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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+’


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


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


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


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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Ogoniland clean-up: Buhari commended, advised on implementation terms


The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has hailed the Federal Government for approving a $10 million take-off grant for the implementation of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Assessment on Ogoniland and reconstituting the Governing Council of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Project (HYPREP), saying both moves indicated the current administration is on the right path in tackling ...

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Buhari urged to implement UNEP report on Ogoniland

Oil spewing from busted Shell equipment in Nigeria

Despite the severity of the findings of the environmental assessment of Ogoni environment by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) four years ago, very little has been done by way of implementation of its recommendations, the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has said. In a media statement on Monday, the group said that the response of the administration of former ...

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‘Land grabbing prevalent in food insecure countries’

Land grab

The increasing trend of international land grabbing – when governments and private firms invest in or purchase large tracts of land in other countries for the purpose of agricultural production and export – can have serious environmental and social consequences. Investors claim that land grabs can help alleviate the world food crisis by tapping into a country’s ‘unused’ agricultural potential, but ...

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