Friday April 18th, 2014
Friday April 18th, 2014
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We use neem trees to combat desertification and create jobs – Dr. Jibunoh

  /   in Climate Watch, Environment 12:43 am   /   Comments

Neem Trees

Talk of killing three birds with one stone! In his fight against desertification in the northern part of Nigeria which has claimed hundreds of hectares of farmland, leaving hunger, homelessness and poverty in its wake, Dr Newton Jibunoh, an engineer/environmentalist, has not only been successfully combating desert encroachment by planting neem trees, but has been reducing poverty, empowering women and youths economically and improving the educational infrastructure, teaching and learning aids in the communities.

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Tanus to partner sos Children’s Village on education

  /   in Environment 10:10 pm   /   Comments

Tanus Communications Limited, Wednesday, pledged to partner with the SOS Children’s Village in Lagos in the area of sponsorship, in furtherance of its Corporate Social Responsibility to its immediate community.

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Japan tsunami, nuclear disaster; Lessons for Nigeria – Amb. Shoji

  /   in Environment 12:09 am   /   Comments

Japanese Amb. Ryuichi Shoji

’How we are helping host country on power, technological devt’
Japanese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Ryuichi Shoji speaks on hinderances to Nigeria’s technological advancement and how his home country is helping to address them. Shoji also comments on the lessons Nigeria can learn from the tsunami and the attendant nuclear disaster that struck Japan about a year ago. Excerpt:

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Night stars converge for premiere of ‘Bent Arrows’

  /   in Environment 12:00 am   /   Comments

The late evening of April 14, 2011 will long be remembered as the night the Silverbird Galleria was blazed so brilliantly in a floodlit glory as movie and music stars and several other dignitaries gathered for the world premiere of the star studded movie ‘Bent Arrows’.

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FCT dump sites worrisome

  /   in Environment 12:10 am   /   Comments

ABUJA-The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, a few years ago is not a place to easily sight refuse dumps by the road side due to its nature as a preferred destination for meetings

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Nigeria to establish climate change insurance scheme for farmers

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This was stated in a communiqué issued the end of a two day conference on climate based micro-insurance: providing protection for Nigerian farmers, said despite the fact that over 90% of Nigeria’s agriculture is dependent on rain-fed systems.

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UN agency says combating desertification is a must

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ABUJA – Executive Secretary, UN Convention to Combat Desertification, Mr. Luc Gnacadja, said it is imperative for all nations in the world to intensify efforts in combating desertification.

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Fashola tasks children on climate change

  /   in Environment 12:00 am   /   Comments

Lagos State Government Last week marked the 3rd Anniversary of Climate Change Clubs in state schools in its efforts to educate school children on issues of climate change and groom them to become environmental ambassadors who will spread the message of mitigation and adaptive measures of curbing the menace of global warming to the larger society.

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Nigeria to develop low carbon strategy

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The Federal Government of Nigeria will pursue a low carbon development strategy to achieve Vision 2020 targets. This hint was dropped by the Minister of Environment, Mr John Odey in a message to the National Workshop on Developing a Low Carbon Industrial Strategy for Nigeria. The Minister stated Nigeria’s commitment to develop a low carbon industrial strategy that creates growth, employment and reduce emission of greenhouse gases.

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Lagos targets 733 million of water per day by 2011

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The Lagos Water Corporation (LWC), has unveiled its plan to meet the 733 million gallons per day (GPD) water needs for the projected 29 million population in Lagos in 2020.

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Okomu stakeholders petition Oshiomhole over deforestation

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Protection for Okomu National Park (PONPE), a coalition of stakeholder organisations and individuals and Local Advisory Committee for Okomu National Park (LAC_Okomu) have sent a petition to the Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole urging him to urgently look into what they called ‘’illegal logging, carting away of logs and bodily attacks on staff of the National Park situated at Arakhuan_Udo in Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo State, with the view to bringing the perpetrators to book”

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Climate Change: Banire raises alarm as Japan count cost of quake, tsunami

  /   in Environment 12:11 am   /   Comments

Lagos Commissioner for the Environment in Lagos State, Dr. Adeyemi Banire has raised alarm over the devastating effects of Climate Change on Nigeria.

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Catholic church campaigns for safe environment

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THE Catholic Church in Nigeria will on Sunday in Benin flagged-off the 2011 Lenten Campaign with the theme, “Sustaining Our Environment for Integral Human Development”.

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Lagos acquires tree transplanting equipment

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In its determination to sustain the greener Lagos initiative, an ongoing project of the Babatunde Fashola administration aimed at mitigating the effect of climate change, Lagos State Government has procured equipment to ensure healthy environment for economic growth and living.

