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The vanishing legacies of Okoroba

One would be more saddened by the faster decline of the environment and usual attractions of the neighbourhood of Okoroba, in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Indeed, the reduction of the countryside would bring one to the similar mood of ‘The Sea Eats Our Land’, a timeless poem by ‘Kwesi Brew’. While the Brew’s dirge (a poem mourning ...

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Late Prof. Obot honoured with Orchids Centre

A year ago, Professor of Botany and the former Executive Director of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Professor Emmanuel Obot, passed on. In memory of the late botanist, the NCF recently organised a Memorial Lecture and launching of his Orchids Centre which consist of his personal collections of plants (orchids, epiphyte and ferns). Acting Executive Director of the NCF, Alade ...

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Kaduna community decries speedy disappearance of forest

Residents of Sankwab, a peninsula community in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State in Northern Nigeria who are predominantly peasants, are having sleepless night over their fast changing environment. Community Leader, Mallam Yashim Sadongi, explained that the area, which is surrounded by a river running from South to East and a stream from North to East, is largely agrarian. ...

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World’s greenest building and Nigeria’s challenges

The Bullitt Center is a commercial office building at the northern edge of the Central District neighborhood, near Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington, USA. It was officially opened on Earth Day, April 22, 2013. It was designed to be – and indeed it is – the greenest commercial building in the world. The building has similarly been classified a “Living Building” by the International Living Future Institute, world’s ...

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NCF commends, advices govt on Great Green Wall project

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has commended the Federal Government of Nigeria for releasing N10 billion for the commencement of the implementation of the Great Green Wall (GGW) project. Minister of Environment, Hajiya Hadiza  Mailafia, disclosed recently at the National Conference on Environment in Makurdi, Benue State, that the Federal Government had made a commitment of N10 billion towards the implementation ...

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Olufunso Amosun: How Ogun is uplifting the environment

Ogun State Government has taken up a campaign to address the numerous adverse environmental effects bedevilling its vast land mass. An international forum held recently to kick-start the programme featured an awareness walk, tree planting exercise and two days of brain storming session. The “Going Green” advocacy campaign is being addressed under the aegis of “UPLIFTing the Environment,” one of several initiatives ...

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Study reveals high cost of degradation, drought

The global community is losing up to five percent of global agricultural gross domestic production (GDP) due to land degradation, according to a recent scientific study. The study titled, “The Economics of Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought: Methodologies and Analysis for Decision-Making,” was presented during the UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference which held last week in Bonn, Germany. Former President of ...

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Niger Delta: Earth’s most polluted place

Oloibiri is a small community in Ogbia Local Government Area in Bayelsa State, in the eastern Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Oloibiri is a historic town to the oil and gas industry as the first commercial oil discovery was made there (at Otuabagi/Otuogadi) by Shell Darcy on Sunday, January 15th, 1956 after about 50 years of exploration. Indeed, Oloibiri has many firsts to its credit in the ...

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Ojo: Tackling nation’s environmental, social dilemma

The Federal Government has been asked to establish an independent National Environmental Tribunal (INET) to try and resolve all environmental justice cases that are pending. According to Dr Godwin Ojo, the new Executive Director of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), ecological debt from environmental destruction is piling up, adding that it is time for the agents ...

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UN observes 1,000 days to MDGs closure

The United Nations and its partners around the world will next week observe the 1,000 days to the end of 2015 – the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – to inspire further action. “The MDGs are the most successful global anti-poverty push in history,” UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, said. “The Goals have helped set global and ...

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