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Financing critical for climate change targets in developing countries – OPEC


The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) says financing remains critical in meeting any climate change target for developing countries. Mohammed Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) speaks during the 25th Caspian International Oil and Gas Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan on May 30, 2018. Photo credit: Resul Rehimov/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Dr Mohammad Barkindo, OPEC Secretary ...

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Cholera outbreak: Govt to construct modern toilets in FCT

Sharon Ikeazor

The Federal Government says it will soon commence the construction of a modern toilet with borehole and solar powered pump, as part of efforts to curb cholera outbreak in the FCT. Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor Minister of Environment for State, Chief Sharon Ikeazor, disclosed this in Abuja, on Monday, September 6, 2021 while inaugurating the National Environmental Sanitation ...

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LAWMA to ban single use plastic

Ibrahim Odumboni

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) is set to ban single use plastic materials across its formations, as part of its efforts to curtail the environmental menace posed by the item. Ibrahim Odumboni, Managing Director, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) This disclosure was made by the authority, in a statement issued on Monday, September 6, 2021 and made available to ...

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Declining vulture populations should be a wakeup call


Every year the world marks the International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD) in September, to raise awareness about vultures. However, the picture is not rosy for these magnificent birds. In Africa, vulture populations have declined catastrophically over the last 50 years, with declines of up to 97% for some species. While vultures are oft seen as sinister birds that signify bad ...

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Residents in flood prone areas say nowhere to relocate

Flood in Niger State

Some residents living in flood-prone areas of Kaduna State say they will not relocate as they had nowhere to go in spite of predicted increase in flooding. A flooded community in Niger State One of them, Mrs Anna Okolie, said during a survey on preparedness for predicted flooding, that her family members decided to stay because they had invested a ...

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Why more Nigerians are embracing solar energy

Solar plant

“Everybody is tired of NEPA – their service is poor and the estimated billing is ridiculous,” Olufemi Fadeyi, a civil engineer and farmer, residing in Ogijo, Ogun State, lamented. Mr. Olufemi was referring to bill served him by Nigeria’s electricity distribution company which often comes on the high, an average of N40,000 monthly. Arrangement of Mr. Fadeyi’s residential solar installation. ...

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Smoking in Nollywood and next generation of Nigerian youth

smoking scene

What seemed like an insignificant issue in 2007 when tobacco control activists screened 10 randomly selected movies and found out that the tobacco industry has been using Nollywood to promote tobacco smoking has grown into a mega monster. Screen shot of a smoking scene in a recent edition of Big Brother Naija A new research carried out by Corporate Accountability ...

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NiMet to deepen efforts at disseminating weather alerts to rural women

Women farmers

The Direct-General, Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Prof. Mansur Matazu, has promised to deepen efforts at disseminating weather alerts to rural women, to tackle weather-induced disasters. Women farmers A statement signed by NiMet`s General Manager, Public Relations, Mr Muntari Ibrahim, on Sunday, September 5, 2021 in Abuja quoted Matazu as saying this when he received the head of the National Youth ...

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Video report: Stakeholders meet on ozone depleting substances

The meeting was organised by the National Ozone Office, Federal Ministry of Environment, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in assisting relevant stakeholders in the complete migration and phase-out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) to more ozone and climate friendly substances in the refrigerant and air-conditioning and foam sector. hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) Stakeholders came together from these sectors to review ...

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Why indigenous women are vital to climate action

Facemask Production Training

The International Day of Indigenous Women celebrated annually on September 5 serves as a reminder that indigenous women play a leading role in reducing the harmful emissions that contribute to climate change, and help their communities address adverse, climate-related impacts. Indigenous women in Nigeria As one example, indigenous women from the Kainai First Nation in Canada have helped lead collaborative ...

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