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Lagos commissioner charges African leaders to equip countries with biosecurity infrastructure

Prof. Akin Abayomi

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has called on African leaders to equip their countries with biosecurity infrastructure to help contain subsequent outbreaks of pandemics on the continent. Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi Prof. Abayomi said this while speaking at the 7th edition of the African Conference on One Health and Biosecurity in Lagos on Wednesday, ...

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82.4% SDGs tied to construction industry – NIOB

Sustainable Development Goals

The Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 said 82.4 per cent of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were tied to the construction industry, hence the need for more government attention. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Chairman of the Lagos Chapter of NIOB, Mr Sunday Wusu, said this at the 30th Lagos 2021 Builders’ Conference in Ikeja, ...

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Stakeholders move to address water-induced gender challenges

Water and gender

Stakeholders in Water Resources Management have begun a workshop in Abuja to address some of the challenges women faced in accessing potable water. Stakeholders at a capacity development workshop on water, gender and climate change in West Africa The workshop was organised by the Regional Centre for Integrated River Basin Management (RC-IRBM), in collaboration with the United Nations Educational Scientific ...

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COP26: Demand for liability, payments for carbon debts, African govts told

Scottish Event Campus

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on African governments and delegates to COP26 holding in Glasgow, Scotland to be resolute in their demand for climate change liability and payments for carbon debts by rich countries. The Scottish Event Campus (SEC), main venue of COP26 ERA/FoEN, in a statement made available to EnviroNews on Wednesday, October ...

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Four Cross River officials make national delegate list for COP26

Gov Ben Ayade

Four appointees of Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, have been approved by the Environment Minister of State, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, as part of the Federal Government Delegation to attend this year’s United Nations Climate Change Summit (COP26) in Glasgow, United Kingdom. Gov Ben Ayade of Cross River State at COP21 in Paris in 2015 The COP26 is slated to ...

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Govt restructures FHA management for effective service delivery

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reorganisation of the management of Federal Housing Authority (FHA) for effective service delivery. President Muhammadu Buhari The Director of Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing (FMWH), Mrs Boade Akinola, disclosed this to newsmen on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 in Abuja. Boade said the objective of the new structure of the ...

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Govt wants UN redeem $100bn pledge to support developing countries on climate action

Sharon Ikeazor

The Federal Government has called on developed countries to redeem their $100 billion pledge, made to support developing countries on climate action. Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor The. Minister of State, Environment, Chief Sharon Ikeazor, made the call on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 in Abuja, at a news briefing on COP26 preparation, scheduled for Oct. 31 to Nov. 12, in ...

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NiMet predicts cloudiness, sunshine over three days

cloudy weather

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted three days of cloudiness and sunshine from Thursday, October 28 to Saturday, October 30, 2021) across the country, according to its weather outlook released in Abuja on Wednesday, October 27. Cloudy weather It said partly cloudy to sunny will occur over the Northern region during the morning hours. According to it, there are ...

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UN, Airbus select African team to embark on climate assessment mission


The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in partnership with Airbus Defence and Space on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 announced the selection of an African team to embark on a space mission for monitoring climate. Bartolomeo, the Airbus external payload hosting platform A joint statement from UNOOSA and Airbus released in Nairobi said the ClimCam team compromising specialists ...

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Net-Zero Emission: Osinbajo wants OECD countries to redeem $100bn pledge

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called on Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries to fulfill their promise of $100 billion to developing countries towards achieving Net-Zero Emissions. Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo Net-Zero Emission entails removing all man-​made greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere through reduction measures by 2050. Osinbajo made this call while featuring in ...

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