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Govt intensifies efforts at curtailing Lassa fever outbreak

Lassa fever

The Federal Ministry of Environment has strengthened activities on environmental health and sanitation response to Lassa fever outbreak in the country. Environmental Health Officers sanitation involved in response activities against Lassa fever Minister of State for the Environment, Chief Sharon IKeazor, made this known at the weekend, saying that her ministry has already embarked on environmental health and sanitation response ...

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COP26 reflections: HOMEF clamours Nigerian COP ahead COP27


Cadmus Atake-Enade, Project Lead (Fossil Politics), Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), at the Post COP26 Meeting organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Nigeria-supported Coalition for Economic Transformation (COSET) in Abuja on Thursday, January 20, 2022, suggested, among others, that COSET should organise and champion a Nigerian COP to ensure that the nation responds adequately to COP27 Participants at the ...

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UN relief chief pledges support for Nigeria in rebuilding Northeast

Martin Griffiths

The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, has pledged to support Nigeria to help rebuild the lives of those affected by violence in the Northeast. UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths The UN humanitarian affairs chief who made the pledge at the end of his four-day visit to Nigeria, said ...

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U.S. opposes plans to strengthen WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The United States, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) top donor, is resisting proposals to make the agency more independent, four officials involved in the talks said. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images Four European officials involved in the talks, who declined to be named because they ...

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Lagos: Time to improve on its liveability index

Gbenga Onabanjo

The news making the rounds on social media about the acquisition of the fast trains from Milwaukee by Governor Sanwo-Olu for the Lagos Redline Mass Transit is most heartwarming. It shows the sincerity of the Sanwo-Olu Administration to walk its talk and keep to the promises made to the electorate. This will go a long way to building trust and ...

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Ministers launch agenda focusing on innovation, environmental sustainability, farmers’ profitability


Ministers of Agriculture of Africa and the Americas committed to working together to develop a cooperation agenda, and agreed that the two continents face common challenges and opportunities with respect to transforming their agrifood systems to make them more sustainable and inclusive. The high-ranking officials who participated in the virtual event The agreement was reached during the First High-Level Roundtable ...

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UCLG Africa celebrates World Day for African and Afro-descendant Culture 2022

UCLG Africa

The United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) will on Monday, January 24, 2022 hold an online workshop within the framework of the celebration of the World Day for African and Afro-descendant Culture. Secretary General of UCLG Africa, Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi, with a delegate during a session at the 2019 Africa Climate Week Proclaimed by UNESCO in November ...

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Shift from fossil industry more beneficial for Nigeria’s economy – Ministry, COSET


The Ministry of Environment and the Coalition for Socio-Economic Transformation (COSET) have said that a shift from fossil industry will benefit Nigeria more economically and help to solve climate change challenges. A panel discussion session during the meeting featuring (L-R): Priscilla Achakpa, Fr. Obi Edward, Chidie Ugwu, and Ken Henshaw They made the assertion on Thursday, January 20, 2022 in Abuja ...

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Volcano: 80% of Tonga population impacted by eruption, tsunami – UN

La Palma Volcano

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says  no fewer than 12,000 households have been affected by the volcanic eruption and tsunami that hit the islands of Tonga. A volcanic eruption An underwater volcano in the South Pacific erupted violently on Saturday, January 15, 2022, causing tsunamis to hit Hawaii, Japan, and Tonga’s largest island, Tongatapu, and ...

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Group promotes SDG awareness in 98 schools nationwide

Sustainable Development Goals

Art and the African Child (ATAC), an NGO, says it has created awareness on the need for action on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 98 secondary schools across the country. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Mr Vincent Odigie, founder of ATAC, who disclosed this in an interview in Benin City, Edo State, on Friday, January 21, 2022, added that the ...

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