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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Govt urges states to prioritise investment in water sector

Water Resources Minister, Suleiman Adamu

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, has underscored the need for state governments to prioritise investment in the water sector, to achieve targets. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, was conferred the Fellowship of the Nigerian Institution of Water Engineers Adamu gave the advice at investiture ceremony of Mrs Chinwe Igwegbe, the 6th National Chairman of the Nigerian ...

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Solidaridad to support Nigeria, Ghana in oil palm production

Oil palm plantation

Solidaridad West Africa says it is making progress in enabling governments in Nigeria and Ghana to support and work with farmers toward a more sustainable climate-smart oil palm production. Oil palm plantation Stakeholders stated this in an at the end of a two-day Civil Society Organisation (CSOs) Wrap-up Workshop organised by Solidaridad West Africa – Nigeria in Uyo, Akwa Ibom ...

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Group seeks probe of crude oil leak in Bayelsa community

Ineffective clean up

The Environmental Right Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called for the investigation and public disclosure of oil leaks reported in Bayelsa communities.  The outcome of oil spill The group called on the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) and the Bayelsa State Government not to conceal the result of laboratory analysis of the sample of fresh ...

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Kano to install air monitoring equipment in motor parks to check pollution

Abdullahi Ganduje

The Kano State Government has concluded arrangements to install air monitoring equipment in motor parks, to control pollution and protect the environment, according to the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim-Getso. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State Ibrahim-Getso, who disclosed this in an interview on Thursday, February 18, 2021 in Kano, the state capital, said the equipment would be ...

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Ekwueme varsity’s webinar examines linkage between Nigeria’s NDC and post COVID-19 recovery plans

Dr Oladunni Owo

Climate policy experts, government officials and other critical stakeholders in energy sectors from Nigeria and the United States will come together in a virtual event to discuss how the Nigeria’s revised Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and its post-COVID-19 recovery plans could be aligned to put the country on the path to just green transition. Dr Oladunni Owo, National President of ...

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Sam Onuigbo: Putting climate change at centre of Covid-19 recovery plan

Sam Onuigbo

The world is in an unprecedented time as it grapples with the scourge and consequences brought upon it by COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic has exacerbated the existing socio-economic and environmental challenges faced by the world and more importantly in developing countries. The virus has continued to spread – and the spread has entered multiple phases across the globe as it ...

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States in North-East Nigeria intensify waste management strategies

Dr Ibrahim Kabir

Some state governments in the North-East zone in Nigeria have intensified effort at ensuring clean environment, creation of job opportunities and revenue generation, through effective waste management practices. Dr Ibrahim Kabir, the Director General of the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency A survey conducted in Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Adamawa and Yobe states indicates that some of them have even established ...

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Access to water is a human right, affirms WASH expert

Timeyin Uwejamomere

Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) is a human right and until Nigerians begin to challenge and appropriately respond to WASH challenges through the lens of human right, not much will be done. Mr Timeyin Uwejamomere This was the central message in a presentation made by Timeyin Uwejamomere, the Managing Partner/CEO, Mangrove & Partners Limited, during the 2021 Nigerian ...

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World Pangolin Day: NCF, LUFASI, others to promote Pangolin conservation

Pangolin Day

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Lagos Urban Forest Animal Sanctuary Initiative (LUFASI) and Saint Marks Animal Rescue Foundation (SMARF) have stressed the need to protect, preserve mammals like pangolins, from extinction. L-R: An environmentalist, Desmond Majekodunmi; Director-General and CEO of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Dr Muhtari aminu-Kano; Associate Professor, Parasitology/Ecology and Environmental Biology Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Ibadan, ...

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Paris Agreement is humanity’s pact with descendants – Guterres

António Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres joined U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry at an event marking the United States’ re-entry into the Paris Agreement on Friday, February 19, 2021.  The Secretary-General made these remarks at the event: António Guterres. UN Secretary General Let me begin by thanking the UN Foundation and the United Nations Association of the United ...

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