The Federal Government has pledged to complete all abandoned federal government funded projects in Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State.President Muhammadu Buhari made this known when he commissioned some ecological projects initiated and completed in the university.
Conservation group wants protection for Lagos coastline communities
Determined to protect biodiversity from being wiped off in Lekki and other adjoining communities, frontline environmental group, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has called on the federal government to urgently assist the Lagos State government in building more shorelines.
Private sector demands new policy, incentives in NDC implementation
Following the urgency to curtail disastrous consequences of climate change in all sectors of the economy, the private sector operatives are seeking for policy framework and incentives that will enable them engage in the reduction of greenhouse (GHGs) emissions.
‘Oil exploration threatening 6.5 million fishing population in Niger Delta’
No fewer than 6.5million people involved in fishing-related activities in the Niger Delta have been threatened by the oil exploration.Renowned environmentalist, Nnimmo Bassey, disclosed this in a paper delivered at a summit in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Sovereign wealth funds commit to Paris goals
Six sovereign wealth funds, which collectively represent more than $3 trillion in assets have committed to only invest in companies that factor climate risks into their strategies, thereby helping to achieve the climate goals of the Paris agreement.
Government seeks to make urban water, sanitation utilities viable entities
Towards addressing Nigeria’s mounting development problems, including enhanced quality of life, the Federal Government has called for the transformation of urban water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) utilities into financial viable entities. It noted that the pathway to be taken to accomplish utility transformation is rough as it cuts through difficult terrains of institutional reform, organizational…
Rivers council to recycle plastic waste
Disturbed by the dumping of waste in the Sombriro River, the Chairman of Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State, Mr.Rowland Sekibo, has directed the evacuation of plastic waste for recycling. Sekibo who spoke during a visit to the River, said, the recycling exercise would add to the economy of the council and as well, ensure…
Experts laud FG’s new national building code
Industry experts have commended the federal government on this initiative to ensuring that deliberate measures are adopted to monitor construction projects. They explained that the document will curb the loss of life and property, improve the quality of infrastructures and, facilitate economic growth and development. As part of its commitment to infrastructural development and ensuring…
Oil spillage to cost Shell $3.8 billion in compensation
National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, NOSDRA has called on Shell Nigeria Exploration and Petroleum Company Limited, SNEPCO, to urgently pay $3.8 billion as damages to 350 communities in Niger Delta region. It would be recalled that Federal High Court in Lagos, fined SNEPCO the sum of $3.8 billion as a result of…
Pope Francis, environmental leaders forge vision for global action
Environmental leaders, activists and advocates gathered here today with Pope Francis to kick off a two-day Vatican-organized conference with a sense of urgency and unity. Together they hope to emerge with a momentum for greater action and a shared vision for protecting our planet. Inspired by the third anniversary of the Pope’s seminal encyclical on…
UN to investigate banned ozone substances emissions
Few weeks after a study released in Nature indicated that emissions of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)-11 had unexpectedly increased in recent years – despite a global ban on production since 2010 – investigations by the independent Environmental Investigation Agency and the New York Times are pointing to eight factories in China as a primary source of these…
Lagos engages residents on cleaner environment
Poised to improve its sanitation status, the Lagos State Government has started engagement with residents and stakeholders in waste management. Senior officials also urged them to cooperate with the government to achieve a cleaner Lagos. Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting with Community Development Associations (CDA), Residents Associations and Waste Collection Operators (WCO) in Ifako-Ijaiye Local…