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UNIDO, Edo to construct 2mw micro dam in Benin

Godwin-Obaseki

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State says his administration is working with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to construct a two-megawatt micro dam on Ikpoba River to improve power generation as well as to create jobs in the state. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Obaseki, said this in Benin City, ...

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Council urges aggressive campaign against environmental degradation

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

The National Council on Environment (NCE) has urged stakeholders to intensify efforts in engaging on aggressive campaign against human activities causing environmental degradation in the country. The council gave the advice in a communique read by the Minister of State for Environment, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibril, in Akure, Ondo State, on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. The NCE, the highest policy and ...

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Lagos Assembly set to review environmental law, others

Mudashiru Obasa

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday, November 1, 2018 began a three-day retreat to review the state’s Environmental Law and nine others to meet global best practices. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the retreat, holding in Abeokuta, Ogun State, is aimed at revisiting the state laws to enhance their operational capacity for development. Declaring the workshop ...

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HYPREP accused of lacking will to clean Ogoniland

Dr Marvin Dekil

An Ogoni-born activist, Mr Kpobari Agara, has faulted the Federal Government’s creation of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), saying it lacked the will to implement Ogoniland clean-up. Agara made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, November 1, 2018 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He alleged that the Federal Government had no ...

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India’s environment minister blames state govts as pollution worsens in Delhi

Delhi pollution

India’s environment minister blamed the Delhi government and its neighboring states for failing in their efforts to check air pollution which was six times above the recommended limit on Thursday, November 1, 2018 posing severe health risks. The minister, Harsh Vardhan, said in a statement that efforts by state governments, including Punjab and Haryana, to bring down incidents of widespread ...

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NES calls for promotion, preservation of environment

Minna

The Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), a non-governmental organisations (NGO), has called on Nigerians to promote and preserve a healthy environment for sustainability. Dr Bashir Nuhu, Chairman of Local Organising Committee of NSE in Niger State, made the call while addressing newsmen in Minna on Thursday, November 1, 2018. He said that the efforts made by the three tiers of government ...

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Senate ready to pass gas flaring prohibition bill, says lawmaker

Gas flaring

Chairman, Senate Committee on Gas, Sen. Bassey Albert, on Thursday, November 1, 2018 said that the Senate would pass the Gas Flaring Prohibition Bill before the end of the year. Albert gave this hint in Lagos when he led his members on oversight functions to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR). He said the bill was currently on the third ...

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Government lauded on pace of Ogoniland cleanup

Ogoniland cleanup

A civil society organisation (CSO), the Green Alliance Nigeria (GAN), has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for the pace of work on remediation of communities impacted by oil spill in Ogoniland. GAN President, Mr Chima William, commended the progress of work at a meeting organised by the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Thursday, November ...

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Australia to import grains as devastating drought takes hold

Drought in Australia

Australia’s Department of Agriculture says the department is preparing to import grains for the first time over a decade as the nation’s drought takes hold. The department said in a statement released on Thursday, November 1, 2018 that it was assessing five options to import bulk whole grains from the U.S. and Canada. If it goes ahead, it will be ...

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COP24: Poland, UN sign host country agreement

Cop24 Signing

The government of Poland and the UN on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 co-signed the bilateral agreement which forms the legal basis for organising and hosting the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice from December 2 to 14. The conference is organised by the Bonn-based UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC/ UN Climate Change) and is presided over by Poland. ...

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