The Climate Wars Have Begun in Nigeria.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today boko haram climate change desertification kanuri Lake Chad nigeria Boko Haram arose from the disappearance of Lake Chad, which had sustained the Kanuri tribe that makes up most of the group. Poverty and social marginalization also play a major role.

What’s It Like to Have Your Period in Nigeria?

Eco Chic

Two years ago, I received an Instagram message from a medical student in Nigeria. . “I’m I’m a medical student in my final year and I am the CEO of Youths Enlightenment Senitel, an NGO for girls in Nigeria,” the note started out. . “I ” was all I shouted and screamed at the top of my voice to the young girls under the local canopy we had for the girl child enlightenment, at Jenta Adamu street, Jos Plateau State, Nigeria.


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Nigeria Contemplates Nuclear Power


Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil producer, is considering building nuclear power plants to alleviate the country’s chronic energy shortages, despite the negativity surrounding nuclear power in the aftermath of Japan’s March Fukushima debacle. Nigerian Minister of Power Barth Nnaji said, "Nigeria intends to sit down and properly evaluate what happened in Japan and weigh the risk against national interest," The Vanguard newspaper reported.

UK Company Choice Textile Ltd to Donate One Million Books to Imo State Government, Nigeria

Green (Living) Review

And while in the UK every child has access to a library, there are very few libraries in Eastern Nigeria and even where they do exist they often hold only a limited and outdated range of text books. Choice has promised that it will continue to meet all operational obligations right up to the arrival of the books in Nigeria.

Nigeria Experiences Largest Oil Spill In Thirteen Years

Eco Friendly Daily

The oil giant Shell and the nation of Nigeria have a sordid past. A report earlier this year by the United Nations found fifty years of oil pollution in the Ogoniland region of Nigeria. However, an oil spill which occurred last week, said to be Nigeria’s largest since 1998, has not been found due to either of these causes. The pollution is considered so substantial that the UN estimates that it will take approximately thirty years to clean the area up.

Drinking water in Nigeria polluted with benzene at levels 900 times above the limit

Green Blog

Along with many others, this community is located in the Ogoni oil region of the Niger Delta in Nigeria, which has been plagued by environmental damage in recent years, according to UN studies. The UN Environment Program (UNEP) launched on the end of November 2009, an assessment of the impact of contamination from oil across the Ogoni region of the Niger Delta in Nigeria.

Nigeria- One of World's Biggest Oil Exporters , Wants Electricity at Home


The marches, scheduled for 24 October, are planned for the capital Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt, the Nigeria High Commission in London, the Van Ness UDC Metro Station in Washington and the Consulate General of Nigeria in New York. The march’s slogan is “Let there be light in Nigeria,” Abuja’s Daily

A Deeper Meaning in #BringBackOurGirls. ~ Lee Kemter

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights abduction connection equal rights girls global human rights nigeria politics world Ghandi taught that as we offer compassion and love to one another, we unite.

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More Deadly than ISIS: Why we aren’t Talking about Them.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only Africa boko haram france ISIS Islam Jihad Lebanon middle east nigeria terroristsThere is a group in the world whose actions are deadlier than ISIS. They go by the name Boko Haram and they have slithered their way into the number one spot globally for terror related fatalities. They are also known as the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP).

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Meet Coach Cass, the Millennial Face of African travel

Eco Chic

Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, and Ethiopia. Featured Heroines Africa african women black women coach cass dance Eco Travel ecotravel ethical travel Ethiopia ghana girltrek Kenya nigeria South Africa Tanzania travel uganda woman-only travel women's travelRaise your hand if you, like me, have ever scrolled through your Instagram feed and all-but-drooled over photos of epic scenery in the far reaches of the world. Don’t be shy, I too am raising my hand. .

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Bring Back Our Girls.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Today Only abduction connection girls global human rights nigeria politics world Each of our girls is a whole person. Each of them has a name and a favourite song.

