Need to establish National Institute of Environmental Studies

September 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In order to streamline the practice of environmental scientists and enthusiasts in the sector, the Federal Ministry of Environment has stressed the need for the establishment of the National Institute of Environmental Studies to address various environmental challenges. HELEN OJI reports   The establishment of such an institute has become necessary in order to streamline the practice of environmental scientists and Read More

What COVID-19 has taught us – UNGA President

September 14, 2020 Blueprint 0

Outgoing President of the UN General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has highlighted some critical lessons from COVID-19. He told the News Agency of Nigeria in New York that the pandemic had further underscored the need for concerted efforts to bridge the global technological gap. Muhammad-Bande referenced a UN report indicating that 463 million school children, mostly from developing countries, Read More

What I told Trump about alleged persecution, killing of Christians in Nigeria – Buhari

September 8, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday recounted his interactions with President Donald Trump of the United States of America in 2018 over alleged persecution and killings of Christians in the country.Speaking at the First Year Ministerial Performance Review Retreat held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the president said he told Trump that the problem between herdsmen and and farmers was a Read More

National forest policy ‘ll address climate change – Minister

August 4, 2020 Helen Oji 0

The Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammed Mahmood Abubakar, has said that the new National Forest Policy (NFP) recently approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) will greatly assist the country in the sustainable management of its vast forest resources. He added that the NFP will also help to preserve Nigeria’s rich ecosystems as well as boost the current efforts of Read More

Ministry donates 5m tree seedlings, partners NDA on waste management

June 22, 2020 Helen Oji 0

The Federal Ministry of Environment is to assist the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) with over 5 million tree seedlings of various species, as part of efforts to meet President Muhammadu Buhari’s target of planting 25 million trees within the year 2020, to mitigate the effects of climate change in the country.  Minister of Environment, Dr. Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar, made this Read More

Anambra kicks off erosion control with energy saving-bulbs

June 18, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra state chapter of Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), Thursday, said it has kicked off distribution of about 27,000 units of energy saving bulbs and seedlings to 34 communities for erosion control.The NEWMAP state project coordinator, Mr Michael Ivenso, who disclosed this while presenting some of the items to Abagana community in Njikoka local government area, said Read More

World Environment Day: Biodiversity is antidotes to pandemic- FG

June 8, 2020 Helen Oji With agency 0

The Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, has advocated for restoration, conservation and protection of biodiversity as key antidotes to COVID-19 recovery. He disclosed this while briefing journalists in Abuja, adding that as we continue to battle with the crisis as environmentalists, “we must continue to contribute our quota in the collective efforts being made to contain the spread Read More