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UNGA: Nigeria needs $142 billion to meet climate change target – FG

UNGA: Nigeria needs $142 billion to meet climate change target – FG

The Nigeria Nationally Determined Contributions, NDC, ambition under Climate Change Accord will cost estimated $142 billion, to meet the 2030 target.The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril, disclosed this at the UN while presenting Nigeria’s progress report on climate change goal under the Sustainable Development Goals. The NDC is a binding agreement, which spelt

Flooding: Lagos gives quit notice to owners of properties blocking drainage channels

In a bid to mitigate the incidence of flooding, the Lagos State Government on Sunday ordered owners of properties erected on drainage channels and impeding the free-flow of water to immediately vacate or risk being removed. The Government, in a statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, expressed dismay that the

Ecological Fund: El-Rufai lied, says Fmr. President Jonathan

Former Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has described Kaduna State Governor, Malam El-Rufai as a notorious and pathological liar adept at manipulating facts and standing the truth on its head. The former President’s comments came in the wake of claims by the Kaduna State Governor that the Federal Government under him played politics with the

Salient issues in Houston launching of Bayelsa/Oloibiri roundtable

By Daniel Iworiso-Markson The recently concluded Oil and Gas Trade Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas, United States of America was an exciting engagement with industry tradition of regularly reviewing and enhancing operational standards and development. For the Nigerian delegation consisting of the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachukwu and top government officials, CEOs

Nigeria adopts new standards for sulphur content in diesel and petro products

In-line with the government commitment to reduce emission to protect human health, the Federal Ministry of Environment in collaboration with Ministry of Trade and Investment/Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), and in due consultations with relevant stakeholders, have successfully reviewed Standards of sulphur content in diesel and Petro- products. The specified level of sulphur that would

Obaseki to strengthen Edo emergency service

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has addressed disaster prevention and emergency management as he continues to carry out reforms in Edo State. Receiving members of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Edo Operations Office, on a courtesy visit to the Edo State Government House in Benin on Tuesday, he declared that his administration would be

UN faults Lagos govt over passage of controversial ‘Environmental Bill’

The United Nations Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation on Monday raised “serious concerns” about the newly passed Lagos State Environmental Bill that criminalises sourcing water from natural sources. Léo Heller criticised the state government for failing to provide adequate access to drinking water, and then criminalising or imposing fines for fetching