News - Environment

LASEPA shuts down 53 churches, mosques & hotels

1 year ago /

The Lagos State Government has shut down no fewer than 53 churches, mosques and hotels across the state over noise pollution and other environmental offences. Some of the sealed worship centres were accused of converting residential apartments to places of worship, which according to the government has been constituting nuisance to...

China: Beijing Issues Red Alert Over Hazardous Levels of Pollution

1 year ago /

Following the increase in smog in China as a result of its pollution, especially in the country’s capital Beijing, the government has issued a red alert warning today. People have been asked to stay indoors and take preventive measures to protect themselves such as using a facemask and restricting the...

Traffic Offenders To Pay N20,000 Fine Soon

1 year ago /

Nigerians who are fond of refusing to use the pedestrian bridges may henceforth pay a fine of twenty thousand naira. To this effect, the House of Representatives is pushing for a bill to amend the Federal Road Safety Act that will enter eight new additional offences necessary to curb recklessness amongst...

'Bad Roads, One Major Reason For Fuel Scarcity', Says PPMC

1 year ago /

Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, PPMC, a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has attributed bad road network as the major reason for the recurrent fuel scarcity in Abuja and its environs. PPMC’s Executive Director, Special Services, Mohammed Mustapha said this when the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum downstream...

Buhari Queries Lake Chad Reports

1 year ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari has queried the report on the environmental audit on the drying-up of lake-chad saying it lacked the ingredients that would make the fast receding lake regain its economic value. The president made the observation on Monday the official presentation of the reports on the environmental audit on the...

 

Another Lunar Eclipse To Occur In 2033 - NASDRA

1 year ago /

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has said that those who missed the chance to view the Monday lunar eclipse will have to wait till 2033 for another opportunity to view it. Dr Benjamin Ayantunji , the Desk Officer ,Eclipse and Astrology NASRDA, who spoke on Tuesday in Abuja,...

NHSA Issues Fresh Flood Alert

1 year ago /

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency, has issued a fresh flood alert to people living within the banks of river Niger and river Benue as a build-up in water levels that could trigger floods. The agency in a release on Thursday indicated that records from monitoring stations show fluctuations in water levels...

 

LG Chairman Gives Community One-Month Ultimatum To Clear Waterways

1 year ago /

Mr Ibrahim Daniel, Chairman, Kwali Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has directed Sheda community to clear waterways in the area within one month. Daniel gave the directive on Wednesday in Sheda, while presenting relief materials to flood victims in the community. He also declared that residents of the community...

 

Sokoto State Launches Tree Planting Campaign

1 year ago /

Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal has launched a special tree planting campaign at Kawadata resettlement area of Goronogo local government area. The governor said the campaign is to combat the menace of desert encroachment and improve agriculture in the state. He added that efforts are already being made to procure fabricated cooking...

 

Government Must Devise Ways To Check Flood Disasters In Parts Of The Country - Bukar

1 year ago /

The three tiers of Government in Nigeria must devise ways to check flood disasters in parts of the country. The senator representing Daura senatorial zone in the National Assembly, Mustapha Bukar made the call when the National Emergency Management Agency visited Daura to flag off the distribution of relief materials to...

 

Ebonyi State Adopts Plans To Ensure Environmental Cleanliness In The State

1 year ago /

In its effort to ensure environmental cleanliness, Ebonyi state government is to establish a cellophane bag factory to produce containers for collection of refuse in the state. Governor Dave Umahi stated this during a media chat held at the Akanu Ibiam International Conference Center, Abakaliki.  ...

 

Victims Of Jos Gas Leakage Calls On Government

1 year ago /

Victims of the chlorine gas leakage say they are yet to recover from the incident as they call on the government to take action so as to avoid a recurrence. Their reaction is coming as the committee set up by the government to investigate the gas leakage begins its work.                                     .  ...

 

FG Summons 10 Commissioners For Environment For Emergency Meeting

1 year ago /

The Federal Government has summoned the Commissioners for Environment in States likely to be affected by flood in 2015 to an emergency meeting in Abuja on Thursday. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Nana Mede, announced this at a news conference in Abuja on Monday. Adamawa, Taraba, Gombe, Benue and...

Buhari: FG Will No Longer Tolerate Illegal Mining

1 year ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that the Federal Government will no longer tolerate illegal mining and other improper activities that have inhibited the growth of Nigeria’s solid mineral sector. President Buhari issued the warning after a briefing from top officials of the ministry of mines and steel development. The president who noted...

 

Abuja: Farmers And Herdsmen Clash Over Grazing Routes

2 years ago /

The Establishment Of Grazing Routes And Reserve For Fulani Herdsmen could help curb land encroachment and foster peaceful co-existence. National President, The Fulani Socio Cultural Association Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Abdullahi Bodejo who gave the suggestion in Abuja urged the incoming administration to develop a viable solution to the persistent clashes...

NLC Demands Financial Autonomy For LGAs

2 years ago /

The Nigeria Labour Congress says the country must give financial autonomy to Local Government Areas or do away with the three-tier system of government. NLC President, Ayuba Wabba said this in Abuja at the inauguration of executive members of the National Union Of Local Government Employees, NULGE. Labour also wants the incoming...

Rivers State Governor-Elect Assures Immediate Return Of Investors To The State

2 years ago /

The head of the Political Section of the British High Commission in Nigeria, Ben Llewellyn-Jones has been speaking on the strategic importance of oil reach Rivers state in the UK/US bilateral relationship. Llewellyn-Jones during a courtesy visit to Rivers state governor-elect Nyesom Wike, noted the need to maintain peace, security and...

Senate Faults TCN On Power Generation

2 years ago /

Nigerian senate committee on power on Thursday voted Transmission Company Of Nigeria, TCN, over poor electricity generation in the country. Chairman of the committee Philippe Aduda stated this on Thursday when TCN officials appeared before the committee. Aduda advised officials to appeal to vandals. The committee also expressed worry over regular changes...

 

Experts Advise Africa On Land Use

2 years ago /

With the African continent facing challenges in land tenure systems, land experts have advised the continent to embrace the use of cadastre system for economic development. According to them, the administrative and technical options for the cadastre will serve the different needs of countries at different stages of development and resolve...

President Jonathan Satisfied With Ongoing Projects In Abuja

2 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed satisfaction with the level of completion of three landmark projects in the federal capital territory saying he is proud to leave them as legacy for the incoming administration. The president who spoke while inspecting projects was upbeat about the national rail line which he rode in,...