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Ex-UN climate chief Pachauri to be tried in sexual harassment case

Rajendra Pachauri

Former UN climate change panel chief, Rajendra Pachauri, will face trial in a sexual harassment case, an Indian court ruled on Friday, September 14, 2018. The court said there was enough material to proceed against Pachauri, according to a lawyer representing the complainant. Pachauri, 78, resigned from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in February 2015 after his colleague, ...

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AIF announces top 10 nominees for 2018 Innovation Prize for Africa awards

iThrone portable toilet

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) on Thursday, September 13, 2018 announced its top 10 nominees for its prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 awards. This year’s Call for Applications with its theme “African innovation: Investing in Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems” attracted more than 3,000 applications from 52 African countries. Building on the AIF mandate, submissions this year were said to ...

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UN warns climate change is driving global hunger

Flooded farmland

Climate Change is among the leading causes of rising global hunger according to a new report released by the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Pointing to extreme weather events, land degradation and desertification, water scarcity and rising sea levels, the authors show how climate change already undermines global efforts to eradicate hunger. Overall, the number of ...

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Pulitzer Centre launches five-Year, $5.5m Rainforest Journalism Fund

Amazon rainforest

The Pulitzer Centre on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 announced the launch of the Rainforest Journalism Fund, a five-year, $5.5 million initiative focused on raising public awareness of the pressing environmental issues facing the world’s tropical forests. Supported by a grant from the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment through the Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI), the Rainforest Journalism ...

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Ozone Day: Save the ozone layer, engage environment-friendly activities


The theme of previous observance of the Ozone Day on every September 16, particularly that of 2017, “Caring for all life under the sun’’, has clearly stated importance of the ozone layer to the life on earth. Scientists posit that the layer was formed in the atmosphere around five hundred million years ago when it accumulated enough of the oxygen ...

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NEMA advises communities in Niger, Kwara to shun river banks


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has advised communities in Niger and Kwara states living on downstream of Shiroro, Kainji and Jebba dams to stay away from river banks. Alhaji Aliyu Kafindangi, NEMA Operational Head in charge of Niger and Kwara, gave the advice in Minna, Niger State, on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. He said that the warning became necessary ...

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Why we Rise for Climate Justice – Bassey

Rise for Climate

In a solidarity message delivered at the #RiseforClimate rally at the Ken Saro-Wiwa Peace Centre, Bori, Ogoni in Nigeria on Saturday, September 8, 2018, Director of the ecological think tank, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Nnimmo Bassey, says its time to rise for climate, and stand for justice The floods are coming. Our coastlines are receding. Our creeks, streams ...

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12 states to experience flooding, warn NEMA, NHISA


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the National Hydrological Services Agencies (NHISA) have warned that 12 states across the country will soon experience flooding due to torrential rain falls. The two agencies gave the warning on Friday, September 7, 2018 during an emergency stakeholders’ meeting held with relevant stakeholders in Abuja. Mr Clem Nze, Director, Engineering Hydrology, NHISA, listed ...

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Earth tremor: Scientists warn against indiscriminate blasting of rocks


Some scientists have called on regulatory agencies to check the incessant rock blasting in the country in order to prevent recurrence of earth tremors. They made the call on Friday, September 7, 2018 in Abuja in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). According to them, regulatory agencies should come up with rules and regulations that will prevent people from indiscriminate ...

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World Bank swells Berlin Conference on ‘Boko Haram’ crisis with $600m

Berlin Conference

The World Bank has announced an additional $600 million (about N216 billion) for projects in the Lake Chad Basin region devastated by the Boko Haram terrorists. The bank made the announcement at the Berlin Conference on Boko Haram crisis, which held from Monday, September 3 to Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The two-day high-level humanitarian conference was organised by the Governments ...

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