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The General Manager, Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency, LASPARK, Mrs. Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, has restated the resolution of the state government to enforce total compliance with the greening provision across the State.

Lagos set to enforce compliance with greening law

The General Manager, Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency, LASPARK, Mrs. Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, has restated the resolution of the state government to enforce total compliance with the greening provision across the State.
German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel is seen on stage during a party congress of Germany’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party on December 7, 2018 at a fair hall in Hamburg, northern Germany. – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hand off leadership of her party after nearly two decades at the helm, with the race wide open between a loyal deputy and a longtime rival. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

Angela Merkel: Climate change ‘challenge for humanity’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, in a video posted online, that it would require a “feat of strength” in order for Germany to reach its climate goals by 2030 as planned.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo governor to inaugurate environmental tribunal

As a way of ensuring proper enforcement of the state’s environmental laws and averts possible flooding in the state, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has approved the formation of environmental tribunals.
Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the fight against blazes that have caused global alarm.

G7 leaders agree to help Brazil fight Amazon fires

Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the fight against blazes that have caused global alarm.

Scientists: Lagos at risk of grave flood

Three environmental scientists have warned people living in coastal cities, such as Lagos, to beat a retreat now or face the prospect of a disorderly, chaotic withdrawal in about three decades, as climate change worsens.
Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

NGF: Special agric zones to attract $4 billion investments

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has said that the establishment of Special Agro-processing Zones (SAPZs) in Nigeria has the potential of attracting between one to four billion dollars investments into the country.

Governors meet over NFIU’s directive on local council funds

The 36 state governors under the umbrella of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) are meeting in Abuja to discuss update on recent directive of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) on local government funds.
Donald Trump

Report: Donald Trump wants US to buy Greenland

Trump has expressed interest in the self-governing part of Denmark — which is mostly covered in ice — asking advisors if it is possible for the US to acquire the territory, The Wall Street Journal said Thursday, citing people familiar with the discussions.

Outright ban of food importation will lead to inflation – society

The Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) says Federal Government’s outright banning of food importation will lead to inflation and further impoverish the masses.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB approves $20 million for clean energy

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved $20 million for the Facility for Energy Inclusion (FEI). The facility was sponsored by the bank to provide sustainable financing for small-scale renewables in Africa.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday that work on a new site for the embassy is under way [Mick Tsikas-Pool-Getty Images]

Climate change: Australia announces 338 million dollars funding

Australia has announced 500 million Australian dollars (338 million U.S. dollars) in funding for the Pacific region to tackle climate change, including disaster resilience and renewable energy investment.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

NEMA blames farmers-herdsmen crisis on poor coordination

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says poor coordination of human and material resources while responding to emergencies were responsible for skirmishes between farmers and herdsmen in the country.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ambitious Green Legacy Initiative, launched in May, aims to plant four billion trees across Ethiopia by October. "Today Ethiopia is set in our attempt to break the world record together for a green legacy," Abiy's office said in a Twitter post.

Ethiopia plants more than 350 million trees in a day

Ethiopians have planted more than 350 million trees in a single day as part of a campaign to fight deforestation and climate change.

UN pledges full support to Cross River industrialization drive

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) members on Thursday were in Calabar, the state capital of Cross River State holding a retreat on Management Accountability Framework, a foundation piece of the UN reforms process to engage with government and help facilitate the achievement the State’s giant industrialization drive.
OSAKA -Japan-, June 28. -TASS-. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Japan’s Osaka, where he will take part in the G20 summit on June 28-29 and hold a dozen of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the event.

G20 leaders’ summit begins in Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, also the term president of the summit, welcomed the leaders along with the heads of several international organizations at the INTEXO Osaka Fair Center.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attended a church service on Sunday at the RCCG Regional Parish in New York, United States, where he gave a sermon and also prayed fervently for Nigeria 3

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s challenges are huge investment opportunities

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday in New York said the huge development challenges facing Nigeria and the rest of Africa were “excellent opportunities for groundbreaking investments and innovation”.
Gov. Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno has vowed to send out of the state any International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) undermining the interest of government toward achieving peace in the state after 10 years of Boko Haram insurgency.

Governor Zullum: We will spend our last kobo to eliminate Boko Haram

Borno State Governor Babagana Zullum on Monday assured that the state government would spend its last kobo to support the military and strengthen Civilian JTF and hunters, to eliminate terrorism.
Nnimmo Bassey

Group seeks African delegates’ support at Bonn climate talks

The Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has expressed concerns that the U.S. and other global north countries may be bullying African countries in order to obstruct discussions on fossil fuel industry interference at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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Not less than six people have been killed in a fresh attack on Fadaman Rimi village in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

HURIWA: State police key to national security

Rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has affirmed that the numerous security nightmares confronting Nigerians in the 36 states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory can only be confronted headlong if the constitutional amendments creating State police is signed into law.
Confederation cup campaigners Rangers international on Saturday in Libreville got a consolation goal that will no doubt be a plus ahead of the return leg tie against AS Pelican of Gabon.

CAF Confederation Cup: Rangers lose to Pelican in Libreville

Enugu Rangers went down to a narrow 2-1 loss against Gabonese club, A.S. Pelican in the first leg of their CAF Confederation Cup, first round clash in Libreville on Saturday.

Court vacates forfeiture order on former Imo governor’s properties

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has vacated a forfeiture order secured by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on some properties belonging to former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, and some members of his family.

Rumble in Okonjo family, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala lambasted for desecrating throne

There is chaos in the Okonjo Royal family of Ogwashi-Uku following the unauthorized announcement of the death of their 91-year-old Obi, Professor Chukuka Okonjo, and naming of a successor by his daughter and former Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.