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Two Stockholm Water Prize laureates receive awards

Stockholm Water Prize laureates

Two Stockholm Water Prize laureates were presented with their awards during a royal ceremony on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. The 2020 laureate, Dr John Cherry, for discoveries that have revolutionised the world’s understanding of groundwater vulnerability, and the 2021 laureate, Sandra Postel, for her long and outstanding work help us to make sense of complex water issues. 2020 laureate, Dr John Cherry, and ...

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Park Service determined to protect Nigeria’s ecological system – Goni

FMEnv Retreat

The National Park Service (NPS) says it is working with other security agencies and local vigilante groups to ensure that the plants and animals in protected areas are secured. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni Dr Ibrahim Goni, Conservator General of the NPS, announced this on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 in Abuja during a press briefing on the ...

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Concern over alleged violation of ban on smoking in Big Brother Naija Season 6

smoking scene

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) have urged the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to sanction the organisers of Big Brother Naija Season 6 for defying the agency’s directive on smoking in the Big Brother Naija Show. Ccreen shot of a smoking scene on Big Brother Naija The NBC had issued a ...

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AFF, NGARA push to strengthen forest governance

AFF anniversary tree planting

The African Forest Forum (AFF) in collaboration with  the Network for Gums and Rasins in Africa (NGARA) is organising a regional/national workshop and webinar on sharing of information and experiences on “National forest governance responses to the Paris Agreement”. AFF anniversary tree planting According to a statement by AFF, the workshop and webinar will be held in Douala, Cameroon from August ...

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Illegal pangolin trade: What’s right, what’s missing and what’s next?


The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has, in recent years, become more visible in the course of environmental protection through its demeanor against trans-boundary wildlife crimes. The preparedness, coordination and firmness always displayed by the agency are commendable hallmarks of a purpose-led leadership heralding the emergence of a system with zero tolerance to wildlife crimes. The Pangolin. Pangolins are believed to ...

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Youth Day: Stakeholders explore just transition for green jobs amid climate challenges

Young climate change actors

The Intergenerational Equity and Innovation (Youth) thematic group of the Nigeria Civil Society Framework on Paris Agreement and the SGDs (NCSFPAS) anchored by Connected Advocacy for Empowerment and Youth Development Initiative on Thursday August 19, 2021 engaged stakeholders in a workshop to discuss “The Role of Intergenerational Equity and Innovation in Achieving the Paris Agreement for Sustainable Livelihood and Decent ...

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Dying slowly: How steel producers poison Lagos communities

Steel factory pollution

It is 10am on Saturday and Odonla Community, a suburb of Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos is awake, and the neighbourhood is bustling with human activities. The atmosphere has however become cloudy after another night of steel production by factories located around the community. But it is not a cloud for rain, it is a pollution-induced cloud. Factory in ...

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Stakeholders hail Ekiti food security bill

Kayode Fayemi

Participants at a public hearing organised by the Ekiti State House of Assembly on a bill to ensure food security, have lauded the lawmakers for the initiative. Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State The bill was tagged “a bill for a law to ensure food security by making active participation of political office holders and Career Office Holders in Agriculture, (otherwise ...

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NiMet predicts three-day flash flood across the nation

Anambra flood

The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted three days of flash flood occurrences across the country from Tuesday, August 24 to Thursday, August 26, 2021. Flooding in Anambra State NiMet in a statement by its General Manager of Public Relations, Mr Muntari Ibrahim, warned of slim chances of flash floods across 34 states in the federation in the next three ...

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Nigeria approves Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine

Sinopharm Vaccine

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) said the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) had approved Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV COVID-19 vaccine, to step up efforts to battle a third wave of infections in the country. Sinopharm Covid-19 Vaccine The Executive Director, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, said this on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 in Abuja, at ...

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