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London climate change protesters plan to ‘shut down’ Heathrow airport

Climate Protesters

Climate activists in Britain plan to take their protest to Heathrow Airport on Friday, April 19, 2019 after days of demonstrations in central London brought widespread traffic disruption to the capital. Climate activists on the South Bank, London. Photo credit: Yui Mok/PA Organisers of the Extinction Rebellion protests said they aim to “shut down” the airport – the busiest in ...

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Greenpeace activists ship plastic monster back to Nestlé’s factory in Kenya


Greenpeace Africa activists and volunteers delivered a #PlasticMonster partly covered with Nestlé branded plastic packaging right back to its source: the Nestlé factory servicing Kenya and other East African countries. Greenpeace activists and volunteers delivering a #PlasticMonster Greenpeace Africa Communications Officer, Hellen Dena, disclosed this to EnviroNews in a statement on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Calling on the multinational corporation ...

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NUC approves agric., environmental sciences varsity

Imo Varsity

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the take-off of the University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences in Imo State, as the 49th state-owned university in the country. Executive Secretary, NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, presenting license of the new University to the Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State in Abuja. Photo credit: NAN The approval was given by Prof. Abubakar ...

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GEF-7: Stakeholders adopt projects, urge action plan

GEF National Dialogue

Stakeholders participating in the Global Environment Facility (GEF) National Dialogue have urged the Federal Government to develop a National Environmental Action Plan and urgently put in place a National Environmental Statistical System. Delegates at the GEF National Dialogue in Abuja They gave the advice in a communiqué issued in Abuja on Thursday, April 11, 2019 by the Chairman, Communiqué Committee, ...

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Lagos, others to showcase cultural heritage at UCLG forum

Lagos Marina

Stakeholders involved in the preservation and enhancement of cultural heritage will attempt to create a roadmap that will allow them to grasp the importance of their role and the extent of their responsibilities throughout the chain of custody and enhancement of cultural heritage. A view of the Lagos Marina, a popular business hub At the 2nd International Conference on the ...

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Activists block London roads, demand action on climate change

London protest

Thousands of environmental activists on Monday, April 15, 2019 paralysed parts of central London in the UK by blocking Marble Arch, Oxford Circus and Waterloo Bridge in a bid to force the government to do more to tackle climate change. The London protests Under sunny skies, activists sang songs or held signs that read “There is no Planet B” and ...

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Govt repairs roads, cleans Lagos highway drains to avert flooding

Lekki flood

To avert flooding on highways, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti, on Sunday, April 14, 2018 said that the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing had begun cleaning of drains. Flooded highway in Lekki, Lagos Kuti said in Lagos that desilting of drains had begun in Ijora and evacuation of drainage channels on highways across Lagos ...

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REDD+ capacity building engagements will encourage experience sharing, says CSDevNet

Nigeria REDD+

The Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet) says the UN Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) National Capacity Building engagement meeting in Cross River State will encourage experience sharing. Community forest: It became pertinent for Nigeria REDD+ Programme to take steps to create synergies between REDD+ and CBR+. Photo credit: UNDP Cambodia/Chansok Lay/Oddar Meanchey The meeting is aimed ...

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GEF allocates $20.6m to address Nigeria’s environmental challenges

GEF National Dialogue

The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Operational Focal Point, Federal Ministry of Environment, Alhaji Auwal Maidabino, says that GEF has allocated $20.65 million to address the nation’s environmental challenges. Mrs Ibukun Odusote, the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment; Alhaji Auwal Maidabino, the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Operational Focal Point in the ministry; Prof. Olukayode Oladipo of the University of ...

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Drought may hinder Kenya’s economic growth, says World Bank

Drought in Kenya

The World Bank said on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 that dry weather across much of Kenya was likely to curb the country’s economic growth this year, as it cut its forecast to 5.7 per cent growth. Drought in Kenya The World Bank, in its latest report on the country, said the medium-term growth outlook was stable but recent threats of ...

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