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Climate Change Bill: Buhari broke jinx, kept promise – Onuigbo

Sam Onuigbo

A lawmaker, Rep. Sam Onuigbo (APC-Abia), has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a jinx breaker and a promise keeper, saying his assent to the bill on climate change was a testimony to that. Sam Onuigbo Onuigbo made the submission in Abuja on Monday, November 22, 2021, against the backdrop of the President signing the bill into law on Nov. 18. ...

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Buhari signs Climate Change Bill into law

Buhari COP26

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law two important bills passed by the National Assembly, including the Climate Change Bill. President Muhammadu Buhari The now Climate Change Act owes its origin to a bill sponsored by a member of the House of Representatives, Sam Onuigbo. It provides for, among other things, the mainstreaming of climate change actions and the establishment ...

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Densifying cities to accelerate Nigeria’s climate ambitions


As Nigeria participates in the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), it is necessary to highlight and invigorate the ambition of 25% reduction in greenhouse gases (GHG) by 2030 within the reviewed Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). City centre and skyline of Lagos Island. Lagos is ranked 212 out of the 231 cities assessed worldwide in the 2017 Mercer Quality of ...

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We’re hopeful Mr. President will assent to Climate Change Bill – Ekweremadu

Ike Ekweremadu

In a brief encounter with EnviroNews at COP26 in Glasgow on Friday, November 5, 2021, Ike Ekweremadu, Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment, expressed optimism that, having been passed by the legislative chambers, President Muhammadu Buhari would give his consent to the Climate Change Bill Ike Ekweremadu What are you taking away from this summit? I think the greatest take away ...

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Climate Change Bill heads to Presidency as Nigerian Senate gives nod to legislation

The Nigerian Senate

The Climate Change Bill was on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, given concurrence by the Nigerian Senate. It will now be transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent into law. The Nigerian Senate The bill seeks to provide legal backing to Nigeria’s efforts to mainstream climate change actions into the country’s sustainable development plans. Senate Leader and Senator Representing Kebbi North, Yahaya Abubakar Abdullahi, ...

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Ikeazor lauds passage of Climate Change Bill by House of Reps

Sharon Ikeazor

The Minister of State for Environment, Chief Sharon Ikeazor, has expressed appreciation to the House of Representatives for passing the Climate Change Bill, even as she enjoined the Senate to reaffirm this position. Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor According to the Minister, the passage into law of the Bill will give credence and legal framework to the revised National ...

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Ikeazor advocates speedy passage of Climate Change Bill

National Council on Environment

As the National Council on Environment opened on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in Abuja, the Minister of State for Environment, Chief Sharon Ikeazor, has appealed to the National Assembly to speed up action on passing the Bill on Climate Change into law. The bill, she said, has already passed second reading on the floor of the House. Minister of State ...

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Bill proposes National Council on Climate Change

Eugene Itua

The establishment of a National Council on Climate Change appears to be a noteable feature of the National Climate Change Bill, which was last week in Abuja presented to stakeholders. At a Public Hearing at the National Assembly Complex on Thursday, July 20, 2017, the “Bill for an Act to Provide a Framework for the Mainstreaming of Climate Change Responses and ...

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Trade union, CSOs, academia make input in Climate Change Bill

climate change bill FES

In an effort to protect Nigerians from suffering unnecessarily from the effects of climate change, the Trade Union, civil society organisations (CSOs) and the academia have reviewed and mad an input into the draft Climate Change Framework Bill. The draft bill was initiated by the House of Representatives Committee on Climate Change. The review of the draft bill, which held in ...

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