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Women activists enlightened on girl child’s right to education

Connected Development (CODE), with support from the New Venture Fund through the development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC), brought together 17 young women from different spheres of life in Abuja to build their capacities in identifying issues faced when overcoming barriers to girl child education in Nigeria. The workshop took place from 22-23 August 2014 as a step-down training of ...

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Activists lament state of Ogoniland, three years after UNEP report

Monday August 4th, 2014 marks the 3rd year anniversary of the damning report of the assessment of Ogoni environment conducted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) at the request of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The comprehensive report unambiguously confirmed fears and anxiety that Ogoniland is a ticking ecological bomb. In a reaction, Nnimmo Bassey, the director of Health of ...

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Nigerian manufacturers deserve the stick

A friend of mine once told a story of how he made money by simply adhering to the environmental laws of one European country. It was during UNFCCC COP 15 in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2009, when he travelled as a civil society delegate from Nigeria. Towards the end of the heated climate talks he discovered that he did not have ...

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Essential biological diversity roles recognised in SDGs

Biological diversity and ecosystems last week featured prominently in the proposal of a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly agreed by acclamation to forward to the General Assembly, setting the stage for better links between the implementation of the biodiversity ...

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Journalists get capacity for investigative reporting

In view of the evolving importance of environmental journalism in Nigeria, the practice is about to get a boost as environmental reporters join other journalists to get international training on investigative reporting. This will help strengthen the coverage of environmental issues by using courtroom cross-examination tactics to dig up underlying issues and dynamics which usually get obfuscated by stakeholders across ...

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Preparing for the rains, preventing flood

Going by global climate history and the forecast by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), it is almost certain that the rains are set to resume full turtle for the months of July, August and September. The advent of the raining season every year is always greeted with great enthusiasm, particularly by farmers. This usually marks the prelude to the farming ...

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‘Initiate binding mechanisms to hold Shell accountable for pollutions’

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and a coalition of non-governmental organisations on the platform of the Europe-Third World Centre (CETIM) and Friends of the Earth International want the United Nations Human Rights Council to initiate uniform binding mechanism that will involve preventive measures covering environmental and human rights abuses to compel Shell and other transnational oil ...

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Governments recommend actions for Biodiversity Plan implementation

Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at the weekend in Montreal, Canada wrapped up a weeklong meeting on implementation with recommendations on, among others, resource mobilisation, technical and scientific cooperation, poverty eradication and sustainable development, enhancements to the structures and processes under the CBD and engagement with business, local governments and other stakeholders. The recommendations agreed at the fifth ...

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UN to tackle Nigeria desertification

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will assist Nigeria to tackle her environmental degradation challenges especially those related to aridification. The agreement was reached recently in Cancun, Mexico at a bilateral meeting involving a Nigerian delegation led by Environment Minister Laurentia Mallam and a United Nations (UN) team headed by UNCCD Executive Secretary, Monique Barbut, during the Fifth ...

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WED 2014: Youth groups plant trees, engage children

Connected Development (CODE), in collaboration with the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC), last week engaged in tree planting and sensitisation in local nursery and primary school and held round table discussions on climate change mitigation to commemorate the 2014 World Environment Day (WED) in Abuja, Nigeria. The event, tagged “Tree Planting exercise, sensitisation and round table discussions on ...

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