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Nigerian govt approves new environment policy

Nigerian govt approves new environment policy

The Nigerian government has approved a new environment policy which seeks to capture some of the emerging issues in environment matters. According to Premium Times, this was revealed, Wednesday, by the Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, presided by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja “We took a memo ...

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Experts seek review of Nigeria’s bio-safety management act

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Alarmed by the rate of environmental degradation and devastations associated with climate change and human activities, environmentalists have called for a review of the Nigeria Bio-safety Management Act in order to check electronic waste in the country, The Guardian reports. They argued that environmental degradations and devastations associated with climate change have wrecked urban and rural livelihoods. According to them, ...

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World Bank honours Nigerian lawyer over support for environment

World Bank honours Nigerian lawyer over support for environment

The Guardian reports that World Bank has issued a certificate of appreciation to a Nigerian lawyer, Olaseni Oyefeso, for his contribution to “Enabling the Business of Agriculture” 2017 World Bank project. Oyefeso was identified as an expert on Nigerian Law regarding environmental matters. He was contracted by the World Bank in February 2016 to render legal support on Nigerian laws ...

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Oyo state to prosecute environmental offenders

Oyo state to prosecute environmental offenders

Oyo State government will prosecute environmental offenders from February 1. The Nation reports that the government listed offences as indiscriminate refuse dumping, street trading, air pollution, illegal erection of structures on set back roads, among others. Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources Isaac Ishola and Commissioner for Information and Culture Toye Arulogun said this in Ibadan yesterday, The Nation reports. ...

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LASG begins protection of monumental arcades

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Reports show that the Lagos State Government has begun the protection of all monumental arcades from street traders, hawkers and other environmental nuisances across the state. PM News reports that the Head, Public Affairs Unit, Lagos State Task Force, Adebayo Taofiq, said in a statement on Monday that the monuments were cultural heritage and played other important roles. “They are ...

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How Federal Government would spend $1 billion on Ogoni land clean up

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Federal Government has explained how it would spend the $1 billion fund set aside for the clean up of Ogoni land, Rivers State. The Guardian reports that the Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed said it had initiated deliberate robust efforts to deploy men, money and materials towards re-mediating the Ogoniland in line with global best practices of the United Nations ...

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Minister decries oil spills incidents in Niger Delta

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The Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed has denounced the devastating impacts of oil spills on environment, health and livelihoods of the people in rural and urban communities. The Guardian reports that Mohammed, who spoke at 10th anniversary of National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), regretted the growing level of oil spill incidents caused by the activities of illegal ...

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SWRC begins pilot scheme on waste recycling in schools in Lagos

SWRC begins pilot scheme on waste recycling in schools in Lagos

The Guardian reports that a Lagos-based group, Sustainable Waste Recycling Community of Nigeria (SWRC Nigeria) has commenced an innovative  programme aimed at transfering sustainable development principles to Nigerian youths. According to The Guardian, the initiative called “The Youth and 3 Rs” programme and targeted on the improvement of Nigeria’s recycling rate among the youths through member schools is anchored by ...

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COP 22: Nigeria make moves to revive Lake Chad basin

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The Guardian reports that Nigeria has announced plans to pursue the reviving Lake Chad Project in collaboration with African Union Commission at the on-going United Nations climate change conference. According to The Guardian , the Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, who made this known during a pre –press conference on COP22 in Abuja, said varying degrees of work, including the feasibility study ...

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FG to use new innovation to tackle oil spillage

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The Federal Government has made it known that it will adopt a new innovation to tackle oil spillage. The Nation reports that the Minister of Environment, Hajia Amina Mohammed spoke yesterday in Abuja on government’s plan at a workshop on Oil Spill Trajectory Modelling in Maritime Environment. She said the Federal Government would adopt the technology through the National Oil ...

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