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Taraba urges residents to plant trees to protect environment

Tree planting

Executive Secretary, Taraba State Environmental Protection Agency (TEPA), Mr Julius Butu, on Friday, June 8, 2018, urged the people of the state to embark on massive tree planting to protect the environment. Butu told newsmen in Jalingo, the state capital, that planting trees would help in preserving the environment for a conducive human and animal habitation. He noted that government was planning to lead ...

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Exploring improved knowledge network on sustainable land management in Africa


Soil degradation results in a loss of crop production as well as an increase in production costs. As a result, there is a direct link between climate change, soil degradation and food security, especially in many African and developing countries. Scientists strongly believe that the way forward is to invest heavily in more directed research to better understand how other ...

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Shell targets youths, communities in development portfolio

Shell Nigeria

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), operator of the SPDC Joint Venture, has restated its active presence in Delta State against the belief in some quarters that the multinational energy firm has pulled out of the state. As a proof of its significant footprints in Delta State, the company said it has implemented wide ranging projects in different ...

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UN urges Africa to establish gender inclusive policies to achieve SDGs

Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire

The UN specialised agency on trade on Monday, May 14, 2018 urged African governments to establish gender inclusive policies in order to promote the achievement of Sustainable Development (SDGs). Nicholas Schlaepfer, Senior Adviser on Empowering Women to Trade at the International Trade Centre (ITC), told a news conference in Nairobi, Kenya that countries typically implement policies that are gender blind ...

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AfDB challenges CSOs on African industrialisation

Celestin Monga

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called on various Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working in the continent to drive every effort towards ensuring African industrialisation. Mr Celestin Monga, Vice President and Chief Economist of the AfDB, made the call at the opening of the Civil Society Forum on Monday, May 7, 2018 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The Theme of the ...

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Wells Fargo pledges to invest $200b in sustainability by 2030

Tim Sloan

The multinational financial services company Wells Fargo has pledged to invest $200 billion over the next decade in climate action and sustainability, 50 percent of which will go into renewable energy, clean technologies, sustainable transport, and green bonds. Sustainable financing is a crucial component of achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit the rise in global average ...

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SDGs: ARDN, partners take advocacy to West Africa

Dr. Djibril Diallo

African Renaissance and Diaspora Network (ARDN) is set to lead a high-level delegation of political, business and media leaders on study tour to popularise the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in West Africa. Dr Djibril Diallo, the Chief Executive Officer of the group, made this known in a statement on Friday, April 20, 2018. He noted that the delegation would ...

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Development without environmental consideration unsustainable, says lawmaker

Victoria Nyeche

The member representing Port Harcourt Constituency 1 in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Victoria Nyeche, says any development initiative that does not take the environment into consideration is unsustainable. Nyeche, the founder of Go Green Movement, an environmental advocacy campaign organisation, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt, the state capital, on ...

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NDDC calls for sustainable partnership in Niger Delta

Nsima Ekere

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has called on stakeholders to partner with the commission on its roadmap and framework for sustainable regional development in the region. Mr Nsima Ekere, NDDC Managing Director, made the call in a telephone chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in Akure, Ondo State. Ekere said that it ...

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Government urges concrete partnerships for sustainable development

Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire

As the global community continues to intensify efforts to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, has urged all stakeholders to make concerted efforts to ensure that the SDGs take centre-stage in development planning and execution. The Presidential Aide made the demand recently while speaking on the topic: “Forging Smart Partnerships ...

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