Amid the urgent and complex global challenge that illegal wildlife trade poses, Nigeria and other African leaders have called on international donors to commit $1 billion over the next 12 years to save continent’s remaining elephants.
Producers’ responsibility and plastic pollution crisis
With the production outpacing almost every other material population, plastic waste is now one of the biggest environmental scourges of the time.
UNICEF canvasses FG’s action on open defecation
Following reports that Nigeria is the second largest number of people defecating in the open globally and has the largest number in Africa, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has urged the federal Government to take urgent action to implement open defecation roadmap and initiate law to promote sanitation in the country. UNICEF Chief WASH…
‘Climate summit in Poland must ensure justice to vulnerable people’
Amidst the devastating storms in the Philippines, China and the USA, floods in Nigeria, India and record temperatures in many parts of the world, the United Nations body to address climate change impacts met in Bonn. The meeting addressed proposed recommendations for climate change displacement and undertook intense discussions on the scope of an important…
Nigeria named as global destination for illegal waste trafficking
Illegal activities that involve the environment, biodiversity or natural resources are becoming lucrative and involve comparatively low risks for criminals. Among them is illegal waste trafficking, which Nigeria is one of the main destinations A new study has fingered Nigeria and 15 other countries in Africa and Asia as the main destination for Environmental crimes,…
Surveyors urged to embrace politics
Worried about the non-recognition and appreciation of surveying practitioners, members of the Association Of Private Practising Surveyors of Nigeria (APPSN) have been urged to embrace politics. According to them, surveying, which used to be a respected profession has been relegated to the background because of non-participation in politics. Leading the call at the annual workshop…
Suspected land grabber arraigned for unlawful demolition
For alleged willful destruction of property valued at N120 million, a 45 years old land grabber, Emeka John Onugha has been arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court sitting in Igbosere. The suspect was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Folashade Botoku by Inpector-General Monitoring Team, (IGP Monitoring) Abuja on a seven count-charge His offence borders on conspiracy,…
Nigeria joins Talanoa Dialogue with online survey
Nigeria has formally joined the global conversation to check progress and seeks to increase global ambition to meet the goals of the Paris climate change agreement. It comes under a process designed to help countries implement and enhance their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by 2020. One of the key outcomes of the UN Climate Change…
Environmentalists, firms join world clean-up day, lead campaign against trash
Thousands of volunteers including green groups, NGOs, the government and companies gathered at the weekend in Lagos for the World Cleanup Day (WCD).One of the groups known as Food and Beverages Recycling Alliance (FBRA), cleaned commercial locations as well as sensitised residents on the necessity for recycling of plastics.
Bangkok climate summit: Nigeria, others inch forward in Paris agreement implementation
Amid growing calls for urgent and strong climate change action, the supplementary Bangkok climate change talks closed at the weekend with uneven progress on the guidelines to implement the Paris climate change agreement.
Interfaith groups create awareness on climate change
Faith-based groups have stressed the need to involve religious leaders in the campaign for environmental consciousness.The groups, who spoke at a discourse organised by the Green faith Nigeria in partnership with LUFASI Park noted that the pulpit provides a reliable avenue for preaching issues ....
Pragmatic, Previs launch new site, services schemes
Ahead of the Nigerian Independence celebration, two property firms have unfolded a new site and services schemes to attract prospective homeowners.While Previs Developments created a new product called Rent-to-Own Land (RTOL), Pragmatic Homes reduced the prices of its plots in Berry Court estates.
NEWMAP, others task stakeholders on disaster management
To reduce the rate of erosion and other environmental disasters in Abia State, Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) has charged stakeholders to take proactive measures in preventing and managing such incidents in the state.