‘Government suit against Shell for Bonga Spill is commendable’
The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has commended the federal government for dragging Shell Nigeria to court over Bonga oil spill.
At climate summit in Washington, UN says it’s time to take action to next level
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has challenged countries to concrete action to actualize their commitments, saying “it is time to take climate action to the next level.”
Group urges govt to clean up lead pollution in Niger community
Twelve months after the Response Planning Development Committee on Outbreak of Lead Poisoning in Niger State submitted its report, a non-governmental organisation...
Lagos to rehabilitate federal govt’s wastewater treatment plants
A new dawn may be in offing for residents in federal government owned estates and establishments in Lagos as the state authorities have indicated interest to rehabilitate all the existing ...
175 countries agree to advance Paris climate accord
In an extraordinary show of support for the Paris climate agreement adopted last December, 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement at a ceremony at UN Headquarters that far exceeded the historical record for...
African ministers pledge action on sustainable development
Ahead of the second United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-II in Nairobi, ministers of environment and representatives of over 45 African countries have agreed to accelerate action on issues ranging.....
New study alleges unsafe chemicals use in Nigeria’s beauty salons
A new study released by researchers has alleged that dangerous toxic chemicals in cosmetics are widely used in salons and beauty parlours despite their attendant health effects in disruption of nervous...
Waterways authority issues new guidelines to sand dredgers
Concerned over environmental sustainability with regards to private commercialized dredging of the waterways, the Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has read out the riot act to operators.