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Stakeholders advocate broader exploration of renewable energy resources

Segun Adaju

The President, Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN), Dr Segun Adaju, says over 23 million households and 17 million Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in the country rely on generators for an average of eight hours daily. President, Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN), Dr Segun Adaju He spoke at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) virtual Lagos ...

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Political leadership needed for success at COP26, says Sarmad

Ovais Sarmad

The progress made at the May-June UN Climate Change Conference leaves the international community “well positioned to achieve success” at the crucial UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021, according to UN Climate Change Deputy Executive Secretary, Ovais Sarmad. Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change Secretariat But political will and leadership is required to ...

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Indonesia’s volcano Merapi spews ash clouds again

Volcano Merapi

Indonesia’s most active volcano Merapi emitted ash clouds three times as far as three kilometres to the southeast. Volcano Merapi The ashes spreading to areas in Yogyakarta, head of the Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Centre (BPPTKG), Hanik Humaida, said on Friday, June 25, 2021. The hot clouds erupted three times at 4.43 a.m. local time with amplitude of ...

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Buhari pledges action on Niger Delta environmental degradation

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the leadership of the Ijaw National Congress (INC) on its recent affirmation of belief in a united Nigeria and supporting the fight against insecurity by developing internal control mechanisms. President Muhammadu Buhari The president gave the commendation when he received the National Executive of INC led by Prof. Benjamin Okaba, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja ...

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Ocean scientists call for pause to start of deep-sea mining

Deep-sea mining

Over 300 academics from six continents on Thursday, June 24, 2021 called on countries and governments to press pause on plans to open up the deep sea to mining. Scientists insist that health of oceans depends on halting plans to begin deep-sea mining The cadre of leading ocean experts in a statement argue that far too little is known about ...

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May-June session: 32 countries highlight key climate actions

Patricia Espinosa

As part of the UN Climate Change subsidiary body sessions, which took place from May 31 to June, 17, 2021, 32 developed and developing country Parties took part in a series of online discussions to highlight key domestic actions to address climate change. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) For developed countries, the Multilateral ...

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NESREA, NAN to partner in tackling Nigeria’s environmental challenges

Aliyu Jauro

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) on Thursday, June 24, 2021 sought partnership with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on effective implementation of environmental programmes for the country. Prof. Aliyu Jauro, Director-General of NESREA Director-General of NESREA, Prof. Aliyu Jauro, made the request in Abuja when he paid a courtesy call on the Managing Director of ...

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Agric Ministry vows safe agrochemical use through ‘Pesticides Bill’

Alhaji Sabo Nanono

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has promised to support safe use of agrochemical and pesticides by promoting the proposed “Pesticides Bill”. Alhaji Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development The ministry restated the pledge at a multi-stakeholders workshop on the proposed Pesticides Bill on Thursday, June 24, 2021 in Lagos. Dr Ernest Umakhihe, Permanent Secretary ...

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WFP welcomes $5.3m from U.S. for refugee food assistance in Rwanda

David Beasley

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday, June 24, 2021 received $5.3 million from USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) to provide humanitarian food assistance to refugees. The food assistance is in the form of cash transfers to over 104,000 Congolese and Burundian refugees in camps across Rwanda. David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) ...

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Continent not winning against ‘brutal’ COVID-19 pandemic – Africa CDC

Dr. John Nkengasong

Africa CDC director, John Nkengasong, on Thursday, June 24, 2021 said Africa is not winning its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as a third virus wave sweeps the continent. Africa CDC Director, Dr. John Nkengasong Nkengasong, during a weekly online briefing, said African countries are still struggling to access enough vaccines for their populations. He said he was more worried ...

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