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Chevron Unveils $300Mn Green Energy Investment Fund

Chevron, one of the world’s major hydrocarbon resources industry operators, on Thursday unveiled a $300 million fund focused on low-carbon technology, as most global oil and gas entities continue to intensify their investment drives in green energy and tackle climate change problems. Over the past few years, most major energy companies have set targets to […]

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World Bank To Support Africa’s Livelihood-Enhancing Projects With Over $5Bn

The World Bank Group on Thursday unveiled plans to invest over $5 billion over the next five years to help restore degraded landscapes, improve agricultural productivity and promote livelihoods in 11 African countries of the Sahel, Lake Chad and Horn of Africa. The Breton Woods institution President, David Malpass, gave this hint at the One […]

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Heritage Bank Partners LAWMA For Sustainable Greener, Cleaner Lagos

Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Service provider has entered into strategic partnership with Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) to attain sustainable greener and cleaner Lagos. The partnership which heralds the launch of Lagos Recycle Initiative is targeted at curbing the huge challenge of plastic pollution for better ecosystem, through recycling and waste management […]

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ARC, Pula Partner To Enhance Agric Index Insurance Products For Farmers

The African Risk Capacity Limited (ARC Ltd), the commercial subsidiary of African Risk Capacity Group (ARC Group), has announced a partnership agreement with Insuretech Pula to deliver best-in-class agriculture index insurance products to protect African farmers from climatic risks. The pact was partly sealed based on the lingering challenges facing African farmers every farming season, […]

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Chamber Tasks African OPEC, Non-OPEC Members On Energy Poverty

As the global oil producers convened today in Vienna, Austria for the 177th OPEC meeting to discuss about and take decisions on issues that would guide the future of the global hydrocarbon resources industry,  the African Energy Chamber  has urged African OPEC and non-OPEC members at the meeting to commit to the Declaration of Cooperation […]

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NBS To Commence Nationwide WASH-NORM Survey From November 24

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and UNICEF, will this Sunday, November 24, flag off a WASH – NORM Survey in Nigeria to collect latest information on improved water access, the percentage of Nigerians who are involved in open defecation, and general sanitation practices. The WASH […]

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Senate Tasks FG On Nuclear Regulatory Authority’s Repositioning

The Senate has urged the Federal Government to re-position the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority with a view to ensuring safety, security safeguards and physical protection of nuclear materials, including hazardous wastes in Nigeria. Similarly, the upper chamber also charged the executive arm of government to re-engineer and recognize the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission, while calling […]

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FG Vows To Control Antimicrobial Usage For Human, Ecological Security

Apparently concerned about the health risks abusive use of drugs pose to animal, human and the environment, the Federal Government on Wednesday restated its commitment towards strengthening policies on the regulation of the usage of antimicrobial in the country. The Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Dr. Mohammed Bello Umar, gave […]

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Senate Confirms 15 NDDC Board Nominees, Rejects One

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed 15 out of the sixteen nominees forwarded by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly for confirmation as board members of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The nominees confirmed by the Senate include Dr. Pius Odubu (Edo), Chairman; Bernard Okumagba (Delta), Managing Director; Engr. Otobong Ndem (Akwa-Ibom), Executive Director […]

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AfDB Constitutes Interim Board For Climate Change Financing Initiative

The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Friday announced the appointment of a group of renowned experts to the board of the Adaptation Benefits Mechanism (ABM), a continental initiative being undertaken to mobilize financing for resilience to the negative impacts of climate change. The bank stated that it established the interim executive board of the ABM on […]