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Expert says review of Lagos environmental law overdue

Ambode

An environmentalist, Mr Taiwo Adewole, says the the review of the Lagos State Environmental Law 2017 is long overdue. Adewole, Chief Executive Officer of Taiwo Adewole and Associates, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, November 2, 2018 in Lagos that the 2017 Environmental Law was done in a hurry. He said that the previous Environmental Law was ...

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NES calls for promotion, preservation of environment

Minna

The Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), a non-governmental organisations (NGO), has called on Nigerians to promote and preserve a healthy environment for sustainability. Dr Bashir Nuhu, Chairman of Local Organising Committee of NSE in Niger State, made the call while addressing newsmen in Minna on Thursday, November 1, 2018. He said that the efforts made by the three tiers of government ...

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Indian fishworkers flay proposed shipping corridor

Fishworkers protest

Members of the National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) in India on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 staged protests in 23 ports and harbours across the coastal states to kick against a planned shipping corridor which they claim endangers their source of livelihood. The protests across the state saw a turnout of thousands of fishermen and the public. The NFF says it stands ...

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WEP, TfC to plant 2,000 trees across Nigeria

Abuja-based not-for-profit organisation, the Women Environmental Programme (WEP), is partnering with Trees for Cities (TfC), a UK charity, to plant 2,000 trees across three northern states of Nigeria, as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The states include Benue, Katsina and Kano. The planting of the trees began on Thursday, October 25, 2018 and will span several weeks. WEP ...

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Poverty eradication, key to SDGs success

Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire

To successfully deliver on the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals, conscious and strategic efforts must be made by leaders at public and private sectors to systematically address the perennial challenges of extreme poverty. The call was made by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, in her message to mark the International ...

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Government charges stakeholders on environmental degradation

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

The Minister of State for Environment, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibril, has called on relevant stakeholders to intensify efforts to address environmental degradation in the country. Jibril made the call in Abuja on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at a news conference on the 12th National Council on Environment (NCE) scheduled to hold between Oct. 29 and Oct. 31 in Akure, Ondo State. ...

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‘Nigeria will continue to be from ozone-depleting substances’

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

The Minister of State for Environment, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibril, said on Monday, October 22, 2018 that the Federal Government would continue to free the country from ozone-depleting substances. Jibril told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of the commemoration of the 2018 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer in Abuja. He said that the ...

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Ambode calls for lifestyle change for sustainable environment

Akinwunmi Ambode

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, has urged the citizenry to change their lifestyle in favour of nature conservation towards sustainable environment in the state. Ambode gave the advice on Saturday, October 20, 2018 during the 2018 Annual Walk for Nature organised by the state in conjunction with the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) to advocate sustainable living and ...

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Don flays charcoal use, urges provision of alternatives

Forest

Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Management Services, University of Ilorin, Prof. Albert Olayemi, on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 called for provision of alternative to charcoal fuel to discourage deforestation. Olayemi made the call at the sensitisation programme organised by the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI) in conjunction with the Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development for farmers ...

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Marketers advocate increased cooking gas usage for cleaner environment

Gas cylinders

The Nigeria Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers (NALPGAM) on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 urged the Federal Government to intensify campaign among Nigerians on the need to use cooking gas for cleaner and safer environment. The association’s Executive Secretary, Mr Bassey Essein, who gave the charge in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, urged the country ...

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