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Lagos ocean surge: 10 confirmed dead

Six more bodies, including that of a six-year-old girl, have been recovered at Kuramo Beach in Lagos, swelling the casualty from the deadly Saturday morning ocean surge to 10. Recovered around 1.30pm on Monday by a rescue team made up of divers and officials of the Lagos State Environmental Health Management Unit (SEHMU), the bodies were said to be bloated. ...

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Four dead, 12 missing in Lagos Atlantic Ocean surge

An early Saturday morning sea surge that swept through the Lagos coastline has killed four persons. Twelve others have been reported missing. General Manager, Lagos Emergency Management Agency, Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident, said the corpses would be deposited at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja. The surge reportedly swooped on the inhabitants of the shanties in the early hours ...

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Climate change: Nollywood stars take fight to big screen

Poised to step up the campaign against climate change and its disastrous effects on the environment across Nigeria, a host of top Nollywood stars are set to hit location for a documentary titled, “Battle for Life”. The documentary, spearheaded by foremost actor, Jide Kosoko, is expected to dramatically examine core issues in climate change as it relates to Nigeria’s peculiar setting. ...

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Enhancing Nigeria’s response to climate change

Youthful Abuja-based Information Technology analyst and advocate for change, Hamzat Lawal, makes a case for the National Climate Change Commission, urging the Presidency to give the proposal a second look   Over the last four years, I’ve poured my energy into helping design and enact Africa’s first national climate change legislation for my country, Nigeria. While this enormously important task ...

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Climate change: Threshold 21 model to the rescue

Nigeria has adopted the use of an integrated modelling for linking economic, social and environmental factors to reduce the negative impacts of climate change and promote sustainable development. Threshold 21 (or T21), as the modelling is tagged, is a dynamic simulation tool designed to support comprehensive, integrated long-term national development planning.  It supports comparative analysis of different policy options, and ...

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Benue community to host AAP’s flagship adaptation centre

Ehowodu, a community in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State will host the Africa Adaptation Programme’s (AAP) pilot model adaptation centre, an initiative spurred by the prospect of a communal-driven transformational legacy built on value chain agricultural enterprise. On the table for consideration as part of the project analysis is the establishment of weather stations and satellites to predict ...

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CDM: How Nigeria can rake in N86b yearly

Financial gains from the worrying climate change phenomenon are increasingly overshadowing the attendant ecological loss, thanks to the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which is transforming the environmental gloom into financial boom. A system put in place by the Kyoto Protocol to help countries meet binding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets, the CDM allows emission-reduction projects sponsored by developed nations in developing ...

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FG, UN, AAP go on stage with Climate of Change

In an apparent bid to demystify climate change and intensify awareness on its multifaceted impacts on the Nigerian society, the Federal Ministry of Environment, the Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the ongoing Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) have thrown their support behind Theatre for Concerted Change’s premier staging of “Climate of Change” in Zaria, Abuja and ...

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Nigeria considers four projects for $10m Adaptation Fund

Efforts by Nigeria to benefit from the climate change Adaptation Fund has gotten underway with the isolation of an initial quadruple of projects for further consideration. Under the Kyoto Protocol, the Adaptation Fund was established to help developing nations to be able to support concrete adaptation projects that can enhance their ability to cope and adapt to changes expected in ...

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Promising African CDM prospect amid World Bank intervention

Nigeria and some 16 other middle-income countries are beneficiaries to the $7 billion Climate Investment Fund (CIF), which is being implemented by the World Bank in partnership with some multilateral development banks. The CIF entails the $4.8 billion committed to the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and $2.2 billion to the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF). Similarly, the African adoption of Clean ...

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