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Chemicals are vital determinants for sustainable development – Suwareh

Momodou Jaama Suwareh

Executive Director of the National Environment Agency in the Gambia has disclosed that chemicals are important determinants for sustainable development, sound environmental health and quality of life, as we use them in all human activities including agriculture, health, energy production, manufacturing, services and residential that contributes to improving the quality of life. But he also raised concerns about its harmful ...

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Flood displaces hundreds of Damaturu residents

Flooding

Flood has displaced hundreds of residents of Damaturu in Yobe State on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 following a downpour which lasted many hours. The rains destroyed houses and shops in places such as Nayi Nawa, Shago Tara, fulatari, Pompomari and Bulabulin. Alhaji Musa Jidawa, Permanent Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA),  who toured the affected areas, described the flooding as ““unprecedented” even  though ...

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NESREA endangering lives by its secrecy – FOI Hall of Shame

Dr. Lawrence Anukam

The Media Rights Agenda (MRA) on Monday, July 23, 2018 inducted the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, accusing it of undermining its own effectiveness by disregarding the FOI Act and possibly endangering the lives of Nigerians by its secrecy. In a statement in Lagos, Mr. Ayode Longe, Programme ...

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Africa50: Kenyatta, Adesina seek accelerated private sector investment in infrastructure

Africa50

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya has made an urgent call for developing and funding bankable infrastructure projects to drive Africa’s growth agenda. In his keynote address at the Africa50 General Shareholders Meeting held in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, President Kenyatta said support for bankable projects in energy, transport, ICT, water and sanitation provide unprecedented opportunities for private sector participation. “The private ...

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Green Campus Initiative launched as forum decorates achievers

Third Green Economy Lecture

Renewable energy developer, Dr Sunny Akpoyibo, has announced the launch of the Nigeria Green Campus Initiative (NGCI), which is focused on entrepreneurship and empowerment, and coming with over $1million of funding to scale up innovative projects. The announcement was made at the Third Green Economy Lecture/Awards held from Monday, July 16 to Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Ilorin, Kwara State. ...

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Looking across the verdant valley

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Being Right Livelihood Lecture delivered by Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Chulalongkorn University Right Livelihood Summer School, Bangkok, Thailand, with the theme: “Healing the Earth, Healing Society, Healing Self” The fondest memory of my late father is captured by the moments when we stood at the back of our home and gazed ...

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Miyetti-Allah members agree to stop grazing animals in Plateau varsity premises

Plateau State University Bokkos

Members of Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) on Friday, July 20, 2018 agreed to stop grazing their animals in the premises of Plateau State University (PLASU), Bokkos. The association gave the pledge during a meeting it held with Operation Safe Haven, Bokkos Command and the Management of Plateau State University. Present at the meeting were the MACBAN Vice Chairman, ...

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Minamata Convention: Nigeria to phase out mercury in dental amalgam by 2022

Dental Amalgam summit

In alignment with the provisions of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, which Nigeria is a Party to, the country will achieve a complete phase out of mercury in amalgam use in dentistry by 2022. This formed the kernel of a unanimous decision by participants at a National Stakeholders Summit on “Development of a National Policy for the Phasedown of Dental ...

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Herders-farmers conflicts becoming more sophisticated, deadlier – UN envoy

Herdsmen

The Special Representative of UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, says the conflicts between herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria are becoming more sophisticated and deadlier. Chambas, who is Head, UN Office for West African and the Sahel (UNOWAS), in a report presented to the UN Security Council, said the violence was a major security threat ...

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Governments embark on transformative agenda to achieve global biodiversity targets

Cristiana Paşca Palmer

Inspired by discussions on the possibilities of transformational change, a keynote address by Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar, and a celebration of indigenous culture, more than 1,000 delegates from around the world concluded two critical meetings of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Montreal, Canada. The meeting resulted in recommendations to accelerate and scale up actions needed to achieve existing ...

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