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Aregbesola raises concern over stormy rainfall, changing climate

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun State

Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has associated the incessant stormy rainfall being experienced in the country to the much-talked-about negative impacts of man on the environment. The governor stated this recently during a courtesy visit and the opening ceremony of the Osun Architects’ Sustainable Information Synthesis Forum in Osogbo. He attributed much of the destruction of the global ...

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Ogoniland clean-up: Standing before history

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As President Muhammadu Buhari flags-off the cleaning of the environment of Ogoniland today, Thursday 02 June 2016, environmental activist Ninimmo Bassey says history is in the making. He acknowledges the labours of past heroes like the late Ken Saro-Wiwa towards making the day a reality The submission of the UNEP report on the assessment of the Ogoni environment in August ...

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Government may hasten regulations for implementation of tobacco law

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On the occasion of this year’s World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) wants the Federal Ministry of Health to expedite action on regulations for implementation of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act, which recommends graphic health warnings to cover at least 50 per cent of cigarette packs sold in Nigeria. On May ...

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Shell launches energy efficiency campaign in Nigeria

Osagie-Okunbor

Energy Efficiency Shell on Monday in Lagos announced that it would launch a major public service campaign in Nigeria on Tuesday, 31st May 2016, as part of a global effort to encourage debate on how a rapidly expanding world population can meet its energy needs. Using traditional and social media advertising and other targeted activities, the 2016 campaign, christened #makethefuture, follows ...

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Abiodun to Ambode: Why Mile 12 Market relocation is spot on

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Parkview Estate, Ikoyi-based urban planner and planning advocate, Yacoob Abiodun, writes an open letter to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, urging him to uphold his decision on the relocation of the Mile 12 Market to a new site  Your Excellency, I indulge in writing this unsolicited letter to your Excellency for various reasons and perspectives, in respect of the ...

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Activists: Oil has brought destruction, death to Nigeria

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Break Free from Fossil Fuels actions commenced in Nigeria on Tuesday, 10 May 2016, with a rally at Oil Well 1 in Oloibiri, Nigeria’s first oil well drilled in 1956. It was a gathering of hundreds of community chiefs, youths, women groups, and civil society groups in the Break Free Coalition. Frontline environmental activist, Nnimmo Bassey of the Health of Mother ...

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Activists prepare for Nigeria anti-fossil fuel campaign

Oloibiri oil well

Between the 4th and 15th of May 2016, thousands of climate activists around the world will embark on series of coordinated actions targeted at calling global attention to the need to wean the world from its dependence on fossil fuels. In December 2015, an unprecedented number of world leaders gathered in Paris in what could be the last opportunity to craft ...

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UNODC boss in Nigeria, backs fight against corruption, terrorism

Yury Fedotov

The Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, arrives in Nigeria this week on a two-day official mission in furtherance of the long-standing partnership between UNODC and Nigeria in the areas of anti-corruption, terrorism prevention; drug control with a balanced health-focused approach; strengthened criminal justice sector and the rule of law in Nigeria ...

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Food security and sustainable agriculture – a hanging fruit?

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Nigeria, with over 170 million people, is one of the most populated countries in Africa. Before the oil boom, the economy was known to thrive excellently on agriculture and it was no wonder the Naira was able to rub shoulders with western currencies. But, with the emergence of crude oil and the “pot of gold” that came with it, agriculture, ...

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Review Great Green Wall operations to correct lapses – Dahiru

Umar Danladi Dahiru

Nigeria loses over 21,000sq km of its arable land annually to desertification which encroaches into the northern region of the country from the Sahara Desert. The destruction of farmlands in the north and the harsh weather caused by the desert have been blamed for the mass migration of locals down south in search of greener pastures, a situation that has contributed ...

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