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GEF-SGP commits $4.9m to environment ventures in Nigeria

Ibironke Olubamise

The Global Environmental Facility-Small Grant Programme (GEF-SGP) has supported Nigeria with $4.9 million grant to fund 141 environment-related projects in 27 states between 2009 and 2018. GEF-SGP National Coordinator, Mrs Ibironke Olubamise, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Olubamise said that the grant was an additional fund ...

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How ministry spent billions on 292 water projects in seven years, by government

Suleiman Adamu

The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, appears to have fulfilled a promise he made to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to account for spendings on water projects across the country. According to a statement made available to EnviroNews on Sunday, October 21, 2018, the minister has provided what looks like a detailed information on expenses running into billions ...

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NCF calls for enforcement of sanitation laws to curb pollution

Izoma Asiodu

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Saturday, October 20, 2018 called for the enforcement of sanitation laws in Lagos State to serve as deterrent to abuses on the environment compounding plastic pollution. NCF President, Board of Trustees (BOT), Chief Philip Asiodu, made the call at the “2018 Walk for Nature”, an annual initiative aimed at raising environmental education in Nigeria ...

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Ambode calls for lifestyle change for sustainable environment

Akinwunmi Ambode

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, has urged the citizenry to change their lifestyle in favour of nature conservation towards sustainable environment in the state. Ambode gave the advice on Saturday, October 20, 2018 during the 2018 Annual Walk for Nature organised by the state in conjunction with the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) to advocate sustainable living and ...

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World Polio Day: Rotary advocates clean environment

Polio immunisation

As the world prepares to mark the 2018 World Polio Day, Rotary International clubs have advocated for clean and hygienic environment to end transmission of the ailment. Flagging off the World Polio Day programme on Saturday, October 29, 2918 in Abuja, the incident manager, National Emergency Operations Centre for Polio, Director National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Usman ...

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Cashew trees can curb erosion in southeast, says expert

Cashew trees

Cashew Desk Officer in the Enugu State Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Chijioke Egbo, has called for planting of cashew in the southeast to prevent and control soil erosion. Egbo,who gave the advice in Enugu, the state capital, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, October 29, 2018, said cashew trees have the potential of saving ...

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Farmers cautioned against using waste water for irrigation

Farm irrigation

The Head of Training, National Water Resources Institute (NWRI) Kaduna, Dr Martin Eduvie, has cautioned farmers against the use of waste water for irrigation. He told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, October 20, 2018 in Kaduna that some farmers rely on water from drains, lavatories, septic tanks or soakaway, among others, for irrigation, which are not ideal for agriculture. He said ...

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Why we’re addressing construction site safety, by NIOB

Construction site

The Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) says it will ensure that operators in the industry strictly adhere to construction site safety measures. Its Chairman, Mr Adelaja Adekanmbi, made the promise on Friday, October 19, 2018 at a press conference heralding the 27th Conference and Annual General Meeting of the institute in Lagos. Adekanmbi said that ...

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Over 90% of sampled salt brands contain microplastics


Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain microplastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim, Seung-Kyu, Professor at Incheon National University and Greenpeace East Asia. The study, which has been published in Environmental Science & Technology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal, analysed 39 various salt brands ...

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Global leaders call for urgent acceleration of climate adaptation solutions

Global Commission on Adaptation

On the heels of one of the deadliest summers of climate-related weather disasters affecting countries all over the world, an unprecedented gathering of global leaders has launched the new Global Commission on Adaptation to catalyse a global movement to bring scale and speed to climate adaptation solutions. The Global Commission on Adaptation is led by Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations; ...

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