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Spill: Govt shuts down operations at Santa Barbara Oilfields

Sharon Ikeazor

In what looks like a proactive measure to address the recent oil spillage at Santa Barbara in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, the Federal Government has directed the exploration company, AITEO Eastern Exploration and Production Company Limited (AEEPCo), to halt operations in the area until proper investigation is carried out and adequate measures put in place to ensure ...

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Govt adopts new strategy to tackle oil spill in Niger Delta

Ineffective clean up

The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) says it has rolled out strategies to tackle incessant oil spills in communities in the Niger Delta. The outcome of oil spill NOSDRA Director-General, Idris Musa, disclosed this at a one-day Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) plan on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, in Port Harcourt, organised by NOSDRA to create awareness ...

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Illegal logging: North-West stakeholders call for review of forestry laws

Kabiru Getso

Some stakeholders in the North-West zone of Nigeria have called for review and strict enforcement of forestry laws to curb unabated plundering of forests for firewood and charcoal. Kano State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso The stakeholders made their views known during a survey conducted in the zone. Speaking on the issue, Alhaji Ibrahim Gudu, Director of Forestry, Kebbi ...

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NUPRC lists action plans for Santa Barbara oil spill in Balyesa

Oil spill site

The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 outlined action plans to deal with the recent oil spill in Santa Barbara, Nembe, Bayelsa State, at an AITEO facility. Oil spill site The Commission also noted that its investigations into the cause(s) of the spill continued and the result would be communicated to the public when concluded. ...

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Stakeholders want govt to declare State of Emergency on herders-farmers clashes

Herdsmen

Stakeholders at an Inclusive Forum for Accountable Society (IFAS) meeting want the Federal Government to declare a State of Emergency on herders and farmers clashes to avert food crisis. Herdsmen The stakeholders met on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in Lokoja, Kogi State, where they observed that the crisis had been allowed to linger for too long and affected almost every ...

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Nordic countries pledge support for greener Lagos

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Four Nordic countries, comprising Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, have pledged their support for the efforts of Lagos State Government at transforming the mega city into a sustainable smart and green city. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State They made the pledge at the opening of a two-day Nordic-Nigeria Connect conference on smart and green city solutions for the mega ...

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Indigenous Peoples rights: Shortfalls, advances at COP26

Indigenous Peoples

As in past years, the most recent United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP), which concluded November 13 in Glasgow, Scotland, fell short of achieving the strong commitments needed from State Parties (countries) to halt the growing climate crisis. Indigenous Knowledge holders and Facilitative Working Group members at the closed knowledge sharing session for ...

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Ogun community residents decry incessant overflow of Orudu River

Oniyoyo-Orudu axis

Residents of Oniyoyo, Obide, Oke Ira Nla and Orudu in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State have decried the incessant flooding caused by overflowing of the Orudu River in the community. Commuters accessing Oniyoyo-Orudu axis with a canoe Financial Secretary of Ogo Oluwa Local Community Development Association, Mr. Azeez Adeoye, while narrating the community’s ordeal to our reporter, said ...

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NABDA, REA sign MoU on rural electricity

Abdullahi Mustapha

The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) and Rural Electrification Agency (REA), on Monday, November 22, 2021 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on sustainable electricity supply to rural communities. Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) While Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, Director-General of NABDA, signed on behalf of his agency, Ahmad Ahmad, Director-General of REA, signed on behalf of ...

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Biosafety agency to ensure equity in application of modern biotech

NBMA - AATF

The Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, has said that the agency will ensure that biosafety is applied in a way that the technology does not militate against conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity and also the equitable use of resources derived from the use of biological resources. Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the National ...

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