The ‘Our Water Our Right Campaign’ spearheaded by the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has won the Transformative Cities 2019 People’s Choice Award in the water category.
The campaign, a grassroots-heavy initiative that amplifies the voice of community people, was launched in 2014 in Lagos to counter government’s plans to privatise the water sector.
It received the highest votes in the water category on the sidelines of the International Conference on ‘The Future is Public’ holding in Amsterdam, which also featured the energy, food and housing categories. Prior to the announcement, the eight finalists debated and discussed opportunities and challenges of transforming local contexts to address global challenges.
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Osahon Enabulele, a physician has become the first Nigerian to head the Commonwealth Medical Association, (CMA).
He was inaugurated on the 5th of November 2019 at the 25th president of the association during the opening ceremony of the 25th Triennial Conference of the 57-year-old renowned global medical body holding in Abuja, Nigeria.
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The late Dr. Elizabeth Ehi-Ebewele and 11 others have been honoured with the Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Award by the Animal Welfare Institute in Geneva.
The awardees were presented with the award on 20th August 2019 for demonstrating excellence in combating wildlife crime.
Dr. Elizabeth Ehi-Ebewele created Nigeria’s first national audience on wildlife crime. According to the organisers, she played a key role in the decision by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to develop a coordinated response on wildlife crime.
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