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Knocks, praises greet oil discovery in Lagos

Niger Delta

The disclosure that oil has been discovered in commercial quantity in the Lagos offshore, within the confines of the Dahomey Basin, has been greeted with mixed feelings. Activist and President, Friends of the Earth International, Nnimmo Bassey, made this known recently at a workshop in Lagos titled: “Oil in Lagos: What is in it for the planet?” Bassey said the ...

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World Cup host city in Amazon jungle

Barely two months to the kick-off of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, a rather peculiar host city for the event has continued to generate global attention. At the centre of the controversy is the city of Manaus, which is situated at the heart of the Amazon rainforest, which is believed to be the largest tropical rainforest in the world. ...

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Building a climate-proof Lagos

Governments at all levels have been asked to henceforth reframe climate change issues and seek new kinds of solutions to help affected communities and people deal with negative effects of global warming that exceed their capacities, within the context of the Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage. This forms one of the resolutions at the recently held Sixth Lagos ...

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Report: Nigeria not getting enough water, sanitation aid

Just $1.26 has been received in water and sanitation aid for each person in Nigeria on average for the years 2010-2012, according to a startling new report titled: “Bridging the Divide” released a week ago by the international development charity, WaterAid on the eve of World Water Day 2014. This is despite, 63.2 million people in Nigerian (39 percent of ...

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IPCC’s AR5: Another cause for stepping up climate actions

Activist, Surveyor Efik, who is the National Coordinator, Climate Change Network Nigeria (CCN-Nigeria) and Lead Facilitator of CAN/GCCA global advocacy on IPCC AR5 in Nigeria, explores the dynamics of the far-reaching report vis-à-vis the Nigerian state of affairs   The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has expressly uphold that human influence is extremely ...

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Govt seeks UNIDO’s support on green industries

Nigeria has called on the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to support her bid to create green industries that would in turn produce jobs for the teeming population. Receiving in audience, a delegation led by the Director-General of UNIDO, Li Yong, in her office recently, Environment Minister, Laurentia Mallam, called for continued support on the development and implementation of ...

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