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Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa: Why The Middle East Needs Eco-Activism

Green Prophet

Back in October, the popular Jordanian blogger at The Black Iris wrote that he couldn’t help but make a connection between Jordan and Shell’s oily misadventures in Nigeria. Whilst Jordan may be at the start of its journey with Shell, Nigeria is still struggling to come to terms with its own ordeal with the company. Which goes to show that whilst Ken Saro-Wiwa may have gone, the fight for the environment- in Nigeria, the Middle East and elsewhere- must continue.

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Why Don’t We Care About Thousands of Other Oil Spills?

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Alt Fuels and Transportation News and Events Africa BP BP oil spill Exxon ExxonMobil Gulf of Mexico media Niger Delta Nigeria oil oil spill Shell

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Great Green Wall of Trees for Africa

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Climate Change/Global Warming Africa Burkina Faso Chad climate change Djibouti Eritrea Ethiopia GEF Global Environment Facility global warming Great Green Wall Mali Mauritania Niger Nigeria Sahel-Sahara Senegal Sudan United Nations United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification World Day to Combat Desertification

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Films that Will Inspire you to Go Green!

Green Living Ideas

Learn more about the devastating effects of the oil industry in Nigeria from Clean Technica. Activism Al Gore films Nigeria oil If you are one of those people who still believes the earth will continue spinning no matter how much trash and pollutants humans throw its way, you really need to watch these important green films! They might inspire even the most hardened industrialists think twice about throwing away so much trash.

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Care to Hazard a Guess?

10,000 Birds

Whatever it was it was killed by hunters in Nigeria, it had the following inscription, I assume on one or both of the rings: “9287963- Reseng Meseuom.hom @ Sweden,” and it made the internet. What do you think the “strange big black bird” that had “two rings on its legs and a phone-like tracking device manufactured in Columbia” was?

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Think Like a Freak

Environmental Economics

My favorite parts were the discussion of the Japanese hot dog eater Kobayashi and his training/learning regime, why van Halen had the “no brown M&Ms” clause in its contract, and why Nigeriam spam scammers tell you they are from Nigeria. Tyler Cowen: The authors are Levitt and Dubner and the subtitle is The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain. This is a beautifully written book, as good as the original Freakonomics.

Cuckoos Tracked from England to Africa

10,000 Birds

The birds have dispersed rather widely: Four of the birds have already crossed the Sahara; two are in southern Chad, one is in northern Nigeria and the fourth one is in Burkina Faso. Tiny satellite tracking tags allowed scientists from the British Trust for Ornithology to track five cuckoos on their 5,000 km migration to Africa.

Daily Demand and Supply: On Thanksgiving, Americans are grateful OPEC can't get their act together

Environmental Economics

"The lack of action is bad news for oil-producing countries like Russia, Nigeria and Venezuela, which depend on prices of at least $90 a barrel to meet their economic targets." OPEC countries failed Thursday to agree to a cut in oil production that was desperately sought by some member states worried about the recent drop in prices. Officials met for six hours of negotiations in Vienna. It would have been the first cut in production since 2008. via

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Music Monday: MonoMono

Wend Magazine

” From the press release: “Growing up in a royal household in Nigeria, Joni Haastrup began his musical journey performing for his brothers band Sneakers and was quickly snapped up as a vocalist for O.J. Soon after, Ginger Baker of Cream fame replaced Steve Winwood with Joni on keys for Airforce’s UK concerts in ‘71 and the success of the collaboration led to further shows with Baker as part of the SALT project before he returned to Nigeria to set up MonoMono.”

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Billions Required To Make Deforestation Prevention A Reality


Roughly 15 percent of global emissions result from deforestation, and Nigeria, Indonesia and Brazil are a few of the largest offenders. Billions of dollars will have to be invested by REDD+ Read More The post Billions Required To Make Deforestation Prevention A Reality appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News

The 5 Countries Most Plagued by Oil Theft


The 5 Countries Most Plagued by Oil Theft are : Nigeria As much as 400,000 barrels of oil a day are stolen in Nigeria. This equates to losses of $1.7 billion a month for Africa''s new largest economy. This represents 7.7 percent of its GDP vanishing, or more than the country spends on education and healthcare.

