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The Blue Economy idea and what Buhari’s govt might be up to

Blue economy

Some of the replies under the recent tweets by Nigeria’s vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on the plans of government to further explore the Blue Economy, simply showed that many citizens are yet to fully grasp the importance of water bodies to the growth of a nation’s economy. Blue economy: An ocean of livelihood opportunities I’ve always tried to explain environmental matters ...

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How countries can contribute to ocean governance in Africa

Lewis Kihumba

Ocean governance is an important aspect of global governance. However, one of the challenges facing ocean governance is lack of an international governing mechanism particularly in the High Seas or Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) – outside of states’ jurisdictions, covering more than 50% of the Earth’s surface and providing critical ecosystem services to humanity. Around the world, including Africa, there ...

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HOMEF expresses commitment to preserve water bodies

Nnimmo Bassey

In the light of the importance of preserving the integrity of rivers, creeks and oceans, people interacting with and utilising our water bodies must do so with respect and place the wellbeing of the rivers and dependent communities before profit. This was the charge from the Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Nnimmo Bassey, in an address at the ...

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Govt seeks collective responsibility, increased awareness to protect rivers

Suleiman Adamu

Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, on Monday, September 27 called for collective responsibility and increased awareness to protect the country’s rivers and water sources. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Adamu, who made the call at the maiden commemoration of the 2021 World Rivers Day, with the theme “Water Ways in our Communities”, said rivers currently faced threats of ...

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World Rivers Day: Hadejia Jama’are River Basin takes cleaning of rivers to communities

Hadejia Jama’are River Basin Authority

The management of Hadejia Jama’are River Basin Authority, on Monday, September 27 undertook clean-up exercise campaign to mark the 2021 World Rivers Day celebration in Kano. Hadejia Jama’are River Basin Authority The kick-off of the campaign took place at Challawa riverside in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano. The Managing Director of HJRBDA, Alhaji Ma’amun Aliyu, said that United Nations ...

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World Rivers Day: Stakeholders advocate protection of rivers in South-East

River Ethiope

Stakeholders in the water subsector have advocated concerted efforts to protect, conserve and restore waterways and river systems in South-East communities from all forms of pollution and degradation. The River Ethiope The stakeholders made the call on Monday, September 27, 2021 in Owerri, Imo State, at the commemoration of this year’s World Rivers Day with the theme “Waterways in our ...

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World Rivers Day: Nigeria joins other nations to celebrate importance of waterways

River Ethiope

In the light of the importance of clean fresh water in the fight against COVID-19, the World Rivers Day (WRD) has been described as a timely opportunity for millions of people around the world to come together to celebrate the importance of healthy, vibrant waterways. The River Ethiope Themed “Waterways in our community”, WRD 2021 will be observed on Sunday, September 26. Nigeria ...

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Conservation leaders vote for ocean mining moratorium

Deep-sea mining

Voting members of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 passed a motion calling for a moratorium on ocean mining. Scientists insist that health of oceans depends on halting plans to begin deep-sea mining The World Conservation Congress is a major global gathering on nature that brings together 1,400 members from more than ...

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Groups embark on scheme to mainstream ocean literacy in maritime policy

PAVE Ocean Literacy Workshop

Recognising the need for more sharing of knowledge and experience across stakeholders as well as to develop institutional capacity and skills to address ocean literacy concerns, the Pan African Vision for the Environment (PAVE) in collaboration with the Nigeria Institute of Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR), Faculty of Oceanography, University of Calabar, and the Nigeria National Commission for UNESCO (NATCOM) ...

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Politics of the sea: Counting ecological cost to water bodies

HOMEF School of Ecology

As efforts are being made towards restoring the ecosystem, different concepts and ideologies are springing up. While some are geared towards improving the quality of life and proffering sustainable solutions, others lean towards the continuous profiting of big corporations at the expense of the wellbeing of local communities. Participants at the HOMEF School of Ecology Health of Mother Earth Foundation ...

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