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Putting sustainability first in Nigeria’s redevelopment

Sustainable building

Nigeria has a lot of infrastructure and housing stock in dire need of renovation. However, with climate change looming and promising to have its impact on all aspects of life, scrutiny has fallen over many developments. The government, along with business and citizens, needs to find ways to develop in a sustainable manner In April, this was exemplified by the ...

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Africa’s certified forest least in the world, study reveals

Nigeria REDD+

The total area of forest certified in Africa is less compared to other regions of the world, a study that was released on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 reveals. Forest certified in Africa is the least compared to other regions of the world. Photo credit: UNDP Cambodia/Chansok Lay/Oddar Meanchey The study that was initiated in 2017 found out that 7,684,980 hectares ...

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Campaigners want legislators to resist industry overtures over tobacco law

Nigeria National Assembly Complex

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have urged the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, to resist on-going attempts by the tobacco industry to truncate the passage of the draft National Tobacco Control Regulations. The Nigeria National Assembly Complex, Abuja The groups, in a statement ...

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47m Nigerians indulge in open defecation – UNICEF

Pernille Ironside

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that not less than 47 million Nigerians still indulge in open defecation in the country. UNICEF Nigeria Acting Representative, Pernille Ironside Mr Bioye Ogunjobi, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) specialist of UNICEF, said this in Kano on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the opening of a two-day media dialogue organised by the ...

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Meat: Friend or foe?

Cattle rearing

This write-up was inspired by an article I read about the future of meat and the possibility of culturing meat in the laboratory. The article got me thinking so I decided to have a discussion with my friends on this issue. The feedback I got was both intriguing and entertaining. This gave me a better grasp of how to navigate ...

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Biodiversity Day: Co-chairs to lead fresh IPBES assessment emerge

Anne Larigauderie

Three leading global experts were on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 announced as the co-chairs of a new and somewhat important assessment by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), of existing knowledge regarding invasive alien species and their control. IPBES Executive Secretary, Anne Larigauderie Professors Helen Roy MBE (United Kingdom), Aníbal Pauchard (Chile) and Peter Stoett (Canada) ...

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IITA clamours greenhouse gas reduction to mitigate climate change

Dr Saethre May-Guri

The Deputy Director-General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Research for Development, Dr Saethre May-Guri, has emphasised the need to eliminate greenhouse gases (GHGs) to mitigate the effect of climate change on the African continent. Dr Saethre May-Guri May-Guri gave this advice on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the 22nd symposium of the International Association of Research Scholars and Fellows (IARSAF), ...

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AU to launch Africa’s forestry management framework in 2020

Almami Dampha

Africa’s sustainable forestry management framework will be launched in early 2020 to guide the continent in sustainable exploitation of forest resources, an AU official disclosed on Monday, May 20, 2019. Almami Dampha, Senior Policy Officer at AU Commission Almami Dampha, Senior Policy Officer at AU Commission, said that the framework had been developed to help countries meet the AU Agenda ...

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EU sends fresh warning to Germany on nitrate levels in groundwater

Svenja Schulze

The European Commission might consider further legal action, possibly leading to fines, against Germany if it does not reduce nitrate levels in its groundwater, a commission letter revealed on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze Brussels and Berlin have been locked in a long-running dispute over high nitrate levels, which often result from fertiliser use and can ...

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Pollution: CSOs demand health audit in Niger Delta communities

Oil spill pollution

Civil society organisations (CSOs) in Bayelsa State have called for health audit across communities in Niger Delta as part of efforts to tackle environmental pollution and degradation in the region. A water body in the Niger Delta polluted by crude oil The CSOs made the demand during a Roundtable with the Bayelsa State Oil and Environmental Commission (BSOEC) on Tuesday, ...

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