NGOs want FG to withdraw order for oil exploitation in Ogoni
Two Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) and We the People have joined forces with Ogoni people in Rivers State...
Mitee: Ogoni cleanup still opaque, recipe for unrest
There are certain things that UNEP said should be done first, and these are fundamentals. Number one, people are drinking water that benzene and other carcinogenic substances are 100 times beyond the acceptable minimum anywhere in the world.
‘Nigeria needs 11m jobs annually to tackle youth unemployment’
Nigeria needs to create about 11 million new jobs yearly to tackle youth unemployment facing the country. The Regional Coordinator, United Nations Environment Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Assembly (EBAFOSA), Dr Richard Munang, disclosed this at the UNEP-EBAFOSA Nigeria policy harmonisation meeting for implementing the Economic Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP), and Climate Action, held…
Ogoni cleanup delay: Denying people good drinking water
The Federal Government’s intention to clean up and restore Ogoni land still looks like a mirage, as there is no clarity of purpose and transparency in executing the assignment 17 years after the UNEP report. Among the 11 things recommended for the cleanup and restoration template was provision of drinking water to communities with contaminated…
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…
Used cars threatening Africans, environment, says study
African and South Asian countries may miss national targets to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions unless rich countries stop using them as dumping grounds for millions of old cars, known as clunkers, a study has warned.
‘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.
Port Harcourt: Anger, anxiety as soot takes over skyline, environs
The ranking of Port Harcourt as the world’s most polluted city in the world has not just increased panic among residents but has forced some wealthy residents and those who have alternative homes to begin relocating from the city.
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…