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Climate defenders call for halt in issuance of coal mining licences in Nigeria

coal mining

Climate defenders in Nigeria on Thursday, August 26, 2021 called for a stop to the issuance of coal mining licenses, in light of the recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report that underscored the need for urgent climate action. The Federal Government of Nigeria has reportedly commenced moves to revive mining activities in Enugu coal mines, which have been inactive ...

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GMO technology stigmatised in Nigeria, says OFAB country coordinator

Dr Rose Gidado

The country coordinator, Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) in Africa, Dr Rose Gidado, says the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) technology has been stigmatised in Nigeria. Dr Rose Gidado Gidado spoke in Abuja on Thursday, August 26, 2021 when she led a team on a courtesy call to the Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Buki ...

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Nigeria approves Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine

Sinopharm Vaccine

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) said the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) had approved Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV COVID-19 vaccine, to step up efforts to battle a third wave of infections in the country. Sinopharm Covid-19 Vaccine The Executive Director, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, said this on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 in Abuja, at ...

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Climate change impact on kids: Nigeria second on UNICEF risk ranking

School children

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has ranked Nigeria as second highest-risk country where children are susceptible to the impact of climate change. School children In its “Children’s Climate Risk Index” ranking of 163 countries released on Friday, August 20, 2021, the UN agency ranked Central Africa Republic (CAR) the highest risk country, while Nigeria and Republic of Chad followed as ...

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TotalEnergies reduces gas flaring in Nigeria by 75% in 10yrs

Gas flaring

TotalEnergies says it has successfully reduced gas flaring in its operations in Nigeria by 75 per cent in the last 10 years. Gas flaring Mr Victor Bandele, Deputy Managing Director, Deep Water, TotalEnergies, said this on Thursday, August 19, 2021 during an online news conference. Bandele said TotalEnergies had been in the forefront of global transition to cleaner sources of ...

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Cholera: Nigeria records 37,819 cases, 1,178 deaths from 23 states, FCT

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the country has recorded 37,819 suspected cases of cholera, 1,178 deaths in 23 states and the FCT as at August 14, 2021. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made the disclosure in an interview on Monday, August 16 in Abuja. Ihekweazu listed the states to ...

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Nigeria losing billions by not tapping opportunities in forest sector – Don

Nigeria REDD+

 A university don, Prof. Tope Ajayi, has said forestry has the potential of helping to create dependable economic fortunes for the Federal Government and the 36 states in their ongoing economic diversification efforts, if properly harnessed. Nigeria is said to be losing billions by not exploring opportunities in the forest sector. Photo credit: UNDP Cambodia/Chansok Lay/Oddar Meanchey Ajayi gave the ...

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What IPCC report means for Nigeria

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

The new UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Climate Report is sounding the alarm, most especially to a country like Nigeria: if we fail to act urgently, there will be catastrophic global consequences. And we’re already nearing abrupt climate tipping points. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar Climate change is already impacting Nigeria today. From longer seasons to more ...

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UK’s £500m oceans protection scheme to tackle plastic pollution in Nigeria, Ghana, others

George Eustice

Projects to tackle climate change and protect the world’s oceans have been given a major boost with the first £16.2 million of funding from the UK’s £500 million Blue Planet Fund announced today. British Environment Secretary, George Eustice The programmes, financed from the UK’s overseas aid budget, will increase marine protection, tackle plastic pollution in Nigeria, Ghana, Indonesia and Vietnam ...

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Nigeria’s climate change commitments considering new UN report – Ikeazor

Sharon Ikeazor

The Report profiles the consequences of the world warming by 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees F) and how much worse the effects will be. if temperatures rise by 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F) or 4 degrees C (7.2 degrees F). Every fraction of a degree of warming really matters – whether related to the intensity and frequency of extreme precipitation, the severity of droughts and ...

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