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Group to mark third anniversary of SDGs with Abuja roadshow


The Nigeria Youth SDGs Network will host a roadshow in Abuja on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 to mark the third anniversary of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the global #Act4SDGs activities. Believed to be the country’s foremost youth-dominated SDGs coalition, the Nigerian Youth SDGs Network, under the chairmanship of Semiye Michael, will bring individuals representing different organisations ...

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Group calls for increased action to curb ozone layer depletion

Victor Ikem

To mark th 2018 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, a group of environmental advocates under the platform of Environmental Communication and Research Group (ECREG) has called on government and the citizenry to increase efforts towards the protection of the ozone layer, saying that such efforts will be presently beneficial to the earth, and helpful to future ...

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African CSOs urged to uphold innovation in environmental management

Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo

It is imperative for African Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to advocate for innovative solutions to overcome environmental challenges facing Africa, UN Environment regional director for Africa, Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo, said on Sunday, September 16, 2018. “This continent has the capacity and the knowledge to innovatively overcome our environmental challenges. We need to move faster from the ‘business as usual’ approach ...

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Nigerian, Idowu, for NEPAD’s Environment Partnership Platform

Olumide Idowu

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) has picked Nigeria youth campaigner and digital media expert, Olumide Idowu, to manage Social Media and Communications during the upcoming 1st Africa Environment Partnership Platform Kenya holding from September 20 to 21, 2018. He will support the Social Media and Communications team of NEPAD. The coming into force of the Paris Agreement and ...

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Lego to ban plastic blocks by 2030

Lego blocks

Lego has announced plans to stop the production of plastic blocks by 2030. The Lego shapes will alternatively be made from plant-based materials in an attempt to reduce plastic waste. The Danish company is set to release their new eco-friendly line consisting of 25 various brick shapes that will resemble nature-inspired products. They will be made out of polyethylene, which ...

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UNIDO, Edo fine-tune policy to combat environmental challenges


The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) says it is collaborating with the Edo State Government to evolve a policy that will address the environmental challenges in the state. The National Programme Officer, UNIDO, Mr Reuben Bamidele, stated this at a one-day validation workshop for “Edo Environment Policy” in Benin City, the state capital, on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Bamidele ...

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Kenya launches strategies to boost food security, curb malnutrition

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 unveiled strategies to boost food security and help curb rising cases of malnutrition. The documents named Kenya Food Composition Tables 2018 and Kenyan Food Recipes 2018 are produced by the ministries of health, agriculture, livestock, fisheries and irrigation with technical and financial support from the Food and Agriculture Organisation. Health Ministry Cabinet Secretary Sicily ...

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Gambia: NBR governor seeks restoration of region’s lost forest cover

Governor Ebrima Dampha

Governor of North Bank Region (NBR) in The Gambia, Ebrima Dampha, has reiterated his government’s call for the restoration of the disappearing vegetation cover of the region through the planting of indigenous and utility trees as a token of heritage for the coming generation. With the reality of the fast approaching of the Sahara Desert, he said restoration of the ...

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Flood washes away N25m fruits in Kebbi


The Kebbi State chapter of Nigerian Fruit Sellers Association says its members have lost N25 million worth of fruits due to recurring flood at its main market in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital. The association’s Chairman, Alhaji Aminu Abubakar, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi on Saturday, September 8, 2018 that the absence of proper drainage ...

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Government, UNDP collaborate to mainstream SDGs in states, councils

Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire

The Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (OSSAP-SDGs) says it is partnering with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to mainstream SDGs in states and local governments policies for effective implementation. Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, SSA to the President on SDGs, said on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in Abuja that the mainstreaming was to ...

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