LAWMA expresses commitment to cleaner environment

By Fabian Ekeruche Lagos Waste Management Authority(LAWMA) has assured Lagos residents of firm commitment to a cleaner environment . The Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LAWMA, Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, gave the assurance in a statement on Friday in…

‘Our Goal is to Sustain a Cleaner Lagos’, Ibrahim Odumboni, Lawma MD

The Managing Director of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr Ibrahim Odumboni has reiterated Lawma’s focus on proactively achieving and sustaining the goal for a cleaner Lagos. He stated this during an exclusive chat with Environment Africa Magazine…

Speakers advocate for increased focus on OneHealth as conference ends

Various speakers and participants have called for an increased focus on OneHealth as a holistic way of addressing health issues in Africa; even as the GET conference on OneHealth and Bio-security ended on Friday, 29th October. OneHealth is defined as a…

CSO’s and Media played critical roles to educate lagosians on Covid19 – Akosa

Civil Society Organizations and the Media were instrumental in ensuring that disinformation and rumours that brought about vaccine hesitancy were dispelled to a very large extent in Lagos State. This assertion was made by Ms Titilope Akosa during her presentation…

GET Summit on OneHealth and BioSecurity seeks a OneHealth Paradigm shift for Africa

The 7th African Conference on OneHealth and BioSecurity, anchored by the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium ‘GET’ was officially declared open by the Lagos State governor, Babatunde Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday in Lagos, Nigeria. The conference is coming amidst the global…

Covid19: Second Phase, Vaccination and Herd Immunity – Beyond Adverse Effects

When the news hit Nigeria of the production of vaccines to combat the Covid19 pandemic, it was received with huge disbelief that quickly turned into outright rejection. The airwaves and rumour mills were agog with different stories; from seemingly authoritative…

Burkina Faso releases its first pearl millet hybrid

High-yieldng, downy mildew-resistant and suitable for food and fodder. Developed by ICRISAT and evaluated by INERA Burkina Faso recently approved the commercial use of its first pearl millet hybrid called Nafagnon. With the approval, the single-cross hybrid also became the first of…

Satelligence partners with GAR to delink palm oil production from deforestation

Utrecht, 25th February 2021 – Agritech company Satelligence has partnered with Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), following a three month trial, to deliver near real-time deforestation risk monitoring of GAR’s full palm oil concessions and supply chain, covering all of Indonesia. Based…

Successful Crop Innovation Is Mitigating Climate Crisis Impact in Africa

IBADAN and MEXICO CITY, Feb 17 2021 (IPS) – 17 February – African smallholder farmers have no choice but to adapt to climate change: 2020 was the second hottest year on record, while prolonged droughts and explosive floods are directly threatening…

Despite Petitions & Mounting Pressure, Namibian Government Proceeds with Sale of 3% of Country’s Last Elephants

The country’s Environment Ministry is defending the January 29 auction as a conservation strategy, but conservations say the move is based on false population statistics, disputed claims of human-elephant conflict and puts 3% of Namibia’s last elephants up for sale…

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