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Nigeria integrates clean cooking in revised climate blueprint

Clean Cook Stove

As part of the Federal Government of Nigeria’s efforts to integrate clean cooking into the revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to meet its obligations to the Paris Agreement on climate change, the International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment, Heinrich Boell Foundation, World Resources Institute and Stockholm Environment Institute is providing ...

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From Zambia to Nigeria, how food basket outreach catalyses youth-led enterprises

Youth in Agribusiness Compact

 The Youth in Agribusiness Compact of Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) is leading the way in developing approaches aimed at stimulating youth-led agribusiness enterprises along agricultural commodity value chains. G1 Enterprises’ saled of birds from the Imo agribusiness park 2 One of its recent approaches is the food basket outreach. Through this mechanism, the compact links with its partner ...

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Solidaridad to support Nigeria, Ghana in oil palm production

Oil palm plantation

Solidaridad West Africa says it is making progress in enabling governments in Nigeria and Ghana to support and work with farmers toward a more sustainable climate-smart oil palm production. Oil palm plantation Stakeholders stated this in an at the end of a two-day Civil Society Organisation (CSOs) Wrap-up Workshop organised by Solidaridad West Africa – Nigeria in Uyo, Akwa Ibom ...

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Facebook launches Climate Science Information Centre in Nigeria, South Africa


Facebook announced on Thursday, February 18, 2021 the roll out of its Climate Science Information Centre to sub-Saharan Africa, starting with South Africa and Nigeria, as part of its commitment to connecting people to accurate, expert advice and information about global developments that affect their lives. Facebook Climate Science Information Centre The Centre, available in 16 countries from Thursday, aims ...

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Nigeria on course to end gas flaring by 2025, says minister

Gas flaring

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Timipre Sylva, says Nigeria is on course to end gas flaring by 2025. Gas flaring Sylva made this known on Monday, February 15, 2021 at a Public Hearing on gas flaring organised by the House of Representatives in Abuja. The minister said that the public hearing was an opportunity to update the ...

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Nigeria spends millions cleaning oil spills – but illegal refiners are still in business

Artisanal refinery

The sunrise in the morning of June 2, 2016, did not only bring vitamin D; it also brought hope to the Ogonis. That day, at a place called Patrick Waterside in Bodo, Rivers State, they assembled; clan by clan, village by village, to watch the arrival of the helicopter that brought the federal government delegation for the official flag-off of ...

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Nigeria records 28,876 tobacco smoking related deaths annually – Study

tobacco smoking

Abuja-based Centre for the Study of Economies of Africa (CSEA) has reported that a research it conducted had revealed that 28,876 deaths related to tobacco smoking are recorded annually in Nigeria. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to health Mr Marco Castradori, a Research Associate with the CSEA, revealed this on Monday, February 8, 2021 in Kano at the ...

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COVID-19: WHO has not delisted Nigeria from vaccines beneficiaries, says govt

Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

The Federal Government has debunked media reports making the rounds that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has delisted Nigeria from the list of African countries to receive its COVID-19 vaccines as misplaced. Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, faulted the reports on Saturday, February 6, 2021 while speaking on a radio programme. He said Nigeria ...

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Lockdown averted 5.8m COVID-19 infections in Nigeria – Study

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

As Nigeria grapples with rising infections caused by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of international public health researchers have revealed that the lockdown and restrictions imposed in the country between March and May 2020 may have averted not less than 5.8 million infections. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister The team of researchers, drawn from the United ...

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Children constitute 50% of trafficked Nigerian victims in 2020 – UNODC

Ghada Fathi Waly

Half of human trafficking victims in Nigeria in 2020 were children, Chervine Oftadeh, an official of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, (UNODC) said in Benin on Tuesday, January 19, 2020. Ghada Fathi Waly, Director-General/Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Oftadeh, an Associate Expert, said his declaration was informed by a baseline assessment ...

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