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Nigeria to unveil MDGs end-point report at UN Assembly

Stakeholders at the Multi Stakeholder forum on MDGs

The Nigerian government will on Friday, 25th September unveil the country’s final status report on the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the United Nations headquarters in New York. A statement issued by the Media Consultant to the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs, Desmond Utomwen, stated that the Nigeria MDGs end-point report would ...

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NESREA DG urges compliance with environmental laws

Lawrence-Anukam

Nigerians have been urged to ensure compliance with relevant environmental statutes and regulations in a bid to protect our environment from further harm and degradation. Director-General, National Environmental Standard & Regulation Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Dr. Lawrence Anukam, stated this in his speech at the 6th Environment Outreach Magazine Public Lecture which took place at the Nigerian Institute for International Affairs ...

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Global consumption trends break new records

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Worldwatch Institute’s Vital Signs exposes latest global peaks of production and consumption, as well as associated impacts From coal to cars to coffee, consumption levels are breaking records. According to the Worldwatch Institute’s latest report, Vital Signs, Volume 22: The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future, the acceleration of resource depletion, pollution, and climate change may come with underappreciated social and environmental costs. ...

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Shell: Implementing UNEP report requires long-term sustainability

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The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) Joint Venture has said that ensuring long-term sustainability is a much bigger challenge of tackling the environmental contamination within Ogoniland – in the context of the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report. General Manager, External Relations, Igo Weli, disclosed on Friday in Lagos at a Media Roundtable that, as ...

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Activists flay UN, loggers over Africa forest grab ‘under guise of REDD+’

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Loggers and the United Nations want to grab African forests for REDD+, which promotes monoculture plantations and genetically modified trees and violates human rights, denounced the No REDD in Africa Network at the World Forestry Congress held in Durban, South Africa. “Hands off Africa! Loggers go home! No REDD!” activists from the Civil Society Alternative Space chanted outside the World ...

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Desertification: Sokoto outlaws tree-felling

Trees

In a bid to curb desert encroachment and land degradation, the Sokoto State Government has banned the practice of felling trees which some use as firewood for domestic purposes. Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal stated this Monday at the flag-off of this year’s tree planting campaign which held at Kawadata, Goronyo Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. According to him, ...

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Rachel Kyte succeeds Kandeh Yumkella as head of SE4All

Rachel Kyte

Rachel Kyte has been selected as Chief Executive Officer of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative, Charles O. Holliday, Jr., Chair of the Executive Committee of SE4All, has announced. Ms. Kyte currently serves as the World Bank Group’s Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change. Her appointment is effective 1 January 2016. Ms. Kyte will succeed Dr. Kandeh ...

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SPDC JV declares force majeure on Bonny Light exports

Osagie-Okunbor

The Shell Petroleum Development Company Joint Venture (SPDC JV) has declared force majeure on Bonny Light exports effective August 27, 2015 following the shutdown of both the Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP) and Nembe Creek Trunkline (NCTL). A leak was reported on the TNP at Oloma in Rivers State, while the NCTL is shut down for the removal of crude theft ...

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Academy of Science unveils youth development action plan

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Apparently determined to find a lasting solution to the social development and reproductive needs of youth in the country which had hitherto been neglected, the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) has unveiled documents that will assist governments to address the needs in a deliberate evidence-driven fashion. The documents are the product of a project titled: “Mobilising official support for developing, implementing ...

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SPDC JV lifts force majeure on gas supplies to NLNG

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Effective August 21, 2015, SPDC JV lifted the force majeure on gas supplies to NLNG from the Eastern Gas Gathering System (EGGS-1) following repair of a sabotage leak on the line. The force majeure was declared on August 4, 2015. The Joint Investigation Team which visited the site found that the leak was caused by a crude theft connection, apparently ...

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