"Benevolence sends ASU’s Obacha to Final Four"

Environmental Economics

His good works began two years ago when he returned to his homeland Nigeria and took a few pairs of basketball shoes with him to give to children who couldn’t afford them and were playing either barefooted or in shoes worn and falling apart. The best part was when my whole family got into a game by donating four pairs of shoes: Michael Obacha, a starting forward for the Appalachian State basketball team, has made it to the Final Four.

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World birding from a Schrödinger’s house

10,000 Birds

Panama 1004 Just slightly below the 1000 mark were Angola with 998 and Cameroon with 979 (followed by Australia and Nigeria, both with 970), and these contenders may join the club soon. What I truly hate about the pandemic is that it mentally puts me back into the 1990s in the Balkans.

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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

10,000 Birds

now the pace quickens: USA; Angola, Cameroon, Nigeria, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia; Nepal, Myanmar, Malaysia, Vietnam. Summer is normally the vacation season, for ordinary tourists at least. Birders follow different patterns of bird migration and their local activities and travel accordingly. But – where? I discovered this cover-photo map somewhere at the BirdLife International’s website. It illustrates the bird richness per country.

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Ebola virus, out of control in Africa, may be in Saudi Arabia

Green Prophet

Originally confined to three West African countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leon, the virus, found to be as much as 90% fatal in some rural areas, has now spread to neighboring Nigeria with 7 cases reported resulting in 2 deaths. In the case of Nigeria, Africa’s most populated country, the virus arrived there when a US-Liberian passenger from Liberia arrived in Lagos showing advanced symptoms of the disease.

Ecocide Law: Give Mother Nature a Voice

Green Prophet

The Wiwa vs Shell case in Nigeria, a twenty year legal battle which in 2009 was deemed a triumph for the winning plaintiffs but has not resolved the consequences of Shell’s actions, resulted in endemic poverty for the Ogoni people and complete environmental destruction in the Niger delta. Images of oil spills in Ogoniland, Nigeria from National Journal . Making Ecocide a crime and legally punitive could be one way of getting corporations to respect the environment.

Clunker cars are choking Africa

Green Prophet

For example, the average age of used vehicles exported to the Gambia was close to 19 years old, while a quarter of used vehicles exported to Nigeria were almost 20 years old. Clunkers from America, Europe and Japan clog the air in Africa. Can’t we send them electric cars already?

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Pedal-powered recycling program allows low-income communities to turn waste into value

Green (Living) Review

One solution, which took top honors in this year''s Sustainia Awards, is currently in place in Lagos, Nigeria, and uses a household recycling service with a rewards program to solve the urban waste challenge, effectively letting low-income earn useful goods from the waste in their communities. Along with helping neighborhoods to clean up unmanaged waste, Wecyclers also enables people in low-income communities to turn waste into value through an incentive program.

Picathartes – Africa’s strangest birds

10,000 Birds

It occurs from south-west Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea (both mainland and on the island of Bioko), Cameroon and Gabon. If you would rather seek the somewhat less-reliable Red-headed Picathartes, Korup National Park is as good a site as any, although I do believe there are some very reliable sites in Nigeria, however navigating that difficult country might prove to be a nightmare not worth attempting.

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Filmmaker Craig Rosebraugh Pursues Trail of Environmental Destruction, Illness and Death in Examination of the Fossil Fuel Industry


From the Gulf Coast to the tiny nation of Tuvalu, from Nigeria and Uganda to Peru and Alaska, filmmaker and political activist Craig Rosebraugh documents the impact of an industry that continually puts profits before people, wages a campaign of lies designed to thwart measures to combat climate change, uses its clout to minimize infringing regulations and undermines the political process in the U.S. What happens when an industry has too much power?

A Fridge That Needs No Electricity

Green Earth Journey

In northern Nigeria, where Mohammed is from, over 90% of the villages have no electricity. This is incredible idea is an extension of the pottery water cooling vessels used though the millennia. Chris Gupta Cool: Fridge Without Using Electricity! This is Mohammed Bah Abba's Pot-in-pot invention. His invention, which he won a Rolex Award for (and $100,000), is a refrigerator than runs without electricity. Here's how it works. You take a smaller pot and put it inside a larger pot.

