Global green bond issuance hit $155bn in 2017

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  Global green bond issuance rose to $155 billion in 2017 after an impressive record was reported in 2016.   According to a report obtained by New Telegraph, the Director, Market Development, Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), Ms. Justine Leigh-Bell, said over 1500 green bonds were issued across the globe during the period, accounting for 78 per cent growth in 2016.   Leigh-Bell said that projects eligible for Green Bonds financing were renewable energy, pollution prevention, green buildings, clean water, energy efficiency and climate change adaptation, among others.   The director,…

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Is Arik slipping into oblivion?

Government is at a crossroads on what to do with Arik Air, having injected N1.5 billion since it took over the carrier. It’s time to take far reaching decision on the airline’s future, writes WOLE SHADARE   Arik on life support For those who don’t know, Arik Air is currently dying a slow death and here are some of the signs. The airline has just five aircraft from the over 29 it acquired when it made a debut 10 years ago. It purportedly came with a difference with state-of-the-art aircraft,…

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Rivers: Defections drive APC to the edge

EMMANUEL MASHA reports on the gale of defections among chieftains and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State since after the National Assembly rerun elections in the state in which the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged victorious   A few months before the legislative rerun elections in Rivers State, the camp of a senatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) was bubbling as party leaders expressed optimism about the party’s chances in the election. But, when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the result, it…

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Athlete Dedewo dumps Nigeria for USA

Quartermiler, Paul Dedewo, will no longer compete in the Green-White-Green colours of the country after he was named in the relay team for his country of birth, the USA, ahead of the 2017 World Relays in Nassau. There was uncertainty over the country he would be competing for this year, but all that was put to rest after the US released their list at the weekend. Dedewo who has had an impressive indoor season, seems to have finally done enough to convince the USA Track and Field Association to name…

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Anthony Joshua: ‘Being a boxer you have to be a man of the people’

Anthony Joshua has never lost a professional fight and he’s won every bout with a knock-out. But in two weeks he faces the fearsome Wladimir Klitschko, aka Dr Steelhammer. Should he be nervous? Alex Clark meets the bricklayer turned boxer Anthony Joshua, the Hertfordshire bricklayer who has become British boxing’s greatest star, is a busy boy. After months of trying to find a gap in his schedule, we finally isolate a weekend in Watford. Within 24 hours, that’s shifted to a Friday in Sheffield, and a modern, unremarkable cul-de-sac on…

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Pilaf rice, veggies and chicken

One of Nigeria’s staple meals is rice. There are several ways to cook it, jollof and white rice with stew being the most common. Try this recipe for a little change from the norm. You can substitute with many different ingredients including eggs, spring onions, shredded chicken or prawns. Ingredients • 3 large chicken breasts • 3 cups rice • 1 cup carrots, diced • green beans and carrots (sautéed) • 1 cup peas • 1 clove garlic, 2 thumb sized ginger, blitzed • 1 large onion chopped • pepp…

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The Easter Story

It was late in the fall when Fuzzy Caterpillar gave up. “I suppose this is the end of me,” he thought in his little round head as he tried to wriggle across the road and couldn’t because his back was so stiff. “Now I am an old man and I shall never see another summer. Good-bye.” And Fuzzy Caterpillar rolled himself up in a gray blanket and hung himself on the end of a dried twig. “This is the last of me,” he said once more as the dried little…

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