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Yearly Archives: 2021

Philippine NGO asserts enforcement of ASEAN ban on mercury in cosmetics

Mercury in cosmetics remains a serious threat to human health and the environment 14 years after the ASEAN regional bloc decided to ban it...

Nigeria regains top crude oil production spot in Africa – OPEC report

Nigeria has regained the top spot among crude oil producing countries in Africa with the nation’s crude oil production averaging 1.27 million barrels per...

First death with Omicron variant recorded in UK

At least one person has died in the United Kingdom after contracting the Omicron Coronavirus (COVID-19) variant, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday,...

Climate change ‘aggravating factor for terrorism’ – Guterres

Environmental degradation enables armed groups to extend their influence and manipulate resources to their advantage, the UN chief told the Security Council on Thursday,...

Communications Act empowers NCC to develop e-waste regulation, says Danbatta

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has powers under Section 70 of the Nigerian Communications Act (NCA2003) to develop an E-waste Regulation for the telecommunications...

New ‘Action for Climate Empowerment’ hub to be based in Bonn

UN Climate Change and the German regional government of North Rhine-Westphalia on Friday, December 10, 2021, announced a new "Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE)"...

Environmentalists, community leaders decry denial of access to Nembe spill site

Some civil society organisations have bemoaned the denial of access to the Nembe oil spill site within the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29 operated...

C21st, WANEP task govt on ways to curb gender-based violence

In commemoration of the 2021 International Campaign against Gender-Based Violence, with theme as Orange the World: End Violence Against Women Now, the Centre for...

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Govt plants 10m trees to combat deforestation

The Federal Government is planting about 10 million trees in 2022 to check deforestation. This was made known in Lagos...
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UN Women establishes ‘HeForShe’ Network to promote gender equality

The United Nations Women (UN Women) has established a "HeForShe" Network, a campaign platform for men and boys to...

NCF will miss Aminu-Kano’s leadership qualities – New D-G

The newly appointed Director-General (D-G) of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Joseph Onoja, says his predecessor, Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano,...

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Govt plants 10m trees to combat deforestation

The Federal Government is planting about 10 million trees...

UN Women establishes ‘HeForShe’ Network to promote gender equality

The United Nations Women (UN Women) has established a...