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Minister advises African leaders ahead of COP26

Sharon Ikeazor  Minister advises African leaders ahead of COP26 Sharon Ikeazor 300x160

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

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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

Korea to be hit by strongest cold wave this winter Songdo

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

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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

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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  Coronavirus: Nigerians in Wuhan-China call on govt for immediate evacuation Osagie Ehanire 300x160

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

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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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Coronavirus: Lagos sets up Incident Command System

Babajide Sanwo-Olu  Coronavirus: Lagos sets up Incident Command System Babajide Sanwo Olu 300x160

The Lagos State Government has set up an Incident Command System to ensure quick and effective response in case the Coronavirus is imported into the state. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made this known on Monday, February 3, 2020 at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, while briefing stakeholders on efforts and the preparedness of ...

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Russia may deport foreigners with coronavirus, halts train to Beijing

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Russia on Monday, February 3, 2020 said it may deport foreigners who test positive for coronavirus as Russian military planes flew in to evacuate its citizens from the Chinese province at the epicentre of the outbreak which has killed 361 people. Peter Salama, WHO’s Deputy Director-General of Emergency Preparedness and Response Russia, which has a 4,300km (2,670-mile) land border with ...

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NCF promotes conservation through traditional institutions

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The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has called on traditional leaders to use their revered institutions in charting a path for the protection and restoration of the nation’s environment. L-R: Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano, Director General of NCF; Mr. Koye Edu, NCF NEC Member; Mr. Esimaje Brikinn, General Manager, Public Govt. and Policy Affairs, Chevron Nig Ltd; Izoma Philip Asiodu, Chairman of ...

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