Stakeholders bemoan criminalisation of seafarers
Stakeholders in the shipping sector have decried the criminalisation of seafarers whenever issues in a vessel arise, noting that such acts have psychological implications on the essential workers.
Oil firms release $180million for Ogoni clean-up
Oil companies operating in the Niger Delta have released $180 million as part of counterpart funding for the Ogoni clean up project. Outgoing Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril, disclosed this yesterday at the handover ceremony to Suleiman Zarma in Abuja. Jibril also said that his successor would receive $17 million, while $5 million…
CILT decries underutilisation of railways, inland water system
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Nigeria, has expressed concern over prevailing challenges and recurrent low contribution of the railways and inland waterways to the movement of cargoes across the country.
FG, suppliers partner to sanitise nation’s oil, gas sector
The Federal Government is seeking collaboration with oil suppliers to end unwholesome practices and sanitise the oil and gas sector of the Nigerian economy.
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.
Nigeria, others brainstorm on guidelines for implementation of Paris agreement
With increasing global heat waves, bushfires, droughts and floods, governments are convoking a meeting in Bangkok to prepare implementation guidelines of the Paris climate change agreement.
‘Why government may not end Port Harcourt soot’
Scientists have advanced reasons for Federal Government’s failure to identify the source of Port Harcourt ‘black soot’ in order to end the environmental and health hazards it poses to the people of Rivers State.
Emerging trends in automobiles, safer environment, fuel efficiency
The automotive industry is presently undergoing utmost transformation. This new global trend is a crucial aspect of a digitally-enabled merging of social, and technological forces to ignite an outburst of innovation in the global transportation arena. Considering the size of the industry, the sector has the power to influence the direction in which humanity and…
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.
Government plans policy on plastic waste
As Nigeria celebrates on Tuesday this year’s World Environmental Day, Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is scheduled to grace the celebration at State House Banquet Hall in Abuja. Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril, who disclosed this at a Media forum, said the government attaches great importance.....
On pollution tax on vehicles
Following the recent trend all over the world to curb environmental and health hazards arising from pollution caused by vehicles’ hydrocarbon emission, the Federal Government, under a joint effort by the federal ministries of Environment, Petroleum Resources, Industry, Trade and Investment as well as United Nations and Global Fuel Economy....