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Mitigating effects of flooding via adherence to planning regulations

Nigeria flood

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says torrential rainfall across the globe is responsible for the exponential increase in the damage caused by floods in the past decades. Residents steer a dugout canoe past flooded houses following heavy rain in the Nigerian town of Lokoja, in Kogi State, on September 14, 2018. Photo credit: AFP / Sodiq Adelakun Nigeria had devastating ...

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German ministries fail to agree details of climate deal

Angela Merkel

German ministries have failed to agree on a set of climate protection measures, government sources said on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, leaving little time to fulfil Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plan to pass the landmark package this year. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor The disagreements between the environment, finance, economy and transport ministries could further erode the credibility of Merkel’s right-left coalition, ...

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Ocean clean-up project scoops up first batch of plastic in Pacific

Ocean Cleanup

A waste collection system tasked with ridding the world’s oceans of plastic has begun raking up debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch after a year of testing and one major setback, its Dutch inventor said on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. The Ocean Cleanup project “Today, I am very proud to share with you that we’re now catching plastics,” said ...

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Renewable energy can address power challenges, says group

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

The Chief Executive Officer of Clean Technology Hub, Mrs Ifeoma Malo, has urged the Federal Government to harness renewable energy resources to address challenges in the power sector. Renewable energy: Solar panels Renewable energy is from a source that is not depleted when used and is naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and ...

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Only surviving chimpanzee in UNN zoo dies at 50, embalmed


The only surviving chimpanzee in the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) Zoo has died, Prof Chris Okoye, Head of Department, Zoology and Environmental Studies, has announced. Chimpanzees. Photo credit: Okoye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Nsukka, Enugu State, on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 that the male chimpanzee, aged 50 years, which died fortnight ago had been ...

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Petitioners seek increase in tobacco taxes to fund national health coverage

tobacco smoking

Signatories in Nigeria and across the globe have petitioned the House of Representatives to earmark tobacco taxes for health coverage and tobacco control. The petitioners, in an online action coordinated by the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA), are demanding, among others, that the Nigerian government should tax tobacco products and earmark the taxes to fund tobacco control and health coverage for ...

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Kwara gov congratulates GOCOP on third annual conference

AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has congratulated the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) on its third annual conference holding on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq This is contained in a goodwill message sent to the association by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Wednesday, October 2. Governor AbdulRazaq’s statement reads: ...

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Nigeria to assemble solar cars by 2020

Solar car

As Nigeria celebrates 59th Independence anniversary, an indigenous company says it is intensifying efforts to begin assembling of solar cars by 2020. A solar car Mr Moses Onaja, Chief Executive Officer, Sun Energy Community Development Initiative (SECODI), made the disclosure on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 during an exhibition of solar products in Ibadan, Oyo State. The exhibition was aimed at ...

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Youth shapes future of ecosystem restoration decade at GLF

Autumn Peltier

Water is a basic human right, said Autumn Peltier, a 15-year-old Indigenous activist from Canada in an address to the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) at the United Nations in New York. Autumn Peltier “We all need to think about the planet and work together on solutions to reduce the impacts of human negligence,” she said, a day after climate strikers inspired by ...

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Climate strike: Youth group challenges govt to take action

Kwara Climate Action

As the subject of climate change gradually becomes one of global concern, Nigeria has remained central in the conversations and actions related to climate action. In Kwara State, an anti-littering group, PickThatTrash, has called on Nigerians to be actively involved in leading the fight against the changing climate. Some participants at the “Climate Action In Kwara State” This call was ...

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