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COVID-19: Nigeria receives 3.92m doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

COVAX Vaccine

An Emirates plane, Boeing 777300ER, carrying 3.92 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Abuja in Nigeria at 11.36 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2021. Officials receiving the vaccines at the airport The vaccine shipment is from COVAX, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free, as the world races to contain thecoronavirus pandemic. The Boeing ...

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Green recovery can revive coronavirus-hit African economy, tackle climate change – ECA

ECA Green Recovery

Efforts to revive the African economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic should ensure a “green recovery” that and strikes a blow against climate change, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) said in a report published on Monday, March 1, 2021. Some of the participants at the virtual event Findings of the report titled “Building Forward for an African ...

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‘Birds are helpful creatures to the people’

Sam Ivande

Sam Ivande is a passionate Ornithologist (an expert in bird studies) and  lecturer at the A.P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute (APLORI), the degree awarding facility of the Nigeria’s University of Jos. Ivande, who is a PhD holder in Ornithology from St. Andrews University, United Kingdom (U.K.), helps in the design and implementation of bird species and habitat conservation projects at ...

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COVID-19: Nigeria expects three types of vaccines – PTF

Olorunnimbe Mamora

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 says it is expecting three types of vaccines to cater to the needs of Nigerians. Minster of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora The Minister of State for Health, Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora, gave the hint at the PTF briefing on COVID-19 on Monday, March 1, 2021 in Abuja. Mamora said that Nigeria has ...

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Osborne Foreshore, Peace Valley estates: Govt has not addressed issues

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

I read Yacoob Abiodun’s online article and it was succinctly put. I also read the rebuttal by the Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning, Dr. Idris Salako, and I can unequivocally state that he failed to address the issues raised. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State One of the issues raised borders on flagrant abuse of the building regulations by ...

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Lagos refutes allegations of condoning planning infractions in Osborne Foreshore, Peace Valley estates

Idris Salako

The Lagos State Government has denied an allegation that it was tacitly condoning the violation of physical planning laws by some developers in both the Osborne Foreshore Phase II and Peace Valley Estate, Magodo. Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako The government position was contained in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban ...

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Three new Ebola virus cases confirmed in DRC

President Tshisekedi

Three more new cases of the Ebola virus disease have been confirmed in the Butembo health zone in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), an official said. President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo of DRC The Provincial Minister of Health of North Kivu, Eugene Nzanzu, said this at a news conference on Monday, March 1, 2021. This raises the accumulative ...

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Pre-COP26 forum explores how nature-based solutions can build climate resilience

Nature-based Solutions Dialogue

The relevance of nature-based solutions for building resilience to climate change were examined from varying perspectives at a two-day virtual forum from February 18 to 19, 2021. Catriona Laing, British High Commissioner to Nigeria, speaking at the event Over 100 participants from Federal and State Governments, civil society groups and international development partners participated in the dialogue on: “Nigeria for ...

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Nigeria integrates clean cooking in revised climate blueprint

Clean Cook Stove

As part of the Federal Government of Nigeria’s efforts to integrate clean cooking into the revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to meet its obligations to the Paris Agreement on climate change, the International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment, Heinrich Boell Foundation, World Resources Institute and Stockholm Environment Institute is providing ...

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Niger Delta underdevelopment: Ex-agitator blames selfishness of leaders

Reuben Wilson

A Niger Delta ex-agitator, Mr Reuben Wilson, on Monday, March 1, 2021 blamed political leaders and public office holders from the zone at all levels for the underdevelopment of the region. Reuben Wilson Wilson, who is also National President of the Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative (LPCDI), regretted that despite the huge sums of money accruing to the region ...

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