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Climate adaptation: Key to Nigeria’s green job programme

Internally displaced women

Various actors across the climate change community in Nigeria have concurred with the view that the Federal Government should pay more attention to the provision of climate adaptation mechanisms to enhance the realisation of the Green Job Assessment Programme (GJAP). Internally displaced women in Abuja trained by Ecobarter on waste collection and recycling. Photo credit: Ecobarter The ongoing consultation exercise ...

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Group launches report that analyses COVID-19 impact on Nigeria, West Africa’s economy

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

A report that analyses the impact of COVID-19 on the economy of Nigeria and the rest of West Africa has been officially released. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke Titled: “Promoting a Green and Resilient Recovery in Nigeria and the rest of West Africa,” the document, which also provides a set of recommendations that can help to facilitate green recovery in these countries, ...

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Why Nigeria, Africa need cohesive food policy, by stakeholders

Food Policy Dialogue

Nigeria and Africa at large are combating food system related issues such as malnutrition, environmental degradation, the rise in non-communicable diseases (NCDs), cultural erosion and injustice. These issues can mostly be linked to defective or inadequate food policies. Participants at the Food Policy Dialogue Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) in partnership with Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) ...

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COVID-19: Nigeria imposes fresh measures aimed at flights from Brazil, India,Turkey

Boss Mustapha

The massive resurgence of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Brazil, Turkey and India has prompted the Nigerian Government to impose fresh measures aimed at preventing further importation of the coronavirus into the country. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, chaired by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation ...

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Nigeria, six others top gas flaring countries – World Bank

Gas flaring

The World Bank says Russia, Iraq, Iran, the United States, Algeria, Venezuela and Nigeria remain the top seven gas flaring countries for nine years running. Gas flaring The bank said this on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Washington D. C.  in its gas flaring satellite data for 2020, compiled by World Bank’s Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR). It added ...

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UK minister blames climate change for insecurity in Nigeria, Sahel region

James Duddridge

The UK Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, has blamed the insecurity challenges being faced by some African countries to the effects of climate change. James Duddridge (left) with Helen Grant (UK Trade Envoy to Nigeria), Geoffrey Onyeama (Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister) and Catriona Laing (British High Commissioner to Nigeria) The minister said that the main crux of the insecurity borders ...

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Nigeria reiterates commitment to just transition to Net-Zero Emissions

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated Nigeria’s commitment to improving access to affordable, reliable energy and transitioning to the use of cleaner energy, in line with the global target of net-zero emissions. President Muhammadu Buhari Net-Zero entails that new emissions were not added to the atmosphere. The president made the commitment through Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at a virtual Africa Regional Heads ...

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Nigeria lost 97% of forest resources to poaching – NCF


The Director-General, Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Mukhtar Aminu-Kano, has submitted that Nigeria has lost about 97 per cent of wildlife and forest resources to poaching. Participants at the workshop Aminu-Kano raised the alarm in an interview on the sideline of a workshop on combating illegal wildlife trade in vultures on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in Kano. The workshop, themed ...

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World Water Day: Why Nigeria must value water in order to catch the rain

Dr Ibrahim Choji

This year as we fete and retell the value of water, we need to remember the difference – this is the second World Water Day amidst a climate-related pandemic. Dr Ibrahim Choji, Chair, Board of Trustees, Climate & Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet) It behoves on us to do everything that we deem needful: Increase water availability by harvesting every drop ...

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Nigeria, 18 other African countries to benefit from World Bank’s $22.5m electricity grant

Sale Mamman

Nigeria and 18 other African countries will benefit from World Bank’s $22.5 million additional financing for the Regional Off-Grid Electricity Access Project (ROGEAP) in Western and Central Africa. Minister of Power, Sale Mamman The World Bank announced this in a statement issued on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Washington D.C., adding that its board of Executive Directors had approved the ...

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