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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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Coronavirus outbreak not a pandemic – WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the coronavirus outbreak is not yet a pandemic but a global public health emergency. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images Coronavirus has claimed 425 lives, with more than 20,000 reported cases in China and 158 cases outside that country. WHO, which stated this ...

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Minister advises African leaders ahead of COP26

Sharon Ikeazor

Minister of State for Environment, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, has advised African leaders to speak with one voice at the forthcoming 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in the United Kingdom in November 2020. Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor Ikeazor gave the advice while receiving the Rwanda High Commissioner ...

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NCF leads vulture protection campaign for health, economic safety


The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 renewed calls for the preservation and protection of vultures facing extinction because of their importance to the ecosystem to curb infections disease outbreak. Vultures fighting over an animal carcass Mr Oladapo Soneye, the NCF’s spokesman, in a statement lamented disturbing decline in vulture population in Nigeria and Africa which had ...

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Korea to be hit by strongest cold wave this winter

The national weather agency on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 said South Korea is expected to see the strongest cold wave this winter, with the wind-chill reaching minus 19 C in the country’s capital. Songdo, Incheon City, South Korea The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said it is set to issue a cold snap alert for much of the country, with the ...

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Park Service restates commitment to protecting nation’s ecological integrity

FMEnv Retreat

The National Park Service says it is committed to protecting the ecological integrity of the nation and preserve its unique heritages in the various ecosystems. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni Dr Ibrahim Goni, the Conservator-General, National Park Service, said this during a courtesy visit to the Director-General, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in ...

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Coronavirus outbreak could soon be declared a pandemic, say scientists


Scientists and disease experts say the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak could soon be declared a pandemic. An health official attend to a coronavirus patient in China The World Health Organisation (WHO) designated the coronavirus, whose scientific name is 2019-nCoV, a ” public-health emergency of international concern ” last week. Calling the virus a pandemic would take it to a new level, however, since that term ...

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Coronavirus: Nigerians in Wuhan-China call on govt for immediate evacuation

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NiDO), East China Chapter and the Association of Nigerians in Wuhan have called on the Federal Government to immediately evacuate them from Wuhan, China following the outbreak of Coronavirus. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister They made the call in a joint statement by Mr Elijah Odii, President, NiDO East China and Mr Okoye Chiamaka, Acting President, ...

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Cancer Day: WHO outlines steps to save seven million lives

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has spelt out the need to step up cancer services in low and middle-income countries. The UN body warned on the occasion of the World Cancer Day on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 that, if current trends continue, the world will see a 60% increase in cancer cases over the next two decades. Dr Tedros Adhanom ...

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