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Ikedi Ohakim: 100 million Nigerians threatened

A former Governor of Imo, Ikedi Ohakim, says over 100 million Nigerians are directly or indirectly threatened by desertification, deforestation and erosion.

NEWMAP plans to establish functional environmental club in public schools

The Delta State Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) has formalised plans to establish a functional environmental club in public primary and secondary schools in Delta State.

Ekiti government seeks collaboration to end open defecation

Ekiti State Government has called for a collaborative efforts among all stakeholders in order to achieve the year 2022 target of open defecation free state.
Men look at a cutout image of Pope Francis as another person takes a picture of the cutout itself, days ahead of the papal visit to the United Arab Emirates, at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Dubai on January 30, 2019. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE - AFP)

Married priests question raises fears of Catholic Church split

An idea to fill empty pulpits in remote locations by allowing married men to become priests is bitterly dividing a Vatican assembly, with critics warning the emotive issue could fracture the Catholic Church.
The Sengwer, an indigenous hunter-gatherer community in western Kenya, presented a petition Monday morning to the government in Nairobi demanding the return and protection of what they call their ancestral lands.

Kenya’s Sengwer people demand recognition of ‘ancestral land’

The Sengwer, an indigenous hunter-gatherer community in western Kenya, presented a petition Monday morning to the government in Nairobi demanding the return and protection of what they call their ancestral lands. The community says it faces threats of eviction as Kenya's government takes over conservation of the country's forests and water supplies.

Lagos government urges manufacturers to package products with recyclable materials

The Lagos State government has urged manufacturers and producers of consumable goods to package their products with biodegradable or recyclable materials to save drainages from blockage and flooding.

Federal government, UNDP, TRI sensitise youths on climate change issues

The Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Talentplus Resources International (TRI), recently brought together youths across the different geo-political zones in the country to deliberate on climate change and suggest ways through which the climatic challenges could be tackled.
Pope Francis arrives to attend a meeting with the Bishops of Madagascar in the Andohalo Cathedral in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on September 7, 2019. (AFP - Mamyrael)

Hundreds of thousands flock to Pope Francis Madagascar mass

Thousands of people were gathering before dawn Sunday in the Madagascar capital Antananarivo, braving a cold windy morning to hear Pope Francis say mass on the second leg of his three-nation African tour.

African forest fires in spotlight after Amazon outcry

In NASA satellite images, forest fires in central Africa appear to burn alarmingly like a red chain from Gabon to Angola similar to the blazes in Brazil's Amazon that sparked global outcry.
Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the fight against blazes that have caused global alarm.

G7 leaders agree to help Brazil fight Amazon fires

Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the fight against blazes that have caused global alarm.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ambitious Green Legacy Initiative, launched in May, aims to plant four billion trees across Ethiopia by October. "Today Ethiopia is set in our attempt to break the world record together for a green legacy," Abiy's office said in a Twitter post.

Ethiopia plants more than 350 million trees in a day

Ethiopians have planted more than 350 million trees in a single day as part of a campaign to fight deforestation and climate change.
Residents of flood prone areas of Rivers have been thrown into panic following prediction and warning by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, that 18 local governments areas of the state will suffer from flooding as the raining season progresses this year.

Stakeholders: Nigerians need to be wary of danger of climate change

Experts and scholars championing environmental sustainability in Nigeria have called on govern-ments and Nigerians to be more proactive and conscious of the danger associated with climate change, even as they noted that the recurrent flooding in Lekki and Victoria Island areas of Lagos is due to effects of climate change.
The Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (NISS) has called for urgent national policy on soil to address degradation and pollution which could plunge the country into frightening food insecurity.

NISS calls for national policy to tackle soil degradation, pollution

The Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (NISS) has called for urgent national policy on soil to address degradation and pollution which could plunge the country into frightening food insecurity.

Wild elephant gores farmer to death

Three elephants foraging for food came across the 26-year-old man and his wife sleeping in a tent, said police captain Chalit Sudachan.

DPR: Federal government’s aspiration on LPG consumption is achievable

The Department of Petroleum Resources has called for improved awareness on the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas to boost its consumption in line with Federal Government’s aspirations.
PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES IN AUDIENCE NIGERIAN CONSERVATION FOUNDATION NOV 9, 2018 4

Muhammadu Buhari: We will continue to keep Lake Chad issues on front burner until...

President Muhammadu Buhari, has stressed that his administration will continue to keep the issue of reviving the Lake Chad on the front burner and exert more commitment from the developed countries to do the needful.
Deforestation

NCF: Nigeria has lost 96 percent of its forest

Nigeria has lost 96 per cent of its forest due to deforestation, according to the Director-General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano.

Acting President Osinbajo signs three bills into law

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday signed into law three bills passed by the National Assembly which are now Acts of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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PenCom directs PFAs to implement pension enhancement for retirees

The National Pension Commission, PenCom, on Monday directed Pension Fund Administrators to implement pension enhancement for retirees on Programmed Withdrawal under the Contributory Pension Scheme.
Reiner Jesus in training with the Brazil U23 team Lucas Figueiredo - Official Photographer of the Brazilian National Football Team

Real Madrid complete signing of Brazilian attacking midfielder

Real Madrid have completed the signing of teenage Brazilian prospect Reinier from Flamengo on a six-and-a-half-year deal, the Spanish giants announced on Monday.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC member down with Lassa fever in Delta

A male youth corps member (name withheld) serving in Delta State has been diagnosed with the Lassa fever virus.
In the aftermath of the European Parliament, the legislative hand of the European Union (EU), having said that no progress has been made in the war against Boko Haram in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari said things were a lot better. 6

Counterinsurgency: Things are a lot better – President Buhari tells Boris Johnson

In the aftermath of the European Parliament, the legislative hand of the European Union (EU), having said that no progress has been made in the war against Boko Haram in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari said things were a lot better.
Nigeria Police

17 people killed in Katsina road crash

The Katsina State Police Command has confirmed 17 persons killed in a road crash at Yardudu village, Mashi Local Government Area of Katsina State.