Buoyed by the disruptive impact of plastic and the need to reduce its effect, environmentalists have called for a collective action against single –use plastic products.
FG claims national water bill is constitutional
Following flood of criticisms trailing the passage of national water bill, the Federal Government has explained that it already has existing powers enshrined in the constitution to control and manage rivers across the country.
‘Why Nigerians must switch to clean cooking stoves’
In a fresh move to tackle effects of air pollution on human health, stakeholders in environment sector have called for concerted efforts aimed at encouraging Nigerians switch to cleaner methods of cooking.
Government plans policy on plastic waste
As Nigeria celebrates on Tuesday this year’s World Environmental Day, Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is scheduled to grace the celebration at State House Banquet Hall in Abuja. Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril, who disclosed this at a Media forum, said the government attaches great importance.....
New environmental permit pits NESREA against other agencies
Plans by the National Environmental Standards and Regulatory Agency (NESREA) to enforce import clearance permit may have unsettled importers and other federal agencies, with some alleging an overlap of functions.
Lagos to re- certify PSP compactors
The Lagos State Government says it is prepared to apply tough measures on owners of waste compactors, which usually cause delay at dump sites.The authorities say such waste vehicles will be made to go through re-certification process before they can be allowed to use any of the dump sites in the State.
National Assembly pledges support for NESREA Act
The National Assembly has pledged to support Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) in improving environmental governance and ensuring best practices. The lawmakers are working towards amending 2007 National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency, NESREA Act to meet emergence pollution trends in the country. It would be recalled that the House of…
Abia seeks support on 3,000 erosion sites
Sequel to the discovery of over 3000 gully and other erosion sites in the state, Abia State government has solicited the support of the federal government to tackle the menace. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, who spoke at the commissioning of the N400m flood and erosion control project at Amachara in Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency, said most of…
FG seeks partnership on Lifestraw filters
With a population of over 180 million people and increasing demand for water and sanitation services, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has called for partnership with Vestergard to maximize the benefit of Life straw filters to effectively check contaminated water, which harbors not only pathogens but heavy metals such as lead, mercury and…
Aminu-Kano returns to NCF as new DG
The former Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano has appointed as the Director-General/CEO replacing Adeniyi Karunwi. He resumed office few weeks ago. Dr. Aminu-Kano is an astute and experienced natural resources management expert with more than thirty-years cumulative experience in management, advocacy and research in the fields of protected area…
‘Lack of awareness, weak government policies endanger biodiversity’
Following neglect of biodiversity, a conservation group - Lekki Urban Forest Animal Sanctuary Initiative (LUFASI) has said that proper awareness and functional governmental policies will increase attitudinal change. The groups submission comes on the heels of a paper recently published in the journal BioScience that says global trends towards population stabilization, poverty alleviation, and urbanization are rewriting…
‘47 million Nigerians practise open defecation’
The Minister of Water Resources, Mr. Suleiman Adamu has declared that about 47 million in Nigeria still practice open defecation.