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UK appoints Sir David Attenborough as COP26 People’s Advocate

Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough will work with the UK as host of COP26 to inspire action in the run up to the summit in Glasgow in November 2021. Sir David Attenborough With six months to go before the UK brings world leaders together for key climate talks, the renowned natural historian and broadcaster will put forward the compelling case to global leaders, ...

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Calls to boost regional climate action at Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week

Carolina Schmidt

The virtual thematic sessions of Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2021 being hosted by the Government of the Dominican Republic kicked off on Tuesday, May 11 with calls to urgently ramp up regional climate action. COP25 President, Carolina Schmidt, speaking at the 14th Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean The sessions, which will run until ...

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NAFDAC commended for endorsing Trans Fat-Free Nigeria Campaign

Mojisola Adeyeye

The Trans Fat-Free Nigeria Campaign stakeholders comprising Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), Network for Health Equity and Development (NHED), Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI), Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL), and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have commended the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for its partnership and commitment to the #TransfatFreeNigeria campaign. Prof. ...

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Lagos builds 14 estates in two years

Lagos Housing

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 said it had completed 14 housing schemes within two years of the Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration’s affordable mass housing drive, to bridge the shelter gap. L-R: Permanent Secretary Ministry of Housing, Mr Wasiu Akewusola; Special Adviser to the Governor on Housing, Mrs Toke Benson-Awoyinka; Commissioner for Housing, Mr Moruf Akinderu-Fatai; Commissioner ...

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Gombe eyes World Bank loan to address erosion at Federal College

Federal College of Education (Technical), Gombe

Gombe State is considering taking a World Bank loan to tackle erosion at the Federal College of Education (Technical) in Gombe, the state capital. Federal College of Education (Technical), Gombe The state’s Deputy Governor, Manassah Jatau, made the declaration in Gombe on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 when a Presidential Visitation Panel, led by Prof. Kenneth Okiongbo, visited the school. Jatau ...

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Climate adaptation: Key to Nigeria’s green job programme

Internally displaced women

Various actors across the climate change community in Nigeria have concurred with the view that the Federal Government should pay more attention to the provision of climate adaptation mechanisms to enhance the realisation of the Green Job Assessment Programme (GJAP). Internally displaced women in Abuja trained by Ecobarter on waste collection and recycling. Photo credit: Ecobarter The ongoing consultation exercise ...

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Group launches report that analyses COVID-19 impact on Nigeria, West Africa’s economy

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

A report that analyses the impact of COVID-19 on the economy of Nigeria and the rest of West Africa has been officially released. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke Titled: “Promoting a Green and Resilient Recovery in Nigeria and the rest of West Africa,” the document, which also provides a set of recommendations that can help to facilitate green recovery in these countries, ...

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Second ‘superhighway’, logging threaten Ekuri community forest

Ekuri community

The Ekuri community in Cross River State has said that a second highway road project initiated by the state government is posing a threat to its cherished community forest. Ekuri community dwellers kicking against the super highway project that threatens hectares of forests In a petition dated May 4, 2021 and addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Ekuri indigenes in ...

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Shell’s pipeline spills 276 barrels of crude in April, says report

Ineffective clean up

The 14-inch crude trunk line operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in the Niger Delta region spilled 276 barrels of crude oil in three incidents in April 2021. The outcome of oil spill It was gathered on Monday, May 10 that the 276 barrels of crude is the cumulative volume of spill from a section of the pipeline that ...

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UN assists Latin America and Caribbean nations to accelerate climate action

Achim Steiner

As the Government of the Dominican Republic hosts the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2021 holding virtually from May 11 to 14, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says it is supporting countries across the region to advance climate-resilient development to address the life-threatening challenges of climate change UNDP Administrator, Mr. Achim Steiner The nations of Latin America and ...

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