Breaking: Ex-Japanese Prime Minister, shot, feared dead

July 8, 2022 Dailymail 0

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is feared dead on Friday after being shot in the chest while giving a campaign speech in the south of the country. Abe, 67, who is Japan’s longest-serving PM having held office twice from 2006 to 2007 and 2012 to 2020, was shot around 11.30am local time in the city of Nara – near Read More

IOC president hails Gumel on Japanese honour

May 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), His Excellency, Thomas Bach, has sent congratulations to Engineer Habu Ahmed Gumel, Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) President for the honour bestowed on him by the Government of Japan. In the congratulatory message, the IOC President said, “It was with great pleasure that I learnt that you are among the distinguished foreign recipients in Read More

Japan contributes $6m to Adaptation Fund

March 29, 2022 Blueprint 0

The list of new contributors to the Adaptation Fund continues to grow, as Japan joined with its first ever contribution of $6 million to the fund. The contribution marks the Fund’s first of the year. It follows a record-setting amount of contributions in 2021, which totaled more than $350 million – over three times the amount it received in 2020. Read More

Japan ready to share post WWII modernisation experience with Nigeria – Envoy

March 14, 2022 Chamba Simeh, Abuja 0

The Japan International Cooperation Agency, JICA, Chief Representative in Nigeria, His Excellency Nakagawa Takayuki, has said his country is ready to share with Nigeria, it’s amazing modernisation experience after World War 11. The envoy made this known in Abuja at the weekend, as a guest of honour at the annual anniversary celeberation of JICA/JAAN. Takayuki said Japan and Nigeria have Read More

Nigeria, UNIDO, Japan partnering to promote innovative, recycling technologies in plastic mgt

February 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

In a bid to reduce plastic waste in Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Environment, in partnership with UNIDO and Japan government, are seeking to promote innovative packaging and recycling technologies that will go a long way in plastic waste management; HELEN OJI reports. Plastic waste is a major global environmental challenge as its huge production increased by more than twenty-fold between 1964 Read More

UNIDO, Japan boost Nigeria’s plastic waste project with $2.8 million

February 16, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigeria’s plastic waste management project got a lift as Japan and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have set aside a funding support of 319 million yen or about $2.8 million. With the support the Federal Government will step up the promotion of projects contributing to the emergence of the circular economy in the plastics sector. The funding agreement Read More

Nigeria, Japan, UNIDO sign $3m waste MGT pact

February 15, 2022 Helen Oji With agencies 0

Nigeria has signed a tripartite agreement with Japan and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) on sustainable plastic waste management to boost Nigeria’s circular economy. Speaking at the signing ceremony of the project “Promoting Sustainable Plastic Value Chain Through Circular Economy Practices” in Nigeria, in Abuja, the Minister of State for Environment, Barr. Sharon Ikeazor, said the $3 million Read More