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Afforestation: NGO tasks FCT residents on tree planting

By Gami Tadanyigbe Kwali (FCT), Sept. 16, 2020 An NGO, Chamber of Good Governance Initiative, on Wednesday called on residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to plant trees in their areas to accelerate afforestation in the territory. Mrs Gloria Ayuba, the Project Director of...

Mining, coal burning cause global warming, climate change– Stakeholders

By Deji Abdulwahab Abuja, Sept. 10, 2020 Stakeholders in the environment sector have kicked against the method adopted in coal mining activities, saying such mining and burning are responsible for global warming and climate change. They spoke on Thursday at a training in Abuja for...

Environmentalist worries over effect of inconsistent rainfall on food security

By Mercy Omoike Lagos, Sept. 8,2020 An environmentalist, Mr Adewole Taiwo, says the current inconsistent rainfall patterns in the country will have negative effect on food security. Taiwo, the Executive Director of Recycle Points, an NGO, made the observation in an interview with newsmen...

Group seeks indigenous tree preservation to boost biodiversity

By Uchenna Eletuo Lagos, Sept. 7, 2020 A group, Urban Tree Revival Initiative (UTRI), on Monday called for the preservation of indigenous trees to boost biodiversity in the country. Ms Omobola Eko, UTRI Founder and Project Lead, made the call in an interview with newsmen, ahead...

Sanitation: NOA mobilizes Sokoto communities against open defecation

By Habibu Harisu Sokoto, Sept. 2, 2020 The National Orientation Agency (NOA), has commenced active community engagements against open defecations in rural communities in Sokoto State. The state Director of NOA, Alhaji Maude Danchadi disclosed this at a stakeholders meeting on ‘Clean Nigeria: Use the Toilet’...

Climate: Group decries information gap between state authorities, NiMET

By Obinna Unaeze Bida (Niger) Sept. 2, 2020 The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) on Wednesday, decried the information gap between States Agricultural Development Authorities and the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET). Malam Garba Ibrahim, Lead Facilitator, HEDA, made this known in Bida during a...

Flood destroys property in Kaduna community

By Ezra Musa Kaduna, Sept. 1, 2020 Many houses have been submerged in Asikolaye, Kaduna South Local Government Area, destroying property of residents, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The flooding, which occurred after a downpour on Monday evening, lasted till Tuesday morning and...

Oil majors Is in Trouble. Its Plan: Flood Africa With Plastic.

By Hiroko Tabuchi, Michael Corkery and Carlos Mureithi Confronting a climate crisis that threatens the fossil fuel industry, oil companies are racing to make more plastic. But they face two problems: Many markets are already awash with plastic, and few countries are willing to be...

Nigeria pledges support for sustained policy implementation towards Africa’s biodiversity preservation

By Grace Alegba Lagos, Aug. 23, 2020 The Minister of the Environment, Dr Mohammed Abubakar, has pledged support for policy implementation towards reversal of unsustainable management practices from human induced factors causing biodiversity loss in Africa. Abubakar was quoted, in a statement issued on Sunday...

NGOs collaborate to clear drains, motor parks to avert flooding

By Aisha Cole Lagos, Aug. 22, 2020 African Clean-Up Initiative (ACI), an NGO, on Saturday said it partnered with other NGOs to sensitise and clean up drainage in some parts of Lagos state to avoid flooding. Mr Alexander Akhigbe, Chief Environmental Officer of ACI, made this...
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