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World Toilet Day: Kimberly-Clark, WaterAid partner to promote hygiene practices

Evelyn Mere

Kimberly-Clark Nigeria, producer of baby care products, including the Huggies diaper brand, and essential feminine products, has partnered WaterAid to support efforts aimed at addressing issues of hygiene in the country. Evelyn Mere, WaterAid Nigeria Country Director The two-year partnership, which was announced in a statement, in Abuja, on Friday, November 19, 2021, had been designed to help more than ...

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Key features and significance of Nigeria’s new Climate Change Law

Buhari-Paris-Agreement

On Thursday, November 18, 2021, President Muhammad Buhari signed into law the Climate Change Bill Passed by the National Assembly. In signing the law, the President has made Nigeria join an elite group of countries that have enacted emissions-target legislation aiming to eliminate carbon emissions. This is a big deal for an oil-dependent nation that is also ranked as one ...

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UNICEF raises concern over rate of open defecation in Nigeria

Henrietta Fore

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has raised concern over the high rate of open defecation in Nigeria. Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director The Chief of UNICEF Field Office, Enugu, Dr Ibrahim Conteh, said at a “One -day media dialogue’’ in Enugu on Friday, November 19, 2021, that the rate had remained high, in spite of the concerted efforts by stakeholders ...

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Group donates 60,000 affordable toilets to support Nigeria’s sanitation drive

Satopan

SATO, a Japanese building materials and housing equipment manufacturer, has donated 60,000 affordable Satopans to support Nigeria in its drive to end open defecation by 2025. The Satopan Mr Michael Adegbe, Leader, SATO Nigeria, part of Lixil Technologies, said in Abuja at the sidelines of an event to commemorate the 2021 World Toilet Day, with the theme, “Valuing Toilets”. Satopans ...

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All On, Salpha Energy sign $1m deal for solar home systems distribution

Salpha-All On Deal Signing

Shell-funded impact investment company, All On, has announced a $1 million investment in Salpha Energy Nigeria to scale the company’s solar home systems distribution business, focused on bottom-of-the-pyramid customers in rural and peri-urban areas across Nigeria including the Niger Delta. Officials of Salpha and All On signing the investment agreement The investment, it was gathered, will be used to increase ...

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WHO, health ministry, commence advocacy for effective e-waste management

E-waste

The World Health Organisation, Nigeria, in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health and other stakeholders have commenced advocacy for effective management of electronic waste in the country. E-waste Dr Edwin Isotu-Edeh, National Consultant, Public Health and Environment, WHO Nigeria, said Nigeria’s national disease burden was linked to risks factors from the environment including poor sanitation, and climate change, among ...

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Progress in Russia-U.S. dialogue on climate, arctic visible – Ambassador Antonov

Anatoly Antonov

Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov says there is progress in the Russian-U.S. dialogue on the Arctic issues and climate agenda, Anatoly Antonov, Russian Ambassador to the United States “We started a professional conversation on such very difficult issues as strategic stability and cyber security. “There is some progress on the Arctic and climate. The economic dialogue continues. “Contacts are ...

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Buhari signs Climate Change Bill into law

Buhari COP26

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law two important bills passed by the National Assembly, including the Climate Change Bill. President Muhammadu Buhari The now Climate Change Act owes its origin to a bill sponsored by a member of the House of Representatives, Sam Onuigbo. It provides for, among other things, the mainstreaming of climate change actions and the establishment ...

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Imo Assembly urges urgent govt intervention in gully erosion sites

Hope Uzodinma

The Imo State House of Assembly has appealed to Gov. Hope Uzodimma to urgently intervene in the gully erosion sites ravaging parts of Ikeduru Local Government Area of the state. Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo State The House made the appeal following a motion moved by Ikeduru representative, Mr Uche Ogbuagu (APC), at its plenary on Thursday, November 18, 2021, ...

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Osinbajo, Blinken, discuss climate change, security, pandemic response, others

Anthony Blinken

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, on Thursday, November 18, 2021, met at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, on a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Blinken, who is on three-nation tour of Africa, and Osinbajo deliberated on a wide range of areas of bilateral cooperation, ...

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