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NiMet predicts three days cloudiness, thunderstorms from Thursday

cloudy weather

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudiness and thunderstorms from Thursday, June 24 to Saturday, June 26, 2021. Cloudy weather NiMet’s weather outlook released on Wednesday, June 23 in Abuja also predicted cloudy skies over the Northern region. It also predicted thunderstorms over Kano, Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto, Borno, Adamawa, Gombe, Yobe and Kebbi states during the morning hours. According ...

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Insurance for farmers is imperative due to climate change – NAIC

Nigeria Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC)

The Nigeria Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) says insurance for farmers is imperative due to the negative impact of climate change. Participants at the workshop Manager of NAIC in Enugu State, Mr Andrew Uzomah, disclosed this on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 in Enugu, the state capital. Uzomah spoke on the sideline  of a lecture on “The Need for Insurance for Smallholder ...

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TotalEnergies says investments in Nigeria’ll tend more towards renewables

Patrick Pouyanné

TotalEnergies says its investments in Nigeria will tend more towards renewable sources of energy as the company moves to become one of the world’s top five in renewables by 2030. Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TotalEnergies Mrs Bunmi Popoola-Mordi, Executive General Manager, Total Country Services, made the disclosure on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at a virtual news ...

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Govt agencies urged to enforce pictorial health warnings on tobacco packs

tobacco smoking

As the Federal Government begins the enforcement of the health warning requirements of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act 2015 and the Tobacco Control Regulations 2019 on all tobacco products manufactured and distributed in Nigeria from Wednesday, June 23, 2021, the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) have urged the Standards Organisation ...

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FAO, Nigeria sign agreement to enhance food safety, agriculture systems

FAO and Nigeria

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 signed agreement with the Federal Government of Nigeria aimed at strengthening sustainable, inclusive food safety and agriculture systems. Ernest Umakhihe and Fred Kafeero signing the agreement Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Mr Ernest Umakhihe, and FAO Representative in Nigeria, Mr Fred Kafeero, ...

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Togo gets first independently produced utility-scale renewable energy project

AMEA Power Plant

AMEA Power, a subsidiary of UAE-based Al Nowais Investments (ANI), on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 announced the official commissioning of its 50MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Blitta, Togo, marking the country’s first utility-scale renewable energy project developed by an Independent Power Producer (IPP), and one of the largest solar PV IPP plants in West Africa. Inauguration of the AMEA ...

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Minister endorses CSR-in-Action’s sustainability report


The Minister of Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, has expressed support for the 2020 Corporate Sustainable Investor Report (CSIR), a research document that analyses the sustainability progress of companies in Nigeria. L-R: Dami Vera-Cruz, Head, External Communications and Innovation, CSR-in-Action; Bekeme Masade, Chief Executive, CSR-in-Action; Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Minister, Ministry of Trade and Investment, Nigeria; and Meka Olowola, Director, ...

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How Nigeria improved on its revised climate change action plans

NDC Revision Process

Nigeria has listed several avenues in which its revised climate change blueprint is different from the original one submitted some six years ago. Participants at the Stakeholders’ Workshop for CSOs on the NDC Revision Process In the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2015, Nigeria committed, among others, to reducing ...

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EnviroNews, environmental advocates receive sustainability awards

Pistis Sustainability Awards

As part of efforts to increase public awareness on the relationship between the environment and socio-economic livelihood, Pistis Finserve recently recognised EnviroNews Nigeria alongside others for their works in promoting environmental sustainability in the country. Winners of the 2021 Pistis Finserve Essay Competition during the grand finale ceremony in Abuja Other awardees include the Minister of State for Environment, Mrs. ...

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Lagos serves properties encroaching on canals three days removal ultimatum

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government says it has given owners of the 45 buildings on the Lekki axis encroaching on canals three days ultimatum to remove all the illegal constructions or face sanctions. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State This is contained in a statement on Monday, June 21, 2021 by Mr Gbadeyan Abdulraheem, spokesman of the Lagos State Building Control ...

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