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NCF calls for concerted effort to preserve environment

Izoma Asiodu

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 called for a concerted effort toward the protection of the environment and the conservation of nature. The foundation made the call at its 31st Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lagos. Welcome participants, Chief Philip Asiodu, President, Board of Trustees of NCF, said that the foundation had identified the need to ...

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COVID-19: NOSDRA boss says environment sector must be placed in front burner

Idris Musa

National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) says the environment should be placed in the front burner as it plays a key role in the fight against COVID-19. Idris Musa, Director-General of NOSDRA Mr Idris Musa, the Director-General of NOSDRA made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday, May 24, ...

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Climate Wednesday to Celebrate World Environment Day with #Sport4PlasticPollution – @ClimateWed

world environment day

What is World Environmental Day being a global celebration of nature, a day to reconnect with the places that matter most to us.   A Platform for Action: World Environment Day is the UN’s most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a ...

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Images: Environment Ministry, UNDP explore areas of cooperation


Environment Minister of State, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, in Abuja on Thursday, June 29, 2017, received the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, United Nations Nigeria & United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nigeria Resident Representative, Edward Kallon, and his team. Discussions centered on areas of cooperation as well as numerous topical issues related to the environment and the many climate change challenges faced in Nigeria.

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World No Tobacco Day: How tobacco kills, scars environment, threatens livelihoods – WHO

tobacco smoking

Action to stamp out tobacco use can help countries prevent millions of people falling ill and dying from tobacco-related disease, combat poverty and, according to a first-ever World Health Organisation (WHO) report, reduce large-scale environmental degradation. On World No Tobacco Day 2017, WHO is highlighting how tobacco threatens the development of nations worldwide, and is calling on governments to implement ...

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Stakeholders task government on framework to implement climate change policies


Stakeholders in the environment sector have called on the federal government to create what they describe as a holistic institutional framework for the implementation of climate change policies in the country. This is contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a one-day stakeholders’ meeting of Civil Society Organisation (CSOs) and Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) in the environment sector with ...

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Standoff between Trump, green groups boils into war

Donald Trump

The first shots have been fired in what’s likely to be a long, bitter war over the environment between conservationists and President Donald Trump of the US. It started on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 when a broad coalition of groups sued the Trump administration in federal court, barely 24 hours after the president signed an executive order that lifted a ...

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Proposed Lagos Environment Law is pro-privatisation, anti-people – ERA/FoEN

Lagos Environment Law

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has described the proposed Bill to Provide for the Management, Protection and Sustainable Development of the Environment in Lagos State as a document laden with ambiguities to mask its privatisation plans in the water sector. At a Public Hearing organised by the Lagos House Committee for Environment at the House of ...

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Environment dominates Davos 2017 talks


Environment related issues such as climate change and sustainable development rank high on the agenda at World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week. According to the World Economic Forum 2017 Global Risks Report released in time for the meeting, the environment dominates the 2017 global risk landscape in terms of impact and likelihood. Extreme weather events, large natural disasters and failure ...

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10 LGAs to benefit from N8.8bn World Bank, Sokoto projects

Aminu Tambuwal

The World Bank and the Sokoto State Government are collaborating in the execution of various projects to the tune of N8.8 billion in the area of environmental management in 10 local government areas (LGAs) of the state. A statement issued by the spokesman to Governor Aminu Tambuwal, Malam Imam Imam in Sokoto on Sunday, said that, under the Nigeria Erosion ...

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