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Nigeria case informs fresh $35m Rotary polio support

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$8.15 million will go toward stemming the recent outbreak in Nigeria and countries in the Lake Chad Basin region Rotary on Tuesday committed an additional $35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, bringing the humanitarian service organisation’s contribution to $105 million in 2016. The announcement follows recent reports of three new cases of wild poliovirus ...

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60 Niger Delta students get Shell scholarships

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A new batch of 60 children from the Niger Delta region in Nigeria has been awarded the special secondary school scholarship of the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Joint Venture. Tagged “Cradle to Career”, the scholarships cover tuition and all other bills for six years in four of the topmost private secondary schools in Port Harcourt, River State. Brookstone Secondary ...

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NiMet predicts cloudy, rainy weather for Monday

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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions over the central states with slim chances of isolated thunderstorms over Jalingo, Mambilla, Markurdi and environs on Monday morning. The predictions are contained in the Weather Outlook issued by NiMet’s Central Forecast Office on Sunday in Abuja. It stated that localised thunderstorms were expected over the high grounds of Abuja, ...

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FG to release N350 billion for capital projects

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Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has disclosed that a sum of N350 billion capital votes will be released immediately into the system as the Federal Government continues to tackle the economic crisis currently facing the nation. The minister, who spoke at a press briefing in Abuja on Friday, said the current administration is not backing down on its decision to ...

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UNIDO commended for implementing Montreal Protocol

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Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Ms. Amina Mohammed, has commended the work, commitment and efforts of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) towards implementing the Montreal Protocol programmes and projects aimed at the phasing-out of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) in Nigeria. Speaking recently during the Stakeholders Workshop for the Preparation of the Stage II of the Hydrochloroflorocarbon Phase-Out Management Plan (HPMP) ...

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Audit of ‘drying up’ River Niger to commence soon

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Acting auditor-general for the federation, Florence Anyanwu, has said that environmental audit of the River Niger will begin soon to prevent it from drying up like the Lake Chad. She said this on Tuesday in Abuja during the 6th Annual Meeting of African Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions Working Group on Environmental Audit (AFROSAI WGEA). The theme of the meeting ...

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Earthquake occurrences, observations in Nigeria

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Although Nigeria is not located within the major seismic zones of the world; over the years, several minor earthquakes have been experienced in some parts of the country. Seismic events had been recorded instrumentally and also historically from 1933 to 2011 in Nigeria. The first widely reported occurrence of an Earth tremor in Nigeria was in 1933. Other events were ...

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Nigeria may adopt Green Bonds to finance NDCs

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Nigeria appears to have identified a fresh financial mechanism towards realising its climate action plans: Green Bonds. At a Stakeholder Consultation held on Friday in Abuja at the instance of the Federal Ministry of Environment, participants debated the issuance of Green Bonds as an innovative source of funding climate and sustainable development programmes. Green (or Climate) Bonds are fixed-income financial ...

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Nigeria shifts gear in ODS phase-out scheme

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Aiming to completely phase-out hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), an ozone-depleting substance (ODS) by 2040, Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos took a major step towards realising the goal when stakeholders gathered to review and validate the findings of a survey, preparatory to the next stage of the initiative. HCFCs are a group of man-made compounds containing carbon, hydrogen, chlorine and fluorine atoms considered ...

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NBMA asked to conduct tests to prove there’s no GM rice in Nigeria

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In a reaction to claims by the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), through its Director-General, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, that there is no iota of truth in the report that genetically modified (GM) rice is present in Nigeria, the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has charged the agency to conduct tests to assure Nigerians there is no GM rice in ...

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