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Radio Report: Nigeria develops gender sensitive water curriculum

A curriculum that will ensure an increase in the participation of women in the delivery of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene services in the country is underway. Executive Director, National Water Resources Institute in Kaduna, Dr Emmanuel Adanu, made this known during an online advocacy meeting tagged “Water and Climate Change: Women’s Coping Strategies in West Africa” organised by the Abuja ...

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Radio Report: Observing 2020 ozone layer preservation day

Ozone Layer

The United Nations General Assembly designated September 16 as World Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the 1987 signing of the Montreal Protocol on phasing out substances that deplete the ozone. Ozone layer depletion Ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the earth from the harmful portion of the sun’s rays, thus helping to preserve life on ...

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Radio Report: Young environmentalists demand synergy with govt to reposition sector


Young Nigerians who are involved in different areas of environmental protection and sustainability say the state of the environment should be a key factor in determining government’s delivery of Dividends of Democracy to the people. Young enterpreneours While speaking on Nigeria’s Democracy Day Celebration on Friday, June 12, 2020, the youngsters also called for synergy with relevant government ministries, departments ...

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Coronavirus cases outside China ‘could be spark’ for bigger fire – WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday, February 10, 2020 said the spread of coronavirus cases, which had no history of travel to China could be “the spark that becomes a bigger fire”. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images WHO said this is because people across ...

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Germany opposes stricter EU climate requirements for cars

Svenja Schulze

The German government is not in favour of stricter environmental requirements for car fleets in the European Union, an official said on Monday, February 10, 2020. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze The spokesperson for Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze, said the ministry was not in support of stricter environment requirement also. “We got new emission levels just last year, they are ...

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Solar orbiter takes off on mission to study sun’s poles

Solar orbit

The Solar orbiter, a satellite aiming to deliver new insights about the sun, blasted off from the Cape Canaveral launch complex in Florida at 11.03 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2020 (0403 GMT on Monday) atop an Atlas V 411 rocket. ESA launches its ambitious new mission to the sun. Photo credit: ESA/C. Carreau Guenther Hasinger, the European Space Agency (ESA) ...

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Lassa fever: Science academy wants govt to declare emergency


A call has gone to the Federal Government to declare the Lassa Fever disease currently ravaging the nation a public health event of national concern attaining an emergency status. The Lassa virus is transmitted to humans via contact with food or household items contaminated with specific rodent urine or faeces The call was made on Monday, February 10, 2020 by ...

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176 groups urge Guterres to reverse selection of AGRA president as Special Envoy

Agnes Kalibata

In a petition to the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, some 176 organisations from 83 countries are kicking against the nomination of AGRA president, Dr. Agnes Kalibata, as envoy to the 2021 Food Systems Summit Dr. Agnes Kalibata Dear Secretary-General Guterres, We, the undersigned 176 organisations from 83 countries, write to condemn and reject the appointment of Agnes Kalibata, President ...

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Nigeria ready to contain coronavirus outbreak – Minister

Osagie Ehanire

The Minister of Health, Prof. Osagie Ehanire, says Lagos State, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, is well prepared and ready to contain the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infectious disease, if eventually it breaks out in Nigeria. Minister of Health, Prof. Osagie Ehanire (speaking), with Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health (left) Ehanire gave this assurance on Sunday, February 9, 2020 while briefing newsmen after ...

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African leaders told to stop proliferation of coal, oil, gas

African Union

No fewer than 25 organisations, networks and community resistance groups from Africa and around the world have called on African leaders to prevent the proliferation of coal, oil and gas on the continent and to ensure efforts to address fossil fuels match those which have helped reduce the danger from nuclear weapons. Leaders at the 33rd African Union Summit The ...

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