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Images: 4th SAWAP conference in Ghana

Sawap conference

The 12 nations of the Sahel and West Africa Programme in Support of the Great Green Wall Initiative (SAWAP) a couple of months ago converged on the Ghanaian capital city of Accra on the occasion of the project’s 4th Conference. Each nation presented the success stories of their projects, as well as the lessons learnt from their experiences. Afterwards, participants ...

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Images: Glamour as grantees showcase initiatives at GEF-SGP knowledge fair


Wednesday, June 7, 2017 turned out to be a day to remember as beneficiary organisations to the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) showcased in Abuja a range of successful initiatives being undertaken. The GEF-SGP in Nigeria, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), provides grants as well as technical coordination support to poor, marginalised and vulnerable communities ...

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Images: Faces at GEF-UNDP renewable energy inception workshop


A three-day inception workshop that held from Wednesday, May 31 to Friday, June 3, 2017 in Calabar, Cross River State signalled the official commencement of the projects tagged: “De-risking Renewable Energy NAMA for the Nigerian Power Sector” and “Sustainable Fuel Wood Management in Nigeria”. Promoted by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Energy Commission of Nigeria ...

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Images: Governor signs Benue anti-open grazing bill into law


Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Monday, May 22, 2017 signed the bill outlawing open grazing in the state. Describing the development as a step in the right direction, the governor stated that his administration would do all it can to protect the state from intruders and criminals.

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Images: Government, environment CSOs interact

Goni Ahmed

The Federal Government on Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Abuja had an interactive session with civil society organisations operating in the environment and development sector. At the daylong event, Environment Minister of State, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, assured the campaigners of government’s continued partnership with them towards the realisation of a safe and sustainable environment.  

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Images: Enviromentalists transform to eggheads

Rose Gidado

Senior officials in environmental science-related establishments are giving their careers a boost. In what looks like a win-win situation for the upliftment of the environment, a handful of managers and directors, who decided to return to the classrooms, have emerged Doctorate degree holders. While wishing them the best in their respective endeavours, EnviroNews celebrates these brave and determined officers.   ...

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Images: Stakeholders draft third climate communication

Kolo Mohammed

A two-day stakeholders inception workshop for the preparation of Nigeria’s Third National Communication (TNC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held from Tuesday, May 2 to Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in Keffi, Nasarawa State. According to officials of the Department of Climate Change (DCC) of the Federal Ministry of Environment and the United Nations Development Programme ...

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Images: Demolition of Otodo Gbame community


On Friday, March 17 2017, the Lagos State Government demolished and forcefully evicted the Otodo Gbame community, an act that has been greeted by widespread condemnation. The exercise was said to have been carried out in disregard for a subsisting order of court prohibiting the eviction of Otodo Gbame and other Lagos waterfronts communities. But government said the action was ...

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Images: When Lagos marched for water


From Ikeja Local Government Secretariat, near Computer Village, to Alausa, the seat of power, thousands of protesters marched peacefully, in an apparent defiance to the some provisions of the new Environment Law, which seemed to favour water privatisation. The street protest held on Wednesday, March 22 2017 to mark the World Water Day, a day set aside to take action ...

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Images: Workers demand release of Superhighway’s EIA


Workers, under the aegis of the Cross River State chapters of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Wednesday, March 15 2017, took to the streets of Calabar, the state capital, to show support for embattled Governor Ben Ayade over the controversial Superhighway project. During the peaceful demonstration, members of the labour organisations gave a 21-day ...

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