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Earth Day: Group plans trees planting, sensitisation programme in Kaduna

Gloria Bulus

An NGO, Bridge That Gap, has concluded plans to embark on trees planting and sensitisation programme to mark the 2019 World Earth Day. Gloria Bulus and Iliya Kure at the briefing Founder/Executive Director of the organisation, Mrs Gloria Bulus, made this known at a press briefing ahead of the activities, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Kaduna. Bulus, who said ...

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Habitat ambassador calls for youth inclusion in leadership

Hillary Emoh

Country Director, World Habitat Ambassador Foundation, Hillary Emoh, has called for youth inclusion in leadership for sustainable development of the country. Hillary Emoh Emoh made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during the 6th World Habitat Leadership Conference and Honours Award in Abuja on Saturday, April 13, 2019. According to him, the conference, with the theme ...

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Youth advocates demand immediate action to address urgent challenges

ECOSOC Youth Forum

More than 1,000 young leaders and advocates at the United Nations on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 called on the global community to deliver on their promise of a future that is sustainable, safe and equitable. Young leaders and advocates attending the ECOSOC Youth Forum call on the global community to deliver on their promise of a future that is sustainable, ...

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UN to spotlight linkages between population, SDGs efforts

Nigeria Population

Recognising that the size, structure and distribution of the world’s population has profound implications for the global effort to promote sustainable development, countries will assess the latest population trends, policies and programmes at the Commission on Population and Development from April 1 to 5 at UN Headquarters in New York. Nigeria’s population is said to be equivalent to 2.55% of ...

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Sustainable development comes with sustainable peace – Mohammed

Amina Mohammed

United Nations Deputy Secretary General, Ms Amina Mohammed, on Saturday, March 23, 2019 said that sustainable development in Africa would only be achieved through sustainable peace in the region. UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed. Photo credit: African Union Commission She spoke at the 20th Session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa (RCM-Africa) and the Third Joint Meeting of the ...

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Government restates pledge to implement SDGs

Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire

The Federal Government says it is committed to enhancing Nigeria’s development through the implementation of the Sustainable development Goals (SDGs), calling for support from relevant stakeholders. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire Mrs Adejoke Adefulire, the Senior Special Assistant to the President Muhammadu Buhari on SDGs, who said this on Monday, March 18, 2019 ...

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13,000 women in Kaduna to replace firewood with clean stoves


Women Initiative for Sustainable Environment (WISE), an NGO, said on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 that it has reached more than 13,000 people in Kaduna State with clean stoves, to discourage the use of firewood in cooking. Clean cook stoves WISE Founder and Programme Director, Ms Olanike Olugboji, made this known at an event organised to celebrate the International Women’s Day, ...

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Women’s Day: A call for gender integration in Nigeria’s development pathway

solar grill stove

Chair, Gender Thematic Group, Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet), Elizabeth Jeiyol, advocates concerted efforts at building smart solutions that go beyond acknowledging the gender gaps to addressing the needs of men and women equally A solar grill stove in use by rural women March 8 was set aside in 1977 by the United Nations’ General Assembly through ...

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Population growth: UNFPA advocates strategic partnership for better demographic dividends

Mabingué Ngom

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has inaugurated the Progress Report on 2018 Demographic Dividend in West and Central Africa with a call for multiplying strategic partnership and scaling up successful demographic dividend capture initiatives. Mr Mabingué Ngom, Regional Director of UNFPA for West and Central Africa The agency has also renewed its call for West and Central African countries ...

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Government advised against implementation of coal power generation policy


An ecologist, Mr David Michael, has urged the Federal Government not to implement coal power generation policy because it is against Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) efforts on emissions reduction. A power plant fired by coal Michael, the Executive Director, Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation, an NGO, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of ...

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