Environmental Impact Assessment: Ministry issues 421 certificates in 4 years

The Federal Ministry of Environment has assessed and registered 1,882 projects and issued more than 421 certificates to organisations and individuals involve in the projects from 2012 till date. Mr John Alonge, the Director, Department of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in the ministry, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria……

Trump Signs Executive Order To Undo Obama Clean Power Plan

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday to undo his predecessor’s plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fueled power plants, according to the new environmental chief. Speaking on ABC’s Sunday talk show “This Week,” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said rolling back Obama’s 2015 Clean Power Plan would bring back coal……

Edo On The Verge Of Becoming The Cleanness State In The Federation

The quest to develop Edo State and make it one of the cleanness and neatness state in the country has held a 2-day workshop organized by Edo State government under the leadership of Mr. Godwin Obaseki to address all environmental issues confronting the state. Obaseki since assuming office as the executive governor of Edo State…

Economist suggest to CBN the necessary steps to get out of recession

A financial expert, Dr Tunde Adeoye, on Wednesday urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stimulate the domestic economy and encourage local production. Adeoye, a Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Lagos, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun State. He said that the……

Obaseki: ‘We will clean up Edo State through environmental reforms’

BENIN CITY – Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has assured the people of his administration’s determination to make Edo the cleanest state in Nigeria. Obaseki made this known while delivering his keynote address in a 2-day workshop on environment themed: ‘Enhancing Environmental Governance for sustainable Development.’ Stakeholders in the field of environment and participants…

Turkey says EU exercising democracy selectively, wrong to stand by Netherlands

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said the EU was exercising democratic values selectively and that it should not be standing by the Netherlands, which it accused of violating human rights and European values. Ankara has suspended high-level diplomatic relations after Dutch authorities prevented its ministers from speaking at rallies of expatriate Turks, worsening a row……

South Sudan hikes work permit fees to $10,000

War-ravaged South Sudan has hiked work permit fees for foreign aid workers to 10,000 dollars from 100 dollars, officials said. The world’s youngest nation has been mired in civil war since 2013, when President Salva Kiir fired his deputy Riek Machar, sparking a conflict that has increasingly split the country along ethnic lines. In February,……

Association to honour ministers, gov., 2 others for national devt

The Association of Nigerian Geographers (ANG) says it will honour two ministers, a governor and two others for their outstanding contributions to national development. Prof. Nasiru Idris, the Chairman, Central Local Organising Committee of the association’s 58th AGM, disclosed this to newsmen on Monday in Keffi, Nasarawa State. Idris said the beneficiaries would be presented……

Another toxic waste hits Koko

WARRI – Almost thirty years after the world beamed it’s search light on Koko, an Itsekiri Town in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State, when an Italian Company, Gianfranco Raffaelli imported ships of containers ladened with loads of hazardous waste via the Koko port into the country , Koko is on the news…

Gov. Akeredolu bans logging activities in Ondo

Ondo State Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has banned logging activities in forest reserves across the 18 local government areas of the state. In a statement signed by Mr Toyin Akinkuotu, the state Head of Service, on Friday in Akure, Akeredolu said that the ban had immediate effect. The governor also dissolved every taskforce on forestry and……

Environmentalist urges reintroduction of “waste police’’ in Lagos

Mr Musbau Akinyemi, an Environmental Ambassador of Mushin Local Government Area, has called for the reintroduction of waste monitors in all 57 local governments and council development areas of Lagos State. Akinyemi made the call while speaking with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday during the weekly market sanitation. He said that the “waste……