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Environmental Group To Monitor Niger Delta Development Projects Scientifically

2 days ago /

The Executive Director, Africa network for environment and economic justice (ANEEJ) David Ugolor says it has launched an online scientific instrument for data gathering and analysis, to monitor and evaluate development projects in the Niger Delta. The program under the Niger Delta transparency index which is expected to engender transparency, accountability and prudence in the...

Climate Change: Buhari Appeals For International Support

4 days ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the international community to support Nigeria’s commitment to reducing the negative effects of climate change. In a submission to the one planet summit in the French capital, Paris attended by over 60 heads of state and government as well as representatives of non-governmental and private...

Cross River To Sanction Forest Communities, To Plant Special Trees For Firewood

6 days ago /

The Cross River State Government has given an ultimatum to forest communities who engage in wood logging and cutting down of forest trees for firewood to desist or be sanctioned, no matter how highly placed. The state government however plans to plant special trees for domestic use in addition to monthly...

Experts Brainstorm On Environmental Policy

1 week ago /

Experts on environmental issues have met in Abuja to discuss ways of deepening awareness and concerns for the environment particularly among people at the grassroots. Speakers at the forum canvassed a review of strategies to enhance collaborations on dissemination of information concerning environmental policy and issues. Director general of the international environment...

Harmatan: Associated Health Issues, How They Should Be Tackled

1 week ago /

Different seasons of the year come with certain characteristics and problems. It is harmattan period with cold and dust to the bargain. What are the associated health issues and how should they be tackled?                 This is what this reports tries to find out.       Rainy and harmatan seasons are natural and divine seasons with different...

House Of Representatives Wants Ogoniland Declared Ecological Disaster Zone

1 month ago /

Nigeria's house of representatives has urged the executive to declare Ogoniland an ecological disaster zone and invest resources to tackle the environmental disaster in Ogoniland and other parts of the Niger delta. The house also mandated its committees on the environment and petroleum resources to monitor the level of progress and...

Harmattan Hits Abuja

1 month ago /

Residents in the nation’s capital are beginning to brace up for the Harmattan by applying precautionary measures to avoid the health conditions that come with the season. The Harmattan is a season, which occurs between the end of November and the middle of March. Characterized by dry and dusty weather condition,...

Civil Society Groups Demand Action On Ogoni Clean-Up

1 month ago /

The Nigerian Government is receiving a lot of criticisms from civil societies based in the Niger delta region, following the continuous delay in the cleanup exercise of the Niger delta, especially the Ogoniland issue, which has attracted global attention. At a media briefing in Abuja, the independent service delivery monitoring group,...

Nigeria Commences Environmental Impact Assessment Review

1 month ago /

The Nigerian Government has begun reviewing the environmental impact assessment act with a view to identifying gaps in the course of implementation. Permanent secretary in the federal ministry of environment, who says the review, is to accommodate emerging global environmental challenges. The environmental impact assessment act has gone through series of reviews...

Ecological Fund Team Visits Bayelsa Governor ‬

2 months ago /

Bayelsa Governor Seriake Dickson is calling for support in tackling environmental degradation, flooding and erosion in Bayelsa state The Bayelsa governor made the request when an ecological fund team from Abuja visited him in government house, Yenagoa to seek collaboration in areas adversely effected by ecological problems in the state Governor Dickson...

FG Seeks Investments In Environment Sector

2 months ago /

The minister of state for environment, Ibrahim Jibril says the government is making deliberate efforts to attract investments into the environment sector, especially waste management. Jibril made this known in Abuja ahead of the eleventh national council on environment The minister also assured Nigerians of federal government’s commitment towards the clean up...

House Of Representatives Wants Proactiveness On Environmental Hazards

2 months ago /

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has mandated its committee on environment, and habitat and climate change to interface with the ministry of environment to regulate the manufacture and disposal of single use plastic bags. The house made the move to address the emission of dioxins into food and water. In another motion, the...

Nigeria Environmental Challenges Threaten Livelihoods

2 months ago /

Environmental challenges in Nigeria are likely to continue to threaten livelihoods if urgent steps are not taken to expand the sensitization of citizens. This indication emerged in Abuja at the screening of a film titled “nowhere to run”. The documentary, nowhere to run, comes at a time Nigeria is faced with severe...

FG Alerts On Possible Overflow Of River Niger

3 months ago /

The Nigerian government has appealed to citizens to desist from acts capable of compounding the current flood situation in the country.  Minister of water resources, Suleiman Adamu who made the appeal after the weekly federal executive council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, said the Nigerian government has already been...

Erosion: Ten Houses Destroyed In Calabar Community

3 months ago /

No fewer than ten residential houses have been destroyed by gully erosion ravaging three communities in Calabar municipal council area of cross river state. Several other houses and properties are under threat as over 30 people have been rendered homeless by the disaster. The secretary general of Nyag Asang qua clan council,...

UN Assures Of Lake Basin Assistance

3 months ago /

The United Nations says it remains committed to fulfilling its part of the seven hundred million dollars pledge for the lake chad basin. U.N. under secretary mark Loko who said this when he visited Nigeria’s minister of foreign affairs Geoffrey Onyeama on Monday in Abuja, added that the effort is part...

Kogi Flood Cause Damages

3 months ago /

An early morning downpour has destroyed property worth millions of naira in two communities in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital. The rainfall which reportedly caused serious flooding in the areas also affected free vehicular movement on the ever busy Lokoja-Abuja expressway. Authorities of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) called for patience...

FG Plans Solutions To Illegal Mining

3 months ago /

The Federal Government of Nigeria plans to prioritize solutions to illegal mining and environment concerning challenges in the country’s solid mineral sector. The minister of state for solid minerals Abubakar Bwari said this Thursday as he addressed newsmen in Abuja. That Nigeria intends to diversify its economy through solid minerals amongst other...

Heavy Rainfall Displaces Hundreds In Makurdi

3 months ago /

Parts of Makurdi the Benue state capital were hit Sunday by a major disaster following several hours of downpour which submerged hundreds of houses and swept away property worth millions of naira. Places of worship as well as the popular Wurukum market were also taken over by the flood. Residents of Makurdi...

FCT: Karu-Orozo Residents Raise Alarm Over Imminent Health Hazard

4 months ago /

Residents of the satellite towns along Karu-Orozo road in the federal capital territory have raised alarm of an imminent health hazard, which may be caused by mountainous refuse in the area. The stench from the dumps is becoming unbearable to the people. Along the long stretch of the highway from Karu to...


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