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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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Rick Steiner: Nembe oil spill needs immediate govt, industry response

Rick Steiner

As a scientist specialising in oil spill issues globally for several decades (including in the Niger Delta), I am deeply concerned about the Santa Barbara South field, OML 29 oil and gas well blowout at Nembe LGA, Bayelsa State, Niger Delta. Prof. Rick Steiner After reviewing video of the outflow rate, the outflow is occurring under extremely high pressure. I estimate ...

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Choji assumes leadership of Nigerian Environmental Society in Plateau

Dr Ibrahim Choji

The Plateau State Chapter of the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) has been inaugurated, with Dr Ibrahim Choji emerging as the pioneer chairman. Dr Ibrahim Choji The NES is a professional non-governmental body committed to advocacy and actions on environmental protection and professionalism. It was established in 1985 with branches in 28 states. The newly inaugurated Plateau State branch now takes ...

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Firewood sellers make profit as Nigerians abandon costly cooking gas

Cooking gas cylinders

The high cost of cooking gas has now compelled some residents in the South-South zone in Nigeria to begin using firewood and charcoal for cooking, a survey has revealed. Cooking gas cylinders Investigation shows that 1 kilogramme of gas is now sold for N900 as against N700 while 12.5 kilogrammes is now  N11,250. A resident of Calabar, Mrs Eno Akan, ...

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Key features and significance of Nigeria’s new Climate Change Law


On Thursday, November 18, 2021, President Muhammad Buhari signed into law the Climate Change Bill Passed by the National Assembly. In signing the law, the President has made Nigeria join an elite group of countries that have enacted emissions-target legislation aiming to eliminate carbon emissions. This is a big deal for an oil-dependent nation that is also ranked as one ...

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Progress in Russia-U.S. dialogue on climate, arctic visible – Ambassador Antonov

Anatoly Antonov

Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov says there is progress in the Russian-U.S. dialogue on the Arctic issues and climate agenda, Anatoly Antonov, Russian Ambassador to the United States “We started a professional conversation on such very difficult issues as strategic stability and cyber security. “There is some progress on the Arctic and climate. The economic dialogue continues. “Contacts are ...

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Buhari signs Climate Change Bill into law

Buhari COP26

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law two important bills passed by the National Assembly, including the Climate Change Bill. President Muhammadu Buhari The now Climate Change Act owes its origin to a bill sponsored by a member of the House of Representatives, Sam Onuigbo. It provides for, among other things, the mainstreaming of climate change actions and the establishment ...

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Osinbajo, Blinken, discuss climate change, security, pandemic response, others

Anthony Blinken

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, on Thursday, November 18, 2021, met at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, on a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Blinken, who is on three-nation tour of Africa, and Osinbajo deliberated on a wide range of areas of bilateral cooperation, ...

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Rich countries foiling global efforts to stop tobacco smuggling – CSOs

Illicit tobacco trade

Nations that are home to the largest tobacco corporations need to contribute more if countries are to recoup the $47 billion lost to the illicit tobacco trade each year. That is the message that rang out of talks around the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, which ended on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Illicit tobacco trade The message ...

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Africa’s civil society leave COP26 disappointed

Glasgow Climate Pact

African civil society organisations (CSOs) left Glasgow, United Kingdom disappointed with the outcome of the COP26 discussions. They observe with concern that developed nations lacked determination to increase their commitments and ambitions so that climate action becomes a reality in Africa. COP26 President Alok Sharma gestures as he receives applause during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, ...

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