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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Musa lost his two (2) wives and six (6) children under the debris of his collapsed two (2) -bedroom apartments after the sudden rains that hit Suleja, Niger State, Nigeria at the beginning of the 2017 flooding season. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, sixty five (65) year old Garvey lost his sixty (60) year old wife...
“Since our admission as a member state of the United Nations in 1960, we have always participated in all efforts to bring about global peace, security and development. Nigeria will continue to support the UN in all its efforts, including the attainment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. These were the final words of the President of Nigeria,...
With the launch of the SDGs in 2015, a spotlight has been placed on some of the world’s biggest issues and the possibility of shaping human impact on these issues, for good or bad. The SDG Goal 12 (Sustainable Production and Consumption) aims at reducing ecological footprints by changing the pattern of production and consumption of goods and resources....

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Pumped Hydro Storage to surpass $350 billion in investment by 2024: Global Market Insights published its new report on global trends on Pumped Hydro Storage and revealed that by 2024, the total global market will exceed £350 billion in investment and 200GW in installed capacity. Read more Hurricane Maria: record flooding in Puerto Rico as Dominica reports seven dead: The...
More and more companies have continued to express commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting by consistently publishing a compendium of their activities every year. In reiterating this dedication to sharing best practices with both its internal and external stakeholders, Total Nigeria continues what has become a corporate tradition with the 2016 Social Performance publication. Total Nigeria’s CSR activities are...
In celebrating this year's International Literacy Day, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in a position statement, communicated that collective efforts to counter the challenges of illiteracy will require the consideration of not only the undividable relations with social, economic, political and linguistic contexts; which we can link to the conventional interventions that have long been...

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Giant corporations are asking for new policies to push circular economy: A newly published report from Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change reveals that corporate giants are asking policy-makers to create an inclusive and robust framework to boost a circular economy. Read more Buhari To Address UN General Assembly Today: Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to address the gathering...
  Medical drone delivery company Zipline's joint initiative with the government of Rwanda was, last week, awarded the 2017 Index Award, Body Category, in Copenhagen, Denmark. According to the Award Organisers, Zipline is the first endeavor in world history to use drones to deliver blood and other essential medical supplies. Enhancing the importance of public-private partnerships, this commendable milestone was achieved putting...
The Trump administration will continue to implement the "Power Africa" ​​program according to Andrew Herscowitz, the coordinator of the US initiative. Several US officials, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, affirmed their support for the program and announced its continuation, said the official. Launched in 2013 by President Barack Obama, Power Africa aimed to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan...
  2017 Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), with the theme “Accelerating the Path to Prosperity: Growing Inclusive Economies and Jobs through Agriculture” focused on the announcement of concrete investments in agricultural businesses and the establishment of new and innovative approaches and partnerships to deliver programmers for greater results. Hailed as one of the foremost African agriculture champions, the host President, H.E....

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Heritage Bank, Cross River, Partner on Climate Change: Heritage Bank Plc, has aligned forces with Cross River State and Senator Florence ItaGiwa-led Seagull Band to educate the people on climate change. Read more President Buhari Arrives New York for UN Summit: The high point of the President’s visit will be his participation in the General Debate during which he will...

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Misk and UNDP Launch One-Day Youth Forum on Tolerance: A youth forum jointly organized by United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Misk Foundation, the philanthropic foundation founded by HRH Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, kicks off September 15, 2017 with the goal of sparking dialogue on issues of tolerance, peace...
As previously described in previous articles, Environmental Sustainability is a process synonymous with the proper management of our natural resources. On the intersection of the environmental sphere with social sphere it is important to note that:  Environmental + Social = Bearable ≠ Sustainable.  Some describe this intersection as “socio-environmental”. Bearable structures or Socio-environmental considerations have to do with societal &...
There is no doubt that digital technologies such as the Internet, phones, and computers have indeed changed the way people live and relate. This influence has however transcended basic aspects of living and human relationships to work, learning, and even governance. In last week's edition, we extensively articulated the global state of literacy and particularly, the peculiar state of literacy...

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Buhari Leads Nigeria’s Delegation To New York: Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will lead the Nigerian delegation to the 72nd UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. Read more Nigeria Defies Calls To Curb Crude Oil Output: Although it faces mounting pressure to join OPEC’s production cuts, exempt producer Nigeria will resist any...
With over 110,000 persons from no fewer than 2,769 households displaced; 24 communities submerged, there could be no better reason for a national CSR campaign in Makurdi. Landlords became IDPs; families who could fend for themselves suddenly became dependants living on relief materials (when available). Children held under the warmth of their parents’ home are now exposed to open-air...
  The dearth of well-trained human resources in the education system has become a major setback to preparing students for the work environment. In Colleges of Education for example, the training methods and approaches usually adopted in preparing students for the teaching profession are outdated and do not consider the changes taking place in the teaching environments where teachers are at...

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  International Literacy Day: Nigerian Schools Must Adopt ICT- based Teaching – Gov. Obaseki: The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has urged schools in Nigeria to dump obsolete teaching methods and embrace information and communication technology to improve the literacy rate and quality of education in the country. Read more 75 Nigerians Vie for Lafargeholcim Awards for Sustainable Construction: 75 students...
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