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

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

NNPC to give greater priority to environmental preservation

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will give more emphasis on the preservation of the environment in its business operations for sustainable profitability. The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru stated this while delivering the keynote address at the 2016 Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) week with the theme: “HSE Best Practice

Climate Change lessons from Oghara

By MajiriOghene Etemiku Last year November-December 2015, nearly 200 countries converged in Paris France to ratify the Climate Change deal which the Conference of Parties, COP, had negotiated in April of that same year. That convergence was not new nor was it anything novel. Every year, the COP meets, at the instance of the United

Environment Minister, Amina Mohammed tackles AGF, Malami over Ecological Fund

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, and the Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, are currently engaged in battle over the control of the Ecological Fund, Premium Times has reported. A bill proposed by Mr. Malami putting the management of the Fund under the Office of the Secretary to the

ANEEJ hails appointment of Wazirio Adio, new NEITI board

The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), has commended the Federal Government for reconstituting the Board of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), saying the action will help stave off Nigeria’s suspension from EITI following the failure of NEITI to release the 2013 audit report as required by EITI standards. The commendation

Urban Lifestyle Festival, “BET Experience”, Comes to Africa

Come 12 December, the spectacular global celebration of urban culture, music and lifestyle, from entertainment channel, BET, will be making its African debut. Dubbed, BET Experience Africa, the inaugural event will bring together lovers of urban culture and music that would be treated to an all day long, non-stop entertainment fest at the Ticketpro Dome,

Women’s group blasts world leaders on climate change response

Worried by the increasing negative effect of climate change on the environment and humans, the Women Environmental Programme (WEP) has criticized governments of the world for making little efforts without commitment or financing that will halt the global climate change. Speaking at a one-day Forum on Gender Responsive Climate Change Agreement COP 21 in Abuja