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Gates Foundation decorates Hauwa Ojeifo for work on global goals

Hauwa Ojeifo

Founder, She Writes Women, Hauwa Ojeifo, has been awarded as 2020 Goalkeepers Global Goals Changemaker by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the continually outstanding work on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Goal 5, Gender Equality, and Goal 3, Good Health and wellbeing with her organisation. Hauwa Ojeifo The Changemaker Award is given by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ...

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Govt affirms commitment to eradication of ozone depleting substances

Ozone Depletion

The Federal Government has said that it is committed to phasing out Ozone Depleting Substance (ODS) to mitigate the impact of climate change and enhance growth and development of local manufacturing industries. Minister of the Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, inaugurating the System House at Vitapur Nigeria Limited The Minister of  the Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, said this on Tuesday, September ...

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Climate change: Kenya to experience higher temperatures, less rainfall – Agency

Stella Aura

Kenya Meteorological Department said in Nairobi on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 that the country’s “climate is changing rapidly in response to global warming as is the case in many other countries”. Director, Kenya Meteorological Department, Stella Aura. Photo credit: Laban Walloga/Nation Media Group Director of the agéncy, Stella Aura, disclosed this in a report dubbed “State of the Climate in ...

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Climate change effects more dangerous than COVID-19 – Minister

Climate change, if not addressed, will make COVID-19 pandemic a child’s play, the Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad  Abubakar, has warned. Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar (middle, in blue), with directors and officials of NCF during the visit At a one-day tour of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) in  Lagos on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, Abubakar called on Nigerians to ...

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No hidden agenda on National Water Resources Bill, says govt

National Water Bill

The Federal Government says, contrary to the position of some critics, it has no hidden agenda by pursuing the National Water Resources Bill 2020 before the National Assembly. L-R: Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Mrs. Ekaro Comfort; Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu; Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and ...

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All On, Auxano in $1.5m solar investment deal

All On and Auxano

Shell-funded impact investment company, All On, has announced a $1.5 million investment in Auxano Solar Nigeria Limited to scale its operations over the next five years. All On and Auxano officials sign the investment agreement  “This investment would guarantee the expansion of Auxano’s solar panel assembly capacity by over 50 percent and is a great win for local content,” said ...

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US coronavirus death toll tops 200,000

President Donald Trump

The novel coronavirus has now killed 200,000 people in the United States, just eight months after the nation’s first confirmed case. President Donald Trump of the United States The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 currently stands at 200,005, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University. The first case of the novel coronavirus in the United States was ...

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12 major cities pledge to divest from fossil fuel

Fossil fuel pollution

The mayors of 12 cities have pledged to divest from fossil fuel companies and advocate for greater sustainable investment, as part of their commitment to accelerating a green and just recovery from COVID-19. The cities represent over 36 million city residents. Fossil fuel pollution from a coal power station The C40 Cities-backed declaration, unveiled at a virtual Climate Week NYC event on ...

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Tobacco responsible for 20% of deaths from coronary heart disease – Report

tobacco smoking

Every year, 1.9 million people die from tobacco-induced heart disease, according to a brief released on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 by the World Health Organisation (WHO), World Heart Federation and the University of Newcastle Australia ahead of World Heart Day, marked on September 29. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to health This equates to one in five of all ...

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Investments in hygiene, sanitation and water key to fighting COVID-19

Coronavirus

Part 1: A break from the past is needed to Build Forward Better Going back to the old normal is not the way forward. COVID-19 has taught us that a world where nearly half of its population do not have what they need to properly wash their hands at critical times is not a safe world. Coronavirus We are delicately ...

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