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NEMA slams states, LGs’ attitude to disaster management

Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Muhammad Sani-Sidi, has said the inability of most states and local governments in Nigeria to establish emergency management agencies is hindering quick response to natural and man-made disasters in the country. Sani-Sidi said on Wednesday in Doha, Qatar, venue of the ongoing 18th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) ...

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Oil wealth and worrisome environmental challenges in Niger Delta

The wealth of Nigeria is largely from oil and it is centralised mainly within the Niger Delta region. In as much as it puts a smile on the faces of Nigeria, it also accounts for some negative effects especially when it concerns damaging the environment through oil spills and gas flaring. Oil spills are a common event in Nigeria and ...

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Barriers to green economy growth, by Ubani

“The absence of proper networking, advocacy, general consciousness, regulatory framework and sustained monitoring and evaluation has contributed to the proper green growth problems in the country.” Those were the words of Eziuche Ubani, Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Climate Change in an address he delivered at a recent forum in Abuja that seeks to pursue a legislative ...

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Mailafia: Legislative intervention vital in green economy refocus

The perception of the transition to a green economy requires a refocus, according to Environment Minister, Hadiza Mailafia. She said last Wednesday at the National Assembly in Abuja at a forum that legislative alliance is required in the shift to green growth which, according to her, is more than environmental issue but an economic revolution that presents tremendous opportunity for ...

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Ezeilo: I look forward to being the first West African on Antarctica

Abuja-based sustainable development strategist and youth activist, Michael-Donovan Ezeilo, has been nominated to be part of the 2041 International Antarctica Expedition (IAE) – as a Youth Ambassador to advocate for Clean Energy and Safe Eco-habitats. The team will be led by Robert Swan (OBE). Ezeilo, who is Executive Director, Culture Green, remarked: “I will be attempting to be the first ...

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Local councils mobilised on disaster management

Against the backdrop of the devastating floods that have turned large parts of Nigeria into disaster areas, Community Conservation and Development Initiatives (CCDI), in partnership with Heinrich Boll Stiftung, has engaged local councils on “Local Governments and Disaster Management”. The idea is to prompt local governments over their obligation to form Local Emergency Management Committees (LEMCs), as directed by the ...

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Odey: Why I was labelled ‘Mr. Lake Nyos’

Former Environment Minister, John Odey, has revealed that his passion towards ensuring the speedy execution of the N4.2 billion Kashimbilla/Gamovo Multipurpose Buffer Dam project in Taraba State while in office earned him a nickname among his peers in the Federal Executive Council (FEC). Odey, who served as Environment Minister between December 2008 and May 2011, said that he was labelled ...

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25 primates in peril, says report

The world’s 25 most endangered primates have been revealed in a new report released on Monday in Hyderabad, India, at the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity COP11. Primates in Peril: The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates, 2012–2014 has been compiled by the Primate Specialist Group of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission (SSC) and the International Primatological Society (IPS), in collaboration with Conservation International ...

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Niger Delta challenges examined at Environment Outreach Magazine lecture

The 3rd Environment Outreach Magazine Public Lecture/Environmental Awards ceremony was held at the Conference Hall of the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun, Delta State of Nigeria on Friday, the 28th of September 2012. The Lecture, with its theme: “The Petroleum Industry and the Niger Delta Environment: Blessing or Curse?” was delivered by Kingsley Chinda, former Commissioner for Environment, Rivers State and Member of the Federal House of ...

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West African govts cautioned against impacts of mining

Mr Salif Lamoussa Kabore, Burkina Faso’s Minister for Mining, Quarries and Energy, has called for effective regulation of mining activities in the West African Sub-region to prevent environmental degradation. He said although mining contributed to the socio-economic development of countries in the sub-region, “it does not come without environmental impact for our nations”. Mr Kabore noted that the rate, at which ...

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