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Open defecation practice to end in Nigeria by 2025

Suleiman Adamu

Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has expressed optimism that Nigeria will end open defecation practice by 2025. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Adamu gave this assurance at a Ministerial Press Briefing to mark his one year re-appointment in Abuja on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. He noted that although only 27 out of the 774 local government areas were ...

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Why climate change education should be included in schools’ curriculum

Lagos flood

Climate change can be regarded as one of the utmost challenges facing the world today and it is possibly the single most significant environmental problem of our time. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has adopted a firmly unequivocal and more urgent tone declaring that climate change is happening faster and, in some cases, with more severe impacts than ...

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Growing the economy of Nigerian states to achieve their true potential

Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria, 60 years after independence, is at a crossroad and the economy needs urgent reforms. With oil and gas which accounts for about 10% of Nigeria GDP, 50% of government revenues and over 90% of export earnings with crude oil trading at less than $40. Now more than ever we need to reverse this overdependence on oil. President Muhammadu Buhari ...

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Nigeria announces 410 new COVID-19 cases as infections hit 49,895

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 announced 410 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 49,895. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The NCDC, which made this known on its official twitter handle, said four deaths were recorded in the country. The health agency said that ...

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Environmental experts call for green growth strategy for Nigeria

Sharon Ikeazor

Management of climate change in post COVID-19 Nigeria was at the front burner as environmental experts from different parts of the world dialogued on policy options for Nigeria in developing low-carbon resilient climate. Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, Minister of State for the Environment The webinar dialogue, held on Friday, August 14, 2020, was under the auspices of the Resource and Environmental ...

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Nigeria, ECOWAS host regional biodiversity consultation

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

The Federal Government of Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS-CEDEAO) will host the first ECOWAS Regional Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) consultation on Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework for two days from Monday, August 10, 2020 through a webinar. Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), ...

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World Bank approves $114.28m for Nigeria to battle COVID-19

Coronavirus

The World Bank has approved $114.28 million financing to help Nigeria prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 with specific focus on state level responses.  Coronavirus According to a statement from the bank on Friday, August 7, 2020, the amount includes $100 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) and $14.28 million grant from the Pandemic ...

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Nigeria: Agriculture and nation building

rice-farming

For a country to be ideally independent, it must be self-sufficient. When a country has difficulty in producing what it consumes, then there is imbalance of trade and that will affect the per-capital income of the country. Rice farming If a country cannot achieve self-sufficiency in technology, resources, or other sectors due to environmental location and/or other factors, it should ...

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Nigeria to restore Niger Delta area’s mangrove ecosystem

Sharon Ikeazor

As part of measures towards ensuring the protection of mangroves and oceans in the country, the Nigerian government is considering a National Mangrove Restoration Project that will deliver environmental and sustainable livelihood benefits for people living in the Niger Delta region. Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, Nigeria’s Minister of State for the Environment Minister of State for Environment, Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, announced ...

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Believing the reality of novel coronavirus in Nigeria

Coronavirus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic on March 11, 2020, few months after the disease spread from Wuhan, China, killing thousands and disrupting the world on all corners. Coronavirus The impact of the pandemic is felt every day in countries including Nigeria, as infection rises and death toll increases. More than 12.7 million ...

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