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Environment in Nigeria

  • Why Flooding in Nigeria Is an Increasingly Serious Problem in Nigeria

    NIGERIA, 2017/08/18 Before this year heavy rains and thunderstorms caused havoc in Lagos, Nigeria's economic nerve centre and one of Africa's most populous cities. Residents woke up in a lot of parts of the city to find their streets and homes flooded and their property, inclunding cars and other valuables, submerged. Pictures and videos later posted online showed dramatic and even bizarre scenes of flooding in the city, inclunding the capture of a crocodile in the floodwater. An extra video, which went viral, was one of a man kayaking in floodwater on one of the streets.
  • Nigeria: 30 States Could Experience Flooding, Govt Warns

    NIGERIA, 2017/07/14 The Federal Government has commiserated with all Nigerians on the damage caused by recent floods across the country, particularly in Niger and Lagos States. The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, conveyed the government's sympathy at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja. He said that about 30 states and over 100 local government areas, which had been categorised as high flood risk areas, could expect flooding this year.
  • Nigeria: 11 Die in Niger Flood Disaster

    NIGERIA, 2017/07/12 Eleven persons have been confirmed dead in a flood disaster caused by a five hours downpour in Suleja and part of Tafa local government areas of Niger National at the weekend even as a lot of were injured and as well property were destroyed . LEADERSHIP gathered that nine persons were killed by the flood at checheniya area of suleja, one killed at Kuspa area of same town while one other died at Ayin -Nassarrawa in Tafa local government area of the national. It was learnt that though the five hours rain submerged and destroyed houses and property respectively worth several millions of naira in Kaltuma and angwan Gwari in Suleja local government area of the national ,no life was lost in those areas.
  • Nigeria's Satellite Can't Detect Quelea Birds

    NIGERIA, 2016/09/17 The multi-billion naira satellite launched into the orbit by the federal government has no capacity to detect movement of thousands of red-billed quelea birds and locusts that travel thousands of miles to destroy crops in the country, Daily Trust has gathered. National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) said the Nigerian earth observation satellite is not meant to monitor birds and locusts. NASRDA's deputy director public communications, Dr Felix Ale told Daily Trust that the satellite could only feature bigger and larger objects of not less than 2.5meters, not smaller objects like quelea birds.
  • Working Together For Migratory Birds And People Across Africa And Eurasia

    BOTSWANA, 2015/11/17 One lesson that has been well and truly learned in nature conservation is that for policies to be really effective nations have to collaborate to address common problems. Within the UN system it is as well recognized that this applies to the different Programmes, Conventions and Agreements set up over the years. That each of these bodies has a distinct niche and a clear role does not justify a bunker mentality. By synergizing, cooperating and collaborating they can find common cause with natural allies and seek compromises with those whose agendas do not necessarily match their own. AEWA, the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds, is a prime example of an organization that embodies this approach.
  • Hunting in Africa - to Ban or Not to Ban Is the Question

    BOTSWANA, 2015/07/21 Hunting has long been a highly controversial activity, whether as a sport (leisure or recreational), for commercial purposes or if done for cultural reasons. African nations that legalise hunting activities experience scrutiny around their conservation efforts, and how much money they make from it. Trophy hunting, which is offered in 23 sub-Saharan African nations, generates an estimated US$201 million per year. Out of the 23 nations taking part in legal hunting activities, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa have the majority effective controls and the highest levels of transparency.
  • Floods Test Nigeria's Preparedness

    NIGERIA, 2013/08/29  Heavy rains have unleashed floods in parts of Nigeria, testing the country's emergency preparedness one year next its worst flooding in decades. Some 35,000 people have been affected, most of them in five states, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The 2012 floods affected around 7 million people. According to Nigeria's National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA), this year's floods have displaced some 600 people and caused one fatality in the northern Kano National, and about 20 bodies were unearthed at a cemetery in the national's Yan Kaba area. In Katsina National, as well in the north, 55 farms were inundated by heavy rains.
  • Shell Back At Ogoniland After Two Decades Of Absence

    NETHERLAND, 2013/04/15 Anglo-Dutch oil Company Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), on Thursday said it has begun decommissioning its properties at Ogoniland – a massively oil-polluted region in Nigeria – after leaving the area two decades ago due to protests, civil unrest, and attacks on its staff and facilities.
  • Shell Gets Apparent Win in Nigeria Oil Spill Cases

    NIGERIA, 2013/02/04 A court in the Netherlands Wednesday dismissed four claims for compensation against Royal Dutch Shell PLC's Nigerian subsidiary, but awarded damages in a fifth, in cases brought by farmers and fishermen claiming that oil spills from pipelines in Nigeria damaged their livelihoods.
  • Farms, Settlements Shrinking African Lion Habitat

    BOTSWANA, 2012/12/24 The people of lions in sub-Saharan Africa is dwindling at a quick pace, according to a recent study, which found that lions have declined by additional than 75 % in the past 50 years, as farms and settlements proliferate. The study found that there are probably only around 32,000 lions still living on the continent. In 1960, there were as a lot of as 100,000 lions living in Africa. West African lions have experienced the greatest decline in people with only as few as 500 left in the region. Duke University researchers led the study, which was published in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation.