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The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, and Access Bank of Nigeria have commended the move by an international advocacy organisation, Global Citizen, to end poverty, COVID-19, and climate change as the group announced the local hosts for its concert which will hold in Lagos. A statement by Global Citizen, a New York-based global not-for-profit body, said wealthiest nations needed to deliver on the promise to give $100bn annually to address climate...

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ABUJA — The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted normal to above normal rainfall from June to August across the nation. The NiMet Director-General, Prof. Mansur Matazu, made this known on Tuesday in Abuja while addressing journalists. According to him, for the June-July-August (JJA) season, there are strong chances of normal to above normal rainfall over Nigeria. “Above-normal rainfall condition is expected over the northern cities such as Bauchi, Dutse, Gombe, Gusau, Zaria, Kano, Lafia,...

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KADUNA — As the rainy season begins, a climatologist has called on Nigerians to desist from dumping garbage in public spaces, to forestall outbreaks of health disasters in the country. The Assistance Director, African Climate Reporters, Mohammed Zakari, said this in an interactive session with newsmen on Sunday, in Kaduna. Zakari stressed the need for Nigerians to change the culture of dumping garbage on the streets, car-parks, bus stations, railway stations, in order to save...

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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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