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EU commits €70,000 to combat floods in Nigeria

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The European Union (EU) has provided €70,000 as emergency preparedness to reduce the impact of floods in the country. This is contained in a statement by the body on Tuesday and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...

Anambra State is headquarters of gully erosion in Africa – Climate expert reveals

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The Climate Change Education and Action Programme has stated that Anambra state is the headquarters of gully erosion in Africa and remains the worst hit by climate change in Africa. Elochukwu Ezenekwe, Africa’s foremost climate change expert and Head, Climate...

I’ll reposition NNDC to meet core mandate, Niger Delta Minister Umana Okon Umana promises

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By Barbara Kalu - New Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Umana Okon Umana, has said that under his leadership, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) will be repositioned and rebranded to achieve its core mandate as a vehicle to...

Africa accepts green growth as sign of Political will

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African leaders across the continent are increasingly showing commitment towards promoting sustainable economic development, a new report has shown, reflecting the changing political will. The Africa Green Growth Readiness Assessment Report, compiled by the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) and the Global...

Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwu-Olu signs landmark air quality declaration to improve health, climate

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Gov. Babajide Sanwu-Olu of Lagos State has signed the C40 Clean Air Cities Declaration alongside Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Dakar, Ekurhuleni, Freetown, Johannesburg, Nairobi, and Tshwane as efforts to improve air quality. According to him, Lagos is committed to improving...

Poor infrastructure development in oil-bearing Abia communities worries group

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A socio-cultural group in Abia, called Coalition for Ukwa Leadership Accountability, has expressed worry over the deplorable state of roads in Ukwa East and West Federal Constituency. The group made its position known at a news conference held at the...

Civil groups task CSOs, Media, others on climate change peril, illicit cash flow…

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... Say illicit financial flow responsible for misery, Penury With the glaring threat posed by climate change to the world, groups from anti-corruption agencies, the media, civil society organisations (local and International), community based groups and labour and the academia...

Global Landscapes Forum offers seed grants to transform degraded Sahelian landscapes

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In Yaoundé, Cameroon, a group of organizations led by Support Humanity Cameroon (SUHUCAM) are challenging the trend of deforestation in the region, with impressive results. Since 2019, with the help of more than 250 volunteers including farmers, grazers, restoration...

Nigerian government wants UN redeem $100bn pledge to support climate action

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By Mbafan Ade - Nigeria government, has urged developed countries to fulfill their pledge of $100 billion to support developing countries in their efforts to combat climate change. Chief Sharon Ikeazor, Minister of State for Environment, made the announcement on Wednesday...

Environmentalists raise alarm over oil spill at Ogboinbiri Bayelsa coastal community

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An oil leak has been reported at an oilfield operated by the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) around Ogboinbiri in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa. The oil leak, which occurred on Oct. 17 at the NAOC...

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Police arrests Davido for death of Bosom friend, Dagbo

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IKEJA,Lagos, Nigeria – Controversial musician, David Adeleke better known as Davido has been picked up by the Nigerian Police Force in connection with the...

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