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BoI, AllOn to fund N1bn Niger Delta off-grid energy

BoI and All On

The Bank of Industry (BoI) and All On on Monday, February 11, 2019 signed a N1 billion partnership agreement to finance the Niger Delta Off-Grid Energy Fund to enhance access to clean, affordable and reliable power solutions. Mr Kayode Pitan, Managing Director, Bank of Industry (BoI), and Dr Wiebe Boer, Chief Executive Officer, All On, during the signing of a ...

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How HYPREP deviated from Ogoniland clean-up blueprint, by ERA


Analysing the activities of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) in line with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recommendations for the remediation and restoration of the polluted Ogoni environment, Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), at a forum in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 says there is ...

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Government, HYPREP cautioned over Ogoni clean-up waste management

Oil spill pollution

The Head, Environment and Conservation, Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD), Dr Kabari Sam, is worried over waste management issues under the clean-up programme. While cautioning against the possibility of a region-wide contamination of land, he wants an Integrated Contaminated Soil Management Centre (ICSMC) or a Mini Soil Management Centre (MSMC) to be in place A water body ...

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Ogoniland clean-up: Community monitors emerge, concerns over emergency measures


To complement the Ogoni clean-up process, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and its allies at the local, national and international levels, on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State launched some 100 Community Independent Monitors (CIM) to provide qualitative and scientific progress reports on the state of the clean-up process. Inauguration of the Community ...

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Top 10 animals going extinct because of climate change


NASA scientists have announced that 2018 was the fourth hottest year on Earth, exceeded only by 2017, 2016 and 2015. After 140 years of record-keeping, 18 out of 19 of Earth’s warmest years have occurred since 2001. Milkweed, Monarch Butterflies’ favourite, are now being destroyed by hotter dryer land often damaged by pesticides For humans, this means more destructive hurricanes, floods, forest fires, droughts, and bone-chilling ...

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IUCN identifies tree species for climate-resilient reforestation


A study by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has identified tree species native to Indonesia’s Kutai National Park that are resilient to climate change and support threatened East Bornean orangutan populations, recommending their use in reforestation efforts. The study was funded by the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc. The tree species are resilient to climate change and ...

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Over 100 Indian cities commit to adopt sustainable waste management practices

Chandra Bhushan

“Keeping our cities clean by only collecting and disposing wastes is not sufficient. What is required is source-segregation, proper treatment, recycle and reuse of the waste. Zero landfill should be the goal of municipal waste management in India,” said Chandra Bhushan, deputy director general, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), at the inaugural session of the Regional Meeting for Eastern ...

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Lake Chad Basin Commission budgets 17.67bn CFA for 2019 operations

Mamman Nuhu

The Executive Secretary, Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), Amb. Mamman Nuhu, on Friday, February 8, 2019 said a budget of 17.67 billion CFA Francs has been approved for the commission’s activities in 2019. Amb. Mamman Nuhu Nuhu disclosed this in N’djamena while speaking with some Nigerian journalists on a working visit to Chad. He said that the budget was approved ...

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WHO increases support on Lassa fever in W/Africa

Dr. Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Sunday, February 10, 2019 said it has increased its efforts to support West African countries in the ongoing Lassa fever outbreak. Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa. Photo credit: This was made known in a statement by the Communications Manager, Collins Boakye-Agyemang, in Abuja. Boakye-Agyemang said that ...

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UK, Europe’s worst offender, ‘illegally’ exports electronic waste to Nigeria, others


A new report has found that Britain is the worst offender in Europe for illegally exporting toxic electronic waste. Waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) such as computers, TV-sets, fridges and cell phones is one the fastest growing waste streams in the EU The report, commissioned by the environmental watchdog Basel Action Network (BAN), studied 10 countries, including Austria, Germany, ...

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