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African power alternatives, by Nnimmo Bassey

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One of the focus of my contemplation as I headed to the Energy Leaders’ Summit holding from January 27 to 29, 2020 in Addis Ababa, convened by MELCA-Ethiopia, Oil Change International, Health of Mother Earth Foundation, Oxfam, and Power Shift Africa, was the meaning of energy. And the next was the question of what exactly power is. A power grid. ...

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UNDP’s Ocean Innovation grants to support SDG 14 progress

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To accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal on Oceans (SDG 14), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has launched the Ocean Innovation Challenge (OIC). UNDP Administrator, Mr. Achim Steiner The OIC call to action will offer grants between $50,000 and $250,000 to scalable, replicable and transferable innovations that advance progress on SDG 14 targets. The first planned interventions will focus on reducing pollution from ...

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Wuhan virus spreads despite efforts to contain it

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Chinese authorities are marshalling more resources to stop the spread of a new and deadly coronavirus, even as the number of cases grows both domestically and internationally. An health official attend to a coronavirus patient in China Just as Beijing upped the number of medical workers it is sending to Hubei province the site of the initial outbreak to nearly ...

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Govt to intensify hand washing culture in public places to halt Lassa fever

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The Federal Ministry of Water Resources has begun activities to intensify efforts to promote hand washing culture to halt spread of Lassa fever outbreak in the country. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Mr Emmanuel Awe, the Director, Water Quality Control and Sanitation in the ministry made the disclosure in Abuja on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Awe said that with ...

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Nigeria to get $417m from Global Fund to tackle malaria

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The National Coordinator, National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), Dr Audu Mohammed, on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 said Nigeria would get a three-year grant of $417 million from the Global Fund to tackle malaria. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister Mohammed told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that Nigeria accounted for 25 per cent of Global Malaria burden. The ...

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Jigawa environmental agency evacuates 50,000 tonnes of waste

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The Jigawa State Environmental Protection Agency (JISEPA) said it disposed over 50,000 metric tonnes of waste in the 26 Local Government Areas of the state in 2019. Waste evacuation Acting Managing Director of the agency, Alhaji Umar Amadu, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN), on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 in Dutse, the state ...

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Nigeria needs 700,000 housing units yearly to bridge deficit – Economist

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Chief Economist, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Africa, Mr Andrew Nevin, has said that Nigeria needs a minimum of 700,000 housing units yearly to be able to bridge the country’s 17 million housing unit’s deficit. Observers say Nigeria’s housing deficit is far in excess of 17 million. Photo credit: lagos.all.biz Nevin said this on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 while delivering a keynote address ...

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Guinness pledges N480m for water intervention project in five states

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Sustainable Development Manager, Guinness Nigeria, Mrs Titilola Alabi, says the organisation will provide N480 million for the provision of clean drinking water for communities in five states. Edo, Kano, Kebbi, Nasarawa states and FCT are beneficiaries of the 10-year project The beneficiaries of the 10-year project are: Edo, Kano, Kebbi, Nasarawa states and FCT. Alabi made this disclosure when the ...

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Farmers advised to respect NiMet guidelines

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An Agriculture Extension Officer, Mr Benjamin Adeoye, on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 advised Nigerian farmers to adhere strictly with the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet)’s 2020 weather forecast. Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of NiMet, Prof. Sani Mashi Adeoye said in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State that strict adherence to the forecast would ensure high productivity, yield and income. He ...

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Halting spread of coronavirus our highest priority – WHO

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) says halting the spread of novel corinavirus (2019-nCoV), both in China and globally, is its topmost priority. Chinese President, Xi Jinping Its Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, made the assertion on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at a meeting with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing. The 2019-nCoV was first reported in ...

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