Enabling environment for Dangote port, refinery our priority – NIMASA DG

January 26, 2024 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has said the agency is committed to ensuring Dangote Ports and refinery is not hindered by the implementation of the regulatory instrument under the provisions of the cabotage law.   Dr. Jamoh, who made the assertions during a courtesy visit by a delegation from Dangote Port operations, led Read More

Protect, preserve, conserve environment, minister charges Nigerians

January 16, 2024 Helen Oji 0

The Federal Ministry of Environment has called on all Nigerians and stakeholders to take personal responsibility for the protection, preservation and conservation of the environment. The Minister of Environment, Balarabe Abbas Lawal made the call during a retreat organized by the ministry for Directors, Heads of Agencies in Kaduna State. Lawal stated that Departments, Agencies, Programmes and special projects of Read More

Why economic decline, other crisis persist in Africa – IPCR DG

November 19, 2023 Admin III 0

The Director-General (DG) of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Dr Joseph Ochogwu, has said leadership failure is one of the root causes of the economic decline and crisis that affects Nigeria and Africa. The DG said this in Abuja during an Experiential Leadership series in Africa themed: “Post Crisis Cohesion in Africa: Leadership and the practice of Read More

Lagos, NCF raise awareness on solutions to environmental sustainability, plastic pollution

October 23, 2023 Admin III 0

The Lagos State Government has partnered the Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF) to stage the Annual ‘Walk for Nature” event to raise awareness on solution to plastic pollution and promote environmental sustainability. The Commissioner of the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tokunbo Wahab, who represented by Dr Hassan Sanuth, said that the collaboration between the state and the NCF in the Read More

Conducive business environment panacea to youth migration – Elumelu

October 20, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Founder/Chairman, Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Mr. Tony Elumelu, has said that a conducive business environment is the panacea to Africa’s youth migration. Elumelu, who said this at a dinner held for visiting European Union (EU) Commissioner for International Partnerships, Ms Jutta Urpilainen, in Abuja, added that youth migration can only stop when the continent’s leaders develop an economy where Read More

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

July 10, 2023 Admin III 0

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

May 30, 2023 Admin III 0

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

May 30, 2023 Admin III 0

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