Buhari Travels To Morocco For Climate Change Conference

President Muhammadu Buhari will attend the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), also known as COP-22, in Marrakech, Morocco, from November 14-16, 2016.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said Buhari would participate in the official opening plenary on November 15 where he would deliver a national statement during the High Level Segment of COP 22.

The statement said the presidential address would highlight, among other key issues, Nigeria’s unwavering commitment to implementing the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and policy actions aimed at tackling climate change through environmental sustainable efforts.

It also said Buhari would use the occasion of his speech to rally international support for the clean-up of Ogoniland in the Niger Delta and the resuscitation of the Lake Chad Basin.

“While in Marrakech, the President is scheduled to attend the Africa Day Commemoration at COP 22 with the theme, ‘Moving from Commitments to Action with Intended Nationally Determined Contributions and African Renewable Energy Initiative’”, the statement added.

Adesina said Buhari would also attend the Summit of African Heads of State on the sidelines of the Climate Change conference.

COP 22, which will be attended by representatives from 197 countries including world leaders, environment ministers, government officials as well as a wide range of representatives from civil society and the private sector, is the first meeting of State Parties since the entry into force of the landmark Paris Agreement on November 4, 2016.

The legally binding international Agreement on climate change, among others, addresses issues of global warming, including its impact on food security and agriculture.

Buhari signed the Paris Agreement on September 22, 2016 at the margins of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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Why Buhari Departed France For London

President Buhari has departed France for London to attend the Syria Donor Conference to raise fund to cushion the humanitarian problems faced by over 12.2 million people in Syria.

Speaking on the President’s itinerary, the acting High Commissioner of Nigeria to the United Kingdom, Mr Adah Simon Ogah, said the President would also meet with Nigerian citizens living in the UK on developments at home.

Mr Ogah added that Nigeria had some lessons to learn from the Syria Donor Conference which would attract world leaders to London on Thursday.

The Syria Donor Conference is being co-hosted by UK, Germany, Kuwait, Norway and the United Nations.

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Buhari Commits To 20% Emissions Cut At Conference Of Parties 21

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced Nigeria’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution, committing to emissions cut of 20 per cent.

At the ongoing Conference of Parties 21 on Climate Change in Paris, President Buhari on Monday explained that Nigeria would meet this goal by making more use of natural gas and climate smart agriculture.

“There will also be more focus on energy efficiency measures and investment in renewable energy,” the Nigerian leader told the conference.

He asked developed countries to honour their promises in relation to providing climate finance to help developing countries including Nigeria adapt to and mitigate climate change.

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Buhari, 150 World Leaders At Opening Day Of Climate Change Conference In Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday left Malta for Paris where he will present Nigeria’s statement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference scheduled to begin in the French capital today.

President Buhari had last Thursday left Abuja for Malta where he participated in the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting which ended yesterday.

He was scheduled to join about 150 other world leaders today at the Leaders Event on the opening day of the climate change conference to be hosted by President Francois Hollande of France and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki Moon.

Buhari was also billed to participate in a summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin Republic which has been scheduled to take place on December 2 in Paris on the sidelines of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change.

Deliberations at the Paris meeting of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin Republic will focus mainly on the war against Boko Haram and other security issues of common interest to participating countries.

President Buhari was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama; the Minister of Environment, Mrs. Amina Mohammed and the National Security Adviser, retired Major-General Babagana Monguno.

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Buhari Departs To Malta Tomorrow For Commonwealth Summit & UN Climate Change Conference

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja on Thursday for Malta to participate in the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting which begins on Friday.

The Commonwealth is made up of Britain, Nigeria and 51 other countries that work together to pursue common goals and promote development, democracy, peace, security and good governance.

President Buhari and other Heads of State and Government, who will be in the Island nation for this year’s summit, are expected to deliberate on fresh Commonwealth initiatives on development and climate change with a view to adding greater value to ongoing global efforts in these areas.

At the summit, a new Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, who will take over from the incumbent, Kamalesh Sharma, will be announced.

