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Geographers take stock, explore sustainable national development

University of Ibadan

The Association of Nigeria Geographers (ANG) says it is set to host geographers and delegates from around the world at its 2018 annual conference scheduled for Nov. 5 to Nov. 9. The event is to hold at the Department of Geography, Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Ibadan, Oyo State. A statement issued by the Chairman, Local Organising Committee of ...

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UN urges Africa to increase budgets for environment management

David Ombisi

The UN Environment on Friday, November 2, 2018 called on African governments to increase budgetary allocations for the management of environment. David Ombisi, Head of African Ministers of Environment secretariat (AMCEN), at the UN Environment, said an allocation of one per cent annually is not enough to help tackle environmental problems. “More than 23 per cent of premature deaths in ...

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ERA, global alliance advocate switch from fossil fuels

Just Energy Transition Conference

Member groups of Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) have called on governments of Africa to look beyond oil in their quest for development. The call was made at a conference on Just Energy Transition orgamnised by the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) in Abuja. In his opening remarks, Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director, ERA/FoEN, said ...

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Lagos Assembly set to review environmental law, others

Mudashiru Obasa

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday, November 1, 2018 began a three-day retreat to review the state’s Environmental Law and nine others to meet global best practices. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the retreat, holding in Abeokuta, Ogun State, is aimed at revisiting the state laws to enhance their operational capacity for development. Declaring the workshop ...

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Government lauded on pace of Ogoniland cleanup

Ogoniland cleanup

A civil society organisation (CSO), the Green Alliance Nigeria (GAN), has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for the pace of work on remediation of communities impacted by oil spill in Ogoniland. GAN President, Mr Chima William, commended the progress of work at a meeting organised by the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Thursday, November ...

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Plastic-busting fungi may help tackle pollution, climate change – UNEP

Ilia Leitch

A new United Nations-backed report has revealed that fungi can help wean the world off its plastic addiction by degrading polyurethane in just a matter of weeks. According to the first-ever “State of the World’s Fungi” report, Scientists at London’s Kew Botanical Gardens reported that these organisms have the potential to break down waste plastic. The report is an important advance in a ...

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States urged to use ecological funds judiciously

National Council on Environment

The Federal Government on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 urged state governments to judiciously use ecological funds to complement its efforts in addressing the multifarious ecological challenges in various communities across the country. The Permanent Secretary, Ecological Fund Office, Dr Habiba Lawal, gave the advice at the 2018 National Council on Environment (NCE) Meeting in Akure, Ondo state. The theme of ...

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Nigeria’s newest eco houses made from plastic

Plastic bottle house

With 18 billion pounds of plastic filling the oceans each year, this may seem like the last material you’d want to build an eco-house out of. However, this is exactly what has started happening in the neighborhood surrounding Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital city. By collecting discarded plastic bottles, whole homes are being constructed which are structurally sound and fit for ...

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Stakeholders validate document to integrate social, environmental concerns in REDD+

REDD+ SESA Workshop

Nigeria has adopted the platform for consultation to integrate social and environmental concerns into the REDD+ policy-making process. REDD+ implies Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries. At a daylong forum in Abuja on Thursday, October 25, 2018, a gathering of stakeholders ...

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Environment stakeholders urged to address herders-farmers conflict

Lawrence Aliboh

The Federal Government on Monday, October 29, 2018 urged stakeholders in the environment sector to support its efforts to tackle the incessant herders-farmers conflicts in the country. Mr Lawrence Aliboh, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, gave the advice on in Akure, Ondo State, at the opening of the 12th National Council on Environment (NCE) meeting. He said that ...

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