Shell Must Address Ecological, Health, Economic and Social Impacts Concerns in the Niger Delta Before Selling Assets.

Press Statement by Civil Society Organizations   On the 16th of January 2024, Shell announced on its website and social media platform X that it had reached an agreement to sell its Nigerian onshore subsidiary SPDC to a consortium of domestic…

NCF warns against encroachment of Magodo wetland

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation has warned against encroachment of Magodo wetlands, adding that the development would lead to immeasurable loss of biodiversity. This is contained in a statement signed by Oladapo Soneye, Communications Manager at NCF and made available to…

Stanbic Ibtc boosts NCF’s Green Recovery Nigeria Programme with 30,000 trees

Stanbic IBTC Holdings, a member of the Standard Bank Group, is actively supporting the Green Recovery Nigeria (GRN) Programme in collaboration with the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF). The aim is to elevate Nigeria’s forest cover from its current meager 5%…

Floods: Expert urges commitment to climate change mitigation

Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke, Director, Center for Climate Change and Development, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ebonyi State, has urged the government to put climate change at the center of its economic growth plan. Okereke made the appeal in an interview with…

Net Zero: Ojokoro LCDA to install plastic recycling plant

The Raising Awareness Against Net Zero (RANTZ) Nigeria Campaign has started delivering measurable results. This is as the Executive Chairman of Ojokoro Local Council Development Area (LCDA), in Lagos State, Mr. Hammed Idowu-Tijani (HID) has pledged to install a bottle sorting…

Environmental Group says Rivers Govt. Ring Road Project undermines environmental sustainability

The Association for Environmental Impact Assessment of Nigeria (AEIAN) says that the 50.15Km dual carriage Ring Road Project proposed by the Rivers State Governor will undermine environmental sustainability. Prof Ijeoma Vincent-Akpu, President of the association made this known to the…

Lagos to host Mangrove Marathon 2nd Edition

Makes call for participants and sponsors N5million Naira total prize money   A coalition of environmental conservation groups have announced details for hosting of the 2nd edition of the Mangrove Marathon, which is a 10km eco-awareness run committed to raising…

Environment: Second United Nations Habitat Assembly to be held 5-9 June 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya

The Assembly is being hosted by the government of Kenya in collaboration with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)   The Second United Nations Habitat Assembly (UNHA2) is set to take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 5 to 9…

COP27: To go down in history as the African Implementation COP

Photo credit: Reuters. by Duncan MacFadyen   COP27 in Sharm El-Sheik has been an excellent opportunity for Africa, and the world to ensure real change with regards to global warming. There is a massive opportunity for Africa to get it…

President Biden is Hosting a Summit of African Leaders – Governance in the Sahel Must Be a Priority

The upcoming Africa Leaders’ Summit– slated to take place in Washington, DC in December- is well-timed. The Biden administration has made a welcome and significant push over the past two years to support democracy, anti-corruption and peace-building around the world- and…

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