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Flooding will continue to threaten Nigeria, unless… – Environmentalist

Lekki flood

An environmental consultant, Mr Idowu Salawu, warned on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 that flooding would continue to threaten Nigeria, unless Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies were conducted before executing construction projects. Salawu, Managing Director of Macpresse West Africa Ltd., gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. He spoke against the backdrop of ...

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Sudan’s sustainable natural resources scheme expands to three more states


The Sudan Sustainable Natural Resources Management Project (SSNRMP), which is currently being implemented in three states, is to be extended to three more states. The disclosure was made by Dr Hassan Hilal, the Sudanese Minister of Environment, Natural Resources and Physical Development, in Khartoum on Monday, May 7, 2018 while declaring open the Workshop on Planning and Implementing a Communication ...

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Stop attacks on children, UNICEF appeals to warring parties


With defenceless children increasingly targeted in conflicts, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on all warring parties around the globe to comply with international law and keep them safe from harm. In the first four months of 2018 alone, hundreds of children lost their lives and many more wounded in countries ranging from the Central African Republic to ...

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Otodo Gbame evictees demonstrate on lagoon, seek church’s intervention

Otodo Gbame evictees

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, the Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation (known as Nigerian Federation) and evictees from Otodo Gbame took their demonstration to the Lagos lagoon to commemorate one year since the final stage of the eviction of the community and six months since the violent crackdown on their last peaceful protest. The evictees, along with sympathisers, marched from the ...

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Schwarzenegger tells environment advocates to ‘stop whining’

Arnold Schwarzenegger

The world’s regions should act together to protect the environment, rather than complain about the state of the climate, action film star and former California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, said on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. “Stop whining,” he told an environment conference called the Austrian World Summit. The Austria-born politician also issued an appeal to U.S. President, Donald ...

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Niger governor warns against felling of economic trees

Abubakar Sani Bello

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger State in Nigeria has warned that the full wrath of the law would be visited on those that continue with the habit of felling economic trees in the state. He gave the warning during the flag off ceremony of the 2018 cropping season and distribution of tractors to farmers in Minna on Tuesday. Bello disclosed ...

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Nigerian leaders urged to address climate change issues

Dr Peter Tarfa

The Founder of GreenAid Africa, Dr Tabi Joda, has advised Nigerian leaders to address climate change issues which are threatening the wellbeing of the citizens. He gave the advice at a one-day sensitisation programme on “The Role of Persons with Disability in the Fight against Climate Change in Nigeria’’ in Kaduna on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Joda noted that Nigerian ...

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NOSDRA warns against indiscriminate disposal of used oil

Sir Peter Idabor

The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) has warned heavy-duty engine operators, generator repairers, roadside oil dispensers and automobile mechanic workshops against indiscriminate disposal of used oil. Mr Peter Idabor, the Director-General of the agency, gave the warning on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Calabar, Cross River State, during an Outreach Community Programme on Management of spent oil. ...

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Association warns traders against indiscriminate dumping of refuse

waste evacuation

The Chairman, Traders Association, Gwagwalada Area Council, FCT, Mr Ifeanyi Ikpacha, has called on traders in the market to guard against indiscriminate dumping of waste in the area. Ikpacha made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gwagwalada, FCT, on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. He said the advice became necessary considering the harmful effects ...

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Ecologist urges prompt evacuation of waste to prevent disease outbreaks

waste managers

An ecologist, Mr Habib Omotosho, has called on waste management agencies across the country to ensure prompt evacuation of waste to prevent the citizens from contracting diseases. Omotosho, the National Coordinator, Environmental Advancement Initiative, an NGO, gave the advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. “There is need for quick ...

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