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Politics of the sea: Counting ecological cost to water bodies

HOMEF School of Ecology

As efforts are being made towards restoring the ecosystem, different concepts and ideologies are springing up. While some are geared towards improving the quality of life and proffering sustainable solutions, others lean towards the continuous profiting of big corporations at the expense of the wellbeing of local communities. Participants at the HOMEF School of Ecology Health of Mother Earth Foundation ...

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Lagos records 10 COVID-19 related deaths

Prof. Akin Abayomi

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says 10 persons have died from COVID-19 related complications in the state between Aug. 24 and Aug. 25, 2021. Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health Abayomi disclosed this in his Facebook account @ProfAkinolaAbayomi on Thursday, August 26, while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for both days. He said that the ...

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FCTA demolishes illegal houses over violation of master plan

Mohammed Bello

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Thursday, August 26, 2021 in Abuja demolished illegal houses built at Sabo Iddo community near the University of Abuja permanent site. FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello Mr Ikharo Attah, the Chairman, FCTA Ministerial Taskforce on City Sanitation, said the exercise was aimed at promoting sanity in line with the Abuja master plan, not to ...

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Climate defenders call for halt in issuance of coal mining licences in Nigeria

coal mining

Climate defenders in Nigeria on Thursday, August 26, 2021 called for a stop to the issuance of coal mining licenses, in light of the recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report that underscored the need for urgent climate action. The Federal Government of Nigeria has reportedly commenced moves to revive mining activities in Enugu coal mines, which have been inactive ...

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2021 Floods: NEMA calls for stakeholders’ effective response


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has called on stakeholders to work together to strengthen community resilience and response to floods in the country. Flooding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Mr Mustapha Ahmed, Director-General, NEMA, made the call at a National Consultative Workshop on 2021 Flood Preparedness, Mitigation and Response, on Thursday, August 26, 2021 in Abuja. Ahmed said that the ...

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Climate change: Nigeria inaugurates low emission vision, hails UNDP’s commitment

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

The Federal Government on Thursday hailed the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) commitment to support the country in developing Investment and Financial Flow (I&FF) to effectively address climate change adaptation and mitigation. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar Dr Mohammad Abubakar, Minister of Environment, disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday, August 26, 2021 while inaugurating Nigeria’s Long-term Low Emission ...

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GMO technology stigmatised in Nigeria, says OFAB country coordinator

Dr Rose Gidado

The country coordinator, Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) in Africa, Dr Rose Gidado, says the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) technology has been stigmatised in Nigeria. Dr Rose Gidado Gidado spoke in Abuja on Thursday, August 26, 2021 when she led a team on a courtesy call to the Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Buki ...

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Tears, trauma as families, colleagues remember victims of 2011 UN House bombing

UN House attack

Amid tears, wreath-laying, and tales of trauma, survivors, families, and colleagues of the 23 victims of the 2011 UN House bombing, on Thursday, August 26, 2021 held a ceremony to celebrate their “fallen heroes”. The UN House in Abuja after the attack in 2011 At an event held at the UN House in Abuja at the instance of the United ...

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Earthquake: UN, partners launch $187m support for Haiti


The UN and partners on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 launched a $187.3 million appeal to support half a million people affected by the deadly earthquake in southwestern Haiti. A view of a collapsed building following an earthquake, in Les Cayes, Haiti on August 14, 2021. Photo credit: REUTERS TV via REUTERS The 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Aug. 14 killed more ...

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Shell, rights group disagree on remediation of Ikarama spill site in Bayelsa


Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and an environmental rights group have disagreed on remediation of oil spill sites at Ikarama community in Bayelsa State. Ibuu Creek polluted by an oil spill, in Okwuzi Community in Rivers State. Photo credit: Dandy Mgbenwa While the rights group, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has alleged improper clean-up and remediation of ...

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