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Water Day: Stakeholders want major sources of water revived


Water sector stakeholders on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 expressed displeasure over lack of sources of potable water, calling on governments and private sectors to collaborate to revive major sources of water across the country. Observers believe that the bulk of the Lagos population have limited access to potable water They made the call at a stakeholders’ forum organised by Water ...

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IAR&T develops high-yielding, disease-resistant maize varieties

Maize plant

Executive Director of the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, Prof. James Adediran, says the institute has developed high-yielding, disease-resistant maize varieties adaptable to Southwest agro-ecologies and beyond. Maize plant Adediran, made this known on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at a training and empowerment workshop held in the institute for no fewer than 120 youths and farmers across ...

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Nutrition experts clamour adoption of open data to address challenges

Esther Omosa

Nutrition experts on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 called for adoption of open data system to help solve nutrition problems in Kenya. Esther Omosa The experts said that the use of open data would enable nutritionists get information on malnutrition from rural parts of Kenya in time and help lower the current 1.3 million children who are suffering. The experts call ...

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AfDB excited over Nyong’s ranking among ‘100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy 2019’

Anthony Nyong

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it is excited by the nomination of Prof. Anthony Nyong, Director for Climate Change and Green Growth, as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy 2019. Dr. Anthony Nyong, Director, Climate Change and Green Growth, African Development Bank (AfDB) Mr Chawki Chahed, the bank’s Senior Communications Officer, made this known in ...

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PACJA’s Mithika Mwenda named in ‘100 most influential people in Climate Change Policy 2019’

Mithika Mwenda

The Executive Director of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda, was on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 named among the “World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Change Policy 2019”. It is the first time such a list, which will become an annual tradition, has been compiled. Only five other Africans are on the list. Mithika Mwenda, Secretary ...

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Dead whale found with 40kg of plastic in its stomach


The whale had over 40kg of plastic in its stomach when it was found on a beach in the Philippines. The Cuvier beaked whale Workers at the D’ Bone Collector Museum Inc. recovered the Cuvier beaked whale on Saturday, March 16, 2019 and said it was “the most plastic we have ever seen in a whale”. The staff found over ...

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Water Day: Stakeholders raise concerns for Nigeria’s water crises

Suleiman Adamu

Stakeholders on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 called on all tiers of government and political actors to show more commitment, actions and deliberate funding to reverse the nation’s water situation. Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources This was the thrust at the Global Citizen event held in Abuja in partnership with Procter and Gamble to celebrate the 2019 World Water Day, ...

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Applause as Belgium moves to close domestic ivory market

Ivory trafficking

The Belgian Senate has passed a non-binding resolution calling on the European Commission to urgently implement a general trade ban in elephant ivory throughout the European Union (EU). Ivory trafficking. Photo credit: The Chamber Committee has expressed support for the Law proposal 54K3202001, which once adopted will ban domestic sales, export and import of elephant ivory within, from, and to Belgium. In a reaction to the development, ...

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Nigeria committed to building coal-fired electricity by 2020, says minister


The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Abubakar Bawa, says the Federal Government is committed to building coal-fired electricity by 2020. A power plant fired by coal Bawa said this while declaring open the 55th Annual International Conference and Exhibition of the Nigerian Mining and Geoscience Society (NMGS) on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Enugu, Enugu State. He noted that ...

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UNN inaugurates plant to generate electricity from organic waste

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) may have set the record of electricity generation by using organic waste to install 100KVA Refuse Drived Fuel (RDF) gasification plant for its Nsukka Campus. University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State Prof Benjamin Ozumba, UNN Vice-Chancellor, who expressed happiness over the project during its inauguration on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, said the university would no ...

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