Tuesday 7th April 2020
Tuesday, 7th of April 2020
Home / Tag Archives: law

Tag Archives: law

Benue governor signs anti-open grazing bill into law

Fulani-Herdsmen-Nigeria  Benue governor signs anti-open grazing bill into law Fulani Herdsmen Nigeria 3

The Bill outlawing open grazing in Benue State has been signed by the Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, into law. Governor Ortom, who assented to the bill at a stakeholders’ meeting at the Benue People’s House, Makurdi, on Monday, May 22, 2017 described the development as a right step taken in a right direction. According to Ortom, his administration would ...

Read More »

When legal practioners evaluated GMOs, biosafety and the law

gmos-biosafety-lawyers  When legal practioners evaluated GMOs, biosafety and the law GMOs

The need for public consultation and participation in the approval processes of applications that directly affect the people’s health and wellbeing cannot be overstressed. Many issues surround the matter of our food and agricultural modern biotechnology that require clarifications and in-depth interrogations. It is to this end that the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) on April 25, 2017 had ...

Read More »

Government urged to review EIA law in states’ interest

Babajide Alo  Government urged to review EIA law in states’ interest Abk4

The need for Nigeria to review its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) law has been emphasised in order to carry along the diverse stakes of the 36 states in the country due to the unique impact of climate change they face. Prof Babajide Alo, who was part of the drafters of the EIA law and guidelines in 1998, made the plea ...

Read More »

Reactions, as climate treaty is set to become law

Liz Gallagher  Reactions, as climate treaty is set to become law Liz Gallhager 740x457

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change is set to become law this year after a ceremony at the UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday saw 60 countries worth 47.5% of global emissions complete their formal ascension to it and 13 others commit to doing so this year. Wednesday’s ceremony was regarded as significant because one of the two thresholds required for the agreement ...

Read More »

Poisoned French farmer wins lawsuit against Monsanto

Paul Francois  Poisoned French farmer wins lawsuit against Monsanto Paul Francois

A French court of appeal has upheld a judgement against US biotech giant Monsanto in the poisoning of a farmer with a corn herbicide. Monsanto was found responsible during a trial in 2012 and was ordered to fully compensate the partially disabled cereal farmer. Paul Francois suffered severe neurological disorders after accidentally inhaling the weedkiller’s fumes on his farm in 2004. The ...

Read More »