Anambra: Varsity dons seek collaboration, attitudinal change for sustainable environment

August 10, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Scholars at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), Awka, Anambra state, Thursday, urged collaborative efforts and attitudinal change towards managing and sustaining the environment in the country. They spoke at NAU’s Faculty of Environmental Sciences (FES’) maiden installation and award ceremony of environmental sustainability partners (ESPS) organised in conjunction with a taskforce on waste disposal and environmental cleaniness held at the Read More

Sustaining environment through tree planting campaign

The task of reclaiming environmental degradation caused by insurgency cannot be over-emphasised. MUAZU ABARI reports that tree planting is one of such. The importance of tree planting in the socio-economic development and continued existence of mankind is no longer a child-play. That is to say that trees play important roles in the life of a man and the environment. It Read More

Climate change: SCI harps on tree planting to preserve environment 

June 21, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Save the Children International (SCI), Nigeria, has harped on the need to encourage children in preserving their  environment through tree planting. During the campaign on tree planting campaign at Jabi 1,Junior Secondary School in Abuja, the Health and Nutrition Advocacy Officer, SCI Nigeria, Faith Osaretin said it became necessary because the campaign was meant to encourage the students to plant Read More

Day of African Child: SCI advocates safe, accessible digital environment

June 16, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

In commemoration of the 2023 Day of the African Child Save the Children International Nigeria (SCI) has called for a safe and accessible digital environment for children to learn and grow up healthy. SCI Director, Advocacy, Campaign, Communication and Media, Amanuel Mamo, made the call during the celebration in collaboration with the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, in Read More

FG approves 6 maritime conventions, others to promote cleaner marine environment

June 8, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Federal Government has approved the ratification of six maritime conventions and protocols that promote cleaner marine environment, ship-breaking cri teria, global standard for fishing crew and response to oil pollution casualties. The approval, conveyed through the Federal Ministry of Transportation to Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency(NIMASA) has kick started Nigeria’s preparation to align with the global maritime community Read More

World Bank to renovate ministry of environment hall

Former Minister of Environment, Barr. Mohammed Hassan Abdullahi has officially flaggs-off the renovation of Ministry’s Conference Hall to give it a new look for hosting of various National/ International and bilateral meetings between the Ministry and Development Partners. Abdullahi, while flagging-off the project recently in Abuja,charged the contractor handling the project to ensure standard and professionalism in project implementation and Read More

Environment: Minister tasks newly deployed permanent secretary to sustain tempo

Former Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, has tasked the newly deployed Permanent Secretary to the Ministry, Ibrahim Yusufu Idris to sustain tempo in achieving the mandates of the Ministry. The ex-minister disclosed this during his farewell speech at the handover ceremony to the Permanent Secretary in his Office, Abuja. The former minister thanked the Management and staff of the Ministry Read More

Firm commits to bridge housing deficit in Nigeria

April 11, 2023 Admin III 0

Lagos-based real estate company, Messrs Chateau Royal real estate limited has pledged to bridge the housing deficit in the country by provide enabling environment for investors and subscribers to buy homes at affordable price. The Managing Director of the company, Oluwatobi Osonuga gave the assurance at the firm’s appreciation night of honour and glam held at the Naval dockyard in Read More

Sanwo-Olu’s aide assures Lagosians of more goodies, better deal 

April 3, 2023 Adewale Ajayi 0

Residents of Lagos state have been assured of better condition of service and more goodies from the state  governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat. The assurance was given by the chief press secretary to the governor, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, when he appeared on a political interview programme on Silverbird Television anchored by Chris Kehinde Nwandu.   He said the governor is happy about Read More

Niger Delta: NGO groans over gas flaring, blames FG, governors 

March 27, 2023 Uko Etim 0

A non-governmental organisation, We The People, has criticised the federal government and governors of the 36 states of Nigeria for allowing oil companies to continue to flare gas despite the health and environmental problems it poses in the oil producing communities in the Niger Delta region. The executive director of the organisation, Mr. Ken Henshaw, spoke weekend in Eket local Read More

Rotary Club to build Peace Garden in UNIABUJA 

March 22, 2023 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Rotary Club of Abuja Maitama Tuesday has unfolded plans to build a Peace Garden in the University of Abuja.  The President of the Club, Rtn. Yusuf Alli unfolded the plan at the foundation laying ceremony for the garden and tree planting to mark this year’s International Day of Forests.  During the exercise, the Club planted some fruit trees for the Read More

Expert calls for consumer-requirement model in built environment

March 21, 2023 Admin III 0

An Abuja-based real estate expert, Mr. Benjamin Onigbinde, has called for a consumer-requirement model in the built environment. Onigbinde, who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sigvent Property Trust Limited, told our reporter that the model if adopted would allow consumers to have a building of their choice built to their satisfaction. He said a situation whereby housing design Read More

