Thursday, February 9, 2023

Environment

HEDA visits UN Deputy Secretary General, calls for effective action on climate change, illicit...

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By Grace Audu - As part of strategic advocacy on energy transition, the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre) closed the year 2022 with a courtesy visit to the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations and Chair...

Shell accepts to pay €15m compensation to 3 farmers in Niger Delta over oil...

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By Barbara Kalu - Shell, an international energy company, has accepted to pay €15 million (about N7.116 billion) compensation to three Nigerian farmers and their villages in Niger Delta. According to a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report, farmers with...

Climate Change: Between Harriman and Kayanja Ideologies

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By Jerome-Mario Chijioke Utomi - The debate on climate change is among the most presently discussed topics on the surface of the earth. All these years, I have, going by the commentaries from the Western world believed that Africa’s non-commitment to...

President Buhari to attend 1st World Bio Summit in South Korea

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By David Iorja (ABUJA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will Sunday depart Abuja for Seoul, South Korea to participate in the First World Bio Summit, 2022. Jointly organized by the Government of the Republic of Korea and the World Health Organisation (WHO), the...

Kadafur presents relief materials to flood victims in Dikwa

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By Sadiq Abubakar, (MAIDUGURI) Flood Disaster Committee led by the Deputy Governor of Borno State, Hon Umar Usman Kadafur has presented relief materials to victims of flood disaster in Dikwat town. Presenting the relief materials, the Deputy Governor said the items...

World Ozone Day: FG unveils Nigeria Cooling Action Plan

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The Federal Government on Friday unveiled the Nigeria Cooling Action Plan (N-CAP), to promote sustainable and affordable access to cooling system. The Minister of Environment, Mr Mohammed Abdullahi, while unveiling the N-CAP at the commemoration of World Ozone Day (WOD)...

Africa holds ministers’ meeting on environment

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The 18th session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) kicked off here Thursday. AMCEN, on the theme of "Securing people's well-being and ensuring environmental sustainability in Africa," focuses on health, food, energy and financial crises that negatively...

EU commits €70,000 to combat floods in Nigeria

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The European Union (EU) has provided €70,000 as emergency preparedness to reduce the impact of floods in the country. This is contained in a statement by the body on Tuesday and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...

Anambra State is headquarters of gully erosion in Africa – Climate expert reveals

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The Climate Change Education and Action Programme has stated that Anambra state is the headquarters of gully erosion in Africa and remains the worst hit by climate change in Africa. Elochukwu Ezenekwe, Africa’s foremost climate change expert and Head, Climate...

I’ll reposition NNDC to meet core mandate, Niger Delta Minister Umana Okon Umana promises

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By Barbara Kalu - New Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Umana Okon Umana, has said that under his leadership, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) will be repositioned and rebranded to achieve its core mandate as a vehicle to...

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32,000 Cameroonians seeking refuge in Nigeria – UN

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The UN has said that no fewer than 32,000 Cameroonians fleeing insecurity and  violence are currently taking refuge in Nigeria. UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator...

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