intensifies campaign against illegal wildlife trade


The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has restated its commitment to tackle the menace of illegal wildlife trade in the country. Participants at the NCF workshop The NCF said this in a statement by its Head of Communications, Mr Oladapo Soneye, on Saturday, April 10, 2021 in Abuja. Soneye said that the foundation made the commitment at the workshop themed “Regional ...

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Time for world to move towards sustainable solutions, says Malpass

David R. Malpass

World Bank President, Mr David Malpass, says it is time to move toward solutions that achieve sustainable, broad-based economic growth without harming climate, degrading the environment, or putting many families in poverty. David R. Malpass, President of the World Bank Group He said this on Friday, April 9, 2021 while addressing the Development Committee at the ongoing IMF/World Bank Spring meetings in ...

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Govt unveils solar power for 5m households in Jigawa rural communities

Sale Mamman

The Federal Government on Friday, April 9, 2021 unveiled its new solar power scheme for five million households in off-grid rural communities in Jigawa State. Minister of Power, Sale Mamman The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, while unveiling the Solar Power Naija Programme, aimed at Jangefe community in Roni local government area of Jigawa, said the project was expected to ...

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Volcano erupts on island of St Vincent, ejecting huge tower of ash


Residents of the Caribbean island of St Vincent were bracing for a rain of ash and wondering what else would come after the La Soufriere volcano erupted explosively on Friday, April 9, 2021 the first time it has done so since 1979. Eruption of La Soufriere on the Caribbean island of St Vincent. Photo credit: @Exhausted33; @Mz_Collis Researchers with the ...

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Zambia signs deal for strengthening implementation of UN devpt goals

Trevor Kaunda

The Zambian government on Friday, April 9, 2021 signed a memorandum of understanding with the Sustainable Development Goals Centre for Africa (SDGC/A) aimed at strengthening collaboration in the implementation of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Permanent Secretary, Ministry of National Development Planning in Zambia, Trevor Kaunda The agreement was signed after a meeting held to showcase the ...

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