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Govt seeks collective responsibility, increased awareness to protect rivers

Suleiman Adamu

Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, on Monday, September 27 called for collective responsibility and increased awareness to protect the country’s rivers and water sources. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Adamu, who made the call at the maiden commemoration of the 2021 World Rivers Day, with the theme “Water Ways in our Communities”, said rivers currently faced threats of ...

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World Rivers Day: Hadejia Jama’are River Basin takes cleaning of rivers to communities

Hadejia Jama’are River Basin Authority

The management of Hadejia Jama’are River Basin Authority, on Monday, September 27 undertook clean-up exercise campaign to mark the 2021 World Rivers Day celebration in Kano. Hadejia Jama’are River Basin Authority The kick-off of the campaign took place at Challawa riverside in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano. The Managing Director of HJRBDA, Alhaji Ma’amun Aliyu, said that United Nations ...

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World Rivers Day: Stakeholders advocate protection of rivers in South-East

River Ethiope

Stakeholders in the water subsector have advocated concerted efforts to protect, conserve and restore waterways and river systems in South-East communities from all forms of pollution and degradation. The River Ethiope The stakeholders made the call on Monday, September 27, 2021 in Owerri, Imo State, at the commemoration of this year’s World Rivers Day with the theme “Waterways in our ...

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Increased warming puts more people at the mercy of tropical cyclones

Tropical cyclone Jobo

Increasing global warming from currently one to two degrees Celsius by mid-century might lead to about 25 percent more people put at risk by tropical cyclones, a new study finds. Tropical cyclone Jobo hits Seychelles Already today, hurricanes and typhoons are said to be among the most destructive natural disasters worldwide and potentially threaten about 150 million people each year. ...

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Africa Climate Week 2021 builds regional momentum ahead of COP26

Sam Cheptoris

The Africa Climate Week 2021 (ACW 2021) Virtual Thematic Sessions are underway with calls to action from leading voices from across the region. ACW 2021 is being held through September 29 and is hosted by the Government of Uganda, with support from UN and other multilateral agencies. Mr. Sam Cheptoris, Minister of Water and Environment of Uganda A wide array ...

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Despite recent pledges, rich countries still owe Africa over $100bn for climate recovery – Okereke

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

This week, about 100 world leaders gathered to attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 76), with some of the leaders taking the opportunity to increase their climate finance pledges to help developing countries tackle climate change. President Biden’s pledge to increase climate finance to $11billion attracted the most attention. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke While these new ...

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NiMet predicts three-day sunshine, cloudiness from Monday

cloudy weather

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted three days sunshine and cloudiness from Monday, September 27 to Wednesday, September 29, 2021, across the country. Cloudy weather NiMet`s weather outlook released on Sunday, September 26 in Abuja predicted sunny skies on Monday with patches of clouds over the Northern region throughout the day. It further predicted strong prospects of thunderstorms over ...

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UNILAG bags £1.9m grant for research on urbanisation, conflict resolution in Africa

University of Lagos

 The University of Lagos (UNILAG), alongside two other foreign varsities, has bagged a research grant worth £1.9 million to conduct research on migration, urbanisation, and conflict resolution in Africa. Participants at the inception workshop Making this disclosure while giving an address at the inception workshop of the research project on Thursday, September 23, 2021, Vice Chancellor of UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, described ...

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UNGA: Nigeria committed to a just, equitable energy transition – Ikeazor

Sharon Ikeazor

At a panel discussion session during the High-Level Dialogue on Energy on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at the 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Sharon Ikeazor, Nigeria’s Minister for State of Environment, alongside four other speakers gave a keynote address wherein she announced Nigeria’s Energy Compact, which entails voluntary commitments to drive achievement of SDGs by 2030 and ...

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Philippine environmental groups push for green electoral reforms ahead of 2022 polls

Sheriff M. Abas

As the election fever heats up across the Philippines, environmental groups are urging the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to initiate much-needed reforms toward an eco-friendly conduct of the 2022 polls. COMELEC Chairman, Sheriff M. Abas Through a letter submitted Friday, September 24, 2021, to the office of COMELEC Chairman Sheriff M. Abas, pro-environment groups led by the EcoWaste Coalition, Greenpeace ...

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