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WED 2016: Ogun raises concern over desert encroachment

Bolaji Oyeleye

In the light of threats posed by climate change, the Ogun State Government has called on residents to desist from acts that can lead to desert encroachment. Commissioner for Environment, Bolaji Oyeleye, who stated this on Monday in Abeokuta, the state capital, while briefing newsmen in commemoration of the 2016 World Environment Day (WED), added that desert encroachment was a ...

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Nigeria, others tackle continental water, food insecurity challenges

continental water

In the light of the food security and the water-food-energy-ecosystem nexus, some nine nations embarking on a new initiative in collaboration with the Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Africa Nigeria and eight other African countries have begun an operation that will address continental challenges related to water and food security in the light of ...

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WED 2016: Crusaders charge FG to commence concrete actions to save environment


To save Nigeria’s diverse ecosystems from further ruin, the Federal Government must go beyond mere words on the issue of transiting from fossil fuels-based economy and put in place the relevant laws to checkmate the activities of the extractive corporations, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria(ERA/FoEN) has said. ERA/FoEN’s recommendation is coming as Nigeria joined the rest of the ...

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World ‘goes wild for life’ on 2016 Environment Day

Amina J. Mohammed

Marking World Environment Day, which this year focuses on the illegal trade of wildlife, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is calling on everyone to “go wild for life” and take action to help safeguard species under threat for future generations. “We have chosen this theme because damage from this trade has become so serious and so far reaching that urgent ...

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CEGDEC commemorates World Environment Day 2016


The Lagos-based Conservative Environmental Growth and Development Centre (CEGDEC) has said that this year’s World Environment Day (WED) offered it an opportunity to make an inroad and cross inland boarders in the country. Apart from sensitisng the students of Oke-Afa Junior and Senior Schools in Lagos, CEGDEC took a bold step to King’s Court Academy, Dabi, in the Federal Capital ...

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GEF/UNDP scheme fosters resilience, tackles food insecurity

Hajia Salamatu Garba

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has commenced the implementation of a programme aimed at promoting the sustainable management and resilience of ecosystems as a means to address food insecurity. Titled “Fostering Resilience and Sustainability for Food Security in sub-Saharan Africa”, the project involves states in the nation’s North East, North West ...

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Nigeria’s housing crisis: Fact and fallacy


The arresting headline in the June 3, 2016 edition of EnviroNews titled “Housing crisis looms with 17 million deficit,” must have scared the hell out of readers, nay other compatriots at this time when Nigeria is fighting so many wars both declared or undeclared. From Boko Haram to the Niger Delta Avengers coupled with the problems of corruption, kidnapping, economic ...

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Ambode denies kidnap attempt on mother


Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Saturday denied media reports claiming that a kidnap attempt was made on his mother, Mrs Christianah Ambode, at her residence in Gbagada area of the State on Friday evening. The governor, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, denied the media report, saying that it was not a true reflection of what ...

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UNDP, ECN train women, youths to fabricate energy-efficient stoves

Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai

A group of women and youths in a community in Abuja has received training in the fabrication of energy-efficient fuel wood stoves under the Access to Clean Energy partnership involving the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN). Country Representative of UNDP, Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai, while formally opening the forum a week ago, said that energy ...

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Images: NITP officials mourn late president, visit family


National President of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Dr Olufemi Amos Olomola, passed away after a brief illness on the 31st of May 2016 at his residence in Lagos. He was the 21st President of the NITP. Mourning members of the Management Committee of the NITP on Saturday visited the residence of the late urban planner. Dr Olomola’s widow, ...

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