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Reps call for water infrastructure audit across Nigeria

Suleiman Adamu

The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Ministry of Water Resources to carry out a comprehensive audit on water infrastructure across the country. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu This was sequel to a unanimous adoption by Rep. Awaji-Inombek Abiante (PDP-Rivers) at the plenary on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Moving the motion earlier, Abiante said that a survey conducted by ...

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New EU chief promises to fight climate risks

Ursula von der Leyen

Germany conservative Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 promised to fight the threat of climate change while expanding economic growth as EU lawmakers granted final approval for the bloc’s new executive she will lead from Dec. 1. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission EU lawmakers confirmed von der Leyen and her new European Commission ...

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Namibia records 51 poaching cases in 2019

Rhino

Spokesperson of the Namibia Environment and Tourism Ministry, Romeo Muyunda, on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 said the country recorded 51 poaching incidences since January. Thirty-nine rhinos were poached since the beginning of 2019 in Namibia Muyunda said that, according to the statistics, 12 elephants and 39 rhinos were poached since the beginning of 2019. “The complexity of the poaching syndicates, ...

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Cross River Assembly constitutes committee on disaster management, human welfare

Cross River State House of Assembly

The Cross River State House of Assembly has constituted a special committee on Humanitarian Crises and Disaster Management. Cross River State House of Assembly Speaker of the Assembly, Mr Eteng Jonah-Williams, who announced the committee at the floor of the house during plenary, said the committee was set up following an interface with the United Nations High Commission for Refugee ...

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Groups call for probe into alleged approval of EIA certificate to Okomu Plc

Okomu Oil Palm

Some civil society groups, led by the Environmental Rights Actions/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has called on the Minister for Environment, Dr. Mohammed Mahmoud, to set up a probe into the allegation of approval of certificate for Environmental Assessment (EIA) to Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc on the disputed Owan forest land of Edo State, where it has established ...

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From Nigeria to Canada: climate change, youth and a bridge to cross

Hamzat Lawal

I was still a child the first time I heard of Canada. This was in 1995, during the controversial execution of the Ogoni-born Nigerian activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, by the then military government of late General Sani Abacha. Growing up in Abuja, the newly installed seat of power, I, like many other young people, was quite aware of the national burning ...

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Findings show online sites selling illegal mercury-laced skin lighteners

Mercury-laced skin lightening creams

Skin lightening creams containing mercury – a heavy metal and dangerous neurotoxin – are still widely available to purchase in shops and online, despite being banned by governments. That’s the finding of new research by a global alliance of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working to eliminate mercury pollution.  Mercury-laced skin lightening creams Testing throughout 2019, revealed 95 of the 158 products ...

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Lagos to register worship centres to curtail noise pollution, crime

Worship Centre

The Lagos State Government says plans are on to register religious houses to ensure sanity in the state. A worship centre in Lagos Commissioner for Home Affairs, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, made this known on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in Alausa, Ikeja, during a Stakeholders Meeting with the Nigeria Inter-religious Council (NIREC). Akinbile-Yussuf said that the registration, which will begin by ...

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Video: Black Tide in Niger Delta

Niger Delta

“Black Tide (in Niger Delta)” is a song communicating the ecocide committed by oil exploration/exploitation companies. The song highlights the high level of devastation of rivers, land, and air on the people of the Niger Delta in Nigeria. Written and sung by artiste, Klub-Jeru, the song sues for Justice and calls for an end to the exploration/exploitation of oil in ...

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What we expect from govts at COP25, by climate crusaders

Feria de Madrid

Governments have been urged to use the 25th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in December 2019 in Madrid, Spain to build political momentum towards stronger climate targets in 2020, deliver on financial support for the most vulnerable and ensure that a funding facility is operational under ...

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