Stakeholders urge reversal of biodiversity losses in West Africa
Irked by the catastrophic biodiversity loss in the African continent, experts have called for the reversal of human-induced threats and unsustainable management practices across Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region.
Govt plans Niger Delta mangrove restoration project
As part of measures to ensure the protection of mangroves and oceans, the Federal Government has kick-started a National Mangrove Restoration Project...
FG, UNDP unfold COVID-19 environment sector recovery plan
Considering potential environmental challenges in the post-COVID-19 pandemic period, the Federal Ministry of Environment has released strategic activities and initiatives that will be implemented in the medium term towards sustainable development of the country’s environment sector.
‘Biodiversity protection key to post-COVID-19 recovery’
In a bid to recover greener and better planet for the people, the Minister of State for Environment, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor has stressed the need for stakeholders in the sector and Nigerians to stay on track with the climate targets.
Federal Government calls for more efforts to restore ecosystems, curb climate change
In the wake of the 2020 World Earth Day, the Federal Government has called for scaling up all efforts to preserve and restore natural ecosystems, enhance waste management systems and mitigate climate change.
‘Why Buhari refused assent to NOSDRA amendment bill’
Following concerns by stakeholders on the refusal of the President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency...
River’s Finima Nature Park closer to Ramsar site recognition
The Federal Ministry of Environment has nominated Finima Nature Park in River State, a Ramsar Site of International Importance. Finima Nature Park is a 1,000 hectares land of freshwater swamp forest lying along Nigeria’s southern coastal area on Bonny Island, Rivers State.
Ikeazor sets up anti-graft unit in environment ministry
The Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, yesterday said the inauguration of Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) in the ministry was overdue.
Open defecation can increase rate of sexual assault on children, women — Minister
Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, the Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Environment said on Saturday that Open Defecation (OD) could lead to an increase in the rate of sexual assault on children and women.