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AfDB approves close to $35m to Liberia for renewable energy

Akinwunmi Adesina

The African Development Fund (AfdB) has approved a $34.74 million grant and loan to boost renewable energy access and promote an attractive investment climate in Liberia. AFDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina At a signing ceremony on January 29, 2020 in Monrovia, Dr. Orison Amu, the African Development Bank’s Country Manager in Liberia, and Samuel Tweah Jr., Liberia’s Minister of Finance & ...

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COP26: Japan urged to increase national climate targets

Shinzo Abe

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under the Climate Action Network (CAN) in Japan have called on the Japanese government to substantially increase its national climate targets in line with the science and to cease all new fossil fuel production. Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. Photo credit: The campaigners made the call at a press conference on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.  With ...

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Coronavirus: Biosafety agency charges staffers on awareness raising


The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has urged its Biosecurity Department to initiate public awareness mechanisms that will educate the public on what to do and who to contact in the case of suspected infection of coronavirus. NBMA Director General/Chief Executive Officer, Dr Rufus Ebegba, with the management and staff of the Biosecurity Department during the meeting The NBMA Director ...

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Groups hail gazette of Tobacco Control Regulations

tobacco smoking

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have hailed the Federal Government for the gazette of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Regulations 2019. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to health The gazette of the NTC Regulations 2019 by the Federal Ministry of Health is the final step that gives ...

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Coronavirus: Global preparedness, response plan requires $675m – WHO


The World Health Organisation (WHO), says the international community has launched the $675 million preparedness and response plan to fight further spread of the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China and globally. An health official attend to a coronavirus patient in China The world health body made this known in a statement on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. WHO stated that the ...

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Climate change: Experts warn over increasing heatwave in Nigeria

heat wave

Some lecturers in the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) in Rivers State on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 blamed the increasing heatwave mostly experienced at night to change in global temperature. Above-danger heat stress: A man cools off amid searing heat wave Prof. Prince Mmon, an environmentalist in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, UNIPORT, confirmed the development to the ...

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Experts meet on drugs, vaccines to set coronavirus research agenda

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Experts will meet in Geneva from Feb 11-12, 2020 to set research and development priorities for coronavirus drugs, diagnostics and vaccines to combat the outbreak, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images Speaking at a news conference in Geneva on Wednesday, ...

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Lebanese promised me $2,000 monthly salary – Trafficked woman


Operatives of the Lagos State Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons have arrested a Lebanese who hoodwinked and trafficked a mother of three to Lebanon after promising her a whooping monthly salary of $2000. NAPTIP also arrested two women, Juliet and Chioma, for selling and buying of a day-old-baby The victim, simply identified as ...

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Coronavirus: Reps reject motion to evacuate Nigerians in China

House of Representatives

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 rejected a motion to evacuate and quarantine Nigerians stranded in China due to the Coronavirus scourge ravaging the country. House of Representatives Members of the Green Chamber rejected the motion of Urgent Matters of Public Importance sponsored by Ben Kālu, Ndudi Elumelu and Deputy Majority Leader, Peters Akpatason, due to the title of ...

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COP26: Guterres moves to strengthen UN climate team

António Guterres

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, says he is reshaping the climate team in his office to better focus on a roadmap towards COP26 in Scotland and other 2020 climate priorities. UN chief António Guterres in Tuvalu. Photo credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten He said on Monday, February 3, 2020 in a speech at UN Headquarters in New York that the move was ...

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