The united states and the european union have agreed to try and cut emissions of the planet-warming gas methane by about one-third by the end of this decade and are pushing other chief economies to join them.
Report says, their pact comes as washington and brussels seek to galvanise other key economies ahead of a world summit to address climate change in glasgow, scotland, in november and could have a significant effect on the energy, agriculture and waste industries responsible for the bulk of methane emissions.
According to a draft of the global methane pledge in an attempt to jumpstart the action, the us and the eu later this week will make a joint pledge to reduce human-caused methane emissions by at least 30 percent by 2030, compared with 2020 levels.
Meanwhile a separate document had listed more than two dozen countries that the us and the eu will ask to join the pledge. Which includes, china, russia, india, brazil and saudi arabia, as well as others including norway, qatar, britain, new zealand and south africa.
Banditry has become the biggest threat in nigeria, pushing aside the title hitherto held by boko haram and islamic state’s west africa province iswap
While speaking with newsmen, the immigration public relations officer, aci amos okpu stated this but said there are measures in place to enhance border security, revealing that the nis has deepened engagement, adding that the leadership recently visited border communities in adamawa and katsina states for a meeting with traditional and religious institutions.
Meanwhile, the takeover of afghanistan by the taliban had raised further concerns that bandits in africa’s most populous nation may be nursing an agenda to also dethrone civil authority,as the fears are being fuelled by taliban’s vow to impose islamic law worldwide which analysts believed that the movement may reach out to armed groups in other countries to actualize their plan of global control.
Secretary to the government of the federation, sgf, boss mustapha, and minister of health, dr osagie ehanire, have called on striking resident doctors to sheathe their swords, as their demands would be settled.
Mustapha, who is also chairman of the presidential steering committee, psc, on covid-19, at the national briefing in abuja, said nigeria is expecting 52 million doses of covid-19 vaccines by the second quarter of 2022.
On the striking doctors, the sgf appealed to health workers to consider the health situation in the country and call off their strike while government continues to look into all matters that will improve the system, processes and welfare.
On his part, minister of health, dr ehanire, who spoke in the same vein said president buhari had last week received the leadership of the nigerian medical association in audience and in his remarks called on doctors on strike to return to duty and for those contemplating it to opt for peaceful resolution, so as not to put the lives of citizens at risk.
Resident doctors are, therefore, assured from the highest authority in the land that all debts will be settled, when they are verified and validated.