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Civil society groups call for immediate clean-up of Ogoniland

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The Environmental Rights Action, Amnesty International, and Friends of the Earth Europe on Friday, June 2, 2017 called for the immediate clean-up of Ogoniland in Nigeria, as it was stated should happen by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). One year on from when the implementation of UNEPs report on Ogoniland was officially supposed to begin, the communities of the Niger ...

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Senate passes NFF adoption bill

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The Senate has passed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Bill seeking to legalise the country’s football governing body. This followed the adoption of the report of the NFF establishment bill 2017 by the Senate Committee on Sports and Youth Development. Chairman of the Committee, Senator Obinna Ubah, stated that it had become necessary to repeal the extant laws guiding football in ...

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How Nigeria strives to achieve biodiversity conservation targets, by CBD

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Government is ensuring the participation of Nigerians in wildlife enforcement, while limiting conservation to specific areas that does not conflict with the interests of the local communities. This is aimed at addressing challenges relating to the fact that conservation areas include the traditional hunting grounds of the communities living around such areas, so as not to deny them their hunting ...

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Democracy Day: Nigerians asked to be vigilant

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Former Lagos State governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has asked Nigerians to keep and nurture democracy, nor for the sake of democracy but for the sake of the country. “We must remember that should we fall asleep, there are those who would like nothing better than to take it from us,” he said in ...

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International Day for Biodiversity: Nigeria, Cameroun plan transboundary nature tourism areas

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The Nigerian government announced on Monday, May 22, 2017 that it is collaborating with the Republic of Cameroun, plans to establish three Transboundary Protected Areas that will serve as international tourism centres. According to a statement made available to EnviroNews, these are the Cross River-Korub and Takamanda, the Gashaka-Gumti-Faro and Tchabal Mbabo, and the Chad Basin-Waze transboundary Parks. These Parks, ...

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REDD+: Nigeria to review FCPF readiness preparation mission

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Through the entire week commencing from Monday, May 22 2017, Nigeria’s national efforts towards REDD+ Readiness enters into a fresh phase as proponents intensify the initiative, this time under the support of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF). REDD+ stands for countries’ efforts to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, and foster conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks. The ...

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Nigeria ratifies Paris Agreement, becomes 146th Party to treaty

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Forty-nine days after President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in Abuja signed the instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Nigeria’s endorsement of the global treaty took effect on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 when the country officially presented the authorisation. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Nigeria’s ratification of the pact will ...

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Our commitment to Nigeria remains strong – Shell

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Shell remains strongly committed to the development of Nigeria, Osagie Okunbor, Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria said in Lagos, while announcing that The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) operated Joint Venture alone contributed $29 billion to the Nigerian purse between 2012 and 2016. Also in 2016, the royalties and corporate taxes paid by Shell Companies in ...

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GM food and Nigerian promoters

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Mariann Bassey-Orovwuje, lawyer and coordinator of the Food Sovereignty Programme of Friends the Earth Nigeria and Africa, as well as Chair of AFSA, in a reaction to a publication, says that the authorities should take a second look at the sector I read with amusement the off-the-wall allegations against the anti- gmo activists in a write up posted on News Express, amongst ...

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Nigeria, at SAWAP conference, tags NEWMAP ‘a success story’

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Nigeria and 11 other nations of the Sahel and West Africa Programme in Support of the Great Green Wall Initiative (SAWAP) rose from the 4th Conference that held recently in the Ghanaian capital city of Accra with assurances of commitment and collaboration towards ensuring successful delivery of various ongoing development projects, promote food security and work towards the protection of ...

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