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Buhari: How to achieve ‘change’ in a changing climate

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President Muhammadu Buhari will fail to keep his vow that, under his watch, Nigeria will become a “forceful and constructive player” in the global fight against climate change if he ignores five actionable suggestions highlighted in this article. Climate change is a global emergency with local consequences. This article was inspired during a reception hosted by the Presidency of African ...

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Egba Summit asks govt to resume Lagos-Ibadan road repair

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The Egba Economic Summit, a socio-economic group in Ogun State, has called on the Federal Government to resume the on-going reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and prevent it from deteriorating further. The Lagos-Ibadan road is being redeveloped at a cost of N167 billion. The Lagos-Sagamu stretch of the road is being redeveloped by Julius Berger while the Sagamu-Ibadan axis is ...

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Nigeria begins review of ozone layer protection regulations

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Nigeria has initiated moves to protect the environment and restore ozone layer to pre-industrial age level, with the commencement of amendment on the national ozone layer protection regulations and demonstration project for disposal of unwanted Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) in the country. The proposed changes in the National Environmental (Ozone Layer Protection) Regulations (S.I.32 of 2009) will be a mandatory requirements for consumption and disposal of ODS ...

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COP 21: Concern over France visa, fees in Nigeria

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As preparations for the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reach a feverish peak, prospective participants from Nigeria have been told in clear terms by the Embassy of France in (Abuja and Consulate in Lagos) Nigeria that visa issuance is only contingent upon the payment of ...

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World Polio Day: Nigeria has brought Africa closer to being certified polio-free

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Nigeria’s remarkable achievement has brought the country and the African region closer than ever to being certified polio-free, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday, October 23 on the eve of the World Polio Day. Just three years ago, Nigeria was the reservoir of more than half of all polio cases in the world. This year, for the ...

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French envoy laments Nigeria’s inability to submit INDC

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France has frowned at Nigeria’s inability to submit its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) ahead of the 1st October 2015 deadline. Stephane Gompertz, France’s Ambassador for Climate Change, who was in Abuja recently, wondered why Nigeria, a major stakeholder in the 2015 Paris climate talks, is yet to submit its climate action plan. The ambassador stated that every country is supposed ...

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Preparation of Biennial Update Report starts, National Policy document launched

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Following the granting of an approval and financial support by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Nigeria has commenced the preparation of her Biennial Update Report (BUR), which is regarded as one of the centerpieces of the global mitigation architecture for the upcoming 2015 new climate agreement in Paris. BURs are national documents to be prepared and submitted every two years ...

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Nigeria chairs committee as Adaptation Fund Board approves more projects

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As adaptation demand grows, the AFB moves ahead with green light from evaluation report The Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) has considered a record number of project and programme applications, approving three full project proposals and five preliminary projects, for a total of over $12.4 million. The Board is also expanding its scope of operations, making decisions on regional projects for ...

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COP 21: Nigeria builds ‘gender-balanced’ group of negotiators

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As the much-vaunted 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) approaches, Nigeria has commenced moves to ensure a befitting participation at the global summit. Towards this, the nation is establishing a group of national multi-sectoral experts that will support is negotiations at COP 21 in Paris, France, ...

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DMO facilitates bailout for 23 states, restructures N575 billion debts

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The Debt Management Office (DMO) has helped to facilitate bailout for 23 states of the federation by working out an arrangement under which their domestic debts were restructured for repayment over a much longer period. Director General of DMO, Dr. Abraham Nwankwo, disclosed this on Friday while speaking at a workshop for online publishers organised in Lagos by the Agency. ...

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