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Ondo lifts ban on forestry activities

Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

Ondo State Government has announced the lifting of the ban hitherto placed on activities in its forest reserves. Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State A statement issued by Commissioner of Information and Orientation, Mr Donald Ojogo, on Friday, November 12, 2021 in Akure, the state capital, said that the lifting of the ban would take effect from Nov. 15. The ...

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Over 12m Nigerians to face hunger – FAO

Qu Dongyu

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations says over 12 million Nigerians are faced with hunger due to insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic. Director-General of FAO, Qu Dongyu Mr David Tsokar, the communication officer of FAO, said this in a statement issued on Friday, November 12, 2021, in Abuja. According to Tsokar, the United Nations food security ...

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Nigeria says it will keep its climate change commitments

Yemi-Osibajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government will keep its climate change commitments and also focus on doing it in a way that works best for the needs of the Nigerian people. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, said in a statement on Friday, November 2, 2021, in Abuja, that the vice president made the ...

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Bayelsa tasks youths on war against oil theft, illegal refining

Douye Diri

The Bayelsa State Government has called on youths to support the fight against oil bunkering, illegal refining and other unwholesome activities that impact negatively on oil production and revenues accruing to the state. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State The Deputy Governor, Mr Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, made the call at a meeting with youth leaders from Ogbia Local Government Area, in ...

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Ijaw Diaspora Council urges govt, UN to end Nembe oil well leakage

oil spill

The Ijaw Diaspora Council (IDC) on Friday, November 12, 2021, appealed to the Federal Government and the international community to help halt ongoing oil leakage at an oil field in Nembe, Bayelsa State. Spilled crude oil spreading around a spill site The group, with headquarters in New Jersy, USA, in a statement issued and made available in Yenagoa by Pastor ...

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COP26: UN chief urges govts to show more commitment to climate actions

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has urged governments to show necessary ambition on mitigation, adaptation and finance in a balanced way, cautioning against settling for the “lowest common denominator”. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres Guterres told delegates at the ongoing 2021 UN climate conference, COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, on Thursday, Novemeber 11, 2021, that he was inspired by the mobilisation of ...

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COP26: Ministers close to striking deal that will undermine ambition, Indigenous Peoples rights

Sengwer indigenous people

In negotiations under Article 6, which deals with the rules on carbon markets under the Paris Agreement, an increasing number of countries in Glasgow on Thursday, November 11, 2021, backed proposals which would exclude corresponding adjustments from being applied to “other international mitigation purposes”. Indigenous people from the Sengwer community in western Kenya. Photo credit: REUTERS/Katy Migiro This means they ...

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Group flays Net-Zero phenomenon on climate action day

Rights Advocacy and Development Center (RADEC)

An NGO, Rights Advocacy and Development Centre (RADEC), which recently joined other civil society groups around the world to mark both the Africa Day of Action and the Global Day of Action on Climate Change, has called for Real Action, and not Net Zero. Members of Rights Advocacy and Development Centre (RADEC) during in a climate action campaign The group ...

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COP26: Real commitments on text must match rhetoric as negotiations enter crunch time

COP26 in Glasgow

Across all areas of the draft text produced at COP26 countries need to go further and fast and reach for the most ambitious positions – on keeping 1.5C in sight, finance for loss and damage and towards a just transition from all fossil fuels including oil and gas, according to submissions from the Climate Action Network (CAN) media briefing on Thursday, ...

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COP26: China, India, others sabotaging Big Climate Pledge

Xi Jinping

The main reason for holding the COP26 conference is to get world leaders to agree to a joint declaration on how they will go about trying to prevent a climate catastrophe. Chinese President, Xi Jinping However, that effort appears to be at serious risk of failure because, according to reports, a group of nations, including China and India, is refusing ...

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