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NEMA tasks disaster management agencies on coordination


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has called for stronger synergy among disaster stakeholders for easy coordination of activities during emergencies. The NEMA Coordinator, Imo/Abia Operation Office, Mr Evans Ugoh, made the call in Owerri, Imo State, on Saturday, September 1, 2018 during a meeting of disaster management stakeholders. The meeting was organised by NEMA in collaboration with Imo State ...

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Groups urge support for tree planting awareness


A coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on Friday, August 17, 2018 called on government at all levels, institutions, private sector, groups and individuals to support the tree planting awareness campaign. Mr Ufana Husseini, Kogi State Coordinator, Rural Wealth Foundation (RWF) and leader of the coalition, made the call during a tree planting exercise to mark the 2018 Tree Planting campaign in ...

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Edo to partner landlords on greenery project


The Edo State Government says it will partner landlords in Benin City, the state capital, on its greenery project as part of its efforts on environmental sustainability. Commissioner for Environment and Sustainability, Dame Omoua Alonge Oni-Okpaku, said this while speaking with journalists on Friday, August 17, 2018 in Benin. She said that the project would be driven on a social ...

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International Youth Day: Creating a safe space for youth

International Youth Day

As part of the activities of International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI) to celebrate this year’s International Youth Day (observed globally on August 12, 2018), ICCDI in partnership with BudgitCo hosted an event tagged ‘’Creating Safe Spaces for Youth’’ on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 in Lagos. The event relates to the United Nations theme for the International Youth Day tagged ...

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WEP director emerges co-facilitator of UNEP’s women group

Priscilla Achakpa

The Executive Director of Women Environmental Programme (WEP), Dr Priscilla Achakpa, has been elected as one of the Co-Facilitators of the Women’s Major Group (WMG) to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The election results confirming her emergence as one of the Co-Facilitators were announced through the listserve of WMG to UNEP on August 4, 2018. “Going by the votes, ...

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Africa moves to sustainably green its judiciaries

Adelino Manuel Muchanga

African Chief Justices and Presidents of Supreme and Regional courts on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 commenced a three-day symposium in the Mozambican’s capital of Maputo to discuss how to strengthen adjudication of environmental disputes in Africa. The symposium aims at establishing Sustainable Green Judiciaries across the continent through empowering judicial training institutions. Participating in the second symposium on greening the ...

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Sustaining global development goals in Nigerian construction industry

Professor Danladi Matawal

The theme of the recent International Conference organised by the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI) in Abuja “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Nigerian Construction Industry: Challenges and the Way Forward’’, suggests an indication of the Federal Government’s interest in following the global development trend in all aspects of life. In his presentation during the conference, Prof. Danladi ...

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Forum to highlight postal sector’s contribution to SDGs

Pascal Clivaz

How to release the postal sector’s immense potential in service delivery and profitability is the topic of the Universal Postal Union’s Ministerial Strategy Conference to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from September 6 to 7, 2018. Speaking about the forthcoming conference, UPU’s Deputy Director General, Pascal Clivaz, said: “UPU is proud to hold the conference in Addis Ababa. The ...

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Nigeria too poor to meet development expectations, says don


An Associate Professor of Economic History with the Kaduna State University (KASU), Dr Terhemba Wuam, has said that Nigeria is too poor to meet its developmental challenges. Wuam made the remarks on Monday, July 23, 2018 in Kaduna at the opening of a National Conference with the theme, “The Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigerian Economy Since 1958”, organised by ...

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Clean-up conference explores business of environmental sustainability


Stakeholders in the African environmental management sector will converge on Lomé in Togo from Monday, August 23 to Thursday, 26, 2018 for the Africa Clean Up Conference and Award 2018, ostensibly to explore a robust eco-business experience and devise a roadmap for a greener and cleaner Africa. The weeklong event has “The Business of Environmental Sustainability” as its theme. About ...

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