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Protecting environment with gnetum africanum

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A Non Governmental Organization, Rural Infrastructure Services for Under-Served population, RISE-UP, has advocated the planting of Gnetum Africanum otherwise known as ‘Okazi’, ‘Afang’ or ‘Eru’ in our environment in order to protect.

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HOS lists sustainability to ensure success of MDGs

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Head of service, Prof Oladapo Afolabi, has identified positive development of the environment as the key to acheiving the 7th goal of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

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…Woos investors in wastewater management

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The Lagos State Government will tomorrow hold its first wastewater investment forum aimed at elevating the essential sector in structure, stature and sophistication. The one-day forum has “Wastewater Sectoral Policy, Unveiling the Investment Potentials’ as its theme

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Living Africa Environment Summit holds in Abuja

  /   in Environment 12:00 am   /   Comments

Plans have been concluded for International Living Africa Environmental Summit slated for this week in Abuja. The two-day gathering of environment stakeholders across the country and outside Nigeria, has its theme as “Environmental Awareness, Healthy Living, Water Resources Longevity and Emerging Technology”

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Ago residents carpet Fashola as early rain drops

  /   in Environment 12:10 am   /   Comments

RESIDENTS of Ago in Okota/Isolo local government have become apprehensive of their fate as the rains return earlier than expected, dashing hopes and prayers that Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola, will remember them in 2011 as the area will be worse hit in this new rainy season

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Lagos challenge Schools on Climate Change

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In its continued efforts to address the menace of climate change, the Lagos State Government through the Ministry of the Environment has tasked principals and teachers in Lagos schools to support the initiative of the Government in their respective schools.

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ECOWAS tasks FG on Bio-safety

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The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) recently, tasked the Federal Government to ensure bio-safety development in the region and as well embrace modern biotechnology.ECOWAS representative, Mr. Ernest Aubee stated this at the national consultative forum on draft West African Sub-regional bio-safety regulation held in Abuja, where urged the Federal Government to ensure that Nigeria as the giant of Africa set the pace in the area of bio safety

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NODSRA Visits Isheri oil spill site

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Officials of National Oilspill Detection and Response Agency (NODSRA) has visited the oil spill site at Isheri where they inspected the sub-soil oil leakage that has been polluting the underground water and the environment in the area

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Intrigues threathen oil spill management

  /   in Environment 12:10 am   /   Comments

Efforts at managing oil spill in Nigeria may come under bureaucratic intrigues as the Ministry of Petroleum has initiated a move to jettison the existing National Oil Spill Contingency Plan endorsed in 2003, by the Obasanjo adminstration

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Sokoto flood victims get N80 million

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No fewer than Six hundred and eighty-one victims of last year flood in Gwadabawa local government have received the sum of N80 million from Sokoto state government, State Water Resources Commissioner, Alhaji Umaru Walin-Isa, has disclosed

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Taking advantage of carbon trade

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Experts on environment have predicted that Nigeria can make over N34 billion on sale of carbon credit the nation is able to implement Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD), projects

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Jos Crisis drives up food prices

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The intractable crisis rocking Jos and its environ is beginning to take its toll on some food items notably iris potatoes, cabbages, green peas, onions which are produced in the Middle Belt plateau

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NCC Clarifies stand on Base station masts

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The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission Engr. Eugene Ikemefuna Juwah has emphasized the need for cooperation among all the regulatory agencies in the country to ensure interest of government and business operators are not jeopardised

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Lagos Climate Change Summit task Stakeholders

  /   in Environment 12:30 am   /   Comments

Arising from the three-day summit on climate change at the weekend, stakeholders at the 3rd edition of the annual summit organized by Lagos State Government have recommended that Lagos State should consider the adoption of the functional assessment framework approach to climate change actions as a way of facilitating the implementation of adaptation strategies.

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Carbon credit: Nig to generate over N34b

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ABUJA – Experts said Nigeria can make over N34 billion on sale of carbon credit the nation is able to implement Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD), projects.

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FG allocates N5b on seedlings to combat deforestation…To plant 36m trees

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ABUJA – In order to combat the problem of deforestation in Nigeria, the Federal Government has allocated five billion naira (N5B), to plant seedlings to help in combating deforestation challenges in the nation.

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Cross river housing units for civil servants ready august

  /   in Environment 5:35 pm   /   Comments

About 200 of the 610 housing units constructed in Akpabuyo near Calabar for Civil and Public Servants by the Cross River State Government is expected to be completed in August this year.

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Carbon credit: Nig to generate over N34b

  /   in Environment   /   Comments

Experts said Nigeria can make over N34 billion on sale of carbon credit the nation is able to implement Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD), projects.

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