50 persons trapped as 21 storey building collapses in Lagos

A 21-storey building under construction has collapsed on Gerard Road, Ikoyi. It is estimated that over 50 persons are trapped under the rubble; from Arise TV, with reports stating the building’s owner might be among those trapped As at the…

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…

Partnership opens Call for women-led climate solutions in Nigeria

The Centre for 21st century Issues (C21st) with support from BothEnds, Netherlands, have opened calls for project proposals on women-led climate solutions initiative across Nigeria; to mitigate climate related challenges. In a statement credited to the group; in a world…

Innovating for sustainability

‘Innovation is a political priority across Europe that can deliver many benefits for society but also generate costs that are often unaccounted for. A European Environment Agency briefing, published today, looks at how innovation can respond to sustainability challenges and…

Summit proffers strategies to overcome Covid-19 Hesitancy in Nigeria

* It is important to ensure herd immunity as the Covid-19 virus mutates * Government at all levels must be proactive enough to answer citizens concerns to engender trust The Lagos state government was applauded by participants for being proactive…

New UNEP synthesis provides blueprint to urgently solve planetary emergencies and secure humanity’s future

Meeting ramped-up climate and biodiversity targets, cutting deadly pollution and achieving SDGs needs an all-society push for sustainability Shifting world views and putting nature at the heart of decision-making is key to achieving transformative change COVID-19 recovery plans are an…

Message from hills: Eco-fragility must be respected, environment-development binary must be transcended

The tragedy of ecological governance in most parts of the world is that it remains trapped in the environment-development binary.   The Niti Aayog has commissioned a study to analyse the “far-reaching economic impacts” of judgments delivered by the Supreme…

Forgotten Conflicts 2021: When Will the Crisis in the Central African Republic End?

Last October, an ICRC medical team helped a woman deliver a baby boy in the bush on their way to a health center we support in Grévaï, a small town in the north-central region of CAR. On her way to…

Africa, Unexpectedly, Leading the World in Success Combating COVID-19

In the first days of the coronavirus pandemic, world health officials feared for how Africa would fare against another quick spreading virus– a premonition stemmed from the continent’s struggles with previous epidemics such as Ebola and the Marbung virus. With…

Asteven Energy delivers Africa’s First Solar Road Tunnels to Kwara State Government

Completes the final phase of the Light Up Kwara Project Setting the stage for a green urban city with huge CO2 emissions reduction Asteven Energy Group, a leading indigenous clean energy company in Nigeria, made history, penultimate Friday as the…

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