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Farmers advised to respect NiMet guidelines

Sani Marshi

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

Xi Jinping

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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NEMA expresses preparedness to tackle 2020 predicted floods

Mustapha Maihaja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has assured Nigerians of its readiness to effectively tackle the 2020 floods predicted for the country. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA Mr Mustapha Maihaja, its Director-General, said on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 in Abuja that it was important to bring key stakeholders in disaster management together to chart the way forward toward handling the ...

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Buildings can become a carbon sink if made from wood

timber-tower-tokyo-japan

A material revolution replacing cement and steel in urban construction by wood can have double benefits for climate stabilisation, a new study shows. An impression of W350, a 70-storey, 350-metre skyscraper made from wood that would also be Japan’s tallest building on completion in 2041 First, it can avoid greenhouse gas emissions from cement and steel production. Second, it can ...

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How UN process helped build climate resilience over the past 25 years

patricia espinosa

The network of institutions created during the last 25 years and the growth of adaptation-related initiatives under the UN climate change process has helped stimulate significant on-the-ground action to build resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change around the globe. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC This is the key conclusion of a report entitled “25 Years of Adaptation ...

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Gregory varsity institute explores knowledge in blue, green economies

Gregory University, Uturu

A pan-African research institute, the West Africa Green Economic Development Institute (WAGEDI), Gregory University Uturu (GUU), Abia State in Nigeria, appears to be on the verge making history by producing frontier knowledge in green and blue economies paradigm. Gregory University, Uturu It was founded by the trio of Prof. Magnus Onuoha, Dr Emeka Okengwu and Chancellor/ Founder GUU Prof Greg ...

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Africa’s drones set to deliver a greener future

Drone

There’s certainly a buzz about drones in Africa; with close to 700 drones registered in South Africa alone, Rwanda surprised many on the world stage with its early adoption of performance based regulations. Furthermore, countries like Malawi have seen first-hand the healthcare and humanitarian benefits these machines are able to offer. A drone. Photo credit: Jared Brashier on Unsplash As world leaders meet ...

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Biosafety agency bags customs merit award, cautions over lassa fever, coronavirus

Dr Rufus Ebegba

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) on Monday, January 27, 2020 received an award from the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) for its role in ensuring that unapproved genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not allowed into the country and for the strategic partnership between both agencies. Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) Director General and Chief Executive ...

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Climate costs smallest if warming is limited to 2°C – Study

Paris Agreement

Climate costs are likely smallest if global warming is limited to 2 degrees Celsius. The politically negotiated Paris Agreement is thus also the economically sensible one, Potsdam researchers find in a new study. Jubilation greeted the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015 in Paris, France. Photo credit: unfccc.int Using computer simulations of a model by US Nobel Laureate ...

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Govt gives five-year timeline to complete water projects

Suleiman Adamu

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, has urged management of the ministry and heads of River Basin Development Authorities to prioritise completion of all pending water projects within five years. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Adamu made the call in a communiqué issued on Monday, January 27, 2020 in Abuja after a Management Retreat for Heads of ...

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