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EU, UN, legislators strategise ways to tackle drugs related crime

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) appears to be a major beneficiary of a set of reforms identified by a team of legislators as well as officials of international agencies to address drugs related crime in Nigeria. At the close of a three-day session (Tuesday, July 11 to Thursday July 13, 2017) in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State, ...

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UNODC leads fight against corruption in Nigeria

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The International Anti-Corruption Day is commemorated on December 9 of every year, especially by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the European Union (EU) and the US Embassy in conjunction with the government of Nigeria on the platform of the Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT). The IATT comprises 22 government agencies with Anti-Corruption and accountability mandates, but the menace is still a clear and present danger that ...

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Nigeria takes lead, develops National Policy for Controlled Medicines

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Nigeria is stepping out as the first country in Africa to roll-out a novel National Policy for Controlled Medicines (NPCM). Experts from diverse fields comprising pharmacists, anesthetists and surgeons, amongst others, gathered at a recent town hall meeting in Abuja to finalise a comprehensive policy framework to ensure availability of essential medicines, narcotics and painkillers for tertiary hospitals, primary health ...

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EU provides €900,000 to support marine species

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The European Commission has announced a significant financial contribution of €2.25 million to the Secretariat of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to help with the implementation of decisions adopted at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the CITES that held September 24 to October 4, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The ...

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Global CSOs rally to defend AREI from France-led ‘hijack’

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Over 100 international civil society groups on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Bonn, Germany launched a statement in solidarity with their African counterparts who are concerned about the role of France and the European Commission in undermining the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI). The statement asserts that France and the European Commission abused their position as donors to rush through the endorsement of 19 ...

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12m Euro SOS scheme to help carnivores, humans coexist

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Protecting lions, cheetahs and other iconic African species by helping local communities coexist with these predators is the goal of a new 12 million euro programme, funded by the European Commission, to be managed by IUCN’s SOS – Save Our Species initiative. The new programme aims primarily to halt the decline of lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs and Ethiopian wolves, ...

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Women activists reject EU’s interference in Africa energy scheme

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African women civil society operatives have rejected the European Union’s “unnecessary meddling” in the Africa’s Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI). In a statement made available to EnviroNews on Saturday, April 8 2017, the activists expressed concern at “the manner in which some European countries, France in particular, influenced some African leaders to hastily approve projects without having a transparent process with ...

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Renewables assuming greater role in the EU energy mix, says report

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Wind, solar and other renewable energy sources are steadily increasing their share in energy consumption across the European Union (EU), further reducing the need for CO2-emitting fossil fuel energy, according to a report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on Monday, April 3, 2017. This trend, it is gathered, is driving down greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation, buildings’ ...

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EU agrees reform on carbon trading scheme

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EU environment ministers on Tuesday, February 28 2017 reached an agreement in support of the revision of the ETS Directive for the period after 2020. Tuesday’s agreement comes after almost two years of discussions in the Council, led since the start of this year by the Maltese presidency, and serves as the basis for negotiations with the European Parliament. Welcoming ...

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Nigeria, EU, UN partner to boost criminal justice response to terrorism

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Nigeria is said to be taking an important step in its fight against terrorism, by working to further refine and strengthen its strategy to prosecute, reintegrate, and rehabilitate former members of Boko Haram in compliance with international laws and standards. For this purpose, technical and high level consultations were held in Abuja from 13 to 15 December 2016, on “Considering ...

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