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David Sanders, Louis Otieno, Binyavanga Wainaina Lead Pan-African Speakers At The RED Summit In Lagos

Kenyan author, journalist and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, Binyavanga Wainaina is leading other pan-African speakers to participate at the inaugural edition of The RED Summit holding in Lagos at the Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Other speakers at the summit are the Executive Producer of Coke Studio Africa, David Sanders; Corporate Affairs Director of Microsoft Corporation, Louis Otieno; award winning television host, Anita Erskine; former Managing Director of MNET Africa, Biola Alabi; Chief Executive Officer of leading lifestyle blog- BellaNaija, Uche Pedro; Chief Executive Officer, Genevieve Magazine, Betty Irabor; General Manager of Beat FM, Deji Awokoya; former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi; former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Communication and Public Affairs Manager of Google West Africa, Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade; Corporate Communication Director of Africa Practice, Rimini Makama; award winning journalist, Tolu Ogunlesi; Senior Correspondent at New African Magazine, James Schneider; and many more.

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The RED Summit holds on 15-18 October, in Lagos, Nigeria and will include a 2-day conference, West Africa’s largest inter-school media town hall, and an evening to celebrate icons of the media in Nigeria.

“This summit will be West Africa’s biggest media talk shop” said Chude Jideonwo, Managing Partner of Red Media Africa, organisers of the summit. “We will draw lessons from veterans in West Africa’s media over the decades and chart the course, with other media stakeholders, for the future of the media in West Africa.”

The summit which is in partnership with Troyka Holding and the School of Media & Communication, Pan-African University, will bring together media leaders individuals and organisations in public relations, advertising, television, radio, print and online from across the globe to define the future of the media in a rapidly changing landscape.

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Participants will connect, network and anchor high-level conversations and solutions about the media in host country, Nigeria, and across African audiences.

Registration is still open, to register, go to www.theredsummit.org.

About RED Summit

The RED Summit is West Africa’s largest omni-media gathering. The summit will bring together stakeholders in various segments of the media across the African continent to explore new trends in a rapidly changing landscape. Participants at the event will have opportunities to exchange ideas about the future of media on the continent. The RED Summit is part of events celebrating ten years of Red Media Africa’s impact on Africa’s media space, inspiring and empowering millions of Africa’s youth in the process.

About Red Communication

Red Communication is a PR & Communication firm under the parent company, RED. An innovative media group focused on Africa, RED’s vision is to excite and empower an evolving generation through the media’s limitless possibilities. Built across tools and platforms, its Communication Division holds Red Communication, Red marketing and Small & Medium, and YouthConnect; and its Content Division holds the Y! brands, including Y! TV, Y! Magazine, YNaija.com, Teen Y!, Y! 2015, the Y! Tech 100 and the Y! Annual Black Ball/Y! 100 Most Influential List. It also anchors a development firm, The Future Project Africa, which co-presents Africa’s leading youth platform, The Future Awards Africa, and other projects including the Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders and The Future Enterprise Support Scheme.

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VIDEO: 2 Topless Female Protesters Beaten Up For Interrupting Muslim Conference

Police have arrested two topless activists who stormed a Muslim conference in Paris and were kicked and dragged off stage over the weekend. The women, though unnamed, are reportedly part of feminist collective Femen.

Femen spokesperson Inna Shevchenko said on Twitter that the imam on stage “said husbands should not beat their wives”? just before the two women ripped off their clothing and jumped on stage. They had French and Arabic words written across their bodies, roughly translating to “Nobody submits me” and “I am my own prophet.”

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Saraki Leads Delegation To 4th UN Conference Of Parliamentary Heads

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki,  will today lead Nigerian delegation to  participate in the 4th United Nations Conference of Parliamentary Heads holding at the  organisation’s headquarters in New York, United States.
This year’s conference which will be declared open by the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban  Ki-moon, will feature presentation of reports and general debate on “placing democracy at the  service of peace and sustainable development.”

Other issues billed for debate include; “Challenges facing Parliaments today”, “Parliamentary  Oversight: challenges and opportunities”, while a bi-lateral meeting with Dr. Saraki is expected  to be hosted by the Speaker of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset), Mr. Yuli-Yoel Edelstein.

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) and  selected Heads of Parliaments (GLOBE International Representation) are also expected to meet on the  sidelines of the conference.
The Senate President is billed to address the session of the world forum on Wednesday, September 2  and later hold  a press conference immediately after the speech.

Saraki is accompanied on the trip by Senators Andy Uba, Shehu Sani and Dino Melaye. Others on the entourage include Special Adviser to the Senate President on Economic Matters, Dr.  Uchendu Okoye and special assistant on Public Partnerships.

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