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LASEPA gets first female general manager

Dr. Dolapo Ayokunle Fasawe

A Public Health practitioner, Dr. Dolapo Ayokunle Fasawe, has been appointed as the new head of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA). Dr. Dolapo Ayokunle Fasawe LASEPA is the environmental regulator for Lagos State in charge of assisting the public and private organisations, industries, businesses and non-governmental organisations to achieve compliance by providing environment friendly solutions to varied environmental ...

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Environment ministers pledge problem-solving programmes, policies

New Environment Ministers

The newly sworn-in Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar, has disclosed that he will assiduously work with all key stakeholders to design problem-solving programmes and development-targeted policies that will help tackle ecological problems and other environmental issues and concerns across the country. L-R: Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote; Minister of State for Environment, Barr ...

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NCF, Earthnewsinfo host Environmental Journalism Summer School

Lekki Conservation Centre

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), in partnership with Earthnewsinfo, is organising a one-week Environmental Journalism Summer School for aspiring environmental journalists, particularly those from polluted environments and areas with degradation. The Lekki Conservation Centre, head offices of the NCF in Lagos Earthnewsinfo is an online environment website, hosted by Jennifer Igwe, a multiple award-winning environment journalist. According to the NCF, ...

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Scheme says insecurity in Ogoniland won’t deter clean-up

Ogoniland cleanup

The Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project (HYPREP) says rising insecurity in Ogoniland will not deter the Federal Government from remediating decades of oil-impacted communities in the area. Ogoniland cleanup HYPREP’s Coordinator, Dr Marvin Dekil, gave the assurance on the sideline of HYPREP’s meeting with officials of the American Embassy on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. No ...

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Transforming Nigeria’s oil and gas industry on Buhari’s watch

Clement Agba

The managerial run of the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will begin this week with the announcement of portfolios and swearing in of ministers-designate. Clement Agba As important as petroleum, together with its derivatives, is to the Nigerian economy, being the biggest revenue earner to the country, a very competent and untainted hand should be assigned to the ...

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Russian mishap a foretaste of Nigeria’s nuclear ambition, warns ERA

Nuclear Plant

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria has warned that Nigeria’s decision to build nuclear power plants to augment the poor power situation in the country will result in mishaps similar to the recent Arkhangelsk region explosion in Russia which led to a spike in radiation levels and mass evacuation of communities near the facility. A nuclear power plant in Doel, ...

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Kenya approves issuance of first green bond

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya has approved its first ever issuance of green bond, which will raise five billion shillings ($48.45 million) for students accommodation, the capital markets regulator, CMA, said on Thursday, August 15, 2019. President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta The CMA said in Nairobi that the bond, to be issued by a Nairobi-based property developer, Acorn, came after the authorities unveiled new ...

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Youth Day: ‘Young people shouldn’t wait for invitation’ – UN Envoy

Jayathma Wickramanayake

In commemoration of the 2019 International Youth Day, Jayathma Wickramanayake, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, has urged young people around the world not to wait for an invitation before taking actions on things that matters to them and their future. Jayathma Wickramanayake, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ms. Jayathma made the call when she featured on ...

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NiMet predicts thunderstorms, rains for Monday

Thunderstorms

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted thunderstorms and rains across the country on Monday, August 12, 2019. Thunderstorms NiMet’s weather outlook on Sunday in Abuja predicted cloudy morning over Northern States with chances of thunderstorm in afternoon/evening period. It forecast the day and night temperatures of the region to be 28 to 33 degree Celsius and 21 to 24 ...

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Africa urged to unite in climate justice struggle

Oilwatch Africa

Africans have been called upon to stand together in the global struggle for climate justice. A view of participants at a Oilwatch Africa meeting Representatives of Oilwatch Africa from 15 countries, who made the call at the close of a meeting in Port Harcourt, River State on Thursday, August 8, 2019, also want the continent to stand in solidarity with ...

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