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4m Nigerians face acute food insecurity – FAO

Suffyan Koroma

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has said that about 4.02 million people in Nigeria are currently faced with acute food insecurity. Suffyan Koroma, FAO Representative in Nigeria FAO Country Director, Suffyan Koroma, said this during the presentation of October 2019 CH Analysis’ outcome for 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Tuesday, November ...

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Group wants SDGs study included in schools’ curriculum

Sustainable Development Goals

Founder of DEAN initiative, Mr Semiye Michael, has called for inclusion of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) study in schools curriculum to educate students on societal issues to achieve  the goals. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Michael said this during an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Abuja. “Our school curriculum has to change to ...

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Time for a global green new deal – Garcetti

Eric Garcetti

C40 Chair-Elect and Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, in an open letter on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 insists that cities can win the fight against ecological devastation and economic dislocation Eric Garcetti For the last four decades, the science on climate change has been clearer and louder each year. We saw it coming – the voices warned us. And ...

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SDGs4Universities: 103 students commit to drive the global goals

Students of the Federal College of Education, Zaria in Kaduna State have made strong commitments to drive the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria. Some 103 students who participated at the SDGs4Universities workshop organised by the International Climate Change Development Initiative in October 2019 now see themselves as central players in issues of national and global development. Participants at the ...

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Climate emergency: 14 cities commit to sustainable food policies

Sustainable food policies

Fourteen global cities on Thursday, October 10, 2019 committed to the “C40 Good Food Cities Declaration”, in order to promote and preserve the health of citizens and the health of the planet. 14 cities have committed to the “C40 Good Food Cities Declaration” Mayors will work with their citizens to achieve a “Planetary Health Diet” for all by 2030, with balanced and ...

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Habitat Day: Corps members urged to plant trees

Tree planting

The Convener, Urban Tree Revival Team (UTRT), Ms Omobola Eko, has urged the Federal Government to enlist tree planting as part of community service for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members. Tree planting Eko, whose organisation is into tree planting, made the appeal in her message to mark the 2019 World Habitat Day, on Monday, October 7, 2019 in ...

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New Initiative to position Nigeria as Africa’s knowledge hub

Lekan Fadina

Nigerian stakeholders, in partnership with international counterparts, have commenced the process of making the nation Africa’s Knowledge Hub by establishing an initiative on knowledge-driven home-grown solutions to address the myriad of local, regional and international development challenges. Prince Lekan Fadina, Managing Director, Knowledge Hub Nigeria This proposition was the fulcrum of deliberations at the inaugural edition of the Nigerian Knowledge ...

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Nigerians in Americas plan 1% of annual remittances for SDGs

Sustainable Development Goals

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, Americas (NIDOA) has disclosed plans to “redirect” one per cent of its members’ annual remittances towards “impact sustainable development” in Nigeria. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) This is part of a 10-year vision unfolded by the organisation at its 2019 Annual General Meeting held recently in Texas, United States. The plan is expected to run from ...

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Foundation flags-off planting of 37,000 trees in Kwara

Tree planting

The Global Warming Shield Foundation on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in Ilorin, Kwara State, flagged off the planting of 37,000 tress across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Tree planting Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mallam Ganiyu Hanafi-Babatunde, the Kwara Project Coordinator of the foundation, said that the exercise was an action towards addressing ...

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Nigeria must invest in the future, not in coal

China plant

In the past decade, the relationship between Africa and China has boomed, ranging from foreign aid and investment to extraction-for-repayment. The latter is a process of indirect payment of debt whereby China extracts natural resources equivalent to the amount owed by the debtor countries at prices set by obscure negotiations in which China invariably has the upper hand. Air pollution ...

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