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NOSDRA subjects Shell’s “leaking” pipeline to third-party examination

Yenagoa, Oct. 23, 2020 The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) says it has subjected a section of the 14″ Okordia-Rumuekpe pipeline to third-party examination to resolve the dispute on the cause of a Nov 12, 2019 leak at Shell’s oilfields...

Oil Spills: Environmentalists berate Shell for defying regulatory compliance

By Nathan Nwakamma Yenagoa, Oct. 22, 2020 Environmentalists on Thursday berated the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) for poor compliance to regulatory verdict on oil spill matters in its operational fields in the Niger Delta region. They recalled that the spill regulatory agency, National...

Group counsels Kano residents on proper utilisation of dump sites

By Aisha Ahmed Kano, Oct. 22, 2020 The Chairman of Kano Self-help Group, Mr Ibrahim Kofarnaisa, has counselled residents of the city on proper utilisation of dump sites to avoid environmental pollution. Kofarnaisa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview on Thursday...

Parts supplier Continental target of renewed emissions scandal raids

Hanover, Oct. 22, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Investigators have once again targeted parts supplier Continental in connection with the emissions cheating scandal that rocked auto giant, Volkswagen. Company locations in the German city of Hanover, where it is headquartered, and Regensburg were searched on Sept. 22, a...

Agency urges Gombe State residents to use gas instead of firewood

By Peter Uwumarogie Gombe, Oct. 22, 2020 The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has called on residents of Gombe state to embrace environmentally-friendly approaches in the conduct of their daily activities to reduce pollution and deforestation. Mr Charles Sharah, the North-East Zonal...

NiMet predicts cloudy, thundery weather activities Sunday to Tuesday

By Gabriel Agbeja Abuja, Oct. 17, 2020 (NiMet) The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy, thundery weather activities across the nation. NiMe’s weather outlook released on Saturday in Abuja predicted cloudiness over most parts of the North with slim chances of isolated thunderstorms over Kaduna...

NGO trains women on accessing loans to address climate change

By Angela Atabo Abuja, Oct.16, 2020 An NGO, Centre for 21st Century Issues on Friday trained women on understanding climate finance and Green Climate Fund (GCF) and how to access loans to fight climate change in Nigeria. The Executive Director of the centre, Ms Titilope...

Increase budgetary provision for disaster management, climate resilience, CSOs urge FG

By Okeoghene Abuja, Oct. 16, 2020 A Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has called on the Federal Government to increase budgetary provision for disaster management and climate resilience. Mr Kolawole Amusat, the Acting Zonal Coordinator for South-West Nigeria, Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet),...

E-waste can create job opportunities, promote development-DG NESREA

By Vivian Emoni Abuja, Oct. 14, 2020 Prof. Aliyu Jauro, Director-General, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), on Wednesday said that E-waste business would create job opportunities and promote development in the country. Jauro said this while delivering a speech to commemorate International Day...

Enviromentalist calls for proactive measures to save Niger-Delta

By Clara Egbogota Asaba, Oct. 14, 2020 An environmentalist, Mr Okezi Odugala, has called for mitigation and adaptation approach by relevant stakeholders as proactive measures to save the Niger Delta area from climate change disasters. Odugala, also the Executive Director of Eziodu Initiative for Sustainable Environmental...
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