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Nigeria develops Sendai Framework plan to curb disaster risk

Disaster Risk

Nigeria has developed a National Plan of Action for the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030). This was the outcome of a two-day meeting of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction that held from Tuesday, February 21 to Wednesday, February 22 2017 in Abuja, the federal capital city. The Sendai Framework is an international document which ...

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Ogun adopts eco-tourism to boost forestry sector

Kolawole-Lawal

The Ogun State Government is finalising plans to establish eco-tourism resort in its forest reserve in an apparent bid to enhance forestry resources and create an alternative means of livelihood for the people of the state. Commissioner for Forestry, Kolawole Lawal, who made this known recently in Abeokuta, the state capital, while speaking with journalists after an interactive session with ...

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Images: Departing Amina Mohammed hands over

Amina-Jibril

Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Amina J. Mohammed, in Abuja on Friday, February 24 2017 handed over the reigns of office to the Environment Minister of State, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, to resume duty as the United Nations Deputy Secretary General.  

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Nigeria to issue Africa’s first sovereign green bond

Oscar Onyema

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, in Lagos on Thursday, February 23 2017 said that the Federal Government was making arrangements to inaugurate the first African Sovereign Green Bond to address climate change and environmental projects. Osinbajo made the submission at the Green Bonds Capital Market and Investors Conference organised by the Federal Ministry of Environment and the Debt Management Office ...

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Nigeria drafts plan to achieve economic diversity through agricultural investments

Chief Audu Ogbeh

Nigeria aims to be a leading light for continent-wide effort to harness the potential of food production to become a significant source of jobs on and off the farm The Nigerian Government in Abuja on Wednesday, February 22 2017 welcomed senior officials from the African Union Commission and agriculture experts from across the continent for an intensive three-day meeting to ...

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Nigeria embassy staffers monitor Indomitable Lions

Gernot Rohr-Nigeria

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, have been having sleepless nights immediately the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon became African Nations Cup champions. Nigeria, Cameroon, Zambia and Algeria are in the same World Cup African qualifying group. Although Nigeria is leading the group, the determinant factor appears to be the two-legged encounter between Nigeria and Cameroon ...

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Nigeria, EU, UN partner to boost criminal justice response to terrorism

Boko Haram

Nigeria is said to be taking an important step in its fight against terrorism, by working to further refine and strengthen its strategy to prosecute, reintegrate, and rehabilitate former members of Boko Haram in compliance with international laws and standards. For this purpose, technical and high level consultations were held in Abuja from 13 to 15 December 2016, on “Considering ...

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World Bank recommends sustainable land use management to rehabilitate Lake Chad

Lake Chad

The World Bank has urged the use of sustainable land use management as a panacea for the rehabilitation of communities in the north eastern part of Nigeria around the drying Lake Chad. The recommendation was made at the Climate Change Knowledge Immersion workshop which was organised by the Federal Ministry of Environment’s Department for Climate Change and the World Bank ...

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Nigeria budgets N8bn to battle climate change

Nigeria National Assembly Complex

The National Assembly has made provision of N8 billion for issues on climate change in Nigeria for the 2017 Approbation Bill. This was revealed by the Clerk of the House of Representatives Committee on Climate Change at the Climate Change Knowledge Immersion workshop series held in Abuja on Thursday, February 16 2017. It was organised by the Federal Ministry of ...

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19 Nigerians benefit from Shell academics research programme

Igo Weli Shell

A total of 19 academics from different universities in Nigeria have begun research attachments in several fields of study in the latest phase of the sabbatical and internship programme of The Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria Limited (SPDC) Joint Venture, which was introduced in 1980. The eight professors and 11 research interns commenced their programmes in January 2017, seeking to ...

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