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Nigeria’s first electric car unveiled

Hyundai Kona

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Friday, November 13, 2020 unveiled Nigeria’s first locally-assembled full electric car, aimed at reducing pressure on use of petroleum. The Hyundai Kona electric car The Hyundai Kona car, manufactured by Stallion Group, is 100 per cent electric and comes with zero emission, 482km driving range, and can be charged both at home and ...

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Nigeria’s eyes turn to the UK as climate summit draws closer

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

Nigeria and the UK have had a troubled history. Nearly a hundred years of resource extraction and colonialism has left its mark on both our countries. Now, Nigeria and the UK are bound by the Commonwealth, an alliance which has been described as a “family” by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke One of the things about being ...

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Nigeria steps up effort to sustain polio-free certification status

Polio immunisation

Nigeria has stepped up efforts to sustain its polio-free certification status certified by Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for Polio Eradication, says the World Health Organisation (WHO). Polio immunisation in Nigeria. Photo credit: comminit.com According to a statement posted on the WHO Regional Office website, the attainment of polio free status had not debar Nigeria from increasing its efforts on ...

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The travails of travelling on Nigerian roads

Babatunde-Fashola

Visiting the fun park fortnightly was one experience I looked forward to as a child. Particularly mounting the carousel ride made me giggle with so much excitement as it galloped up and down with flashing lights and beautiful music. Driving through many Nigerian roads today brings back that beautiful memory I had as a child, but devoid of elation. It ...

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Hours to deadline, Nigeria ratifies Doha Amendment to close Kyoto Protocol era

patricia espinosa

The Doha Amendment will come into force this year after Nigeria became the 144th country to ratify the climate treaty on Friday, October 2, 2020 in a last-minute scramble to tie the loose ends of the Kyoto Protocol era.  Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) confirmed Nigeria had formally endorsed the climate treaty hours before ...

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Buhari, at UN, lists plans to recoup Nigeria’s environment

Buhari UNGA 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 outlined measures by Nigeria to reverse biodiversity loss, expressing concern that most indigenous flora and fauna commonly found within the country are facing extinction. President Buhari spoke in a video message to the virtual 2020 Biodiversity Summit, held on the margins of the 75th UN General Assembly, in New York. A file ...

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Nigeria begins preparation of second Biennial Update Report on climate change

BUR2 Stakeholders Inception Workshop

A virtual Stakeholders Inception Workshop held on Friday, September 18, 2020 has initiated activities for the development of Nigeria’s Second Biennial Update Report (BUR2) on climate change. Participants at the virtual BUR2 Stakeholders Inception Workshop The event was organised by the Department of Climate Change (DCC) in the Federal Ministry of Environment with the support of the United Nations Development ...

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Sustainable economy: Environmentalists canvass alternatives to oil

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

Two environmentists on Thursday, September 17, 2020 suggested alternatives to the Nigerian oil revenue driven-economy in order to foster a sustainable environment for the country. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar The environmentists are Mr Solomon Adefolu, a Climate  Programme Lead Officer with the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), and Prof. Eden Eniang, the Director of  Biodiverty Preservation Centre, Uyo. ...

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Tobacco industry interfering in Nigerian govt policies, report reveals

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) have launched the 2020 tobacco industry interference index report for Nigeria. The report of the survey forms part of the Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index – a global survey of how public health policies are protected from the industry’s subversive efforts, and how governments have ...

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Nigeria to hold youth consultation on climate plan enhancement

Nigerian youths at COP25

In continued efforts to ensure youth involvement and active engagement in climate policy development, the Federal Ministry of Environment is partnering with a non-profit German foundation, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), to conduct a nationwide Youth Consultation on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Enhancement in Nigeria. Ike Ikweremadu (Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment) with Nigerian youths at COP25 in Madrid, Spain The ...

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