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Activists vow to resist laws indifferent to plight of Niger Delta

Oilwatch Nigeria

A team of activists has resolved to resist and reject all forms of legislation by the National Assembly that fail to address injustices and human rights violations against the Niger Delta region by the Nigerian government and oil companies. Participants at the Oilwatch Nigeria meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State This formed one of the highlights of a communique released ...

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National Park Service inaugurates committee to review charges

National Parks Service

The Conservator-General, National Park Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, has stressed the need to review rates charged by the service in line with the current realities in the country. The Conservator-General (fourth from left, front row) with members of the committee and officials of the Park Service Goni said this at the inauguration of a 10-men committee to review the National ...

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Philippines recalls ambassador to Canada over garbage row

Teodoro Locsin Jr

The Philippines has recalled its ambassador and other diplomats in Canada after the Canadian government failed to ship back garbage dumped in the country over five years ago, the Philippine foreign minister said on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Teodoro Locsin Jr Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr said recall letters were sent out at midnight to the Filipino diplomats, who were ...

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New Zealand to levy tourists in bid to protect environment

Eugenie Sage

The New Zealand government is taking a more active role in managing the challenges that a booming tourism industry brings while protecting its biggest draw card, its pristine landscape. Eugenie Sage The country’s Ministry of Tourism teamed up with the Ministry of Environment on Thursday, May 16, 2019 for the first time to present a joint tourism strategy in the ...

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Endangered Species Day: Ecologist seeks effective regulation policy

Cross River Gorilla

An ecologist, Mr David Michael, has called for an effective regulation policy to ensure legal protection of endangered species in the country. Cross River Gorilla is an endangered species in Nigeria Michael made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday, May 16, 2019. The ecologist was speaking on the commemoration of ...

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Afforestation: Yar’adua varsity, EU raise 4m tree seedlings in five years

Alex Ekwueme Varsity

The Umaru Musa Yar’adua University (UMYU), Katsina in collaboration with the European Union (EU) said on Thursday, May 16, 2019 it planted over four million tree seedlings from 2014 till date. Tree planting at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University (AE-FUNAI), Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State The project administrative secretary, Mr Abubakar Tanimu, disclosed this during an interview with the News Agency ...

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Chinese are destroying our farmlands, Ogun communities cry out

Igbesa farmland destruction by Chinese

Igbesa and Ejila communities in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Areas of Ogun State have called on President Mohammadu Buhari and the Ogun governor, Ibikunle Amosun, to save them from the Chinese encroaching on their land. Part of the land belonging to Igbesa community in Ogun being encroached upon by Chinese investors under the Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone. The community leaders and ...

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Stakeholders thumb-up bid to amend laws to empower LAWMA

Lagos State House of Assembly

Stakeholders in the environment sector in Lagos State on Thursday, May 16, 2019 lauded the state House of Assembly for proposing an amendment to the environmental law to empower the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA). The Lagos State House of Assembly in session The stakeholders gave the commendation at a One-Day Public Hearing on “A Law to Amend the ...

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Govt, UNDP, GEF commit $58m to Nigeria’s food security

Chief Audu Ogbeh

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environmental Facility (GEF) in collaboration with the Federal Government have set aside $58 million to Integrated Approach Programme for Food Security (IAP-FS) project in Nigeria. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh Mr Abdullahi Abubakar, the National Coordinator, National Programme Management Unit (NPMU), made this known during a one-day Food ...

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Govt faults media reports on Ogoni cleanup

Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma

The Federal Government on Tuesday, May 15, 2019 decried a media report that claimed that the contracts for the Ogoniland cleanup were awarded to unqualified companies. Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma, Minister of Environment Minister of Environment, Suleiman Hassan Zarma, together with the Project Coordinator of HYPREP, Mr Marvin Dekil, and representatives of the 21 companies handling the project, while interacting ...

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