Nigeria (Page 3)
Nigeria: Before the Next Season of FloodAllAfrica.com | 26 Oct 2010
The waters are beginning to recede. And gradually, life is returning to the several communities, which up till last week, had been ravaged by debilitating floods. Though there had been flash floods in some communities in August, the more deadly deluges started in September. And, a flood of tears flowed through communities from Jigawa to Kebbi and Sokoto states in the North West; and Lagos to Ogun states in the South West as well as some states in the South-east.
Nigeria: Save us From Epidemic, Flood Victims Appeal to GovtAllAfrica.com | 26 Oct 2010
Now Signs that the late rainy season is eventually coming to an end, appears to have raised hope that the flood ravaging some communities abutting the Ogun River will soon subside. While the Lagos State government has offered a temporary relocation at Agbowa, an outskirt of Ikorodu, some residents of Isheri community in Ogun State still battle with the flood even as many of them claim they were duly warned about the situation by the state government.
Nigeria: Agony of a People Cut Off By FloodAllAfrica.com | 25 Oct 2010
About 12 major communities in Nkanu area of Enugu State have been cut off due to the collapse of two bridges in Enugu South and Nkanu West Local Government Areas of the state. The bridges are Nyaba at Amechi Awkunanaw built by the Chimaroke Nnamani administration before its exit in 2007 and the...
Nigeria: Raging River Displaces Odi CommunityAllAfrica.com | 22 Oct 2010
Yenagoa — Raging waters of the Niger River has sacked the infamous Odi town and Okorozi community in Sagbama and Kolokuma/ Opkuma Local Government Council areas of Bayelsa State. The water displaced the people and their homes as over a thousand buildings including the Community Secondary School and Corpers' lodge in the area were submerged by flood.
Nigeria: Challenges of Environmental Hazards on Public HealthAllAfrica.com | 20 Oct 2010
Although you may have heard or read a great deal about the environmental consequences of global warming, will probably be affected through famine, or war before the health of the population as a whole is harmed to a serious degree by the temperature change. However, increasing extremes of temperature, as a result of climatic change, could result in increased mortality even in temperate climates.
Deadly lead poisoning in Nigeria (Video - Al Jazeera)english.aljazeera.net | 13 Oct 2010
At least 200 children in Nigeria have died of lead poisoning, while another 18,000 people may be affected. Women and children came into contact with such lethal levels of lead from the mining for gold in their villages. The United Nations has sent an emergency team of scientists to Nigeria to investigate this deadly outbreak. Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports from Abuja, Nigeria's capital city.
Nigeria: Flood - FG Orders Release of Relief Materials to VictimsAllAfrica.com | 13 Oct 2010
Abuja — The Federal government through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has ordered the release of relief materials to victims of flood disaster in Lagos and Ogun States as interim measures to address the plight of the inhabitants of the communities.
Nigeria gold rush sees 200 children killed in outbreak of lead poisoningGuardian Unlimited | 22 Sep 2010
UN sends emergency team to Zamfara state as processing of ore by hand affects 18,000 peopleAn unprecedented outbreak of lead poisoning linked to a gold rush has killed at least 200 children in northern Nigeria this year, with a further 18,000 people affected.Announcing the figures, the UN said it...
Press Statement on the Cause of Oil Spills in the Niger DeltaUNEP | 23 Aug 2010
At the request of the government of Nigeria, UNEP is conducting an environmental assessment of the impacts of oil spills in Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta. The UNEP study represents an unprecedented effort to examine the location, nature and extent and implications of oil contamination in Ogoniland.
Nigeria: How We Tackle Biodiversity, Climate Challenges, by UNDPAllAfrica.com | 28 Jun 2010
On the occasion of the 2010 World Environment Day that was recently celebrated globally, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Nigeria, Daouda Toure, sheds some light on the extent of the UN body's initiatives to address challenges related to biodiversity loss and climate change
Nigeria: Agency Procures Waste Recycling PlantsAllAfrica.com | 28 Jun 2010
The Bauchi State Commission for Youth and Women Rehabilitation and Development (BACYWORD) has procured three recycling plants for installation in each of the three Senatorial Districts in the state expected to generate over 5,000 jobs to the unemployed youths across the 20 Local Government areas in the state.
Nigeria: Mobil Admits Another Oil SpillAllAfrica.com | 28 Jun 2010
Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) Unlimited has admitted another oil spill from its facility at Qua Iboe oil field but declined to disclose the volume of crude lost in the fresh spill, which brings to three the number of such incidents since January this year.
Nigeria: Governor Seeks International Regulation for Oil SpillsAllAfrica.com | 25 Jun 2010
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday decried the failure of oil multinationals operating in developing countries to effectively address issues of environmental degradation, particularly oil spills and pollution, compared to what the BP was forced to pay for cleaning up a recent spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
West Africa: Climate Change - the Women Step inAllAfrica.com | 23 Jun 2010
The negative effects of climate change on our world are becoming quite alarming. Unfortunately, most of the efforts to slow down the effects have so far been unsuccessful. But there is renewed hope as some women decide to step in. Speaking at the dialogue session, the Lagos State Commissioner for...
Nigeria: Toxic Cargo Ships Face Forfeiture, says Environmental EnforcementAllAfrica.com | 23 Jun 2010
Henceforth, any sea vessel, aircraft or vehicle transporting hazardous waste listed in the Basal Convention gazette into Nigeria would be forfeited to the Federal Government and the importer jailed for life. Benebo, who relied on the Harmful Waste (Special Criminal Provisions) Act Cap H1 LFN of 2004, said the law prohibited the carrying, depositing and dumping of harmful wastes on land and territorial water of Nigeria.
Nigeria: Uduaghan Seeks Criminal Investigation of Oil SpillsAllAfrica.com | 23 Jun 2010
Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has called on the Federal Government to begin criminal investigation into oil spill in the Niger Delta, caused by oil companies that has virtually destroyed the environment in the region.
Africa: Initiating Moves to Climate-Proof AfricaAllAfrica.com | 22 Jun 2010
Discouraged by the outcome of the Copenhagen climate summit last December as well as how negotiations at the just concluded talks in Bonn in Germany seem to have turned out, developing nations made up of mainly those from Africa are now looking inwards as a way out of the dilemma.
Nigeria: Big Oil And Disaster CapitalismAllAfrica.com | 22 Jun 2010
Close to One Trillion Dollars worth of oil profits later, the Niger Delta is in the end an ecological Armageddon. It fits perfectly into what the Canadian journalist and author, Naomi Klein, would describe as evidence of the consequences of "disaster capitalism." The Nigerian government through its...
Nigeria: Impact of Acid Rain On Crops, Food AvailabilityAllAfrica.com | 22 Jun 2010
As the call to battle hunger in the world continues to grow, another dimension to the battle against climatic forces has emerged in Nigeria in the form of acid rain threat. Acid rain has serious destructive effects on soils because it affects the nutritional content of the soil and also off sets...