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World Environment Day: Decades of global attempts to save the planet, by Idris

Professor Nasiru M. Idris

The Dean, Faculty of Environmental Science, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Professor Nasiru Medugu Idris, traces the genesis of the World Environment Day, which made a debut in 1972. Celebrated annually on June 5, the Day, he says, is aimed at educating people about the threats to the environment and encourage them to strike a balance between development and environment Professor ...

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World Environment Day: Nigeria to strictly enforce laws to curb biodiversity loss – Ikeazor

Sharon Ikeazor

Nigeria’s Environment Minister of State, Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, has said that the nation will embark on stricter enforcement of policies and laws in order to curb illegal wildlife trade, deforestation and over-exploitation of biodiversity. Mrs Sharon Ikeazor speaking during the webinar Additionally, she said that government would prioritise the provision of alternative livelihoods to communities to reduce human activities impact ...

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Sweden urges collaboration in conserving earth’s resources

Carl Gräns

The Ambassador of Sweden to Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and ECOWAS, Carl Gräns, on Saturday, June 6, 2020 called for collaboration between governments,organisations,communities and individuals in conserving earth’s resources. Carl Gräns Gräns, who spoke  through a virtual Green Conversation in commemoration of this year’s World Environment Day, said that joint effort was needed in  addressing natural disasters  currently threatening the earth. ...

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Firm launches ‘plastic responsibly’ initiative

Plastic pollution

A strategic communications firm, CMC Connect (Perception Managers), on Saturday, June 6, 2020 said it had launched an initiative called “Plastic Responsibly” to educate Nigerians on the dangers of littering plastics in the environment. Plastic pollution Sunkanmi Ogunniyi, Associate Group Head, CMC Connect (Perception Managers), made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos. He said the initiative ...

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Lawmaker urges more effort to mitigate hazards in Niger Delta

Bodo-oil-spill

A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Farah Dagogo (PDP-Rivers), on Saturday, June 6, 2020  appealed for more effort to mitigate the environmental hazards of oil exploration in the Niger Delta region. Aftermath of oil spill in Bodo, in the Niger Delta region. Photo credit: Leigh Day Dagogo urged relevant authorities and organisations to hasten the effort for Green-blue economic ...

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World Environment Day: Enugu youths act to save the earth

Green Environment Network, Enugu

In celebrating the 2020 World Environment Day, the Green Environment Network, Enugu on Friday, June 5 kicked off a campaign to plant over 1,000 trees in the metropolis. Members of the Green Environment Network, Enugu during the tree planting exercise The flag-off of the tree-planting campaign was attended by top government officials including the state Commissioner for Environment, Chijioke Edeoga; the ...

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Renowned geneticist cautions against adoption of GMO crops

Dr. Melaku Worede

A renowned Ethiopian geneticist and agronomist has cautioned against the adoption of a genetically modified (GM) variety, saying that it could pose a serious threat to the tremendous genetic and biological diversity of the country. Dr. Melaku Worede Dr. Melaku Worede, a plant geneticist and former Director of the Ethiopian Plant Genetic Resources Centre, said that any move to improve ...

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World Environment Day: Nature is sending us a message – Oilwatch

Oil spill pollution

Oilwatch, a network that builds solidarity and promotes a common identity in the peoples of the Global South, celebrate the 2020 World Environmental Day (WED) with a message to the Nigerian government to halt every form of new extractive activities most especially in the Niger Delta region as the activities from the extractive sectors causes harm to natural environment and ...

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World Environment Day: Nigeria and unmistakable message from nature – CSDevNet

Dr Ibrahim Choji

Dr Ibrahim Choji, Chair, Board of Trustees, Climate & Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet), in a message in commemoration of the 2020 World Environment Day, insists that well-balanced ecosystems rich in biodiversity are fundamental to human existence, health, peace and progress Dr Ibrahim Choji, Chair, Board of Trustees, Climate & Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet) Biodiversity is the foundation that supports all ...

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AfDB approves $288.5m for Nigeria to fight COVID-19

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Friday, June 5, 2020 approved a $288.5 million loan to help Nigeria tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its impact on people and businesses. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Nigeria’s Health Minister The loan will bolster the government’s plans to improve surveillance and response to COVID-19 emergencies, ease the impact on ...

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