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Govt raises alarm over unhealthy, degenerating human activities impacting the environment

Sharon Ikeazor

 The Federal Government on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 expressed its concern over the spread of unhealthy practices and degenerating human activities in the country that impact the environment. Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor This, the government noted, had led to deforestation, loss of biodiversity, flooding and other environmental challenges in Nigeria. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Alhaji Hassan ...

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UNILAG waterfront needs shoreline protection – VC cries out as fence collapses

University of Lagos Unilag

The University of Lagos’s waterfront is in need of urgent adequate shoreline protection as its ageing perimeter fence has collapsed, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, said  on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, University of Lagos, Akoka Ogundipe made the disclosure in an interview in Lagos. “The rains that Lagos and its environs have experienced possibly due to the impact of climate change and subsequent higher-than-normal ...

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Biotechnology giving Nigeria another chance to scale up food production – Adamawa Gov

Ahmadu Fintiri

Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has said Nigeria could unearth the enormous potentials tied to agriculture with the adoption and right application of agricultural Biotechnology. Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State The governor stated this while declaring open the media, farmers, and extension agents retreat on modern biotechnology for the northeast region held in Yola, the Adamawa State ...

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Indonesia, China begin feasibility study on $560m coal-to-methanol plant

Coal-to-methanol plant

Indonesia and China have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to conduct a feasibility study of a $560 million coal-to-methanol plant. Coal-to-methanol plant Indonesia’s Industry Minister, Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita, said in a statement on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. The MOU was signed on Oct.18, by the Industry Minister and representatives from PT Powerindo Cipta Energy and China National Chemical Engineering ...

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Govt condemns illegal felling of trees, warns perpetrators

Ibrahim Goni

The National Park Service has condemned the illegal felling of trees across Nigeria’s forests reserves, warning perpetrators to desist from the act or face the law. Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, Conservator-General of the National Parks Service The Conservator-General of the Service, Dr Ibrahim Goni, gave the warning on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 in Abuja, while briefing newsmen virtually on government’s position ...

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COP26: Bangladesh slams developed nations for decades of climate ’empty pledges’

Sheikh Hasina

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has come down heavily on the developed nations for climate “empty pledges” in the past decades. Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina She also made a plea to the world leaders to turn pledges into action. “If western leaders listen, engage and act decisively on what science demands of them, there is still time to make ...

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Nigerian religious leaders call for climate justice ahead of COP26

Faiths 4 Climate Justice

Ahead of the United Nations climate change conference,  COP26, religious leaders in Lagos  have called on  the Lagos State Government to take swift actions against climate change to protect creations. Participants at the Faiths 4 Climate Justice event The call was made by Pastors, Imams and other religious leaders at the Faiths 4 Climate Justice advocacy programme organised by GreenFaith ...

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Environmentalists report oil spill at Ogboinbiri Bayelsa coastal community

Ineffective clean up

An oil leak has been reported at an oilfield operated by the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) around Ogboinbiri in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The outcome of oil spill The oil leak, which occurred on Oct. 17, 2021 at the NAOC Wellhead 9, was reportedly caused by equipment failure. A field report released on Wednesday, ...

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Brazil, Colombia say they will stand up for Amazon at COP26

Amazon rainforest

Colombian President Ivan Duque and Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro want to pull together on action to fight climate change and protect the Amazon at the COP26 world climate conference. The Amazon rainforest “For sure, we will arrive united in Glasgow to address a very important issue that we all care about: our beloved, rich and coveted Amazon,’’ Bolsonaro said. The ...

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Nigeria glad US is back on climate change agenda, says Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria is delighted that the US is fully back on the global climate change agenda. Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, said in a statement on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 in Abuja that the vice president said this when he received, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, a US government delegation ...

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