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Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, the Minister of Environment, at World Press Conference in Abuja, said the measures were to avert further outbreak and spread of the epidemic in many states of the federation.

Nigerian developing plan to address effects of climate change – minister

The Nigerian government is developing a gender-based plan that aims to address the vulnerability of Nigerian women to climate change, the Minister of Environment, Mohammad Mahmood, has said.

SMEDAN empowers nine cooperative societies in three states

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria SMEDAN has empowered Nine Cooperative societies drawn from Niger, Nassarawa and Enugu States with processing machineries under its Advancement for Woman in Agriculture, Agro Allied and Cottage Enterprises (AWAKE) programme.
Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, the Minister of Environment, at World Press Conference in Abuja, said the measures were to avert further outbreak and spread of the epidemic in many states of the federation.

Biodiversity: Nigeria restates support for ECOWAS states

The Federal Government has pledged support to ECOWAS member states to develop mechanisms for enforcement of biodiversity law and mobilise implementation for the developed biodiversity action plans.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank approves $500 million credit for Nigerian girls’ education

The World Bank Board of Directors has approved $500 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE).
Teenage eco-warrior Greta Thunberg branded the EU’s grand plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 inadequate on Wednesday and said Europe is falsely claiming to lead the world on climate.

Greta Thunberg receives million-euro-prize for humanity

Environmental Activist, Greta Thunberg, on Monday received the prize for humanity of the Portuguese Gulbenkian Foundation and was awarded 1 million euros (1.1 million dollars).
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Zamfara offers cows for guns to halt bandit attacks

Authorities in Nigeria's northwestern Zamfara state have offered two cows for each gun surrendered to halt bloody attacks by criminal gangs, including cattle rustlers.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

Nigeria named co-chair of 30-member UN poverty eradication forum

Nigeria has been named interim co-chair of the Alliance for Poverty Eradication launched by the United General Assembly on Tuesday.
French President Emmanuel Macron is due to set out his response to 150 recommendations from a citizens’ convention on climate change.

France’s Emmanuel Macron to decide on climate moves after Green city hall wins

The centrist president is expected to set out his first steps toward the “economic, green and social” recovery that he promised after the coronavirus epidemic.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: WTO has disappointed in notable trade agreements

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s candidate for the position of the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), has said that the organisation “delivered disappointingly” in major trade agreements.
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FAO calls for new approach to combat 2 billion-hectare land degradation globally

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), has called for new approach to stop soil loss as a way to combat more than two billion hectares of once productive land now being degraded globally.
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UN encourages Africa to invest on digital transformation

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has encouraged African countries to make right investments toward developing a digitally transformed economy.
An aerial view of a tropical forest along the eastern Pacific Ocean shoreline of Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Report: Forests provide sustenance for 90% of world’s ‘extremely poor

Forests provide support and sustenance for over 90 per cent of the extremely poor of the world population, a report indicated on Saturday.
The UN’s World Meteorological Organization said it was time to flatten the curve on climate change as well, with its impact on the planet “reaching a crescendo” in the past five years — which were the hottest on record.

UN: We should fight climate change like coronavirus

The United Nations has urged the world to fight climate change with the same determination as it is showing in the battle against COVID-19.
A don, Prof. Leke Oduwaye, on Monday urged Lagos State Government to prosecute owners of buildings blocking drainage right-of -way to guard against flooding.

Flash floods in DR Congo kill 23 persons, injure 70

At least 23 people have died and 70 were injured on Friday in floods caused by heavy rainstorms in eastern Congo, officials have said.
Former White House candidate Bernie Sanders on Monday endorsed onetime rival Joe Biden for president, saying it was time to unite in the effort to defeat Donald Trump in November.

Bernie Sanders endorses Joe Biden for US president

Former White House candidate Bernie Sanders on Monday endorsed onetime rival Joe Biden for president, saying it was time to unite in the effort to defeat Donald Trump in November.
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UN: Effect of coronavirus pandemic on Nigeria still unclear

The United Nations, UN, has expressed concerns about the effect and true magnitude of the spread of coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, saying it was yet unclear.
Five Italian Serie-A weekend matches including Sunday’s clash between Juventus and Inter Milan have been postponed due to the novel Coronavirus, the Italian football league said Saturday.

Coronavirus pause could force global football to change

Football has ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the immediate concern is the simple survival of many clubs because of the financial impact, but there is hope that the global game could ultimately emerge better from this crisis.
Antarctica has experienced its first heatwave with scientists expressing fears about the long-term damage to animals, plants and ecosystems.

First heatwave recorded in Antarctica

Antarctica has experienced its first heatwave with scientists expressing fears about the long-term damage to animals, plants and ecosystems.

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At least 18 people including eight Somali government soldiers and 10 al-Shabaab militants were killed, and more than 13 others wounded when fighters from al-Shabaab attacked Somali National Army and African Union peacekeeping mission troops bases

22 Bandits arrested, kidnap victims rescued by troops in Katsina, Zamfara

Soldiers under Operation Sahel Sanity have succeeded in arresting about 22 suspected bandits, informants, and their food suppliers during various operations conducted in Katsina and Zamfara states.
According to a Labour Force Statistics report published on Friday, August 14, the NBS said the unemployment rate in Nigeria increased from 23.1% in Q3 2018, to 27.1% in Q2 2020.

21.7 million Nigerians unemployed as number of people willing to work drops

A total of 21,764,618 Nigerians were unemployed as of June 2020, according to the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
Robert Lewandowski has urged Bayern Munich to make three new signings as he vented his frustrations at a lack of arrivals at the Bundesliga champions.

Rivaldo: Robert Lewandowski will beat Lionel Messi to player of the year if Bayern...

Barcelona legend Rivaldo has responded to German icon Lothar Matthaus's assertion that Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski is the best player in the world ahead of Friday's Champions League clash, with the Brazilian still convinced Lionel Messi holds that honour.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Nigerian government plans more training facilities for police, others

Buhari, who made this pledge on Thursday during the inauguration of a police college in Endeh Hills area of Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area in Nasarawa State, said the measure was aimed at tackling the persistent banditry, kidnapping and armed robbery across the nation.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday raised the possibility of delaying the nation’s Nov. 3 presidential election despite its date being enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, drawing immediate objections from Democrats.

Donald Trump promotes false birther theory about Kamala Harris

President Donald Trump said Thursday he had heard Democratic vice-presidential running mate Kamala Harris was not eligible to serve, stoking a false claim echoing the baseless "birther" theory he promoted about Barack Obama.