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Mitigating effects of flooding via adherence to planning regulations

Nigeria flood

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says torrential rainfall across the globe is responsible for the exponential increase in the damage caused by floods in the past decades. Residents steer a dugout canoe past flooded houses following heavy rain in the Nigerian town of Lokoja, in Kogi State, on September 14, 2018. Photo credit: AFP / Sodiq Adelakun Nigeria had devastating ...

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Kwara gov congratulates GOCOP on third annual conference

AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has congratulated the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) on its third annual conference holding on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq This is contained in a goodwill message sent to the association by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Wednesday, October 2. Governor AbdulRazaq’s statement reads: ...

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Youth shapes future of ecosystem restoration decade at GLF

Autumn Peltier

Water is a basic human right, said Autumn Peltier, a 15-year-old Indigenous activist from Canada in an address to the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) at the United Nations in New York. Autumn Peltier “We all need to think about the planet and work together on solutions to reduce the impacts of human negligence,” she said, a day after climate strikers inspired by ...

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Governor Dickson, others for GOCOP 3rd annual conference

Seriake Dickson

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State will be the Chief Guest of Honour at the 3rd annual conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) holding at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos State on Friday, October 4, 2019. Seriake Henry Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State A statement on Tuesday, October 1 by GOCOP’s Publicity Secretary, Olumide Iyanda, said the theme ...

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Seven-state scoping mission to fill three new REDD+ project slots

REDD+ Programme

Several weeks of an assessment assignment by government officials to seven states is set to produce a triumvirate that will join in implementing the REDD+ Programme in Nigeria. Dr Moses Ama, National Coordinator, Nigeria REDD+ Progamme, giving a brief on the purpose of the scoping mission. By his right is the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Forestry, Ogun State, Mr Dolapo ...

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When youths interacted with Environment Minister of State

Youths with Sharon Ikeazor

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, a delegation of young environmentalists, advocates and professionals met with the Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, to discuss pertinent issues relating to the youth and environment, and how to bridge the gap between the ministry and young environmental sustainability advocates. Youth representatives with the Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor (in blue) ...

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UN Envoy, Nigeria’s Minister discuss strategies for increased youth participation

Jayathma Wickramanayake

On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Youth Envoy, has reassured young people in Nigeria of the United Nations commitment to step up youth actions. Jayathma Wickramanayake, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth She made this known on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the Office of the Secretary-General Envoy on ...

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IPCC report: World should go fossil-free by 2050, says 350

Fossil fuel pollution

Unless the world starts reducing fossil fuel use now and go completely fossil-free by 2050, hundreds of millions of people will be displaced due to rising sea levels. Fossil fuel pollution from a coal power station This was the view of Mahir Ilgaz, Researcher at 350.org, in a reaction to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on ...

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UN says green deal for developing world costs at least $2trn

Mukhisa Kituyi

Developing countries need annual investments of $2 trillion to $3 trillion to catch up to industrial nations in an environmentally sustainable manner, according to a new UN report. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, (UNCTAD) The report also called for a transformation of global lending practices. Mukhisa Kituyi, the Head of the Geneva-based UN ...

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg wins ‘alternative Nobel prize’

Greta Thunberg

Swedish teen climate activist, Greta Thunberg, has been named as one of four winners of an award often called “the alternative Nobel prize.” Swedish teenage environmental activist, Greta Thunberg Thunberg was lauded “for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts,” the Stockholm-based Right Livelihood Award Foundation said. In Aug. 2018, the 16-year-old began a “school ...

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