Biocon Biologics Completes Acquisition of Viatris’ Global Biosimilars Business

Completes the multi-billion-dollar, value accretive transaction in part-equity and part-cash, including: Upfront cash payment of USD 2 billion Issuance of CCPS worth USD 1 billion Creates a unique, fully integrated, leading global biosimilars enterprise with eight commercialized products Accelerates direct commercialization of…

COP27 Reaches Breakthrough Agreement on New “Loss and Damage” Fund for Vulnerable Countries

The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 closed today with a breakthrough agreement to provide “loss and damage” funding for vulnerable countries hit hard by climate disasters. “This outcome moves us forward,” said Simon Stiell, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary.…

Saving West Africa’s Vultures: Conservation Groups partner to develop action plan

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and BirdLife International recently co-organized a sub-regional vulture workshop in Abuja. The event, held over three days from 12 to 14 October 2022 was facilitated by the IUCN Conservation Planning Specials Group and brought together…

Engineers call for proper water management, fast tracking green transition

By Patricia Amogu   The Nigerian Institution of Environmental Engineers (NIEE) under the Aegis of the Nigerian Society of Engineers has called for proper water management and conservation towards achieving a clean global environment. The group made the call at…

Biological Threats identified as Biggest Emerging Global Security Concern at 8th African Conference on OneHealth

“We are facing the greatest threats to human existence in the form of biological threats” ‘If infectious diseases are used as bioweapons, it could trigger extremely disastrous consequences’, Prof Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner of Health. That was the submission…

LASG sets pace for disaster management

By Fabian Ekeruche   Hon. Mobolaji Ogunlende, the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Government on Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations  says that state is setting the pace for disaster management in the country.   Ogunlende stated this at a…

Plastics are piling up in soil across the world warns UN environment agency

Plastics used in farming activities are accumulating in agricultural soil worldwide at an alarming rate, a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) published on Monday reveals. Plastics are used extensively in agriculture, from plastic-coated seeds to protective wraps…

Hypo toilet cleaner inaugurates another set of 36 toilet units across three schools

Barely three months after a set of twenty-four units of toilet facilities were commissioned across three schools by Hypo Toilet Cleaner in partnership with National Youth Service Corp, another fresh set of thirty-six rescued toilets have been newly inaugurated in…

Lawma Boss calls on residents to combat marine waste pollution

The Managing Director/CEO of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, has called on residents to join the fight against plastic pollution, by bagging and containerising their waste. Odumboni made the call in his office on Friday, highlighting the…

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sees deadly surge in intercommunal violence

More than 140 people have been killed in horrific intercommunal violence in the west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), reportedly sparked by a dispute over customary land taxes.

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