Monday, 21 June, 2021

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Tag: environmental degradation


Nigeria has promised to tackle environmental degradation and biodiversity loss resulting from deforestation, desertification, land and ecosystem degradation. Mohammad Abubakar, Minister of Environment, restated government’ s commitment to dealing with the problems, during the 2021 World Environment Day celebration in Read more…


Oil firms in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region have been urged to clean up polluted onshore sites before moving their activities offshore. Nnimmo Bassey, an environmentalist made the call in Yenegoa, at an oilfield dialogue with the theme, “Building Community Resilience Read more…


The Nigerian government has launched the construction of six water projects worth $15 million, in Ogoni communities in Rivers. This is part of recommendations by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) aimed at addressing the livelihoods of Ogoni residents impacted by Read more…


The British Suoreme Court has ruled that Dutch oil firm Shell must compensate the Ogoni community of Ogale in Rivers state, Nigera following an oil leak that devastated the area. King Emere Godwin Bebe Okpabi of Ogale community and emmbers Read more…


The Mauritius government says it will set up a court of investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the July 25 oil spill off the Island’s coast. The Mauritius Attorney General, Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Maneesh Gobin, said Read more…


The Venezuelan environment ministry has started cleaning up of the Western Falcon state after an oil slick washed up over the state’s coast. Western Falcon state is a popular tourism destination because of its exortic beaches and resorts. It was Read more…


Mazino Dickson Nigeria’s South-Eastern state of Ebonyi is awash with solid mineral deposits as well as fertile land for all forms of agriculture. In the light of this, protection of the environment is very vital. Consequently, the state government has Read more…


The advent of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic has forced everyone across the globe to adopt safety measures to stay alive. One of such measures is the wearing of face masks, gloves and shields. It is believed these have helped to Read more…