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Nigeria submits final report of updated NDCs to UNFCCC

Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar

Nigeria has submitted the final report of its 2021 Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Minister of Environment, Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar The document was submitted on Friday, July 30 in an apparent bid to meet the UN body’s cut-off deadline. The updated report, which was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, replaces the ...

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#TransfatFreeNigeria: Nigeria can lead the way

Trans fat foods

“This pandemic has magnified every existing inequality in our society – like systemic racism, gender inequality, and poverty” – Melinda Gates When Melinda Gates made the above statement, many did not streamline it to what we see in our general policy system, and it is why I have decided to open this discourse with the quote. Trans fat foods In ...

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Nigeria adopts eco-hydrological solutions to address water challenges

Suleiman Adamu

Nigeria has begun the processes to adopt eco-hydrological solutions and innovations to address water challenges. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Eco-hydrology uses the understanding of relationships between hydrological human influences to improve water security, enhance biodiversity and further opportunities for sustainable water resources development. This was disclosed on Monday, July 26, 2021 by Mr John Ochigbo, Director, River Basin ...

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Ekwueme varsity centre’s reports seek to enhance Nigeria’s NDCs revision

Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke

The Centre for Climate Change and Development Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike Ikwo (CCCD AE-FUNAI), Ebonyi State, has published several reports that are related to the revision of the Nigeria Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke, Director of CCCD AE-FUNAI The reports, which are outputs from the ongoing project by the Centre titled “Promoting Public Engagement with Nigerian ...

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Ikeazor lauds passage of Climate Change Bill by House of Reps

Sharon Ikeazor

The Minister of State for Environment, Chief Sharon Ikeazor, has expressed appreciation to the House of Representatives for passing the Climate Change Bill, even as she enjoined the Senate to reaffirm this position. Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor According to the Minister, the passage into law of the Bill will give credence and legal framework to the revised National ...

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Solving Nigeria’s epileptic power supply with coal

Sale Mamman

The issue of erratic and epileptic power supply in Nigeria is as old as the country itself. Minister of Power, Sale Mamman Nigeria industrial development over the years has been bedevilled by myriads of problems top among which is the erratic nature of electricity supply. Every successive government had promised to do something drastic to stabilise the sector to drive ...

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Indiscriminate face masks’ disposal: Can Nigeria beat plastic pollution?

Face masks pollution

To control the spread of the coronavirus in Nigeria, several implementation guidelines were put in place by the then Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Face masks and other materials pollution The task force, now known as the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, listed measures such as the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), social distance, and restriction of mass gathering ...

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Ministry pledges to support development of Natural Capital Accounts for Nigeria

Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar

The Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar,, has expressed the readiness of his Ministry to support the ongoing efforts led by the Resource and Environmental Policy Research Centre, Environment for Development (REPRC EfD) Nigeria, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, with the support of the World Bank to facilitate the development of   Natural Capital Accounts (NCA) for Nigeria.  Minister of Environment, ...

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WMO tasks Nigeria on sustainable environmental development

Petteri Taalas

The World Meteorological Agency (WMO) has urged the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) to effectively contribute to sustainable environmental development as new member of  WMO Executive Council. WMO Secretary-General, Petteri Taalas NIMet`s General Manager, Mr Muntari Ibrahim, in a statement on Thursday, July 8, 2021 in Abuja, quoted WMO Secretary-General, Prof. Petteri Taalas, as saying this in a letter of congratulation ...

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Nigeria, UNESCO renew commitment to protect Lake Chad

Lake Chad

The Nigerian Government has pledged renewed commitment to partner with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) towards improving livelihoods of inhabitants of the Lake Chad Region. The climate variability impact on Lake Chad has also worsened the abundance and conservation status of biodiversity. Photo credit: UNEP Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, made the pledge on ...

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