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World Oceans Day: Institute seeks safety of marine lives

NIOMR World Oceans Day

The Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR) on Friday, June 8, 2018 called on Nigerians to do more to ensure safety of marine lives. NIOMR’s Assistant Director, Dr Mabel Yarhere, made the call in Lagos during the “Alfa Beach Clean-up and Up Cycle Training” to mark the 2018 World Oceans Day. The institute organised the event in collaboration ...

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World Ocean Day: Groups clean up Elegushi beach

Elegushi beach

An environmental group, Let’s Do It Campaign Nigeria, and the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Lagos Metropolitan, on Saturday cleaned-up the Elegushi beach to mark the World Ocean Day. The Elegushi Beach is a private beach located at Lekki in Lagos State. The beach is owned by the Elegushi Royal family of Lagos. World Oceans Day is observed yearly on June ...

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Guterres urges unity against ‘preventable tragedy’ of ocean pollution

António Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said everybody needs to do something to stop plastic pollution from getting into the world’s oceans. Guterres, who stated this in his message for World Oceans Day, said everybody could contribute “from carrying your own water bottle, to volunteering for a local clean-up”. The UN chief reminded everyone of the major role the oceans had in everyday ...

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Conflicts, adverse weather threaten food security in Nigeria, others – FAO

René Castro

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says conflicts and adverse local weather conditions have continued to acutely aggravate and prolong severe food insecurity in parts of Nigeria and 38 other countries. The UN food agency also said the situations had raised the list of countries requiring external assistance for food, according to its new “Crop Prospects and Food Situation” report. ...

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Global movement announces mobilisation ahead of climate summit


Tens of thousands of people will take part in the Rise for Climate mobilisations in September 2018 with distributed local actions in towns, institutions, universities, and houses of worship around the world. The actions are expected to drive climate action within communities and send a message to governments about what the will of the people really is ahead of the Global ...

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740 pupils share two toilets in Nasarawa public school – Headmaster

Umaru Tanko Al-makura

Over 740 primary pupils of LEA Primary School in Nyanya-Gwandara, Nasarawa State, share only two toilets, Mr Akwe Omadefu, the Headmaster of the school, has said. Omadefu made the revelation on Friday, June 8, 2018 in Nyanya-Gwandara when a team of officials of the Network of Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN) visited the school as part of their activities to commemorate ...

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Taraba urges residents to plant trees to protect environment

Tree planting

Executive Secretary, Taraba State Environmental Protection Agency (TEPA), Mr Julius Butu, on Friday, June 8, 2018, urged the people of the state to embark on massive tree planting to protect the environment. Butu told newsmen in Jalingo, the state capital, that planting trees would help in preserving the environment for a conducive human and animal habitation. He noted that government was planning to lead ...

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World Oceans Day: Preserving oceans vital for world – Fijian president

Jioji Konrote

On World Oceans Day, Fijian President Jioji Konrote on Friday, June 8, 2018 stressed the importance of preserving the ocean for the world. The president also noted that Fiji’s leadership on the preservation of the world’s oceans is one of the most important tasks the nation has ever undertaken. “The World Oceans Day is not only an opportunity to highlight the ...

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Government urged to place deposit charge on plastic containers, wrappers

Babajide Alo

In order to curb the menace of plastic waste pollution, Nigeria has been called upon to adopt a scheme whereby a premium is placed on all plastics containers and wrappers. Prof. Babajide Alo of the University of Lagos, Akoka, who made the call at a forum in Lagos on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 to mark the World Environment Day, suggested ...

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Campaigners seek clarification on water privatisation from Lagos

Lagos water privatisation

Akinbode Oluwafemi, deputy executive director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), in statement during a media briefing in Lagos on Thursday, June 7, 2018, attempts to alert Lagosians on seemingly conflicting reports regarding private sector related water projects allegedly undertaken by the state government On Wednesday, May 9, 2018 when the World Bank team visited Governor Ambode, the ...

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