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Nigerian president appoints first-ever special envoy on climate action

Abuja, May 20 (UNI) Nigerian President Bola Tinubu on Sunday has appointed Ajuri Ngelale, his main spokesman, as Nigeria's first-ever special presidential envoy on climate action.
The appointment reinforces the stance of Tinubu's government on climate action and green economy solutions.
In an unprecedented move, Tinubu also assumed leadership of the Presidential Committee on Climate Action and Green Economic Solutions, signaling a determined effort to guide Africa's most populous nation toward a sustainable future, according to a statement by the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
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Landslides claim at least 9 lives in SE Bangladesh

19 Jun 2024 | 2:45 PM

Dhaka, June 19 (UNI) At least nine were killed in a landslide at Rohingya camps and many dwellings were damaged in rain-triggered landslides in their camps in southeastern Bangladesh early Wednesday, a senior official said.

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Maldives tourism sees 2 5 pc decline in Indian footfall

19 Jun 2024 | 12:54 PM

Maldives, June 19 (UNI) Although Maldives experienced a significant rise in its June tourist figures, there was a clear dip of 2.5 percent among Indians visiting the South Asian archipelago, official data shows.

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Teen Indian trucker arrested in Nepal with 270kg marijuana

Teen Indian trucker arrested in Nepal with 270kg marijuana

19 Jun 2024 | 12:19 PM

Bara (Nepal), June 19 (UNI) A 19-year-old from Bihar, carrying 270 kg of contraband marijuana, was arrested by Bara police in Nepal from Amalekhgunj in Jeetpur Simara sub-metropolitan city.

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China renews yellow alerts for rainstorms, high temp

19 Jun 2024 | 11:34 AM

Beijing, June 19 (UNI) China's meteorological authority continued to issue both a yellow alert for rainstorms and a yellow alert for high temperatures on Wednesday.

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Quake measuring 5 1 quake jolts east Afghanistan

19 Jun 2024 | 11:26 AM

KABUL, June 19 (UNI) A 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted east Afghanistan at 8:47 a.m. local time at a depth of 35 km on Wednesday, with the epicenter 33 km northeast of Mehtarlam, capital of Laghman Province, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) reported.

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