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House Of Representatives Wants Ogoniland Declared Ecological Disaster Zone

1 week 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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 ‬

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

3 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...

Nigerian Industrialists Advised To Be Conscious Of The Effect Of Climate Change

4 months ago /

Nigerian industrialists have been advised to be conscious of the effect of climate change and join global efforts to mitigate it’s effect by simply planting trees. Speaking at a tree planting exercise in Abuja, the group said there is an urgent need to create a system that will help absorb carbon...

Flash Flooding In The FCT Triggered By Poor Construction Work And Ineffective Waste Management

4 months ago /

As victims of the Lagos and Suleja flood disasters count their losses, there has been flash flooding in some satellite towns of the federal capital territory Abuja with the authorities placing four other major towns on the watch list. Director-general of the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Abbas Idris who confirmed...

Suleja Flood: 10 Still Missing, Two Bodies Recovered

4 months ago /

The Chairman of Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State, Malam Abdullahi Maje, has confirmed 10 persons missing and two bodies recovered in flood in the area on Sunday. Maje also said 100 houses were affected in the incident, adding that eight houses were washed away in the flood, which followed...

Flooding: Lagos Allays Fears Of Residents

4 months ago /

Lagos State government on Sunday urged residents to remain calm and vigilant in the wake of the rain experienced in the state in the last few days. The state commissioner for Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, who spoke after inspecting areas affected by the flood in the State, allayed fears of residents,...

Lagos Reforms Land Bureau, Insists on Prosecuting Land Grabbers

4 months ago /

The Lagos State Government yesterday disclosed its resolve to prosecute any identified land grabber while assuring all investors of the safety of their landed property in the state. The state government also disclosed that 4,602 Certificates of Occupancy (C of Os); 6,118 governor’s consent and 314 deemed grant consent had been issued...


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