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The HYPREP hype in Ogoniland UNEP report

Environment and social activist, Nnimmo Bassey, describes the formation by government of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Project (HYPREP) towards the implementation of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report of the assessment of the environment of Ogoniland as a mere propaganda On the eve of the one-year anniversary of inaction over the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report of the assessment ...

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Mailafia grants Park Rangers paramilitary status

Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Hadiza Ibrahim Mailafia, has said that all Park Rangers in National Parks nationwide will be upgraded to paramilitary status. She made the disclosure recently in Abuja during the inauguration of the Steering Committee on the Commercialisation of National Parks. A paramilitary is a force whose function and organisation are similar to those of a professional military, but which is ...

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UN endorses Rio+20 outcome document

The United Nations General Assembly, at its 66th session a week ago in New York, adopted a draft resolution by the President of the General Assembly endorsing the outcome document of the Rio+20 Conference entitled “The future we want”. The resolution comprised of only two main paragraphs. The first paragraph expressed “profound gratitude to the government and people of Brazil ...

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UNEP thumbs-up Nigerian govt’s stand on Ogoniland clean-up

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to proceed with a major oil contamination clean-up of Ogoniland in the Niger Delta. Twelve months ago, UNEP presented its scientific assessment of oil pollution in Ogoniland to President Goodluck Jonathan, underlining serious public health and environmental impacts. The report emphasised the need for swift action to prevent ...

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Greening the Ekiti economy

 Straddled across two vegetation belts – the tropical rainforest in the South and the savannah in the North – Ekiti State in Nigeria is predominantly rural and agrarian. The authorities however regard this situation as a blessing as, according to them, “almost everything we do is geared towards sustainable development.” While the South is characterised by activities related to resuscitation ...

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Rio+20: Green Economy, SDGs, UNEP upgrade approved

Heads of State and more than 190 nations have given the green light to a Green Economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. This followed a range of outcomes that emerged at the close of the Rio+20 Summit that held recently in Brazil. Observers believe that, if the outcomes are embraced over the coming months and years, ...

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How AAP scheme is building climate change media capacity

As one of the 20 beneficiary countries to the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP), Nigerian journalists have been actively involved in a series of local and international training workshops under the programme’s media development scheme. So far, three sessions that involved Nigerians have held under the AAP media project, which is being coordinated by Nairobi, Kenya-based United Nations Office for Project ...

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