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Nigeria: Shrinking Goronyo dam threatens livelihood of millions

In the past year, water levels have dropped to just 10 percent of its capacity, forcing authorities to ration water to homes. The lives and livelihoods of two million people in Nigeria are under threat because of a lack of water. Levels in the Goronyo dam...

World Earth Day: Nigeria urges citizens to stop plastic pollution

The federal government has urged Nigerians to take proactive measures that will end plastic pollution and protect the planet. The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril, gave the advice in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by his media aide, Esther Agbarakwe, to...

Erosion: Buhari to declare state of emergency in Anambra

The people of Orumba North and Orumba South in Anambra have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency to the unending erosion disaster in the federal constituency. They made the request in Abuja on Friday when the traditional and town union leaders,...

FG to begin Ogoniland clean-up in August

The Federal Government is to begin the remediation phase of oil impacted sites in Ogoniland in August, Dr Marvin Dekil, the Coordinator of the Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project (HYPREP), has said. Dekil made the disclosure on the sidelines of a medical outreach organised by...

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis Damian Carrington Environment editor Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the...

Nigeria joins regional race on green bonds

Nigeria is joining a silent revolution. Only three countries have issued a sovereign green bond — Poland, France and Fiji — and now Nigeria is the most recent member of the movement. As an oil-producing giant, the country has long been in search of...

Nigeria eyes Low Carbon Investments Opportunities to drive economic growth

Nigeria eyes Low Carbon Investments Opportunities to drive economic growth as the Nigeria economic summit group today hosted a workshop on “Low Carbon Investment Opportunities” in the country. It was a strategic forum that brought together stakeholders from the energy, finance, business and governance space...

Shell’s Climate Push Fails to Cut Emissions

Oil major’s direct greenhouse-gas output is highest since 2 014CEO vows to expand in biofuels, car-charging and renewables   (Bloomberg) Royal Dutch Shell Plc is demonstrating how tough it is for a massive, 100-year-old oil company to become a friend to the climate. Shell’s greenhouse-gas emissions...

NBA launches $300m AfDB fund for Niger Basin

The Niger Basin Authority (NBA) has launched a 300-million-dollar fund with the African Development Bank (AfDB) for technical and environmental studies to protect the basin from the consequences of climate change. The Executive Secretary of NBA, Dr Abderahim Hamid, made this known on Friday at...

Nigeria’s Irresponsible Actions in Ogoniland

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) considers the actions of the Nigerian government and Shell towards Ogoni as very irresponsible, especially in respect of the recent oil war perpetrated by some Nigerian oil firms on Ogoni. We bemoan government silence as...
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