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Western region to experience dry period than northern Uganda

Uganda MPs

Most districts in Northern Uganda will continue to receive much rain for the period of June, July and August, experts have said. Dr. Festus Luboyera, the Executive Director of Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA), said the major physical conditions that are likely to influence the weather patterns over Uganda and the rest of the east African region for the next ...

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Good pricing will reduce plastic materials’ use – FADE

Ayoola Olukanni

The Programme Manager, Fight Against Desert Encroachment (FADE) Africa, Bunmi Obanawu, has canvassed good price on plastic materials to discourage Nigerians from using them. Speaking in Lagos on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, during an art exhibition tagged “Art Goes Green” to mark the World Environment Day (WED), Obanawu said: “When we are made to pay for plastics, we learn to ...

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Osinbajo wants big firms to localise international plastic recycling policy

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 requested foreign consumer goods giants operating in the country to maintain their global recycling policy in the country to eliminate indiscriminate disposal of plastics. The Vice President gave the advice during the 2018 World Environment Day with the theme: “Beat Plastic Pollution” in Abuja. Osinbajo said Coca Cola had committed to ...

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Towards a plastic pollution-free Nigeria: Strategies and tactics

Plastic bottle scavengers

In line with this year’s World Environment Day theme on beating plastic pollution, Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet), in collaboration with partners and other non-state actors, is calling on the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to go beyond rhetoric and mere sloganeering and set in motion the process of banning single-use plastic in Nigeria. The 2018 WED theme ...

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After decades of neglect, it’s time to clean up Ogoniland, activists insist

Ogoniland-Spill

Nigerian and international civil society organisations on Monday, June 4, 2018 repeated their call for the immediate start of the clean-up of oil pollution in Ogoniland in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region. This, according to them, should be undertaken in line with recommendations made by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in its landmark 2011 study of the region. The conclusion ...

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49 killed, 70 missing after tropical cyclone hit Somaliland

Somaliland

At least 49 people were killed while 70 others are still missing following tropical cyclone Sagar that caused heavy rains and flooding in Somaliland, the UN humanitarian agency said on Monday, June 4, 2018. Citing estimates from Somaliland’s disaster management authority, NADFOR, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said nearly 168,000 people were directly affected and some ...

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Environmentalists call for action against plastic pollution

plastic

Some environmentalists have called for action against plastic pollution ahead of the commemoration of the 2018 United Nations (UN) World Environmental Day (WED) on June 5. The environmentalists, in separate interviews in Lagos and Abuja, advocated the importance of recycling of plastic products to create wealth and protect the environment. The WED, which began in 1974, is a day set ...

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World Environment Day: In the belly of the plastic whale

Plastic pollution

 In commemoration of the World Environment Day and the World Oceans Day 2018, Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), describes the plastic pollution menace as a haunting reminder of the harm that mankind is doing to the environment It was a surreal feeling for me to literally step into the belly of a whale in December 2017. ...

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Nigeria to formulate plastic waste management policy

Ibrahim Jibril

The Minister of State for Environment, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibril, says the Federal Government is working on a national policy on plastic waste management to regulate use and disposal of plastic waste in the country. Jibril made the announcement on Saturday, May 2, 2018 in Abuja at a news conference to begin the commemoration of the 2018 World Environment Day (WED), ...

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UNEP names 14-yr-old Aidan Gallagher Goodwill Ambassador

Aidan Gallagher

The UN Environment (UNEP) on Sunday, June 3, 2018 designated actor and singer, Aidan Gallagher, as a Goodwill Ambassador for North America at the Ocean Heroes Bootcamp youth summit being held in New Orleans in the lead up to World Environment Day on June 5. At only 14, Gallagher is said to be the youngest Goodwill Ambassador ever to be ...

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