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NiMet, FOA partner to ensure food security in Nigeria

Prof Mansur Matazu

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) say they will continue to partner to work out strategies for food security in Nigeria. Director General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Prof. Mansur Matazu A statement issued on Sunday, June 20, 2021 in Abuja by the agency’s Managing Director of Corporate Communications Unit, Mr Muntari Ibrahim, quoted ...

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Changing climate and surging inflation: The Nigerian reality


Climate change is one of the world’s biggest emergencies and realistically it should never happen at the same time as inflation but, apparently, they have both teamed up in Nigeria. Flooding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Globally, there is no part of our lives that have not been affected by climate change, heat waves, flooding, low rainfall etcetera have exacerbated poverty ...

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National Council on Agriculture approves mainstreaming of biofortification in Nigeria

Alhaji Sabo Nanono

The National Council on Agriculture and Rural Development has approved the mainstreaming of biofortification in all agricultural interventions in Nigeria. Alhaji Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development The Harvestplus Event and Advocacy Officer, Ifeoma Okonkwo, made this known in a statement on Friday, June 18, 2021 in Ibadan, Oyo State. Okonkwo said that the approval followed a proposal submitted ...

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Osinbajo test drives Nigeria’s first electric car

Hyundai Kona

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has test driven a locally assembled  electric car, Hyundai Kona, on Tuesday, June 15, 2021  in Abuja. The Hyundai Kona electric car Osinbajo drove the car while on exhibition tour of made-in-Nigeria products at the opening ceremony of a five-day Nigeria@60 Expo being held at the Eagle Square, Abuja. The event is organised  by the Inter-ministerial ...

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Nigeria loses up to 400,000 hectares of forest yearly – NCF DG

Muhtari Aminu-Kano

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) says the country loses up to 400,000 hectares of forest annually to environmental degradation. NCF Director-General, Muhtari Aminu-Kano The NCF Director-General, Muhtari Aminu-Kano, disclosed this in Lagos on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at a seminar to commemorate the Word Environment Day. The theme of the seminar was “Ecosystem Restoration’’. Aminu-Kano also used the occasion to ...

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46 million Nigerians lack access to toilet, says minister

Ministry of Water Resources

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu has said that 46 million Nigerians do not have access to toilet. Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu Adamu disclosed this at the flag-off ceremony of the “Clean Nigeria” campaign and launch of the National Youth Volunteer Programme (NYVP) on COVID-19 prevention in Jigawa, on Thursday, June 10, 2021. “Statistically, WASH ...

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Nigeria earns €1m from sale of carbon credits

Bala Wunti

The Group General Manager, National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), Mr Bala Wunti, says Nigeria has earned over €1 million from sale of carbon credits through its partnership with TotalEnergies. Group General Manager, National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), Mr Bala Wunti Wunti disclosed this on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in Abuja, while speaking with newsmen on the sidelines of ...

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Centre introduces grant to bridge gender imbalance in natural resources management

Monday Osasah

African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 introduced grant to, among other things, empower women and bridge gender imbalance gap in natural resources management in Nigeria. Monday Osasah, Executive Director, Centre LSD Programme Coordinator, Centre LSD, Victoria Udoh, made this known at a news conference on the official launch of the Centre LSD ...

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Video Report: World Oceans Day: How Nigeria is protecting the ocean – Ikeazor

Sharon Ikeazor

The theme of this year’s World Oceans Day tagged “The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods”, raises global awareness of the benefits humankind derives from ocean and our individual and collective role to use ocean resources sustainably without jeopardising the livelihood opportunities of the future generation. World Oceans Day is being observed on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. The ocean covers over 70% ...

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SPP, CSOs explore measures to promote green recovery in Nigeria, West Africa

CSOs Dialogue

As a follow-up to the launch of the Policy Paper on Africa’s Post Covid-19 Green Recovery – Towards a Green and Resilient Recovery in West Africa, the Society for Planet and Prosperity (SPP), an environment focused not-for-profit, on Thursday, May 27, 2021 convened a group of civil society organisations (CSOs) to dialogue on “Promoting a green and resilient recovery in ...

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