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World Bank recommends sustainable land use management to rehabilitate Lake Chad

Lake Chad

The World Bank has urged the use of sustainable land use management as a panacea for the rehabilitation of communities in the north eastern part of Nigeria around the drying Lake Chad. The recommendation was made at the Climate Change Knowledge Immersion workshop which was organised by the Federal Ministry of Environment’s Department for Climate Change and the World Bank ...

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Nigeria budgets N8bn to battle climate change

Nigeria National Assembly Complex

The National Assembly has made provision of N8 billion for issues on climate change in Nigeria for the 2017 Approbation Bill. This was revealed by the Clerk of the House of Representatives Committee on Climate Change at the Climate Change Knowledge Immersion workshop series held in Abuja on Thursday, February 16 2017. It was organised by the Federal Ministry of ...

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19 Nigerians benefit from Shell academics research programme

Igo Weli Shell

A total of 19 academics from different universities in Nigeria have begun research attachments in several fields of study in the latest phase of the sabbatical and internship programme of The Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria Limited (SPDC) Joint Venture, which was introduced in 1980. The eight professors and 11 research interns commenced their programmes in January 2017, seeking to ...

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Nigeria to ratify Minamata Convention in March


Nigeria has set March 2017 as its target date to ratify the Minamata Convention on Mercury, just as it forges a partnership with major stakeholders in the run-in to the much-expected endorsement. Dr. Chuma Ezedinma, who is of United Nations Development Organisation (UNIDO) Regional Office in Abuja, made the disclosure on Tuesday, February 14 2017 in Lagos during a day-long ...

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Nigeria needs $140bn to achieve climate commitments, says World Bank

Benoit Bosquet

The World Bank has urged Nigeria to put in place the right policy framework that will improve and enable the private sector drive the $140 billion investment required for climate change in the country. This was disclosed by the World Bank executive, Benoit Bosquet, at the second leg of the Climate Change Knowledge Immersion workshop in Kaduna on Wednesday, February ...

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World Bank, Nigeria collaborate on climate resilience knowledge dissemination


Apparently keeping with its mandate and vision of ensuring environmental protection, natural resources conservation and sustainable development, the Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the World Bank, will hold a series of workshops for legislators; state government officials; ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs); and private sector players next week on climate change resilience. ...

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Radio Report: Protesters kick against economic hardship

lagos protest

Protesters, against the economic hardship in the country, on Monday marched on Funsho Williams Avenue in Lagos. The peaceful protest, in respect of which one of the organisers and popular singer, Tuface Idibia, earlier announced had been shelved, took off from the National Stadium, Surulere.   Correspondent Innocent Onoh, who covered the protest, now reports.  

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A guide to Gashaka-Gumti National Park

Gashaka-Gumti National Park

Gashaka-Gumti National Park is located in a mountainous region of North-east Nigeria adjacent to the international border with Cameroon, and immediately to the North of the Mambilla plateau. No roads cross this remote region and only a few lonely footpaths wind through the forested mountains towards Cameroon. Visitors to the park are able to enjoy lush forests, wide sweeping grasslands, ...

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Outdoor pollution: Nigeria is world’s sixth deadliest nation

Generator Pollution

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has ranked Nigeria as the sixth deadliest country for outdoor air pollution. The UN agency, which in a recent analysis revealed that over a million people died from dirty air within one year, ranks Nigeria only below Ukraine, Pakistan, Russia, India and China. It discloses that, in one year, 46,750 persons died as a result ...

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Propel your way out of recession, Adesina urges Nigeria

Akinwumi Adesina

Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), on Monday in Abuja stressed the need Monday for Nigeria to put in place the right incentives to boost private investment, revive growth and move out of recession. He also reassured authorities of the Bank’s unwavering support during these difficult times. “What is needed is not only to spend your way ...

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