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FCT: Karu-Orozo Residents Raise Alarm Over Imminent Health Hazard

3 days ago /

Residents of the satellite towns along Karu-Orozo road in the federal capital territory have raised alarm of an imminent health hazard, which may be caused by mountainous refuse in the area. The stench from the dumps is becoming unbearable to the people. Along the long stretch of the highway from Karu to...

Nigerian Industrialists Advised To Be Conscious Of The Effect Of Climate Change

1 month ago /

Nigerian industrialists have been advised to be conscious of the effect of climate change and join global efforts to mitigate it’s effect by simply planting trees. Speaking at a tree planting exercise in Abuja, the group said there is an urgent need to create a system that will help absorb carbon...

Flash Flooding In The FCT Triggered By Poor Construction Work And Ineffective Waste Management

1 month ago /

As victims of the Lagos and Suleja flood disasters count their losses, there has been flash flooding in some satellite towns of the federal capital territory Abuja with the authorities placing four other major towns on the watch list. Director-general of the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Abbas Idris who confirmed...

Suleja Flood: 10 Still Missing, Two Bodies Recovered

1 month ago /

The Chairman of Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State, Malam Abdullahi Maje, has confirmed 10 persons missing and two bodies recovered in flood in the area on Sunday. Maje also said 100 houses were affected in the incident, adding that eight houses were washed away in the flood, which followed...

Flooding: Lagos Allays Fears Of Residents

1 month ago /

Lagos State government on Sunday urged residents to remain calm and vigilant in the wake of the rain experienced in the state in the last few days. The state commissioner for Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, who spoke after inspecting areas affected by the flood in the State, allayed fears of residents,...

Lagos Reforms Land Bureau, Insists on Prosecuting Land Grabbers

1 month ago /

The Lagos State Government yesterday disclosed its resolve to prosecute any identified land grabber while assuring all investors of the safety of their landed property in the state. The state government also disclosed that 4,602 Certificates of Occupancy (C of Os); 6,118 governor’s consent and 314 deemed grant consent had been issued...

Lagos Ranked World’s Third Unaffordable City For Renters

1 month ago /

A new report has ranked Lagos, the nation’s commercial nerve centre as the third least of world cities that are highly unaffordable for renters. The report released by RENTCafé, a property search website puts Lagos rent at $355 (N129, 575) per month while the household income is $625 (N228, 125), making the city the third behind...

Flood Alert: Severe Flooding Is Expected In The Peak Of The Raining Season - Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency

2 months ago /

States along river Niger and Benue have again been told to adopt preventive measures to avert danger as severe flooding is expected in the peak of the raining season with coastal cities like Lagos also vulnerable. The director general, Nigeria hydrological services agency, Moses Beckley, gave this indication at the presentation...

Amnesty, Others Seek Cleanup Of Ogoni Polluted Sites

2 months ago /

The Environmental Rights Action, Amnesty International, and Friends of the Earth Europe have called for the immediate clean-up of Ogoni in Rivers State.One year on from when the implementation of a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on Ogoniland was officially supposed to begin, the communities of the Niger Delta are...

 

Relocate to Akwa Ibom or face our wrath – Youths warn Exxon-Mobil

4 months ago /

Youths in Akwa Ibom State, weekend, continued their protest over alleged refusal by Exxon-Mobil to relocate its headquarters to the state, disrupting socio-economic activities at Ibeno, the operational base of the company. The youths, under the umbrella of Ibeno Youth Presidents’ Forum, Ulok Ulok People’s Assembly and Ibeno Chapter of Ijaw...

Gov. Akeredolu Bans Logging In Ondo

5 months ago /

Ondo state government has banned logging in forest reserves in the 18 local government areas. The State Governor, Chief Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, gave the order on Friday in Akure. A statement by Mr Toyin Akinkuotu, the state Head of Service, said that the ban was with immediate effect. The governor also dissolved all taskforce...

FG Initiates International Conference To Resuscitate Lake Chad

5 months ago /

The Federal Government has initiated a bilateral engagement for an international conference to discuss modalities to resuscitate Lake Chad which is drying up. The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, stated this when the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) delegation paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. He said...

UN Declares Famine In South Sudan

6 months ago /

Three UN agencies said on Monday declared famine in parts of South Sudan. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the UN children’s fund UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) said no fewer than 100,000 people are facing starvation in parts of violence-plagued South Sudan. “Famine is currently affecting...

Ogoni Clean-Up Will Cost $1b, Says Yemi Osinbajo

6 months ago /

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo revealed today that the Ogoni Clean-Up project flagged off in 2016 will cost $1billion and the funds will be provided by Shell Petroleum Development Company. Osinbajo made this known today during an interactive Town Hall meeting with the people of Niger Delta in Port Harcourt Rivers State. He...

UK Court Blocks Nigeria Oil Pollution Case Against Shell

6 months ago /

The High Court in London has ruled that two polluted communities in Nigeria's southern Niger Delta region cannot seek redress against oil giant Shell in the UK. The court agreed with the multinational's argument that the case, affecting more than 40,000 people, should be heard by local courts in Nigeria. Two communities...

Obama's Administration Gives $500m To UN Climate Change Fund

7 months ago /

The US government has given half a billion dollars to the UN's Green Climate Fund, just three days before Donald Trump takes office. Barack Obama's outgoing administration announced the contribution of $500m (£406m; €468m) on Tuesday, bringing the total funds to date to $1bn. Mr Obama pledged in 2014 to give $3bn...

Minister Of Environment Appoints Marvin Dekil as project coordinator for Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project

7 months ago /

The Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed has appointed dr. Marvin Dekil as project coordinator for the hydrocarbon pollution remediation project. Announcing the appointment, the minister in the statement said the appointment was base on merit, and charged the coordinator to deliver results in the lives of people by Fas tracking implementation...

US Envoy Tours Abuja Solar Project

11 months ago /

U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change, Dr Jonathan Pershing, will on Wednesday undertake a tour of a solar energy project in Abuja. A statement from the Public Affairs Unit, U.S. Embassy, Abuja, on Tuesday said that would also discuss the importance of climate and clean energy cooperation in the US-Nigeria relations,...

President Buhari Restates Commitment To Ogoniland Clean-Up

1 year ago /

The Nigerian President, Muhammadu buhari, has reiterated the commitment of his administration to the clean-up of Ogoniland in Rivers State. President Buhari said that it is a collective responsibility of all stakeholders to ensure that the Ogoni clean up remains on course despite the current challenges in the Niger Delta. The President...

Ogoni Land Cleanup

1 year ago /

The process to the restoration of the polluted environment of Ogoni land, in the Niger Delta has begun. With the official flag off of the cleanup of Ogoni, in line with the recommendations of the United Nations environmental program report and a campaign promise of President Muhammadu Buhari


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