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Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan among the world’s hungriest countries (UN report)

Green Prophet

Conflict and civil insecurity are also primary drivers of food insecurity in Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen and parts of Myanmar and Nigeria. Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains.

Pee power may be best alternative energy bet yet

Green Prophet

fuel source was previously written about when a group of high school students in Lagos Nigeria created a practical way to separate hydrogen from urine and then use it to power a generator to create electricity. Finding a viable alternative energy source to create low cost bio energy may be closer than we think. Some of these sources include energy from trash and algae as fuel for our future energy needs.

“The Birder’s Guide to Africa” by Michael Mills

10,000 Birds

Leventis is a businessman from London involved in wildlife conservation in Africa, including the establishment of an avian research institute in Nigeria and an amateur photographer. Starting in the mid-1990s, there was a “where to watch birds in…” series of five site guides written by Nigel Wheatley and covering South America (1994), Africa (1995), Asia (1996), Europe & Russia (2000) and Central America & the Caribbean (2001).

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What happens if Ebola virus joins the Hajj to Mecca?

Green Prophet

Extra precautions are being taken in neighboring African countries to the primary “Ebola Zone” ones; particularly in Nigeria where a number of persons became ill when an infected liberian citizen arrived in Lagos from Liberia and later died from the disease. More than 66,000 pilgrims from Nigeria were expected to be attending this year’s Hajj.

Bulgaria Bans Fracking After Public Protests


Bulgaria has just recently joined Brazil and Nigeria as countries in which oil giant Chevron are experiencing problems. I say this following the announcement that the US oil company has been prohibited from developing shale gas reserves via the process of hydraulic fracturing.

The long and winding road

10,000 Birds

This tiny passerine winters in Africa, places like Tanzania, Nigeria, Somalia. Birds fascinate us for many reasons. Flight, beauty, the glimpse into the world of dinosaurs, to mention but a few of those reasons. The migration stories of many of those birds is another. Who doesn’t marvel at Arctic Terns flying from one polar region to another, twice, every single year.

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Fruit For Birds

10,000 Birds

Nyjer (aka Thistle) for goldfinches was introduced from Nigeria–someone had to experiment with that. Something has always puzzled me in my years working in the bird feeding industry: why don’t we offer more fresh fruit to birds in our yards? Oh sure, you can find mixes with dried fruit like banana chips and raissins. Heck you can even find mixes with heavy fruit flavoring…but why don’t we offer fresh fruit scraps to birds on tray feeders instead?

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Clinton Global Initiative: Ending Modern Slavery and Ensuring The Future of Food

Eco Chic

Left to Right): Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation; Jason Clay, Senior Vice President, Market Transformation, World Wildlife Fund; Akinwumi Adesina, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Irene B. Akinwumi Adesina, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nigeria, spoke to the importance of agriculture as an agent for poverty alleviation, and the transformative power of sustainable agriculture.

How eco-friendly are barbecues?

Green (Living) Review

The trade in Brazil and Nigeria is linked to human rights abuses, including, in some cases, not just child labor but child slavery, much like with the mining of cobalt, illegal logging and increased emissions. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Not very unless you use charcoal from local sources. As the season is upon us, once again, it is time to talk about it.

Loofah Plant Seeds Absorb Organic Pollutants and Heavy Metals from Wastewater


a lecturer at Redeemer’s University in Mowe, Nigeria, notes that rain water, rivers and streams are the most common direct sources of Seeds and oils from the plant that produces the loofah sponge could help purify wastewater and prevent the spread of waterborne diseases in the developing world, according to a scientist speaking today at the 17th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference in Bethesda, Md.

Beyond business as usual: ten principles to promote Nigerian social capitalism

The Green Changemakers

Despite its bad rap in the international press, Nigeria ? Businessman and statesman TY Danjuma has created Nigeria’s first indigenous foundation, using his personal wealth, and has hired a dynamic executive director, Thelma Ekiyor, who has international philanthropy experience. But it also recognizes the importance of promoting Nigeria’s philanthropy movement and creating a new business ethics through exemplary governance practices.

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