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AfDB receives $170.9m climate fund boost for energy access framework

Kevin Kariuki

The Board of Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved $170.9 million in financing for the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Leveraging Energy Access Finance Framework (LEAF) programme, a statement from the AfDB said on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Kevin Kariuki, Vice President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth, AfDB LEAF aims to unlock commercial and local-currency financing for decentralised renewable ...

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FEC approves N16bn for erosion control in 12 states, FCT

Gully erosion

 The Federal Executive Council has approved N16 billion for erosion control in 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Gully erosion in southeast Nigeria The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made this known when he briefed State House Correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja ...

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Nigeria, UNESCO renew commitment to protect Lake Chad

Lake Chad

The Nigerian Government has pledged renewed commitment to partner with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) towards improving livelihoods of inhabitants of the Lake Chad Region. The climate variability impact on Lake Chad has also worsened the abundance and conservation status of biodiversity. Photo credit: UNEP Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, made the pledge on ...

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PIB will unlock opportunities for indigenous companies – Oando boss

Alex Irune

Chief Operating Officer, Oando Energy Resources, Dr Alex Irune, says the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) will unlock several partnership opportunities for indigenous oil and gas companies. Chief Operating Officer, Oando Energy Resources, Dr Alex Irune Irune made the assertion during a panel session at the ongoing Nigeria Oil and Gas (NOG) conference and exhibition on Wednesday, July ...

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Govt wants legislators, others to partner on implementation of gender policy in agric

Women farmers

The Federal Government has urged the National Assembly, civil society organisations (CSOs), media and other stakeholders to partner with her on the implementation of the National Gender Policy in Agriculture. Women farmers Dr Ernest Umakhihe, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, made the appeal on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at the opening of a Workshop on  “Implementation of the ...

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NYSC to hold National Environmental Sanitation Day

Shuaibu Ibrahim

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)  says it will hold a National Environmental Sanitation Day on July 17, 2021 in all the Local Government Communities nationwide. NYSC Director General. Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim This is contained in a statement issued by Mrs Christy Olatoye, the Oyo State NYSC Assistant Director, Press and Public Relations, on Wednesday, July 7. According to ...

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Africa should collaborate to transform food, nutrition system – Ethiopian ex-PM

Hailemariam Desalegn

Former Ethiopian Prime Minister, Mr Hailemariam Desalegn, has emphasised the need for African leaders to collaborate to transform the continent’s food and nutrition system. Former Ethiopian Prime Minister, Mr Hailemariam Desalegn Desalegn said this at the opening of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2021 Summit Launch, held in a hybrid format on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.  The former Ethiopian ...

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Conference to address energy transition challenges – NNPC


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has expressed optimism that the country will soon find a solution to the challenges of energy transition in the country. Mr Adokiye Tombomieye Chief Operating Officer (COO), Upstream, NNPC, Mr Adokiye Tombomieye, said this on the sidelines of the ongoing Nigeria Oil and Gas (NOG) Conference in Abuja. Tombomieye said government and stakeholders in ...

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How Nigeria can tackle climate change, transit towards green economy – Melbourne

Sean Melbourne

Mr. Sean Melbourne is the Head of Climate Change & Energy West Africa at the British High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. In this interview with Etta Michael Bisong, he sheds some light on trending issues around climate change especially how Nigeria can best transit into a cleaner and sustainable economy    Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change & Energy, West ...

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DPR lists ways to fortify Nigeria’s oil and gas sector

Timipre Sylva

The Department of Petroleum Resources( DPR) has listed five ways to fortify the Nigerian oil and gas sector for economic stability and growth. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva Director and Chief Executive Officer of DPR, Mr Sarki Auwalu, made the suggestion while presenting a keynote address at the 20th Nigeria oil and gas conference, in Abuja ...

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