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Good pricing will reduce plastic materials’ use – FADE

Ayoola Olukanni

The Programme Manager, Fight Against Desert Encroachment (FADE) Africa, Bunmi Obanawu, has canvassed good price on plastic materials to discourage Nigerians from using them. Speaking in Lagos on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, during an art exhibition tagged “Art Goes Green” to mark the World Environment Day (WED), Obanawu said: “When we are made to pay for plastics, we learn to ...

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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: What nature has connected can’t be separated – Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

At a Forest Town Hall Meeting held on Monday, June 5, 2017 to observe this year’s edition of the World Environment Day, Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), emphasises that man must not be disconnected from Mother Earth, and that what Nature has connected, no person or government can put asunder The theme of this year’s World ...

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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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World Environment Day: We’ll continue to demand for justice – HOMEF

HOMEF-WED

The Benin City, Edo State-based Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) held a Forest Town Hall Meeting on Monday, June 5, 2017 in commemoration of World Environment Day in Abuja. The meeting was attended by about 150 people, including representatives from forest communities, civil society organisations (CSOs), government and the media. At the meeting, it was resolved that the organisation ...

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World Environment Day: What vultures’ decline portends for health, economy – NCF

Vultures

Director General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Adeniyi Karunwi, is bothered by the rate at which vultures are declining. In this treatise, he emphasises that people need to be aware of the good services vultures provide to them, and as such participate in tackling the troubles faced by the endangered birds The decline of vultures in Nigeria should be everyone’s concern ...

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World Environment Day: Chevron highlights commitment to connecting people to nature

Jeff Ewing

The World Environment Day (WED), held annually on June 5, is the biggest event to celebrate and promote environmental awareness and sustainability across the globe. Established by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 1972, WED aims to raise global awareness and mobilise humans to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. This global event is ...

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WED 2016: Ogun raises concern over desert encroachment

Bolaji Oyeleye

In the light of threats posed by climate change, the Ogun State Government has called on residents to desist from acts that can lead to desert encroachment. Commissioner for Environment, Bolaji Oyeleye, who stated this on Monday in Abeokuta, the state capital, while briefing newsmen in commemoration of the 2016 World Environment Day (WED), added that desert encroachment was a ...

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World ‘goes wild for life’ on 2016 Environment Day

Amina J. Mohammed

Marking World Environment Day, which this year focuses on the illegal trade of wildlife, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is calling on everyone to “go wild for life” and take action to help safeguard species under threat for future generations. “We have chosen this theme because damage from this trade has become so serious and so far reaching that urgent ...

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Conservationists urge action to tackle rising sea level

Conservationists have underlined the need to take practical action aimed at curbing sea level rise and save the environment. At a recent gathering (the 2014 Fauna and Flora Fancy Dress Competitions) in Lagos to observe the World Environment Day, they underscored the importance of joining the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and other groups’ effort on climate change enlightenment campaign aimed ...

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