News - Environment

At Least Four Die In Karshi Flash Flood

3 months ago /

Search and rescue operations are ongoing in Karshi, a satellite town of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja after a flood disaster in the early hours of sunday killed at least four people.

F.G. Committed To Ogoni Clean-Up – Osinbajo

4 months ago /

Nigeria's Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has again given assurances that the Federal Government will ensure that the clean-up Ogoni land is faithfully executed.

CSOs Raise Concern Over Environmental Impact Policy

6 months ago /

A group of civil society organisations have raised concerns over the omission of the human rights component of the environmental impact assessment policy recently reviewed by the federal ministry of environment.

UN Warns Of Imminent Water Shortage

6 months ago /

The planet earth will soon witness a decline in water supply if the report by the United Nations (UN) is anything to go by.

Nigeria Needs Over One Trillion Naira To Address Ecological Problems

6 months ago /

Nigeria needs over 1trillion naira to address all the ecological problems in the country as it contends with increasing demands from communities affected by erosion, flood and pollution

Cross River Commences Campaign For Measles Vaccination

6 months ago /

Due to the influx of Cameroonian refugees into different communities in Cross River State, the State Government has commenced campaigns for measles vaccination to different border areas of the state.

Apo Neighbourhood After Yusuf Buhari’s Hospital Experience

6 months ago /

Life has returned to what it used to be in the Apo neighborhood of Gudu District in the Federal Capital City, two months after Yusuf the son of President Muhammadu Buhari was discharged from a private hospital located in the area.

House Of Representatives Demands Environmental Audit Of Coastal Areas

7 months ago /

Nigeria’s house of representatives has mandated its committees on environment and habitat and climate change to interface with relevant government agencies on the environmental impact in the nation’s coastal areas.

Cross River Governor Ayade Saves Over 1,000 Houses From Erosion Menace

7 months ago /

Inhabitants of Ikot Nkebre communities in Calabar municipality area council of cross river state can now sleep with their two eyes closed as the cross river state government intervened on the live threatening gully erosion sites  in the area.

Environmental Group To Monitor Niger Delta Development Projects Scientifically

9 months ago /

The Executive Director, Africa network for environment and economic justice (ANEEJ) David Ugolor says it has launched an online scientific instrument for data gathering and analysis, to monitor and evaluate development projects in the Niger Delta. The program under the Niger Delta transparency index which is expected to engender transparency, accountability and prudence in the...

Climate Change: Buhari Appeals For International Support

9 months ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the international community to support Nigeria’s commitment to reducing the negative effects of climate change. In a submission to the one planet summit in the French capital, Paris attended by over 60 heads of state and government as well as representatives of non-governmental and private...

Cross River To Sanction Forest Communities, To Plant Special Trees For Firewood

9 months ago /

The Cross River State Government has given an ultimatum to forest communities who engage in wood logging and cutting down of forest trees for firewood to desist or be sanctioned, no matter how highly placed. The state government however plans to plant special trees for domestic use in addition to monthly...

Experts Brainstorm On Environmental Policy

9 months ago /

Experts on environmental issues have met in Abuja to discuss ways of deepening awareness and concerns for the environment particularly among people at the grassroots. Speakers at the forum canvassed a review of strategies to enhance collaborations on dissemination of information concerning environmental policy and issues. Director general of the international environment...

Harmatan: Associated Health Issues, How They Should Be Tackled

9 months ago /

Different seasons of the year come with certain characteristics and problems. It is harmattan period with cold and dust to the bargain. What are the associated health issues and how should they be tackled?                 This is what this reports tries to find out.       Rainy and harmatan seasons are natural and divine seasons with different...

House Of Representatives Wants Ogoniland Declared Ecological Disaster Zone

10 months ago /

Nigeria's house of representatives has urged the executive to declare Ogoniland an ecological disaster zone and invest resources to tackle the environmental disaster in Ogoniland and other parts of the Niger delta. The house also mandated its committees on the environment and petroleum resources to monitor the level of progress and...

Harmattan Hits Abuja

10 months ago /

Residents in the nation’s capital are beginning to brace up for the Harmattan by applying precautionary measures to avoid the health conditions that come with the season. The Harmattan is a season, which occurs between the end of November and the middle of March. Characterized by dry and dusty weather condition,...

Civil Society Groups Demand Action On Ogoni Clean-Up

10 months ago /

The Nigerian Government is receiving a lot of criticisms from civil societies based in the Niger delta region, following the continuous delay in the cleanup exercise of the Niger delta, especially the Ogoniland issue, which has attracted global attention. At a media briefing in Abuja, the independent service delivery monitoring group,...

Nigeria Commences Environmental Impact Assessment Review

10 months ago /

The Nigerian Government has begun reviewing the environmental impact assessment act with a view to identifying gaps in the course of implementation. Permanent secretary in the federal ministry of environment, who says the review, is to accommodate emerging global environmental challenges. The environmental impact assessment act has gone through series of reviews...

Ecological Fund Team Visits Bayelsa Governor ‬

11 months ago /

Bayelsa Governor Seriake Dickson is calling for support in tackling environmental degradation, flooding and erosion in Bayelsa state The Bayelsa governor made the request when an ecological fund team from Abuja visited him in government house, Yenagoa to seek collaboration in areas adversely effected by ecological problems in the state Governor Dickson...

FG Seeks Investments In Environment Sector

11 months ago /

The minister of state for environment, Ibrahim Jibril says the government is making deliberate efforts to attract investments into the environment sector, especially waste management. Jibril made this known in Abuja ahead of the eleventh national council on environment The minister also assured Nigerians of federal government’s commitment towards the clean up...