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Covenant varsity research explores microplastics pollution under Commonwealth fellowship scheme

Professor Nsikak Benson

The concerns posed by plastic pollution to marine wildlife upon exposure have increased, stimulating new research into the distribution, abundance, characteristics and consequences of microplastics in water. Professor Nsikak Benson Having been selected alongside 31 other higher institutions of learning in the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) to host Blue Charter Fellowships, the Covenant University in Ota, Ogun State, is ...

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DHL, UNDP, OCHA boost natural disaster preparedness in Madagascar

DHL, UNDP, OCHA Madagascar disaster preparedness

Mail and logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) country office and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) are teaming up with National Bureau for Risk and Disaster Management in Madagascar (BNGRC – Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et des Catastrophes) and Toamasina International Airport (Aéroport de Madagascar – ADEMA) ...

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Migratory Bird Day: Nguru rallies to conserve vultures

Nguru vultures conservation

Pupils, teachers, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members and community members of Nguru Emirate in Yobe State rallied for the conservation of vultures while commemorating this year’s World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) with the theme “Protect Birds: be a solution to plastic pollution” on Friday, May 10, 2019. Youths during the vultures conservation rally As part of the activities to ...

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Stakeholders gather for vulture conservation in Nguru

Nguru vulture conservation

The representatives of Hunters’ Association, Farmers’ Association, Herders’ Association (Miyetti Allah), Traditional Medicine Practitioners (trado-medics), Heads of political wards and community women leader gathered on Saturday, May 11, 2019 to discuss threats against vultures and solutions to tackle the challenge in Yobe State. Participants at the gathering The meeting opened with an introductory remark from NCF Project Officer, Harry Hanson ...

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Concern over resurgence of refuse heaps in Aba

Refuse dumpsite in Aba

A city-based environmental rights organisation, Foundation for Environmental Rights, Advocacy & Development (FENRAD), has expressed reservations over the unwholesome state of waste management in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of Abia State, in southeast Nigeria. Refuse dumpsite in Aba, Abia State  “In its present state, Aba is obviously the dirtiest city across Nigeria,” said Comrade Nelson Nwafor, Executive Director of ...

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Biodiversity awareness higher in Asia than Europe, report reveals

Cristiana Paşca Palmer

A report launched on Monday, May 20, 2019 shows that Asian consumers have an increasing awareness of the planet’s biodiversity and want to see companies protecting it. The awareness is said to be higher than that of consumers in the UK, US or Germany, with most Asian consumers having “heard of biodiversity”. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological ...

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We’ll partner relevant agencies towards developing nation’s environment– Odusote

Ibukun Odusote

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs. Ibukun Odusote, has expressed the commitment of her ministry to partner relevant agencies in implementing developmental projects and cardinal programmes that will improve the state and well-being of the environment. Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environmet, Mrs Ibukun Odusote Mrs. Odusote spoke on Monday, May 20, 2019 while hosting a ...

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Taraba bans use of polythene bags

Plastic bags pollution

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Monday, May 20, 2019 banned the use of polythene and plastic bags in the state to boost clean environment. Plastic bags pollution Ishaku announced the ban and the introduction of “paper bags” while launching the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Policy in the state. The governor also declared a “State of Emergency” on the ...

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Climate impacts are creating interlocking crises, say experts

World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Secretary-General, Petteri Taalas

The impacts of climate change, associated sea level rise and extreme weather are amplifying as a result of record greenhouse gas levels and combining with urbanisation, environmental degradation and water stress to produce interlocking crises. There needs to be a drastic change of course, according to the top global forum on disaster risk reduction. World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Secretary-General, Petteri ...

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Nigeria, Finland pledge commitment to promote circular economy, fight climate change

Nigerian-Finnish cooperation

The Nigerian Government and Federal Republic of Finland have pledged to strengthen bilateral tie in the areas of circular economy, climate change and other environmental issues affecting the two countries. the Minister of Environment, Surv. Suleiman Hassan Zarma, with the Finish Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Jykri Pulkkinen, in Abuja This was the highpoint of a meeting between the Minister of ...

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