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ABUJA — The African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed an additional 12.5 billion dollars to climate finance between 2020 to 2025 in Africa. President of the AfDB, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said this at the first online international Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 on Monday. The two-day summit, hosted by the Dutch government, aimed to adopt a roadmap for a decade of transformation toward a climate-resilient future by 2030. Adesina said that the amount would be ...

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We want more people to be able to travel without contributing to climate change. Earlier this month, I wrote about how COVID-19 is a cautionary tale for climate change. There’s no doubt that we have experienced terrible suffering and economic hardship over the last several months. But as hard as it is to imagine right now when we’re still in the middle of the pandemic, climate change has the potential to be even more devastating. The...

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Residents of Lagos have been notified to expect heavy rainfall in September. The Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, issued the alert and added that the government had intensified efforts to manually clear blocked drainages across the state. To address regular occurrence of flash floods in the State, the Commissioner said that the government plans to set up pump station pilot project at Ilubirin in Lagos Island. The stations will promptly pump...

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Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted thunderstorms and cloudiness from Monday to Wednesday across the country. NiMet`s weather outlook released on Sunday in Abuja predicted cloudy skies over northern region on Monday morning with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto and Kebbi. According to the Agency, there are prospects of few thunderstorms over parts of Borno and Yobe during the afternoon and evening period. “The central region should...

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