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As part of the 2021 World Environment Day activities in Nigeria, Sterling One Foundation mobilised 125 volunteers to clean and restore Eleko Beach to its pristine natural state.

Sterling One, 125 volunteers clean Eleko beach

As part of the 2021 World Environment Day activities in Nigeria, Sterling One Foundation mobilised 125 volunteers to clean and restore Eleko Beach to its pristine natural state.

Don: Twitter ban will enhance misinformation

Following the recent ban on Twitter by the Federal Government, the need to keep all channels of engagement and information, especially social media platforms, with the citizenry open in order for the government to effectively tackle competitive misinformation and the spread of fake news has been emphasised.

DBN reaffirms commitment to environmental sustainability

The Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) has reaffirmed its commitment to environmental sustainability, pledging to entrench positive practices in its operations and among its stakeholders.
Cartoon Network has announced a brand-new multi-territory and multi-language climate change awareness initiative launching across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) .

Cartoon Network launches Campaign for Children

Cartoon Network has announced a brand-new multi-territory and multi-language climate change awareness initiative launching across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) .
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Flood: Town planners task FCT residents to take responsibility

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners has called on communities and residents of the territory to take responsibility in ensuring that the effects of flooding during the rainy season within the territory are minimised or eliminated.
The Acting Governor of Borno, Alhaji Umar Kadafur, on Wednesday commended residents of Maiduguri for their resilience following the failed attempt by Boko Haram insurgents to infiltrate the town.

Deforestation: Borno government to plant a million trees

Borno State government yesterday said it planned to plant a million trees this year to address the problem of deforestation.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

World Environment Day: NNPC restates commitment to sustainable environment

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it remains committed to the promotion of sustainable environment across it operations, stressing that its energy transition programme and support for carbon neutral projects are proofs of that commitment.
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World Environment Day: FCMB restates commitment to environmental sustainability; expands support to renewable energy...

First City Monument Bank (FCMB), has re-assured that it will continue to champion, execute and support initiatives that would enhance the ecosystem, as well as tackle some of the adverse effects of climate change and other challenges facing the environment. According to the Bank, this is in recognition of the fact that a cleaner and more sustainable environment is key to building a better world for present and future generations.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN: No bank loans for environment destroyers

Henceforth, any organisation or individual seeking bank loans will provide sufficient evidence that the facility will be channelled into a venture that will not pollute or harm the environment in any way.

FCDA charges residents against indiscriminate disposal of plastics

Umar Gambo Jibrin, the Executive Secretary, Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), has called on Nigerians, particular FCT residents, to avoid the use of plastics in order to eliminate dangers of plastic materials for them to enjoy a healthy environment.
Representative of the NNPC GMD and Chief Operating Officer, Ventures, Dr. Babatunde Adeniran (left), sharing a point with the Guest Speaker, Mr. Goni Ahmed (right), at the NNPC World Environment Day celebration.

NNPC: Eliminating gas flare remains priority

Eliminating gas flare with a view to bequeathing a pollution-free environment to future generations of Nigerians remains a priority of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Federal government restates commitment to implementing low sulphur, ozone-friendly refrigeration policy

The Federal Government on Friday reiterated its commitment to implement the Low Sulphur Policy and Ozone-Friendly Refrigeration Policy to mitigate the effects of land and air pollution in the country.

Firm preaches against air pollution

The Lacasera Company (TLCC), makers of Lacasera and Smoov drinks, has preached against practises which harm the environment and make living hazardous.

BUK offers 3,000 tree seeds to ventilate fresh ecosystem

Committed to reducing the impact of global warming especially on the environment, Bayero University, Kano (BUK) is offering 3,000 free trees seeds to its immediate and external community.
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Pollution: Nigerians tasked on tree planting

The European Union, Oxfam and other NGO’s on Friday urged Nigerians to imbibe the culture of tree planting in their environment in order to curb the menace of air pollution.

Oxfam: Nigerians breathe bad air

Oxfam in Nigeria and the European Union have expressed concerns over the quality of air Nigerians breathe.

Kaduna: What butchers must know about air pollution

The Kaduna State Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources on Friday urged butchers in slaughterhouses to be cautious of the dangers of air pollution.
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Researcher: Tree planting cheap way to fight air pollution

As the World marks the 2019 World Environment Day, a researcher, Titi Oguntoye, has said that tree planting is one of the cheapest and sustainable ways to tackle air pollution, especially in cities.

Activists charge federal government on fossil fuel ban

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has called on the federal government to exhibit serious political will to invest on renewal energy sources as alternative to fossil energy.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

World Environment Day: Expert urges FCT residents to plant trees, flowers for good air

An Environmentalist, Dr Cecilia Powl, on Wednesday urged residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to plant trees and flowers, which are environmental friendly, around their homes and environments.
Humans consume 'tens of thousands' of plastic pieces each year

Humans consume ‘tens of thousands’ of plastic pieces each year

Humans eat and breathe in tens of thousands of microplastic particles every year, according to a new analysis o Wednesday that raised fresh questions over how plastic waste could directly impact our health.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

CSOs: Nigeria leading Africa in climate change mitigation efforts

Some Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, including Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria, CSDevNet and Pan African Climate Justice, PACJA, say Nigeria is placed in the forefront of leading efforts in Africa to mitigate the effect of climate change.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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Banditry: Save the Children decries incessant abduction of students

A child Group: Save the Children International, SCI, described as “horrific” news reports about the incessant abduction of College Students and the attendant’s disruption of academic activities by bandits in parts of Nigeria

IMF advises Nigerian government to keep central bank overdrafts within legal limits

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised the federal government to keep reliance on overdrafts from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) within legal limits.
An Italian court has declared Shell, Eni and their managers all acquitted in the controversial Malabu scandal. They were all acquitted by the court yesterday.

Malabu: Italy probes prosecutors for ‘hiding’ documents

The Italian justice ministry has ordered an inquiry into the conduct of two prosecutors in the long-running OPL245 corruption case involving energy groups Eni and Shell in Nigeria.
FILE PHOTO - A participant stands near a logo of World Bank at the International Monetary Fund - World Bank Annual Meeting 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, October 12, 2018. REUTERS-Johannes P. Christo

World Bank: How Nigeria can generate N10 trillion tax revenue in three years

The World Bank has advised the federal government to focus on low-hanging and revenue-yielding fruits in order to achieve substantial gains, grow Nigeria’s tax-to-GDP ratio to about seven per cent and rake in about N10 trillion revenue in the next three years.
The weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) is taking place at the State House, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

President Buhari names team to engage with Twitter

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the Federal Government’s Team to engage with Twitter over the recent suspension of the operations of the microblogging and social networking service in Nigeria.