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Oil producing communities call for establishment of commission

Sen. Ita Enang

The Host Communities of Nigeria Producing Oil and Gas (HOSCoN) joint parties on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 called on the Federal Government to establish a commission to address the challenges of deprivation and underdevelopment in the communities. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Ita Enang The joint parties made the call in a communique issued ...

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2021: NiMet predicts normal to above normal rainfall season

Hadi Sirika

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted normal to above normal rainfall season in 2021 across the country. Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation Sen. Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation, on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 in Abuja made this known while presenting 2021 Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP) produced by NiMet. The theme of the event is “Supporting the Economy cope ...

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Group donates equipment worth N74m to environment ministry

Ministry of Environment

The Africa Nature Investors (ANI), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 donated equipment worth N74,540,000 to the National Park Service (NPS), an agency in the Federal Ministry of Environment. The Minister receiving the items The items donated were for the management of Gashaka Gumti National Park, located in Taraba and Adamawa states. The minister, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, ...

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World Wetland Day: NGO calls for strong sensitisation on wetland destruction


The Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP) has called on government and other relevant stakeholders for strong sensitisation to protect and restore wetland communities from destruction. A wetland community Mr David Terungwa, Executive Director, GIFSEP, said this while commemorating the World Wetland Day on Tuesday, January 2, 2021 in Abuja. Terungwa said that the world celebrates World ...

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SustyVibes, British High Commission to plant 5,000 trees under climate advocacy scheme

Tree planting

Lagos-based youth-led sustainable development focused organisation, SustyVibes, is partnering the British High Commission to implement #Communitrees, a community-based tree planting and climate advocacy project that aims to plant 5,000 trees in Lagos and Abuja by April 2021. Tree planting Launched on December 5, 2020, #Communitrees will run alongside an advocacy drive among community members. The project promoters will plant indigenous ...

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Courts emerge new frontier in battle against climate change

The Hague

People, including children and indigenous communities, are increasingly turning to the courts to compel governments and businesses to respect and accelerate commitments on climate change. A case against Royal Dutch Shell in the Hague, Netherlands, December 2020. Photo credit: Peter Dejong/REUTERS According to a report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), published on January 26, 2021, the number of ...

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Regional Climate Weeks to drive forward climate action in 2021, 2022

patricia espinosa

The UN Climate Change Secretariat has unveiled Regional Climate Weeks in 2021 and 2022, key meetings that will help build regional momentum for the annual UN Climate Change Conferences and drive forward regional implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC According to a statement on Monday February 1, 2021, the Regional Climate Weeks ...

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COVID-19: Oxygen demand in Lagos spikes to 400 cylinders daily

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that the demand for oxygen by coronavirus patients has increased to 400 cylinders per day. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State Sanwo-Olu made this known on Sunday, January 31, 2021 in a statement in which he updated residents on the management of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state. He reiterated that oxygen was free ...

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Cross River, NEWMAP complete gully erosion project in Calabar

Cross River State NEWMAP

Residents of erosion remediated communities in Calabar Municipality have returned to their houses after the completion of the gully erosion site that pulled down many buildings in the area. Dr Inyang Asibong during the inspection The residents, who were filled with joy, expressed their gratitude when the state Commissioner for International Development Cooperation, Dr Inyang Asibong, visited the area as ...

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