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Nigeria to launch national guidelines for WASH in healthcare facilities

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

Nigerian Government and development partners have finalised processes to launch the National Guidelines for promoting access to safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in all healthcare facilities in the country. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister This was the thrust at a Stakeholders Validation Meeting of the National Guidelines for WASH Services in Healthcare Facilities in Abuja on Wednesday, December 8, ...

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Nigeria to commercialise 12 River Basins

Ministry of Water Resources

The Federal Government of Nigeria says it is set to commercialise the nation’s 12 River Basins to enable them to deliver on their mandate effectively. Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu The Director, River Basin Operations and Inspection at the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Mr John Ochigbo, made the declaration at a news conference on Wednesday, December 8, ...

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Omicron: AU calls for urgent rescinding of travel bans on African countries

President Tshisekedi

The African Union (AU) warned that travel and entry bans in connection with the emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant will limit the free movement of people and goods. President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo of DRC and Chair of the AU The 55-member pan African bloc, in a statement issued, said it is imposing immediate and significant impact on African ...

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Third vaccine dose provides more protection against Omicron – Pfizer

Omicron variant

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, reported results from an initial laboratory study showing that serum antibodies induced by the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine neutralised the Omicron variant after three doses. Omicron variant “Although two doses of the vaccine may still offer protection against severe disease caused by the Omicron strain, it’s clear from these preliminary data that ...

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NiMet forecasts increased dust haze in north

Low Visibility Dust Haze

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust haze condition to intensify over the northern region as the day progresses on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Low visibility caused by dust haze The updated weather alert released from NiMet on Wednesday in Abuja envisaged dust haze activities before the end of the day over the extreme north. It said, “Horizontal visibility ...

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Commission unveils website to accelerate renewable energy growth

Web-based GIS tool

The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) has launched the first-ever renewable energy web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) tool to relieve developers and investors of the challenges they encounter when trying to identify practical sites for on-grid renewable electricity from Solar-PV and wind power plants in the country. Participants at the launch of the Web-based GIS tool in Abuja Designed using ...

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Housing deficit: Sanwo-Olu offers developers 50 hectares of land

Lagos State Real Estate Market Place Conference and Exhibitions

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, promised developers within the state 50 hectares of land for construction of housing units, as part of efforts to reduce deficit in the state. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (centre) at the opening of the Second Edition of the Lagos State Real Estate Market Place Conference and Exhibitions Sanwo-Olu made the ...

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Momentum for Global Climate Action continues to build

patricia espinosa

Momentum among non-Party stakeholders around the globe towards achieving a net-zero, resilient future continues to grow and is underlined by the significant increase in the numbers registered in data sources such as the Global Climate Action Portal (GCAP). Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC As of October 2021, the Portal registered 22,259 actors around the world, an increase of nearly 22% over the ...

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Afghan govt deploys military unit to prevent deforestation

Deforestation

Deputy spokesman of the caretaker government, Inamullah Samangani, said Afghanistan has established a military unit to protect the forests and prevent deforestation in the mountainous country. Deforestation in Peru. Photo credit: archive.peruthisweek.com A spokesman of the government on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, said the cabinet of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the 450-member military unit, would be deployed in both ...

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Making profitability sustainable and sustainability profitable

Claudio Muruzabal

For the past 18 months, the business world has been so focused on Covid-19 that it’s taken its eye off the other C-word – CSR, or corporate social responsibility. But you can write this down and take it to the bank: the enterprises that will thrive in a post-pandemic world will be those that put the societal element of sustainability ...

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