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NiMet predicts three-day thunderstorms, rain


The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted  three days thunderstorms and rain across the country. Thunderstorms NiMet’s weather outlook released on Friday, July 30, 2021 in Abuja predicted thunderstorms over parts of Taraba Kebbi, Zamfara and Sokoto states in the morning hours of Saturday. According to it, isolated thunderstorms are expected over parts of Gombe, Bauchi, Taraba, Adamawa Katsina, Zamfara ...

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WFP, FAO identify 23 countries as ‘highest alert’ hunger hotspots

David Beasley

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) say in the next four months, conflict, COVID-19 and the climate crisis are likely to increase hunger in 23 countries. David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) Ms Eri Kaneko, the Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, António Guterres, said this while briefing correspondents at the ...

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Coalition urges Consumer Protection Commission to uphold rights to healthy foods

Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC)

The Trans-fat Free Nigeria campaign coalition has urged the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) to help uphold the consumers rights to safe and healthy foods and right to accurate information on food labels so they can make informed decisions and stay healthy. L- R: Dr. Jerome Mafeni, Technical Advisor, Trans Fatty Acids Campaign at the Network for Health ...

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UNDP-GEF warns against use of synthetic pesticides on food products

Food security

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Global Environment Facility (GEF) has warned against use of synthetic pesticides on food products. Food Items The UNDP further said that such usage could have implications on trade and health of the farmers if not properly applied. The Project Manager, UNDP-GEF in charge of Resilient Food Security Project, Mrs Rhoda Dia, made this known ...

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Climate change: UNN don warns against building structures along coastlines

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

A Professor of Environmental Management and Control, Prof. Christian Madu, has cautioned governments, corporate organisations and individuals against building structures along coastlines in the country. University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State Madu, who is of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, gave the warning in an interview in Enugu on Friday, July 30, 2021. He said the warning had become necessary ...

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Prioritise infrastructure devt in rural areas to decongest cities, Don urges govt


A real estate expert, Prof. Tajudeen Aluko, has urged governments at all levels to prioritise infrastructure development in rural areas as a means of discouraging rural-urban migration. Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria Aluko, who is of Department of Estate Management, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, stated this on Friday, July 30, 2021 in Ibadan, Oyo State. The don spoke at a three-day training ...

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EcoWaste Coalition raises alert over lead contaminated lipsticks

Thony Dizon

As the National Lipstick Day was observed on July 29, a toxics watchdog group issued a red alert following its discovery of dirt cheap lipsticks that are heavily contaminated with lead, a chemical banned in cosmetics. Thony Dizon, Chemical Safety Campaigner, EcoWaste Coalition The EcoWaste Coalition has warned consumers, especially women of reproductive age, against the proliferation of what it ...

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Climate champions plan to halve sector emissions by 2030

Gonzalo Muñoz

With less than 100 days to go until COP26, the UN High Level Champions have released a master plan to provide business, governments and civil society with greater clarity on how to halve emissions by 2030 High-Level Climate Champion for Chile, Gonzalo Muñoz Almost three quarters of global emissions are now covered by a net zero goal. Corporate commitments, alone, ...

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Africa rises to challenge of climate crisis, accelerates action on Paris Agreement

Achim Steiner

Africa is at a crossroads. The multiplying challenges of the climate crisis, conflict and COVID-19 have put more and more people at risk. UNDP Administrator, Mr. Achim Steiner And while these headwinds are slowing progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and targets outlined in the Paris Agreement, nations across the continent are rising to the challenge, and building transformative ...

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#TransfatFreeNigeria: Nigeria can lead the way

Trans fat foods

“This pandemic has magnified every existing inequality in our society – like systemic racism, gender inequality, and poverty” – Melinda Gates When Melinda Gates made the above statement, many did not streamline it to what we see in our general policy system, and it is why I have decided to open this discourse with the quote. Trans fat foods In ...

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