Gov’ship poll: Army reiterates commitment to adequate security in Gombe

March 17, 2023 Auwal Ahmad 0

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship and Houses of Assembly elections, the 301 Artillery Regiment (General Support), Nigerian Army, Gombe state, has reiterated its commitment to providing a peaceful and conducive environment for the good people of the state. The Public Relations Officer, 301 Arty Regt (GS) Nigerian Army, Gombe, Captain MO Attah, gave the assurance in a statement in Gombe Friday. Read More

The NBA-SBL fireside chat on business environment

March 13, 2023 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

The Business Law Weekly of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL), had a robust discourse featuring the founding Partner of George Etomi and Partners and founding Chairman of the NBA-SBL, George Etomi, who spoke on a number of key issues bordering on the law, SBL, and the Nigerian business environment. According to the Chairman, Media and Publicity Read More

Environment minister unveils solid waste management report

February 21, 2023 Admin III 0

The Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi has unveiled the report on the Gap Analysis of the Solid Waste Management Sector, Database User Guide Manual and National Roadmap on Solid Waste Management in Nigeria. The minister said the report is coming at the appropriate time due to daunting challenges the country is facing as a result of poor Solid Waste Management. Read More

From a safe environment to quality leadership

February 13, 2023 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

Some issues came under scrutiny in the last few days during national discourse. They border on the environment and leadership. To start with, a call has gone to governments at all levels to strengthen agencies connected with gathering related hydrological information in order to encourage rain water harvesting for a safe environment. A Professor of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Read More

Sunshine stars: Elegbeleye backs Ondo government’s sell off idea 

November 24, 2022 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Former director general, National Sports Commission (NSC) Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye has thrown his weight behind Ondo state government led by governor Rotimi Akeredolu to sell off  Sunshine Stars Football Club of Akure to a genuine investor. Few days ago, the Ondo state government muted the idea of selling Sunshine Stars FC to ‘a genuine investor’ “The state can decide to sell the Read More

Akwa Ibom: Udom pledges commitment to quality environment

July 19, 2022 Helen Oji With agency 0

The newly appointed Minister of State for Environment, Udi Udom has affirmed his commitment to contributing to the on-going efforts at securing a quality environment conducive for good health and wellbeing of fauna and flora through the promotion of sustainable use of natural resources. Speaking while taking over from Chief Sharon Ikeazor who is now deployed to the Niger Delta Read More

Nigeria’ll execute Ogoni clean-up based on global standards – Minister

April 25, 2022 Helen Oji 0

The Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, has assured of the federal government’s commitment to the execute the Ogoni clean-up project based on global standards. The minister gave the assurance when the Managing Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company, Mr Osagie Okunbor, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. “Let me assure you that part of my mandate and the directive Read More

Global warming: Embark on aggressive tree planting now, FAN tells FG

March 21, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Chairman Board of Trustees of the Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN), Chief James Bola Odebiyi, Monday, tasked governments in Nigeria to embark on aggressive tree planting across the country. Speaking on the International Day of Forests after concluding the association’s 43rd annual conference, Chief Odebiyi said this is necessary to reduce the impact on global warming on the country due Read More

Climate change and threat to human health, environment

March 7, 2022 Admin III 0

The report by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has shown that climate change continues to poses threat to human well being, health and the environment; HELEN OJI writes. Human-induced climate change is causing dangerous and widespread disruptions in nature and affecting the lives of billions of people around the world despite efforts to mitigate the risks. People and ecosystems Read More

Unizik to host 23rd ACCE conference

October 31, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Department of Mass Communication Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka has won the hosting right for the 23rd International conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) of African Council for Communication Education (ACCE), Nigeria Chapter. According to a statement by the Head of Department Prof. Chinwe Uzochukwu, the conference will bring stakeholders together to tackle Nigeria’s security, food, health, environmental and economic Read More

ICT, entrepreneurship key to addressing unemployment – Oseni

October 31, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The chairman, Senate Committee on ICT and Cyber Crime, Senator Yakubu Oseni, has emphasised the importance of ICT and entrepreneurship skills following their demand in every sphere of the country. Senator Oseni stated this during the opening ceremony of the Al-Muhibbah Institute of ICT and entrepreneurship located in Kubwa, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. He said that both ICT and Read More

The new face of Lagos and legislative watch

October 28, 2021 Admin III 0

Lagos is working especially in the present democratic dispensation where the current leadership of the state assembly have complemented the executive arm to deliver dividends of democracy. TEMITOPE MUSOWO reports. The popular saying of an average Lagos state lawmaker who believes he lacks executive power or budgetary allocation is that his job is simply to make laws, represent the constituents Read More

BASEPA begins fumigation of Bauchi towns against malaria

October 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the outbreak of malaria in Bauchi state in recent time, the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA) has begun fumigation of six local governments in the state against mosquitos. The Director General of the agency Dr Ibrahim Kabir who flagged off the exercise Saturday at government house Bauchi explained that the fumigation was part of efforts to kill mosquitos Read More