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NCF seeks preservation of mangrove forest to stem flooding


The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 urged Nigerians to preserve the nation’s mangrove forest zone to prevent incessant flooding in the country. Mangroves The foundation’s Director-General, Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, said that the mangrove, located along the nation’s coastal area, acts as a buffer to ocean surge that result to flood when sea level rises. The conservationist, ...

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WHO to declare global eradication of poliovirus type-3

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the world will soon be left with only one remaining wild poliovirus as it is expected to announce the eradication of the type-3 virus. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images According to WHO, since the UN health agency launched ...

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African airports convene to act against wildlife trafficking

Ivory trafficking

Recognisng the urgency of the wildlife trafficking crisis, airports in Africa have taken up a campaign to curb wildlife trafficking on the continent. Ivory trafficking. Photo credit: Some 50 participants from these airports attended a workshop hosted by the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership during the Airports Council International (ACI) Africa Annual General ...

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Why Africa must lead fight to end child labour in tobacco sector

Child labour

If the world is going to achieve the UN’s sustainable development agenda and make a real difference in peoples’ lives by 2030, it will be because we take many bold steps that contribute to progress on the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals. Child labour in a cocoa plantation The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is attempting to take one such bold step ...

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SDGs4Universities: 103 students commit to drive the global goals

Students of the Federal College of Education, Zaria in Kaduna State have made strong commitments to drive the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria. Some 103 students who participated at the SDGs4Universities workshop organised by the International Climate Change Development Initiative in October 2019 now see themselves as central players in issues of national and global development. Participants at the ...

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IPCC Singapore meeting to develop AR6 draft outline

IPCC Singapore Meeting

A scoping meeting of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) Synthesis Report (SYR) is hoping to develop a draft outline that will form the basis for the development of the full AR6 Synthesis Report. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke (Nigerian IPCC author) (right) with Dr Youba Sokona, Co-Vice Chair of the IPCC, at the Scoping Meeting of the Synthesis Report of the Sixth ...

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Govt restates commitment to Ogoniland remediation

Dr Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar

The Federal Government has expressed commitment to a comprehensive remediation of the polluted areas of Ogoniland and the restoration of livelihood to the affected communities, in line with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Assessment Report. Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Manhood Abubakar, reiterated this at the weekend while on a tour of Hydrocarbon Pollution ...

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Paris Agreement: Regional Collaboration Centre established in Dubai

patricia espinosa

The Regional Collaboration Centre Dubai was on Sunday, October 20, 2019 officially launched. It is a collaboration between UN Climate Change and the World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO) reportedly dedicated to advancing the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC RCC Dubai was launched, ...

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UNN research centre recommends review of Fishery Act


The Resource and Environmental Policy Research Centre (REPRC) of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Enugu State, has proposed a review of the Fishery Act of 1992 to accommodate regulatory measures that will curtail the depletion of fish and other aquatic creatures in the nation’s shelf. Some of the participants at the forum: L-R: Dr Nnaemeka Chukwuone, Director of REPC; ...

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Ogun establishes waste management agency

Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State Government appears to have taken proactive measures to address the worrisome state of its deteriorating environment. Gov Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State Apparently found wanting in the discharge of its duties, the popular state Environmental Protection Agency (OGEPA) may have been given a vote of no confidence following the establishment of the Ogun State Waste Management Agency. ...

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