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Features, remedies to Benue flood disaster

The recently released report of “The 2012 Flood Impact Assessment” of Benue State conducted by the Benue Non-governmental Organisation Network (BENGONET) with support from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Benue State Government aims to bring to the fore the extent of the damage caused by the flood and the need to carryout interventions that will mitigate its effects ...

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CDKN in moves to build climate resilience in Africa

The Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) is seeking to support an 18-month project within an African city that will contribute to climate compatible development (CCD) within the informal context. A workshop from 9-11 July 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa provided a forum where participants could exchange knowledge and experiences with the aim of identifying the key elements of ...

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Bamako Convention in flagship meeting, 22 years after adoption

History was made a couple of weeks ago when Bamako, the capital of Mali, hosted the first gathering of the parties to a treaty adopted in the ancient city about 22 years ago. The treaty, the Bamako Convention, was first adopted in 1991 and came into force in 1998. Nigeria is yet to ratify the agreement. Indeed, the meeting of ...

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PAVE, CTI-PFAN collaborate on clean energy

Officials of the Pan African Vision for the Environment (PAVE) have disclosed that the Lagos-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) is collaborating with the Climate Technology Initiative Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI-PFAN) in the area of sustainable energy. “We are currently in discussions and anticipate that there will be many synergies and opportunities for our respective organisations to explore to support clean ...

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Moringa tree
Moringa tree

Moringa is becoming popular in Nigeria and people seem to enjoy consuming the seeds more than the leaves . However Dr Aimienwauu, a Moringa farmer and natural medicine practitioner warns that consuming the seeds of moringa has a long term side effect. The kidneys, Liver and other organs of the body could be damaged. The experiment of using moringa seeds ...

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Eleko community’s sustainability challenges

Global challenges constitute an alarming indicator that calls for reflection on how best to utilise, preserve and conserve natural resources, towards ensuring a sustainable lifestyle, sustainable growth, sustainable economy and sustainable development. In the new millennium, attention is being paid to environmental protection so that future generations can also benefit from the bounty of nature. The new slogan of the ...

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Ocean surge in Lagos, govt advises residents to keep away

There was panic in Lekki Peninsula area of Lagos State in the early hours of Thursday as the Atlantic Ocean overflowed its banks. Residents and early morning callers to the Lekki Beach noticed the rising level of the ocean waves and raised an alarm. According to an eye-witness, a lady narrowly escaped being swept away when the waves suddenly took ...

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Two years after UNEP report, Shell urged to clean up Ogoniland mess

On the occasion of the second year anniversary of the release of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Assessment of Ogoniland, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has demanded that the Nigerian government demonstrate its commitment to implementing the recommendations of the UNEP report by compelling Shell to clean up its mess in Ogoniland. The ERA/FoEN, in ...

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Lagos climate change policy underway

Bordering the Atlantic Ocean coastline in the south, Lagos State faces a considerable climate change challenge. Sea level rise (SLR) and flooding are having serious ramifications on the health and settlements of coastal populations, such as those at the Okun Alfa (Alpha Beach) community on the Lekki Peninsula. Experts have estimated that 3.2 million Nigerians could be displaced from their ...

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How climate change is destroying the earth

A team of designers and researchers recently put together an infographic showing how bad climate change has gotten and how it’s contributing to the destruction of the planet.   Thanks to extensive research and noticeable changes in weather and storm prevalence, it’s getting harder to turn a blind eye to the reality of climate change. Since the Industrial Age spurred the ...

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