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Monthly Archives: April, 2021

U.S. menthol cigarettes ban described as victory for public health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it intends to ban menthol flavoured cigarettes, the last allowable flavour on the U.S. market....

Dirty energy projects will not develop Africa, activists tell govts

Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Nnimmo Bassey, has cautioned African governments anticipating that the continent will develop through fossil fuels extraction and...

Africa to double agricultural productivity as $17bn is pledged to increase food security

A coalition of multilateral development banks and development partners has pledged over $17 billion in financing on Friday, April 30, 2021 during a high-level...

Urgent climate action needed to safeguard world’s oceans, says UN report

Governments need to take the world’s oceans more strongly into account while considering how to curb greenhouse emissions and adapting to the impacts of...

Zungeru hydropower dam project to go operational soon

The 700MW Zungeru hydro-eletric power dam being constructed by the Federal Government will soon become operational, Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger State has said. This...

Angola to produce 600,000 cubic metres of timber annually

Angola’s forestry potential is estimated at 70 million hectares, which allows it to produce 600,000 cubic metres of timber annually. Angola’s Minister of State for...

German minister describes Constitutional Court ruling as support for climate action

In a ruling on Thursday, April 29, 2021, the Federal Constitutional Court in Germany obliged the government to define more precisely the reduction targets...

In Cameroon, illegal logging of high-value timber harms indigenous forest communities

Indigenous people living in forest communities are now facing the worrying consequences of illegal logging when their medicine sources and farms are devastated. In east...

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Ondo, Edo, Bauchi account for 10 new Lassa fever cases – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says Ondo, Edo, and Bauchi states accounted for 10 new additional Lassa...
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Flood, windstorm damage 6,417 houses, N541.6m property in Kano – SEMA

Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has confirmed 6,417 houses and properties worth N541.6 million destroyed by flood/windstorm in...

EU commits €70,000 to combat floods in Nigeria

The European Union (EU) has provided €70,000 as emergency preparedness to reduce the impact of floods in the country. This...

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Ondo, Edo, Bauchi account for 10 new Lassa fever cases – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says Ondo,...

Flood, windstorm damage 6,417 houses, N541.6m property in Kano – SEMA

Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has confirmed 6,417...