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Six contractors to pilot Ogoni water project

In line with the recommendations of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), six contractors are to be hired by the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) for the provision of potable water in impacted communities within Ogoniland.

Varsity, WRI partner on Nigeria’s climate change revision process

Two institutions have entered into partnership towards increasing public awareness and engagement with Nigeria’s climate change plan. The partnership between Centre for Climate Change and Development (CCCD) of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike, Ikwo (AEFUNAI), Ebonyi State and World Resources Institute (WRI) will boost ongoing revision process of the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), which is due for submission in November 2020.

FG, UNDP unfold COVID-19 environment sector recovery plan

Considering potential environmental challenges in the post-COVID-19 pandemic period, the Federal Ministry of Environment has released strategic activities and initiatives that will be implemented in the medium term towards sustainable development of the country’s environment sector. Known as the “Post-COVID-19 Medium-Term Strategy Plan (2020-2022) for the Environment Sector”, the document was prepared by the Federal Ministry of Environment (FME), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It targets a clean, healthy and sustainable environment for the well-being and safety of the citizenry.

FG, groups tango over Ogoniland cleanup assessment

Spiritedly picking holes in the cleanup of Ogoniland in River State, four international organisations have expressed displeasure over the exercise in a report released recently. Consequently, the groups namely Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth (ERA/FoEN), Amnesty International, Friends of the Earth Europe and MilieuDefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands) in the document “No Clean Up, No Justice,” said the project is failing and lagging behind.

Motorists, residents groan over multiple lockdown, gridlocks

•Condemn planned six months closure of Third Mainland Bridge •Experts blame poor planning, coordination in repair works Road traffic in Lagos has never been fun or funny. Lately, it just went haywire statewide, and much to the residents’ chagrin and agony. With mid-year heavy rains pelting down and exposing the underbelly of one-too-many shoddy repairs and poor road network, free movements on many major roads are heavily restricted.

Lagos to plant 500,000 trees in 2020

Lagos State Government plans to plant 500,000 trees before the end of the raining season. Lagos planted over 7.6 million trees in the last nine years. General Manager, State’s Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK), Mrs. Adetoun Popoola, disclosed this in a briefing to commemorate the 2020 Tree planting day themed : “ Trees for life”.