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World Environment Day: Nigerians urged to ‘whistle blow’ to expose illegal natural resources exploitation

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

In line with current act of whistle blowing aimed at curbing corruption and recovering the nation’s looted funds, Nigerians have been asked to extend the controversial act to issues related to the management of the environment. In an address delivered on Monday, June 5, 2017 to commemorate the World Environment Day, Environment Minister of State, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, said: “We ...

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World Environment Day: Nigeria yet to demonstrate commitment to environmental issues – ERA

Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo

As the world commemorates the World Environment Day with the theme, “Connecting people to nature”, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the Nigerian government to go beyond joining the rest of the world to commemorate the event, and to take concrete actions to resolve the myriad of environmental challenges of oil pollution, deforestation, erosion ...

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Civil society groups call for immediate clean-up of Ogoniland

Ogoniland-Spill

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

Amanju Pinnick

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

Gashaka-Gumti National Park

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

Bola-Tinubu

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

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

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

Moses Ama

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

Buhari-Paris-Agreement

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

Shell-Nigeria

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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