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WHO says Africa faces steepest COVID-19 surge yet

Matshidiso Moeti

Africa is facing a surge in the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic, says Dr Matshidiso Moeti. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, spoke on Thursday, June 24, 2021 during an online news briefing on the third wave of COVID-19 in Africa. She said the surge is spreading more rapidly ...

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Over 8m Lagosians lack access to clean water – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos International Water Conference

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 said that over 8 million people summing up 60 per cent of people living in the state lack access to clean water. L-R: Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello; Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; and Executive Secretary, Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission (LASWARCO), Mrs Funke ...

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Private forestry sector looks forward to the issuance of FLEGT licences in Ghana

Forest Industries Association of Ghana (FIAG)

Ghana’s private forestry sector has been operating for about 130 years now and is a major revenue generator for the country. But in the last few decades, the sector’s comfort zone has been shaken by events and challenges including the rapidly dwindling resource base due to forest depletion and degradation, climate change, competing land uses, global trends in environmental protection ...

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Lagos working to bridge water supply deficit to residents, says governor

Lagos International Water Conference

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 said the state government was working assiduously to bridge the huge deficit in water supply to residents, assuring that the phase II of Adiyan Water Project which now stands at 80 per cent completion stage would soon become operational. L-R: Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; Commissioner for ...

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Access to safe water still a challenge – WaterAid

Evelyn Mere

WaterAid Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation, on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 said that access to sustainable and equitable safe drinking water remained a challenge in Nigeria. Evelyn Mere, WaterAid Nigeria Country Director Mrs Evelyn Mere, WaterAid Nigeria Country Director, stated this in a good will message presented at the 2021 Lagos International Water Conference. The theme of the conference was: “Water ...

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Climate change: AfDB supports African countries

Akinwunmi Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it is supporting African countries to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to promote green growth and energy transitions. AfDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina Dr Akinwumi Adesina, the President, AfDB, said this at the opening of the 2021 Annual Meetings of the AfDB, held virtually on Wednesday. According to Wikipedia, Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) or ...

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Africa’s energy deficit may thwart attainment of SDG-7 on electricity access, says ECA

Vera Songwe

Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal-7 may elude Africa, due to limited supply and access to electricity, says Ms Vera Songwe, the United Nations under-secretary-general and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, UNECA  Songwe stated this in her presentation at a virtual ministerial meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, according to a statement on ...

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Stakeholders seek licensing, regulation of borehole drilling

Drilling borehole

The Federal Government has been urged to regulate and license all borehole drilling companies towards protecting the nation’s groundwater resources. Borehole drilling Mr Francis Uzoma, President, Borehole Drillers Association of Nigeria (BODAN), said that the association was worried about the influx of unregistered and unlicensed drillers in the sector. Uzoma said indiscriminate drilling of boreholes in the country was depleting ...

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Engineers urge strong collaboration to promote ecosystem restoration

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

The Abuja chapter of the Nigerian Institution of Environmental Engineers has urged strong collaboration among relevant stakeholders to promote ecosystem restoration as well as preserving and enhancing the environment for a sustainable future. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar The institution made the call in a report, titled, ”Ecosystem Restoration” issued by its Abuja Chapter Chairman, Mrs Lynda Elesa, ...

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UN World Food Programme sounds alarm amid Madagascar hunger crisis

David Beasley

The head of the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 warned of the starvation in Madagascar as he exhorted the international community to come to the island’s aid. David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) Executive director, David Beasley, said in a statement while visiting the region that thousands of people were on ...

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