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Energy governance institute demands release of detained officer

Maxwell Atuhura

The Kampala, Uganda-based Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO) and its partners are demanding for the immediate release of AFIEGO’s Buliisa district Field Officer, Mr. Maxwell Atuhura. Maxwell Atuhura Mr. Atuhura was arrested on May 25, 2021 and was detained at the Buliisa Central Police Station (CPS). He spent the night at the police station. The charges against him have ...

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Covid-19 recovery financing should be an investment in nature

Ken Mwathe

On May 18, 2021, President Emmanuel Macron of France hosted the Sustainable Financing for Africa Summit in Paris. The meeting, coming in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which has had devastating socio-economic impacts on Africa economies, brought together more than 30 African and European leaders to rally for financial support to aid Africa’s post-pandemic economic recovery. Ken Mwathe According ...

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Climate Breakthroughs Summit highlights crucial momentum for net-zero emissions

Alok Sharma

World leaders on Thursday, May 27, 2021 convened at the Climate Breakthroughs Summit — a collaboration between the World Economic Forum, Mission Possible Partnership, the UN Climate Champions, and the UK COP26 Presidency — to demonstrate progress in critical sectors of the global economy, including steel, shipping, green hydrogen and nature. Alok Sharma, COP26 President Designate At the Summit, Maersk was among ...

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Coalition lauds Dutch court ruling against Shell

Shell court ruling

Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have hailed the Wednesday, May 26, 2021 court ruling against Shell in The Hague in a climate change case brought by several groups including Friends of the Earth Netherlands. Environmentalists celebrated in The Hague on Wednesday after a ...

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Nigeria seeks collective efforts to end insecurity, environmental issues in Niger Basin

Ministry of Water Resources

Nigeria Government on Thursday, May 27, 2021 called for collective efforts to tackle insecurity and environmental challenges in the Niger Basin. Chairman, Council of Ministers of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA), Mr Suleiman Adamu The Chairman, Council of Ministers of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA), Mr Suleiman Adamu, made the call at the 12th Extraordinary Session of the Council in ...

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Trump-Hills: Bridging the gap through affordable housing

Timothy Ede-Abel

The Trump-Hills brand is one of the leading real estate developers that are focused on building affordable homes for low income earners in Nigeria. In this exclusive interview with Etta Michael Bisong, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organisation, Timothy Ede-Abel, shed light on the state of housing development and what Trump-Hills is doing to bridge the deficit across ...

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Groups clamour for trans fat-free foods consumption by Nigerians

Trans-fat Free Nigeria Coalition

The Trans-fat Free Nigeria Coalition has urged the National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to finalise the processes for completing its participation in the World Health Organisation-Trans fatty Acids (WHO-TFA) laboratory testing “ring-trial” so that the enhanced capacity to carry out testing will serve Nigeria and the entire West African Region. Officials of the Trans-fat Free Nigeria ...

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Shell ordered by Dutch court to cut carbon emissions

Shell court ruling

A Dutch court on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 ruled that Royal Dutch Shell PLC is partially responsible for climate change and ordered the company to reduce its carbon emissions, a first-of-its-kind ruling that adds fresh pressure on oil-and-gas companies already facing heightened scrutiny from governments and investors. Environmentalists celebrated in The Hague on Wednesday after a court ruled that Shell must reduce its ...

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UK secures G7 commitments to tackle climate change, halt biodiversity loss

G7 climate meeting

The Climate and Environment Ministers of the G7, under UK leadership, have secured historic commitments which will put climate, biodiversity and the environment at the heart of worldwide COVID-19 recovery. G7 Climate and Environment Ministers at a meeting in 2019 COP26 President-Designate, Alok Sharma, and Defra Secretary of State, George Eustice, convened the Ministers ahead of the G7 leaders’ summit ...

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2.4m practice open defecation in Plateau, says sanitation GM

Simon Lalong

General Manger, Plateau Rural Water Supply And Sanitation Agency (PRUWASSA), Mr Peter Kassam, has said that no fewer than 2.4 million people practice open defecation. Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State Kassam disclosed this in Jos, at a one-day sensitisation capacity building workshop . The workshop was organised by the Federal Ministry of Water Resources in collaboration with the  National ...

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