Nigeria (Page 2)
Isheri Oil Spillage: LASEPA Asks NNPC to Avert DisasterAfricaFiles | 26 Feb 2011
The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) has asked the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to make a stronger effort toward repairing the damaged pipes in Isheri. This request is being made in the hopes that disasters such as fires fueled by the oil spills can be avoided.
Shell accused over misleading figures on Nigeria oil spillsAfricaFiles | 12 Feb 2011
Amnesty International and Friends of the Earth International have filed an official complaint against oil giant Shell for breaches of basic standards for responsible business set out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Spain's salad growers are modern-day slaves, say charitiesGuardian Unlimited | 07 Feb 2011
Investigation uncovers plight of migrant workers who live in appalling conditions and are paid half of legal minimum wageThe exploitation of tens of thousands of migrants used to grow salad vegetables for British supermarkets has been uncovered by a Guardian investigation into the €2bn-a-year...
Daily Independentindependentngonline.com | 27 Jan 2011
Experts are optimistic that organic agriculture could provide Nigeria the much desired economic emancipation at a time the world is craving for alternative farming measures that preserves the environment and provides healthy foods to the people. Consequently, a network of researchers, farmers and...
Just Building a Million Latrines Won't Solve Sanitation CrisisAllAfrica.com | 26 Jan 2011
The deadline for the world to meet its millennium development goals is now only four years away, yet in sub-Saharan Africa, there are still 570 million people without adequate sanitation, and it will be another 200 years before just half of the population of this region have access to a safe, private toilet. In Nigeria where I live - alongside one-fifth of the continent's population - sanitation coverage stands at just 32%.
Nigeria: Govt Exploring Renewable Energy Options - AbubakarAllAfrica.com | 18 Jan 2011
The Federal Ministry of Environment and the Federal Ministry of Health are collaborating to build a modem where we can utilise wastes to generate electricity, using both municipal wastes and agricultural wastes, and to teach Nigerians on what type of their wastes that they can use to generate energy either for cooking or for lighting.
Nnimmo Bassey - Right Livelihood Award recipientAfricaFiles | 17 Jan 2011
Nnimmo Bassey has been awarded the Right Livelihood Award "for revealing the full ecological and human horrors of oil production and for his inspired work to strengthen the environmental movement in Nigeria and globally".
Nigeria: E-Waste and Environmental ProtectionAllAfrica.com | 11 Jan 2011
Adopting information Technology may be desirable, but there is an ugly side to it, which has to do with hazards arising in e-waste. The Nigerian government has made concerted efforts over the years to embrace Information Technology by setting up various agencies that would facilitate the domestication of the technology. Such agencies include the Information Technology Agency (NITDA), the Digital Bridge Institute. and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), among others.
UN urges clean-up following acute lead poisoning in NigeriaUNEP | 07 Jan 2011
The UN has released a report calling on Nigerian authorities to prevent further lead poisoning in the country. Abnormally high rates of death and illness among children have been recorded since the beginning of 2010 in Zamfara State.
Nigeria: Oil Spill Incidents in Hit 3,700AllAfrica.com | 21 Dec 2010
Lagos — The oil spill incidents in Nigeria have hit 3,700 in mid-December 2010 even as the federal government at the weekend commenced the review of national action plan for oil spill preparedness and response. Director, Department of Oil Spill Detection and Response, National Oil Spill Detection...
CLIMATE CHANGE: Health on the back burnerIRIN News | 13 Dec 2010
A joint pilot study by Nurses Across the Borders, a Nigerian health NGO, and SeaTrust Institute, a US- based scientific and educational non-profit organization, will collect data to help map the impact of global warming on malaria in the West African country.
Nigeria: Revolutionising Electronics Through Eco-FriendlinessAllAfrica.com | 02 Dec 2010
Promoters of the Panasonic brand of electronic products contend that they exist to benefit people and improve society. The worldwide electronic giant held its annual convention in Nigeria last week where it showcased a number of the latest brands from its stable. Many of the distributors at the convention lauded the eco-friendly and energy-saving brands put on show at the Civic Centre in Lagos.
Nigeria/Benin: Global Warming - Edo Govt to Plant One Million TreesAllAfrica.com | 02 Dec 2010
Benin — Edo State Government has said it would plant at least million trees a year as a measure to reduce the effect of climate change. The process, according to Governor Adams Oshiomhole, has already started in 2009 with the planting of 250,000 forest tree seedlings in the state forest reserve and later increased to 400,000 at Ologbo and South Ibie Forest Reserve.
Africa warned of 'slum' cities danger as its population passes 1bnGuardian Unlimited | 24 Nov 2010
Lagos to overtake Cairo as largest urban area by 2015. Africa has joined India and China as the third region of the world to reach a population of 1 billion people, and it is expected to double its numbers by 2050, the UN says. By then, there will be three times as many people living in Africa's cities, and the continent that had fewer than 500,000 urban dwellers in 1950 may have 1.3 billion.
UNEP fieldwork in Ogoniland, Nigeria, still ongoingUNEP | 22 Nov 2010
The fieldwork by UNEP's scientific teams on oil pollution in Ogoniland, Nigeria is firmly focused on collecting samples of water, soil, sediment, air and plant and animal tissue, with the on-the-ground activities due to be completed in December 2010 after which there will be further laboratory analysis.
Nigeria: Climate Change - Between Farmers and Cattle RearersAllAfrica.com | 09 Nov 2010
Clashes over land ownership and grazing land for the animals has continued to grow in the past few years. The ever growing pressure for land this past few years has been described by many experts and onlookers as a clear manifestation of the impact of climate change across Nigeria with most states...
Nigeria: Chad - FG Commits N1.65 Billion to Desert EncroachmentAllAfrica.com | 02 Nov 2010
Abuja — President Goodluck Jonathan has said in the past two years, Nigeria completed its contribution of N1.65 billion to ensure that the shrinking Lake Chad which has reduced from its original size of 250,000 square kilometres to just 25,000 square kilometres was arrested.
Nigeria: Climate Change Bill Ready for President's Assent - RepAllAfrica.com | 01 Nov 2010
Hon. Eziuche Ubani, chairman of the House Committee on Climate Change, says the bill on the establishment of a Climate Change Commission is ready to be forwarded to the president for his assent. Ubani made the statement in Abuja on Thursday when he led members of the committee on a visit to the management of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). Ubani said Nigeria was the first country in Africa trying to set up a commission on climate change, but stressed that "that is not all there is to it.
Nigeria: Akwa-Ibom Govt Tasks Oil Coy On Healthy EnviromentAllAfrica.com | 28 Oct 2010
Uyo — The Akwa Ibom State government has enjoined the management of Frontier Goge Oil Limited in Eket to ensure the sustainability of the serene and unpolluted environment under which they operate. The state Commissioner for Environment and Mineral Resources, Mr John. Harry stated this yesterday in Uyo, during the final ratification of a draft copy of memorandum of understanding between the state government, people of Esit Eket ,Eket Local Government areas and Frontier Goge Oil Limited.