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Nasarawa villages get access to sustainable energy

Three rural communities in North Central Nigeria are beneficiaries to a scheme designed to give countryside folks access to sustainable energy and boost their standard of living. On-grid and off-grid villages in Upper Uke, Lower Uke and Roguwa in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State are to be fitted and retrofitted under a pilot arrangement being promoted courtesy of ...

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Ogoni women: How oil exploration, pollution threaten our existence

Women of Ogoniland in the Nigerian Niger Delta region have lamented how they are, after decades of oil exploration by Shell in their community, suffering extensive land degradation and deprivation. They lamented recently at a gathering in Bori-Ogoni, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, that the venture has greatly impoverished the people with heavy pollution of their land and ...

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GEF concludes four-year, $3.7b investment cycle

Naoko Ishii

  Countries participating in the 46th Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) held in Cancun, Mexico, launched the new GEF2020 strategy and approved a $230 million work programme that together with previous investments during 2010 -2014 will total $3.7 billion directed towards the protection of the global environment. These and other decisions taken by the Council provide the foundation ...

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Stakeholders step up moves to conserve Niger Delta’s biodiversity

A major step was taken recently in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, where nature conservation practitioners gathered for two days to fashion out a way to save the threatened biological diversity of the Niger Delta region in Nigeria. While it harbors a large reserve of untapped oil and gas, the sprawling region is characterised by high biodiversity, abundant natural ...

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Nigeria to showcase GEF projects, attends Fifth Assembly

Minister of Environment, Laurentia Mallam, as the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Political Focal Point for Nigeria, will lead the country’s delegation to the Moon Palace Hotel on Mexico’s Mayan Riviera from 25th-30th May, 2014 for the 5th GEF Assembly. The GEF Assembly is an international conference organised by the GEF every four years and plays the role of a Global ...

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GEF doles out $634m, hails Montreal Protocol silver jubilee

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has so far offered grants totalling $634 million to non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-based organisations (CBOs), civil society organisations (CSOs) and international institutions all over the world. Head of the organisation in Nigeria, Olabisi Jaji, made the disclosure at the weekend in Abuja at a forum on the GEF small grants programme (SGP) for NGOs. Halima ...

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