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November 27, 2011

A programme aimed at tackling deforestation in Nigeria, REDD+, has received  $4 million in funds from the UN

Nigeria's Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) programme, which is aimed at tackling deforestation and activities that lead to dangerous emissions has received support from the United Nations (UN).

The Minister of Environment, Hajiya Mailafiya, while addressing journalists on Saturday in Abuja, said that the UN supported the programme with funds worth $4 million.

August 25, 2011

The proposed expedition by the environmentalist will be by road, traversing the Sahara Desert

Renowned environmentalist, Newton Jibuno, will at the end of the year, undertake his fourth and last expedition to fast track support for climate change campaign.

The proposed expedition, like the previous ones, would be undertaken on road, traversing the Sahara Desert, Jibuno said on Tuesday in Asaba.

In a goodwill message to the 2ndedition of States Climate Change Dialogue (SCCD) hosted by Delta State Government, he said that he would be accompanied on the global journey by his 32-year-old youngest child and his 13-year-old grandson.

March 28, 2011

Nigeria is currently investing not more than N82.5 billion into the sector, which is less than a quarter of the expected investment in water annually from the tree tiers of government

For Nigeria to meet its Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) by 2015, the country needs approximately N215 billion annually for development of water infrastructure, National Project Coordinator of the World Bank-Assisted National Urban Water Sector Reform Project, Mr Benson Ajisegiri, said on Sunday in Abuja.