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Urban renewal campaign: Bayelsa adopts use of traditional media

Douye Diri

The Bayelsa State Government says it has resorted to use of traditional media to persuade residents to embrace its ongoing urban renewal policy. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information, Orientation and Strategy, Chief Ayiba Duba, made this known in an interview in Yenagoa, the state capital, in Monday, June 7, 2021. “Our efforts in using the traditional ...

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Kenyan campaigner urges action on climate crisis in coastal region

Mithika Mwenda

Kenya should intensify action on the climate crisis in the coastal region that has disrupted livelihoods of predominantly fishing and pastoralist communities, Nairobi-based Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) says. Executive Director of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda “We have seen rapid deforestation, which has reduced forests and coastal wetlands, endangered biodiversity, human livelihoods and wildlife,’’ Mithika Mwenda, ...

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Africa Ministers of Water to launch sanitation policy guidelines

Kitchinme Bawa

The African Ministers’ Council On Water (AMCOW) is to launch the African Sanitation Policy Guidelines (ASPG) to improve sanitation governance and accelerate access to safe sanitation and hygiene services by 2030. Kitchinme Bawa, AMCOW Sanitation Project Manager The ASPG was developed in close consultation with the member states of the African Union and sector stakeholders. It aims to guide African ...

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FAO to strengthen institutional capacity for improved data, information for MDAs

Qu Dongyu

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations says it will strengthen institutional capacity for improved data and information systems for policy planning. Director-General of FAO, Qu Dongyu Mr Alphonsus Onwuemeka, FAO representative in Nigeria, said this at a workshop on data generation and analysis for agencies of government on Monday, June 7, 2021 in Abuja. Onwuemeka said ...

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LASPARK establishes urban forest park for recreation, biodiversity

Adetoun Popoola

The Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) has established an Urban Forest park to bring residents close to nature, as the state marks the 2021 World Environment Day (WED). LASPARK General Manager, Adetoun Popoola In establishing the part, LASPARK was complementing the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources’ programmes marking the 2021 WED with the theme: ...

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Nwakanma, Alale to address 2021 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum

Nnenna Nwakanma

The Chief Web Advocate at the World Wide Web Foundation, Nnenna Nwakanma, and the Managing Director of the Nigerian Communications Satellite, (NigComSAT), Dr. Abimbola Alale, have been lined-up to speak at the 2021 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Africa Forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D), billed for Thursday, June 10, in Lagos. Nnenna Nwakanma DigitalSENSE Africa Forum series is a project of ...

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UN launches Decade on Ecosystem Restoration to counter ‘triple environmental emergency’

António Guterres

Heads of Government, religious leaders, activists and artists joined the United Nations on Friday, June 4, 2021 in a rallying cry to heal the planet, launching the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. UN chief António Guterres in Tuvalu. Photo credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten It calls for stepping up efforts to prevent, halt and reverse degradation of areas such as grasslands, forests, ...

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Govt restates commitment to tackling environmental degradation

Mohammad Abubakar

The Federal Government says it will continue to deal with the numerous challenges posed by environmental degradation and biodiversity loss resulting from deforestation, desertification, land and ecosystem degradation. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, restated government’s commitment to dealing with the problems during the 2021 World Environment Day celebration on Saturday, June 5 in ...

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Kano set to launch policy on environment

Kabiru Getso

Kano State Government says it will soon launch the State Policy on Environment after approval by the State Executive Council. Kano State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso, made the disclosure at a press conference to mark the World Environment Day in Kano, the state capital, on Saturday, June 5, 2021. He said that ...

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Reiterating urgency of World No Tobacco Day 2021 message

tobacco smoking

The World Health Organisation (WHO) set aside May 31 of every year as a day to mark World No Tobacco Day. On this day attention of the world and governments is drawn to the continuous damage that the consumption of tobacco has wreaks on the global populace, especially those in low- and middle-income countries. Tobacco smoking The world body has ...

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