World Bank urges Nigeria to protect forest
On the heels of President Muhammadu Buhari ratifying the Paris agreement on climate change last week, the World Bank has charged Nigeria to protect its remaining rainforest in Cross River State.
Borno government resuscitates Great Green Wall project
In a bid to check desertification, Borno State government is planning to raise over 300,000 seedlings of assorted tree species to compliment the efforts of the National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW).
South Korea backs Nigeria’s tree planting project with $130,000
The South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Noh Kyu-duk who disclosed this in Abuja during the 2017 International Day of Forests Celebration, said the amount was a token of cordial and excellent friendly bilateral relationship they established with Nigeria in 1980.
Kaduna to spend $182 million on water projects
Realising the importance of safe water on health and productivity of individuals in the state, Kaduna State Government has borrowed a total of sum of $182 million to finance key water projects in the state.
U.S. seeks protection for Nigeria’s endangered species
The United States Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. David Young, has urged Nigerians to stop the trafficking and habitat destruction of Nigeria’s endangered species, including the Cross River gorilla and Nigeria-Cameroun chimpanzee.
REDAN, housing finance institutions to meet
With the recent signing of the $2 billion deal by the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Nigeria (REDAN), all is now set for members of the association to fast track the provision of affordable housing for Nigerians.
Our worries about UNREDD scheme, highway project, by communities
The last is yet to be heard over a dispute surrounding the development of the 260 kilometre superhighway from a planned deep sea port in Esighi in Bakassi Local Government Area northwards via Obudu to Katsina-ala in Benue State, valued at $3.5 billion.
National action plan for Sendai Framework implementation underway
Disaster risk reduction experts have ended round of talks to fix benchmarks of success in curbing the impact of natural and man-made hazards through to 2030.