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Group clamours food from ‘agriculture that solves climate, health crises’

Navdanya International

“Do we want to work in harmony with the laws of nature, or continue with the violence against the earth by eating food produced in laboratories and from an increasingly artificial agriculture? We want food which comes from an agriculture that cares for the earth, which provides the solution to the ecological climate and health crises.” Delegates at the Navdanya International book ...

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National Assembly urged to intervene in Ogoni clean-up process

Ogoni Clean-up ERA/FoEN

The National Assembly has been called upon to urgently intervene in the Ogoni clean-up process. L-R: Dr Sam Kabari; High Chief Eric Dooh of Ogoniland; Josephine Alabi, Executive Director, Keen and Care Initiative; Anthony Azubuike, Clerk, Senate Committee on Ecology/Climate Change, National Assembly; Dr Godwin Ojo, Executive Director,ERA/FoEN; Sir Cyrus Nkangwung, Zonal Director, NOSDRA, Port Harcourt, River State; and Chief ...

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Plant a tree, receive N1,000 in Yobe

Gov. Mai Mala Buni

The Yobe State Government on Thursday, November 14, 2019 introduced monetary incentives of N1,000 per seedling to volunteers who plant and nurture trees to combat desertification and promote environmental regeneration. Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni, who disclosed this in Damaturu at the payment of incentives to beneficiaries in Damaturu, the state capital, said over ...

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Govt builds, upgrades water plants in Kwara

Suleiman Adamu

The Federal Government on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Ilorin inaugurated two million cubic metres water plants in Malete, Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu The construction and upgrading of the waterworks were at the instance of the Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority (LNRBDA). Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, who ...

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Groups advocate increased awareness campaign on climate change

Dr Peter Tarfa

The Senior Project Officer of National Coalition on Gas Flaring and Oil Spills in the Niger Delta (NACGOND), Dr Benjamin Ubleble, has called for increased awareness campaign on climate change at the grassroot level. Dr Peter Tarfa, Director, Department of Climate Change (DCC) in the Federal Ministry of Environment Ubleble made the call on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Umuahia, ...

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PACJA welcomes AfDB’s pull-out from funding Lamu coal project

Lamu coal plant

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has welcomed the move by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to withdraw from funding the controversial Lamu coal powered project. Residents protest against plans to build the Lamu coal plant The withdrawal from funding of the 1050 MW coal power plant was made clear in the publication of an environmental and social impact ...

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TAAT excites Beninese farmers with Vitamin A cassava varieties

Yellow cassava sensitisation

 A staple to about 350 million people in sub-Saharan Africa, cassava, had been declared in 2003 by African Heads of State as a poverty fighter. However, the crop is yet to prove its mettle as millions of growers in sub-Saharan Africa who depend on it for their livelihoods still live below the poverty line. Yellow cassava sensitisation in Benin Republic ...

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Infernal flares of the Delta – Bassey

Gas flaring

When 2020 was set as the deadline for halting gas flaring in Nigeria it seemed like ages away. As 2019 rolls towards its terminal point, 2020 is already placing its foot in the door. While launching the Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialisation Programme (NGFCP) in 2016, the indication was given that the nation would pursue a 2020 flare-out date. The nation ...

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Katsina declares State of Emergency on water, sanitation

Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has declared a State of Emergency to address the decline in water, sanitation and hygiene services in the state. Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, Governor of Katsina State Masari who made the declaration at a press conference on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in Katsina, the state capital, also launched a campaign against open defecation across ...

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Reps seek to ensure compliance with gas flaring laws

Gas flaring

The House of Representatives has directed the relevant house committees to study the impact of gas flaring in the Niger Delta region and ensure compliance with gas flaring regulations. Gas flaring This followed a unanimous adoption of a motion moved by Rep. Ben Igbakpa (PDP-Delta) during the plenary presided over by Speaker of the house, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday, ...

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