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Conservationists urge action to tackle rising sea level

Conservationists have underlined the need to take practical action aimed at curbing sea level rise and save the environment. At a recent gathering (the 2014 Fauna and Flora Fancy Dress Competitions) in Lagos to observe the World Environment Day, they underscored the importance of joining the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and other groups’ effort on climate change enlightenment campaign aimed ...

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‘Initiate binding mechanisms to hold Shell accountable for pollutions’

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and a coalition of non-governmental organisations on the platform of the Europe-Third World Centre (CETIM) and Friends of the Earth International want the United Nations Human Rights Council to initiate uniform binding mechanism that will involve preventive measures covering environmental and human rights abuses to compel Shell and other transnational oil ...

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Activists demand action to end Ogoniland pollution

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria has been asked to take urgent action to end the large scale environmental pollution in Ogoniland, a group of oil-producing communities that cuts across Kana, Gokana, Tai and Eleme local government areas (LGAs) in River State. Africa and Middle East Laureates of the Right Livelihood Foundation, who met recently in Cairo, Egypt, voiced their concerns ...

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Governments recommend actions for Biodiversity Plan implementation

Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at the weekend in Montreal, Canada wrapped up a weeklong meeting on implementation with recommendations on, among others, resource mobilisation, technical and scientific cooperation, poverty eradication and sustainable development, enhancements to the structures and processes under the CBD and engagement with business, local governments and other stakeholders. The recommendations agreed at the fifth ...

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Why Dangote Cement is creating awareness on quality

Dangote Cement has explained that its current enlightenment on several radio stations across the country is to educate and inform the public on the benefits of using quality cement especially the new Dangote 42.5 3X Cement in their construction works. According to Director, Sales & Marketing, South South Region of Dangote Cement, Chux Mogbolu, the public awareness became necessary as ...

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World Bank invests in $120m Abuja shopping mall

The IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced a $9.5 million investment in Jabi Lake Mall to support demand for modern business infrastructure and retail space in Abuja, Nigeria. The project will help create about 350 construction jobs and 900 long-term, retail-sector jobs. The $120 million Jabi Lake Shopping Mall is being built on five hectares of ...

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Coping with two extremes

Two migrants fall victim of the vagaries of extreme weather conditions in Lagos, where drought and floods have colluded to make life a hell on earth for residents. The main character in this story is the infamous downpour of Sunday, June 10, 2011   In July 2009, unemployed single mother of two children, Luisa Ono, ventured into rice faming after receiving ...

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UN to tackle Nigeria desertification

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will assist Nigeria to tackle her environmental degradation challenges especially those related to aridification. The agreement was reached recently in Cancun, Mexico at a bilateral meeting involving a Nigerian delegation led by Environment Minister Laurentia Mallam and a United Nations (UN) team headed by UNCCD Executive Secretary, Monique Barbut, during the Fifth ...

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Lagos during rainstorm in pictures


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Ojo, Sanchez demand urgent climate action

Dr Godwin Ojo of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and Shenna Sanchez of the Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) at the intersessional ministerial meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) speak on behalf of global environmental groups, trade unions and youth groups, who had staged a walkout from the Warsaw Climate Conference to ...

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