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NESREA solicits support for cleaner, healthier environment

Dr. Lawrence Anuka

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has urged the public to support its efforts at ensuring a cleaner and healthier environment. The Enugu State Coordinator of the agency, Mr. Pele Egbagiri, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. He said that the agency would ...

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NEMA, Anambra warn against bush burning

Bush burning

As the dry harmattan season approaches, more calls have gone to Nigerians not to embark on bush burning ventures in order to avert disaster. An official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Ekiti State, Mr Saheed Akiode, has warned residents against indiscriminate bush-burning during the dry season. Akiode gave the warning on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in an ...

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Ahead harmattan season, campaign against bush burning intensifies

Bush burning

An ecologist, Mr Abdullahi Aremu, has called on the government and other stakeholders to sensitise Nigerians to the dangers of bush burning, just as the harmattan season sets in. Aremu, who is the Director-General, Advocacy for Environmental and Sanitation Integrity, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), gave the advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday, ...

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Decentralising water governance: Solution to increased water-related conflicts

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number six is about ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. However, the noted increase of droughts, both in frequency and intensity blamed on climate change have resulted in increased incidences of water related conflicts due to high demand. Some of the noted misunderstandings and conflicts range from, and are a result ...

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World Children’s Day: UNICEF urges government to prioritise investment in children

Pernille Ironside

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Monday, November 20, 2017 urged the Federal Government to invest in children to sustain national development. UNICEF Chief of Communication, Ms Doune Porter, made the call when the organisation led some children to Transcorp Hilton to takeover some key positions as part of activities to commemorate the 2017 World Children’s Day. Porter said ...

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MOSOP clears air on meeting with oil operator

Legborsi Pyagbara

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has said that it is not receptive to discussions on the resumption of oil exploration activities in Ogoniland. Publicity Secretary of the movement, Fegalo Nsuke, in Bori while answering questions on the recent meeting between a new oil operator for Ogoni oilfield, RoboMichael Limited, and MOSOP in Port Harcourt on ...

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Shell companies emerge best in sustainability innovation in Africa

Shell Nigeria

Shell Companies in Nigeria (SCiN) have emerged the 2017 Best Nigerian companies in Sustainability Innovation in Africa, beating two other finalists at the 11th edition of the Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAs) for Corporate Social Responsibility held in Lagos on Friday, November 17, 2017. Shell companies also defeated three other contestants to win as the Best Company in Affordable ...

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NEPAD to launch Africa Environment Partnership Platform

Estherine Fotabong

In an innovative push to better drive its development projects in the continent, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) is looking forward to launching the Africa Environment Partnership Platform in May 2018. The platform, NEPAD officials say, will serve as a coordinating organ to help galvanise resource mobilisation efforts and for pursuing resource mobilisation strategies, approaches to support the ...

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Spotlighting used lead acid batteries in Nigeria

Used lead acid batteries

No country has developed without access to reliable electricity. With a weak electricity infrastructure marred by insufficient capacity, poor reliability and with 625 million people un-electrified, sub-Saharan Africa’s electricity poverty has hugely inhibited its economic growth. Nigeria unfortunately leads the way with 93 million people lacking energy access and the country largely dependent on alternative energy sources primarily diesel/petrol generators, ...

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GEF, partners promote new fund for resilience in poor countries

Naoko Ishii

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) on Monday, November 13, 2017 announced its support for a first of its kind climate resilience investment fund today at the UN Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn. The fund will boost adaptation efforts in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. And, for the first time, private investors will have the opportunity to get their return by ...

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