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What Nigeria stands to benefit from UK-Africa summit fallout

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Nigeria appears to be in a good stead to reap bountifully from outcomes of the UK-Africa Investment Summit held in London on Monday, January 20, 2020. Nigeria’s Minister of State for the Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, with the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy, Innovation and Skills, Andrea Leadsom, at the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London Ahead of the 26th ...

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Coronavirus: WHO advises countries to prepare for detection as death toll hits 56

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World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised Member States to be ready for timely detection and management of any outbreak, especially coronavirus, as the death toll in China hit 56. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images China has confirmed 1,975 cases of patients infected with the new ...

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Coronavirus: Europe, Australia report first cases; more deaths, cases in China, US

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France confirmed three cases of coronavirus Friday, January 24, 2020 marking the first confirmed diagnoses in Europe, as China expanded its efforts to control its outbreak and announced 15 new deaths. Australia also confirmed its first case of coronavirus, and a second case was confirmed in the United States. An health official attends to a coronavirus patient in China Travel ...

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China locks down 33m people in 10 cities to stop spread of coronavirus

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China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims Friday, January 24, 2020 as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country’s biggest, most festive holiday. Chinese President, Xi Jinping The number of confirmed cases around the world climbed sharply to ...

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Uganda, partners prepare for Africa Climate Week 2020

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Preparations are underway for Africa Climate Week 2020, which will be convened in Kampala, Uganda, from March 9 to 13, 2020. Kampala, Uganda Holding at the Speke Conference Centre, the event will be the first Regional Climate Week to be hosted this year and will be followed by Climate Weeks in the Asia-Pacific (AP), Latin America and Caribbean (LAC), and Middle ...

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The fierce urgency of COP26

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With a US administration under Donald Trump, European unity and leadership is the only hope for driving China’s climate ambitions, writes Adam Tooze in the International Politics & Society (IPS) Journal Glasgow, Scotland There are turning points in history. Moments that matter, that mark beginnings and ends. As Martin Luther King reminded us, ‘There is such a thing as being too ...

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Why Nigeria must go beyond rhetoric in addressing climate issues

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Responding to the realities of climate change has been more of political rhetoric than real-life action in Nigeria. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar While this continues to build into a disastrous future for the country, the government appears to be ignoring the early warning signs. Severe weather has been affecting most states and causing severe flooding, farm destruction, ...

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WHO committee says coronavirus not a global emergency

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday, January 23, 2020 said the novel coronavirus ailment is not a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images Several members of the WHO Emergency Committee considered that it was too early to declare it PHEIC, given ...

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Budget 2020: Govt asked to inaugurate Tobacco Control Fund

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The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has asked the Federal Government to immediately inaugurate the Tobacco Control fund as recommended in the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act 2015, saying the near zero allocation to tobacco control in the recently passed 2020 national budget has reinforced the need to institutionalise a funding mechanism. The Nigeria National Assembly Complex, Abuja ...

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Davos: Civil society urges leaders to shift investments from fossil fuels into renewables

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For the first time, the latest edition of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) “Global Risk Report” identifies failure to mitigate and adapt to climate change as the greatest long-term risk the world faces in the short and long term (10 years). A session at the 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland It took the destruction of forests, farmland, animals and ...

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