Lagos decries wetland loss, tasks students on ecotourism
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.
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.
Nigeria, int’l delegates urge action on biodiversity targets by 2020
More than 1,000 delegates from around the world including Nigeria have called on governments to scale up actions needed to achieve existing global biodiversity targets by 2020 (the Aichi Biodiversity Targets).
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.
Council to upgrade environmental health officers’ curriculum
To address environmental health challenges and ensure better services for the populace, Environmental Health Officers Registration Council (EHORECON) has moved to upgrade its programmes in tertiary institutions in the country.
FG to complete abandoned projects in Ebonyi varsity
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.