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

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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’

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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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‘We’re jeopardising planet’s capacity to sustain healthy future’

Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary

Though there have been rapid advances in human health, the continuing degradation of the planetary systems does not bode well for its future. Last week, The Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on Planetary Health launched a comprehensive report entitled “Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch” in New York City. This innovative report demonstrates the extent to which human activity is pushing ...

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African infrastructure investment is top priority, says Jeffrey Sachs

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Thousands of delegates have descended on Addis Ababa to set the new financing architecture for a new global partnership Closing Africa’s infrastructure gap is a top priority in order to put the continent on a path for double digit growth and sustainable development. This is according to world-renowned professor of economics, Jeffrey Sachs. “There is no choice, Africa needs 10 ...

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Youths to Buhari in Addis: Please, finance our future

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In the rusty precincts of Baga sat Alkali Usman, tenderly on a slab of what appears to be a relic of his father’s house devastated by war. He has just escaped from the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in a nearby town to reminisce on his life, his future and that of his beloved community. As a teenager, Alkali has ...

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Wetlands International adopts Bio-Rights in Niger Delta sustainability initiative

Abobiri beneficiaries with cheque

Wetlands International (WI) through her regional office in Dakar, Senegal and country office in Nigeria is assisting some Niger Delta communities in alleviating poverty and sustaining their wetland ecosystem services via an incentive system known as Bio-Rights. Bio-Rights is a microcredit finance mechanism that combines poverty reduction and environmental improvement (restoration or/and conservation). WI provides funding to local communities to be ...

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Rights group urges Muhammadu Buhari not to discard PIB

OIL SPILL AT IBUU CREEK OKWUZI

A report by the All Progressives Congress (APC) asking the Muhammadu Buhari administration to discard the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is not only unfortunate but is one that will also embolden oil multinationals to continue their impunity which has polluted the Niger Delta and eroded Nigeria’s revenues, the Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has warned. The ...

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