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Monthly Archives: May 2018

How to tackle flood, erosion devastating south-east, by Jibril

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

Minster of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, has called on the Anambra State University to, as a matter of priority, establish a National Centre for Erosion Studies to address the alarming rate of flood and gully erosion devastating the state and other parts of the south-east. Jibril made the call at the weekend in Awka, the Anambra State capital, during his ...

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New market listing broadens access to certified emission reduction credits

Niclas Svenningsen

The UN Climate Change and CBL Markets are partnering to provide wider and easier access to emission reduction credits from projects in developing countries, via CBL’s spot exchange for energy and environmental commodity markets. The certified emission reduction credits (CERs) come from projects registered under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Under the partnership, CBL will integrate with the UN Climate Change ...

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Lagos plans regulation on e-waste management


The Lagos State Government says it will soon institute regulation on “waste to wealth” toward ensuring proper electronic waste (e-waste) management. Commissioner for Environment, Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, May 26, 2018 in Lagos that the regulation would ensure that e-wastes were properly disposed. Durosinmi-Etti said that the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment ...

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Lekki Conservation Centre threatened by erosion, says NCF

Lekki Conservation Centre

The Director-General of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, raised the alarm on Saturday, May 26, 2018 that erosion may soon wipe off the Lekki Conservation Centre (LCC) in Lagos. Aminu-Kano told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that sand filling, dredging and land reclamation activities in various communities in the area directly threatened the existence of the ...

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Rainy season: FCTA intensifies surveillance to tackle outbreak of diseases


The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has intensified surveillance to tackle outbreak of diseases, which usually occur during the rainy season. Dr Humphrey Okoroukwu, the Director of Public Health in the Health and Human Services Secretariat, FCTA, made this disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday, May 27, 2018. Okoroukwu said his department had embarked ...

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Kano earmarks N89m for dredging of drains

Ali Makoda

The Kano State Government has earmarked N89 million for dredging of drains and rivers in Kano in 2018 to prevent flooding. Commissioner for Environment in the state, Dr Ali Makoda, disclosed this on Saturday, May 26, 2018 after the launching of the exercise at River Jakara in Dala area of the state. He said that the dredging was an annual ...

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ERA wants varsity to refuse foundation tobacco research funds

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has written to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) asking it to have nothing to do with the Foundation for A Smoke-Free World created by multi-national tobacco company, Philip Morris International (PMI), which is currently actively seeking partners around the world. ERA/FoEN, in the letter dated May 15, 2018 and signed ...

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E-cigarettes: Tobacco harm reduction for Africa

Tobacco Harm Reduction

Worldwide, cigarette smoking results in 7.2 million deaths every year, with about half a million of those deaths occurring in Africa .To curb this menace and bring an end to unnecessary deaths, there is urgent need to quickly adopt and promote reduced-risk alternatives aimed at accelerating the transition out of harmful tar-based cigarettes. We should (including tobacco companies) embrace technology ...

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We’ve contained Odimodi Community oil spillage, says Shell

Oil spill pollution

A devastating oil spillage has occurred on the 24 inches Trans Ramos crude oil pipeline owned by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), in Odimodi Community in the swamps of Western Niger Delta, in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State. The crude oil spillage is said to have spread to over 50 communities under the Odimodi Federated Communities and others ...

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Aminu-Kano replaces Karunwi as DG of NCF

Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has appointed Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano as its Director-General/CEO, replacing Adeniyi Karunwi. Aminu-Kano resumed office on April 4, 2018. The NCF in a statement describes Dr Aminu-Kano is an astute and experienced natural resources management expert with over 30 years cumulative experience in management, advocacy and research in the fields of protected area management, wider biodiversity ...

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