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Extreme heatwaves are not being recorded in sub-Saharan Africa, study reveals

heat wave

Extreme heat events in sub-Saharan Africa are rapidly worsening because of climate change – but the records suggest they are not happening, and thus raising concerns over global efforts to combat the phenomenon, a new analysis published on Monday, July 13, 2020 by the University of Oxford has said. Above-danger heat stress: A man cools off amid searing heat wave For ...

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Study knocks AGRA, alleges its promises are untrue

Agnes Kalibata

A study that assessed activities of the Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA) has issued the agricultural organisation a negative report card. Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of AGRA Released on Monday, July 13, 2020, the study, titled: “False Promises: The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa”, was published by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (South Africa and Germany), Biba (Kenya), Bread for the ...

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IAR&T makes research into increasing seed longevity top priority

Prof. Veronica Obatolu

The Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T) in Ibadan, Oyo State, has recommended crop breeding, agronomic management and conditioning of storage facilities as essential for increased seed longevity for maize, kenaf and grain legumes. Prof. Veronica Obatolu Executive Director of IAR&T, Prof. Veronica Obatolu, said in Ibadan on Monday, July 13, 2020 that it was in this wise that ...

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Anambra plans massive housing construction to reduce deficit

Awka, capital of Anambra State

The Anambra State Ministry of Housing on Monday, July 13, 2020 said the construction of 10,000 to 20,000 new houses yearly would reduce the housing deficit in the state. Awka, capital of Anambra State The Commissioner, Mr Michael Okonkwo, said this while defending the ministry’s financial transactions in 2019 before the State House of Assembly Committee on Public Accounts. Okonkwo ...

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Lagos records 12 COVID-19 deaths within 24 hours

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 12 COVID-19 related mortalities were recorded within 24 hours in Lagos State on Sunday, July 12, 2020. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State The NCDC made the disclosure in its COVID-19 Situation Report for July 12. According to the centre, 16 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours in four states: ...

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Nigeria presents national review report on SDGs to UN

Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire

The Federal Government will present its 2nd Voluntary National Review (VNR) on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Monday, July 13, 2020. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire President Muhammadu Buhari would be presenting the report at the 2nd Panel session of ...

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Kenya intensifies hunt for six poachers behind death of wildlife

Mount Elgon National Park

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said on Sunday, July 12, 2020 it had intensified a manhunt for six poachers behind killing of antelopes and buffalos for meat at Mount Elgon National Park. Mount Elgon National Park Josephat Wambua, Senior Warden at Mouth Elgon National Park, said the wildlife agency is on high alert to prevent death of iconic mammals in the ...

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Govt, UNDP develop two-year Covid-19 environment recovery plan

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

With the loss of hundreds of thousands of human lives and millions of jobs worldwide, the coronavirus pandemic has posed an extraordinary challenge to man. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar But stakeholders in Nigeria’s environment sector see an opportunity in the global crisis, offering to correct mistakes associated with and unveiled by the plague. In fact, the situation ...

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Finally, Trump wears mask in public

President Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump surprised the world by wearing a mask in public for the first time since the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. President Donald Trump wearing a face mask Trump had previously refused to wear masks in public, although he had said he would if in a crowd and could not maintain physical distance from others. ...

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Lagos COVID-19 mortality rises to 185, Kwara records 71 fresh cases

Prof. Akin Abayomi

The Lagos State Government says it has recorded three new COVID-19 related deaths, raising the number of COVID-19 related deaths in the state to 185. Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made the disclosure through his Twitter account on Sunday, July 12, 2020 while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for July 10. ...

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