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Flooding concern as Cameroon releases water from Lagdo Dam


Governor Muhammad Bindow of Adamawa State on Monday, August 20, 2018 urged the residents to prepare for flooding following the release of water from Lagdo Dam by the Cameroonian authorities. Bindow gave the warning during an emergency meeting with key stakeholders in Yola, the state capital. In 2012, the state, as well as some other parts of the country, experienced ...

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ERA flays renewal of Shell mining license in Ogoniland


The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has condemned the Federal Government’s renewal of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) Oil Mining License in Ogoniland which expires in 2019 despite the opposition of the Ogoni communities. In a statement issued by ERA/FoEN’s Head, Media & Campaigns in Lagos, Philip Jakpor, the group described the decision which comes seven years ...

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Canada, AfDB commit to women’s empowerment in Africa

Marie-Claude Bibeau and Akinwumi Adesina

On her first visit to the West African nation of Côte d’Ivoire, Canada’s Minister of International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, shared a common vision and commitment to the advancement of women and girls on the continent. Both officials met at the bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, following the Minister’s visit to an ...

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Global Climate Action Summit unveils first wave of leaders


Leaders from business, government and civil society around the world announced on Thursday, August 16, 2018 that they would be delegates to the Global Climate Action Summit, which is to be convened this September in San Francisco, California in USA. The leaders from six continents will join the current Co-Chairs: Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ...

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NEMA, others begin rescue operations on collapsed building in Abuja

Abuja collapsed building

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other response and security agencies have begun emergency rescue operations on a four-storey collapsed building in Jabi, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered from eyewitnesses that the building collapsed at about 1.30 p.m on Friday, August 17, 2018 with some construction workers trapped, including children and food vendors. An eye witness ...

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Amnesty office to partner NOSDRA on disaster reduction in Niger Delta

Sir Peter Idabor

The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Amnesty Programme Office, Prof. Charles Dokubo, says the office will collaborate with the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) on disaster reduction programmes in the Niger Delta. Mr Murphy Ganagana, Special Assistant on Media to Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Amnesty Programme, ...

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Nigeria: From fossil fuel to a sustainable future economic model

oil installation

While the industrial revolution raised the standard of living for Western states as early as the 1920s, Nigeria’s discovery of crude oil was not until 1956. Over half a century into the production of crude which has delivered socio-economic advancements for well organised societies like Norway, Nigeria is yet to realise its long-awaited resource-led prosperity. One would think being one ...

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GOCOP, CPJ demand immediate release of Premium Times journalist

Samuel Ogundipe

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has demanded the immediate release of Premium Times Security Reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, detained by the Nigeria Police Force for carrying out his constitutional duty. A statement signed by the Guild’s Publicity Secretary, Olumide Iyanda, on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 also condemned the arrest by the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad and harassment of the ...

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Sokoto to plant 100,000 economic trees

Aminu Tambuwal

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 flagged off planting of 100,000 varieties of economic trees across locations of the state. The programme, which was designed by the Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Commission, took place at the Government Girls College, Sokoto, the state capital. Tambuwal, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Bashir ...

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Oilwatch urges Africa to transit to renewable energy, diversify from fossil fuels


African governments have been told to urgently transit to renewable energy, while diversifying their economies away from dependence on fossil fuels, exploitation of peoples and the destruction of the gifts of nature. This submission formed part of the declarations issued on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at the close of the Oilwatch Africa conference held in Lamu, Kenya. While declaring full ...

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