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Poverty eradication, key to SDGs success

Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire

To successfully deliver on the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals, conscious and strategic efforts must be made by leaders at public and private sectors to systematically address the perennial challenges of extreme poverty. The call was made by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, in her message to mark the International ...

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Government charges stakeholders on environmental degradation

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

The Minister of State for Environment, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibril, has called on relevant stakeholders to intensify efforts to address environmental degradation in the country. Jibril made the call in Abuja on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at a news conference on the 12th National Council on Environment (NCE) scheduled to hold between Oct. 29 and Oct. 31 in Akure, Ondo State. ...

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‘Nigeria will continue to be from ozone-depleting substances’

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

The Minister of State for Environment, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibril, said on Monday, October 22, 2018 that the Federal Government would continue to free the country from ozone-depleting substances. Jibril told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of the commemoration of the 2018 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer in Abuja. He said that the ...

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Ambode calls for lifestyle change for sustainable environment

Akinwunmi Ambode

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, has urged the citizenry to change their lifestyle in favour of nature conservation towards sustainable environment in the state. Ambode gave the advice on Saturday, October 20, 2018 during the 2018 Annual Walk for Nature organised by the state in conjunction with the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) to advocate sustainable living and ...

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Don flays charcoal use, urges provision of alternatives


Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Management Services, University of Ilorin, Prof. Albert Olayemi, on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 called for provision of alternative to charcoal fuel to discourage deforestation. Olayemi made the call at the sensitisation programme organised by the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI) in conjunction with the Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development for farmers ...

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Marketers advocate increased cooking gas usage for cleaner environment

Gas cylinders

The Nigeria Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers (NALPGAM) on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 urged the Federal Government to intensify campaign among Nigerians on the need to use cooking gas for cleaner and safer environment. The association’s Executive Secretary, Mr Bassey Essein, who gave the charge in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, urged the country ...

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1m people in 1,300 cities, 150 countries celebrate SDGs at three

Sustainable Development Goals

On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, the 3rd anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals, over a million people mobilised on the Global Day to Act for the SDGs in over 1,300 cities in 150  countries in actions led by over 1,200 SDG Action partners in a worldwide mass mobilisation for the Sustainable Development Goals to show world leaders that people and organisations everywhere ...

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Nigerians asked to give environment palatable treatment

Lagos State University

Some Environmentalists and stakeholders in the environment sector on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 advised Nigerians to join the fight in combating environmental degradation by giving the environment a palatable treatment. They spoke at a one-day conference organised by the Geography and Planning Students’ Association of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo. The title of the conference was: “Environmental Management and ...

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Zambia signs deal to establish regional SDGs office

Joseph Malanji

Zambia has signed an agreement with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Centre for Africa for the establishment of a southern Africa regional office, a senior government official said on Monday, September 24, 2018. The deal was signed between Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Joseph Malanji, and SDG Centre for Africa Director-General, Belau Begashaw, in New York. The agreement will see the ...

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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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