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Xenophobia: UN Chief flays ‘acts of violence’ against foreigners

António Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has “strongly condemned” the renewed wave of “acts of violence” against foreigners and their property in parts of South Africa. Secretary-General António Guterres. Photo credit: UN /Mark Garten Guterres’ message was conveyed by his spokesman, Mr Stéphane Dujarric, at a news briefing at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. He was ...

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Xenophobia: Bassey declines speaking engagement in South Africa

Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey, a renowned environmental activist and Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), in solidarity with victims of the ongoing xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, has backed down on a speaking engagement at an important conference tagged “Financing the Future”, which was scheduled to hold from September 10 to 11, 2019 in Cape Town. Nnimmo Bassey Bassey, who ...

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Women planners tasked on development in FCT satellite towns

Dr Ramatu Aliyu

The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has urged female town planners to come up with ideas that would aid FCT Administration in the development of satellite towns in line with its founding fathers. Dr Ramatu Aliyu Aliyu made the call when Women in Planning, FCT Chapter, paid her a congratulatory visit, on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 in Abuja. ...

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‘Clean Nigeria: Use the Toilet’ campaign aims at culture of safe defecation

Suleiman Adamu

Federal Government says the “Clean Nigeria: Use the Toilet” campaign is aimed toward building the populace for a new culture of safe defecation in the country. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, said this during the celebration of Open Defecation Free (ODF) status of Logo Local Government Area in Benue State on Tuesday, ...

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ERA’s Tobacco Control Challenge excites youths

tobacco smoking

Less than a week to the opening of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) Tobacco Control Rap Challenge, more than 50 entries have been recorded and it is still gathering momentum. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to health The competition creates awareness on enforcement of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act 2015 and Tobacco Regulations ...

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Paris Agreement: Nigeria adopts approach to reduce emissions

long-term low emissions development strategy (LT-LEDS).

In line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change signed in 2015 by 195 countries, Nigeria has inaugurated a set of steps aimed at reducing its carbon emissions and conforming with the global pact. Participants at the long-term low emissions development strategy (LT-LEDS) inception workshop At an inception workshop held in Abuja on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, the nation launched ...

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Group to build youth capacity on renewable energy

The Council for Renewable Energy Nigeria (CREN) has said that it will build the capacity of youths so that they can be effectively engaged in all spheres of life, including renewable energy. L-R: Sam Ifeanyi Nwosu, Secretary General; Engr Jennifer Emiola, Asst. Secretary; Engr Ganda Yusuf, Treasurer; Dr Imamuddeen Talba, Deputy President; Dr Sunny Akpoyibo, National President; Prof. Abubakar Sambo, ...

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Climate action: Experts seek to leverage Africa’s engagement with China

PACJA CCDA-VIII

Ways on how best Africa can effectively engage with China in advancing purposeful and economically viable climate change diplomacy formed a notable subject of discussion at the 8th Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-VIII) Conference that held recently in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. PACJA officials and partners during a pre-event session at CCDA-VIII For three days from August 28 to ...

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Activists commend Museveni for second rejection of GMO bill

Yoweri Museveni

The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) has commended Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, for his assertive stand on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, Museveni for the second time declined to sign a controversial genetic engineering regulatory bill into law, citing safety and security concerns. Museveni sent the bill back to parliament ...

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Coconut Day: Concern as extinction threatens coconut trees in Lagos

Lekki coastal erosion

Coconut trees may soon go into extinction in Lagos State, if residents failed to desist from cutting the trees without replanting, Dr Olayiwole Onasanya, Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Agriculture, has warned. Staffers of Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA) planting coconut seedling to mark the world Coconut Day Celebration in Badagry Coconut trees growing along coastlines are also being ...

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