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Photos: Adopting an anti-corruption strategy


The nation’s Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 converged on Abuja for daylong meeting to review the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) and adopt a Draft National Anti-Corruption Strategy.                    

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Photos: Presidential spokesmen meet online publishers


Image makers in the Presidency on Thursday in Abuja had dinner with officials of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP). The  meeting held at the corporate head offices of Premium Times Limited at Wuse 2. The gathering offered both parties the opprtunity to interact and share ideas towards moving the nation forward. The Presidential spokesmen were: Senior Special Assistant to ...

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Photos: NITP professional development forum in Kaduna


The Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) on August 5-6, 2015 in Kaduna held the last leg of its three-phase Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme (MCPDP) for the year. Just like those held previously in Port Harcourt (June 18-19) and Ibadan (July 1-2), the two-day Kaduna forum had “Development of a Multi User Template for Land Use Planning and Analysis ...

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Photos: ERA/FoEN seeks implementation of Ogoniland UNEP report


At a day-long stakeholders’ workshop held on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in Abuja, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (FoEN) formally demanded that the Federal Government should urgently commence the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on Ogoniland in the Niger Delta, which has suffered decades of land, air and sea degradation as a result of pollution ...

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Photo: Uniben students build, showcase car

SHELL Eco-Marathon

Students of the University of Benin have achieved a major feat: they built a car. The vehicle was built for the Shell Eco-marathon competition. It was exhibited recently at the 2015 conference and exhibition of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in Lagos.      

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Photos: Peru launches campaign to promote protected areas


At a press conference on Friday, July 24 2015 in Lima, Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar Vidal and the secretary general of the National Service of National Protected Areas (SERNANP) Rodolfo Valcárcel launched the campaign “Unique Places Giving away Unique Experiences”. This aims to promote the Protected Natural Areas of Peru (ANP), in order to boost tourism activity as a conservation ...

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Action/2015 campaign launch in photos


The action/2015 was recently launched nationwide. Nigeria was not an exception as civil society groups, institutions and governments joined in the global campaign. Many of these were spearheaded by 15-year-olds – a constituency who will be among the most affected by vital agreements expected to be reached this year. Action/2015 is calling on the public to join them in their calls ...

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Calabar UN-REDD+ stakeholder forum in photos


Six broad stakeholder groups including forest dependent communities; government ministries, departments and agencies (GMDAs); media; academia; civil society organisations; and private sector players gathered for three days last week in Calabar, Cross River State (CRS), courtesy of the United Nations collaborative mechanism on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD+) Programme. The REDD+ Readiness Programme in Nigeria is being ...

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Lima COP 20 People’s Climate March in photos

COP President

An estimated 15,000 people took to the streets of Lima on Wednesday 10, 2014 December for the People’s Climate March, calling for the ministers to shift to 100 per cent clean energy by 2050. The march follows the delivery of a 2.2 million person petition by 100 children to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and ...

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Nigerian delegation to Lima COP 20 in photos


Nigeria is among the numerous nations attending the 20th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in Lima, Peru December 1 to 12, 2014. Courtesy of the Department of Climate Change (DCC) of the Federal Ministry of Environment (FMoE) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a ...

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