Infant/maternal mortality: How oil spill impacts on Ogoni
In the past, when rivers and lands in Goi, K-Dere and Bodo communities in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State were free from oil spill, the environment displayed aquatic splendour. Fish, periwinkles and other sea animals were healthy and alive in the rivers. Then, pregnant women and children in these communities enjoyed nutritious delicacies…
Ogoni clean-up to commence last quarter of 2018
After preliminary work and investigation, the Ogoni clean-up will commence in the last quarter of this year, as 183 companies...
‘Resource control will end crude oil theft, artisanal refining’
Niger Delta stakeholders have warned that the menace of crude oil theft and artisanal refining will continue unabated in the region if the issue of resource control is not addressed.
Why Ogoni cleanup may not begin in August, by environmentalists
An environmental rights group, Social Action, has expressed reservations over Federal Government’s preparedness to commence the cleanup of Ogoni environment in August.
WHO, UNEP investigate cause of soot in Rivers
Officials of the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) have commenced investigation into the cause of widespread soot in Rivers State. Leader of the UN Delegation to Rivers State, Charles Ekong, from WHO Brazaville, Congo, disclosed its mission at the Government House, Port Harcourt yesterday. He said the investigation was…
FG begins medical outreach towards implementing UNEP report on Ogoniland
The Federal Government has commenced the second phase of its free medical outreach in Ogoniland.This is part of the activities to implement the United Nations Environment Protection Report (UNEP) in the area.
UN urges investors to align portfolios with Paris climate deal
Greater ambition to divest from fossil fuel investments and consistent climate action is needed from the global investor community to accelerate the move towards...
Africa’s iconic mammals threatened by poachers, armed groups, says UNEP
Elephants, giraffes, rhinos and other magnificent mammals targeted in wildlife conservation areas of Central Africa are under threat of extinction, caught in the crosshairs...