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Photos: President Buhari’s Day 2 at COP21 in Paris

President Buhari and African leaders from Ghana

On the second day at the global summit, President Muhammadu Buhari met with African leaders from Ghana, Guinea, Mali and Niger with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference, COP21, in Paris on 1st Dec 2015. In the company of Environment Minister, Amina Mohammed, he also met with members of the Nigerian delegation ...

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Revival of Lake Chad will curb migration to Europe, Buhari tells COP21

Lake Chad

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Paris at the ongoing UN climate change conference (COP21) asked developed countries to make strong financial commitments to the $14 billion urgently needed to revive the Lake Chad and save communities dependent on the river from extinction. The largest lake in the Chad Basin, Lake Chad is a historically large, shallow lake in Africa, ...

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Climate agreement must recognise survival rights of vulnerable persons, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

Any meaningful and potential agreement on climate change in Paris must draw extensively on the principles of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. President Buhari, who made the submission on Monday in Paris at the opening of the UN climate change summit, added that, for any agreement in Paris to be durable, it must ...

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INDCs: It’s no longer business as usual, says Nigeria


Following its approval by President Muhammadu Buhari on 26 November 2015 and subsequent submission to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Nigeria’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) was eventually reflected on the UNFCCC site on Friday, November 28, 2015 by precisely 12:24:55. Two separate documents – the INDCs proper and an executive summary – are both available ...

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Nigeria submits INDCs to UNFCCC


Nigeria has submitted it Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), according to Environment Minister, Mrs Amina Mohammed. The minister made the disclosure on Thursday, November 26, 2015 on Twitter (via her handle, @AminaJMohammed). She had twitted: “Nigeria submits it’s INDC to UNFCC. Now we begin the journey for Nigerians, People & ...

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2016: Amosun promises affordable housing, infrastructure development

Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has promised the residents of the state of affordable housing and a spate of infrastructure development schemes under a wider urban renewal programme in 2016. Governor Amosun stated this in Abeokuta while presenting the 2016 Appropriation Bill to the House of Assembly at the Hallow Chamber, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the state capital. He said that ...

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Campaigners to hold Abuja Climate March


World leaders from more than 190 nations are gathering at the United Nations Climate Summit (COP21) in Paris, France from November 30 – December 11, 2015 to deliver a bold new international climate agreement. On Monday, 30th of November, 2015, the day the UN Climate Summit begins, the Coalition of Abuja Climate Groups will join with other hundreds of thousands ...

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Mohammed to lead 41-member Nigerian delegation to COP 21


Environment Minister, Mrs Amina Mohammed, will lead a 41-member team, comprising negotiators, representatives of civil society organisations and legislators to the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) starting next week in Paris, France. Unlike the previous conferences where a large chunk of the delegation comprised persons ...

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Nigeria to explore gas potential for sustainable development – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria is taking appropriate steps to turn its abundant gas resources into veritable catalyst for development as the nation’s gas potential might be in excess of 600 trillion cubic feet. The President said this at the 3rd summit of Gas Exporting Countries Forum in Tehran, Iran on Monday. Buhari said the country was taking the ...

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13,000 out of 200,000 Nigerian communities now open defecation-free – UNICEF


Within eight years of intervention in its Community-Led Total Sanitation programme, 13,000 communities in Nigeria had attained Open Defecation-free status, so says the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Kanaar Nadar, UNICEF’s Chief of Water Sanitation and Hygiene, made the disclosure on Monday in Abuja at a national stakeholders workshop on Draft Hygiene Promotion Strategy and Guidelines. Nadar said: “From our report on ...

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