Lagos State government has decried the alarming rate of wetlands and biodiversity loss in the state, stressing the need to halt indiscriminate destruction of natural habitats, induced by unregulated human activities.
July sees extreme weather with impacts
Extreme weather, including record temperatures and heatwaves, drought and disastrous precipitation, has marked the first half of summer in the northern hemisphere. This has had widespread impacts on human health, agriculture, ecosystems and infrastructure and led to devastating wildfires. "2018 is shaping up to be one of the hottest years on record, with new temperature…
Communities, groups lament land grabbing, oil pollution in Africa
The Oilwatch Africa network members, community representatives, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and community-based organisations (CBOs) have lamented the destruction of livelihoods...
Depletion of Nigeria’s mangrove forest raises concern
Alarmed by industrial and urbanisation threats to sustainable productivity of the mangrove forests, eminent environmentalists have urged authorities to enforce laws and policies that would protect them from extinction. Mangrove forests are typical group of salt tolerant that occupy the inter-tidal zone of sheltered coasts around estuaries and lagoons. They serve various socio-economic and…
Rivers agency cautions against indiscriminate waste disposal
The Sole Administrator of the Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Felix Obuah has decried the indiscriminate dumping of refuse at the popular Oil Mill Flyover in Port Harcourt, the State capital, warning that anyone caught in the act would be arrested and prosecuted. Obuah who gave the warning while on his early morning routine…
Government, investors in talks on new IPP solar project
Rather than wait for policy makers to resolve inherent risks in large-scale renewable energy development, the Federal Government has opted instead to meet with prospective private investors, to address issues and challenges hindering construction of the first ever Independent Power Producer (IPP) solar project. The government through the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) and other…
‘Superhighway, others lack participatory governance’
Environmentalists have described the proposed 275km super highway project and the Bakassi deep-sea port as monumental failure.
Firm partners LAWMA on waste collection
Environmentalist recently joined forces with Shoprite to collect waste from Nigeria’s beaches, markets and the waterways.
Lagos wastewater plants pack up amid concerns over epidemic
Fears that the planned new dawn for Lagos wastewater plants will remain an illusion heightened last week with information that the needed funds are yet to be released for the revamp of moribund facilities.
Conservation group wants protection for coastline communities
Determined to protect biodiversity from being wiped off in Lekki and other adjoining communities, frontline environmental group, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation...