Sounding the Climate Alarm By Nnimmo Bassey

The Climate alarm could not have been much louder than the special report (SR15) that has just been released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). While the Paris Agreement presented the famous target of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, or well below 2.0 degrees, the special report shows that such […]

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Checkmating Tobacco Industry Infiltration Dominates Debate as Treaty Talks Begins in Geneva

Nigeria and 180 other countries meeting in Geneva, Switzerland for the Eighth Conference of the Parties (COP8) of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) have expressed worry about tobacco industry influencing the talks. At the conference which began today (October 1) and runs through 6 October, calls for live-streaming of the […]

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The Breath of Death: Nigeria now leads in Air Pollution in Africa – Report

    By Shola Ogundipe, Health Editor There is a silent rage of air pollution in Nigeria. These days, the air quality is so bad it kills. Almost every breath taken is like the breath of death. Literally, air pollution is choking the life out of Nigerians. Indoors and outdoors, air pollution is killing more […]

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OILWATCH LAMU DECLARATION DEMANDS TRANSIT TO RENEWABLE ENERGY, RESPECT FOR COMMUNITY LAND TENURE SYSTEM

OILWATCH AFRICA LAMU DECLARATION Beyond Fossil Fuels Oilwatch Africa network members, Lamu community representatives, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-based organisations (CBOs) met in Lamu Kenya, on 7th and 8th August, 2018 at a conference on the theme: Beyond Fossil Fuels. The conference considered the politics of fossil fuel extractions, the impacts of fossil fuels on the continent and the […]

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DISASTERS: NATIONAL AND MAN-MADE BY Owei Lakemfa

Human beings have not treated the environment well. This has resulted in climate change. What we are witnessing is a ferocious fight back by nature. The Holy Books say God gave humanity dominion over the earth, but we have taken nature for granted and are realising that dictatorship, impunity and arbitrariness cannot be tolerated not […]

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NIGER DELTA YOUTHS WANT FG TO STOP USING NEPOTISM AS A FACTOR FOR DEVELOPMENT

    The Niger Delta Youths Environmental  has called on the federal government to stop using nepotism as factor in the development of the Niger Delta as well as in the Nigerian government. Below is a communiqué Issued at the End of the Second Niger Delta Youth Environment Summit held on July 24, 2018 at […]

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CEPEJ WARNS AGAINST DANGERS OF INDISCRIMINATE DISPOSAL OF PLASTICS

The National Coordinator Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), Comr.Sheriff Mulade has appealed to Nigerians and particularly the people of Niger Delta region,to reduce the use of plastics to protect the environment. The foremost NGO boss of Delta State made the appeal in Abuja today to commemorate the 2018 World Environment Day (WED). According […]

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