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High heat has been affecting most parts of Nigeria including coastal areas, with temperatures well above 35C [Al Jazeera]

UN: 2019 in top three hottest years on record

This decade is set to be the hottest in history, the United Nations said Tuesday in an annual assessment outlining the ways in which climate change is outpacing humanity’s ability to adapt to it.
Police detain people outside a wet market during a protest in Tuen Mun district of Hong Kong on November 10, 2019. The international finance hub has been upended by five months of huge and increasingly violent rallies, but Beijing has refused to give in to most of the movement’s demands. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP)

Hong Kong police watchdog unequipped to probe own force

Hong Kong’s police watchdog is unequipped to investigate the force’s handling of months of pro-democracy protests, a panel of international experts appointed by the city’s own government has found.

Climate change: Nuclear power game changer – IAEA

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and the goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will be difficult to achieve without a significant increase in the use of nuclear power, IAEA Acting Director General Cornel Feruta said today.

UN science panel to report on climate change in oceans and glaciers

Scientists from around the world were gathering in Monaco on Wednesday to release a major report on the impact of global warming on the Earth’s oceans and frozen regions.
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Climate Change: UN panel to issue report on land use

Some of the scientists who drafted the document have spoken of the need to curb consumption in general, in particular meat consumption, as animals such as cows emit greenhouse gases and use up land that could be used to grow foodstuff or forests.
Chilean Minister of the Environment Carolina Schmidt (L) reacts after Chile was named to host the COP25 conference, during the final session of the COP24 summit on climate change in Katowice, Poland, on December 14, 2018. (Photo by Janek SKARZYNSKI / AFP)

Nations inch towards climate deal at marathon UN summit

Nations on Saturday inched towards a deal to implement the Paris climate goals, after all-night negotiations to hammer out a plan to limit global temperature rises exposed a range of conflicts.
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UN: World not on track to slow climate change

The UN weather agency says the world is heading in the wrong direction to slow climate change after another year of near-record temperatures.
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Ex-UN climate chief to be tried in sexual harassment case

Former UN climate change panel chief Rajendra Pachauri will face trial in a sexual harassment case, an Indian court ruled on Friday.

Ibori fighting hard to stall confiscation of his assets – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, is “fighting tooth and nail” to stall the confiscation of his assets in the United Kingdom.

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UITH resident doctors suspend three days warning strike

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UEFA approves 210 bottles of water per team, cancels shirt swaps

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Nigerian Navy disown ‘fake press release’ inviting candidates for NNBTS Batch 30 training

The Nigerian Navy (NN) has disowned a fake press release inviting candidates of the Nigerian Navy Basic Training School (NNBTS), Batch 30 to commence training at the school in Onne on Aug. 18.

Nigerian government yet to be informed of UNILAG vice-chancellor’s removal – ministry

The Federal Government on Wednesday distanced itself from the purported sacking of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, by its Governing Council, saying it has not been briefed.