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The Enugu State Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources warns individuals, communities, and authorities involved in the ongoing destruction of the Milliken hills especially behind the new Enugu State Infectious Disease Hospital, formerly known as Colliery Hospital Enugu and other hills in the state, to desist from such actions. A statement signed by Chijioke Edeoga Commissioner for Environment and Mineral Resources, warns that defaulters will be made to face the full wrath of the state...

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ABUJA — The African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed an additional 12.5 billion dollars to climate finance between 2020 to 2025 in Africa. President of the AfDB, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said this at the first online international Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 on Monday. The two-day summit, hosted by the Dutch government, aimed to adopt a roadmap for a decade of transformation toward a climate-resilient future by 2030. Adesina said that the amount would be ...

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YOLA — Due to lack of official designated areas for dumping of refuse by residents in Jimeta-Yola, the Adamawa state capital forced them to dump the garbage along roadsides and into drainages thereby blocking the free flow of water sometimes resulted in flooding particularly during the rainy season. As a result of this, the Adamawa State Environmental Managers Association (ADSEMA) had conducted sanitation exercise along Yola to Jimeta road to clear the refuse so as...

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The Ebonyi Government says it has embarked on an aggressive campaign to address environmental challenges to complement the infrastructural development of the present administration. The state, in a bid to achieve this, on Nov 25, launched the ‘Clean Ebonyi, Use the Toilet Campaign’ saying that the government would spare no efforts in addressing environmental degradation in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ebonyi was rated highest in states that practice open...

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The Gombe State Government on Wednesday in a bid to end open defecation by 2025, declared a state of emergency on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH). The state Commissioner for Water Resources, Alhaji Mijinyawa Yahaya, disclosed this at a news conference in Gombe after the State Executive Council Meeting. Yahaya said an Executive Order was signed to that effect by the state governor. The commissioner said that the declaration was subject to the memo submitted...

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The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) has impounded 60 vehicles from drivers who commit various traffic offences over the weekend. The chairman of the task force, SP Shola Jejeloye said this in a statement signed by its Head, Public Affairs Unit, Mr. Adebayo Taofiq on Sunday in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the offences included driving against traffic (one-way), driving on BRT lanes by unauthorised vehicle drivers,...

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has lamented members’ inability to access fund to tackle climate change. The ECOWAS Commission said that the ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement by the Commission member states in 2015 signified an important turning point in combating the process of climate change. Speaking on Tuesday at the opening of a four-day training for national experts in the development of climate project to access the Green Climate Funds...

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday emphasized the need for adequate security in Africa. He said no insecure environment will experience any growth or development. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving a special envoy of the Algerian President, who is also the Foreign Minister of the country, Mr. Sabri Boukadoum, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The statement was titled, ‘We’ll deepen economic cooperation...

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The Presidency has registered its opposition to a bill in the House of Representatives seeking to regulate the Ecological Fund. the opposition to the bill was expressed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, adding that the law would either clash with or duplicate the existing ones. Mustapha warned that the bill, if passed into law, would cripple the power of the president has over the Ecological Fund Office and the...

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Humanitarian actors in health and environment in Adamawa State have called on the Government to build a strong synergy with relevant bodies to enlighten people on the dangers associated with open defecation. They spoke against the backdrop of World Toilet Day observed annually on the 19th November every year aimed to remain people both in rural and urban centres on the importance of having a good and healthy environment. Mr. Sunday Anthony, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer...

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