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Nigeria's Non-Compliance With Disclosure a Challenge to Extractive Transparency 

Nigeria’s Non-Compliance With Disclosure a Challenge to Extractive Transparency 

The Nigerian state’s non-compliance with disclosure continues to be a challenge confronting its extractive industry transparency. Nowhere does non-compliance happen like the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), saddled with the responsibility of managing and harnessing Nigeria’s oil and gas. The non-disclosure by the NPPC in the way it carries out activities in the extractive sector …

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SPECIAL REPORT: NNPCL hides under PIA to frustrate disclosure, accountability

SPECIAL REPORT: NNPCL hides under PIA to frustrate disclosure, accountability

Nigeria’s major oil company, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited  (NNPCL), in what appears to be a common practice of disregard for accountability, says it is not under obligation to disclose its dealings and be accountable to the public in the way it operates. NNPCL made this known in response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) …

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Climate Change Education Must Adopt Dialogue & Negotiation 

Climate Change Education Must Adopt Dialogue & Negotiation 

Our approach to communicating Climate Change has to adopt dialogue and negotiation, and not only focus on campaign and advocacy. This will facilitate trust-building, empowerment, efficiency, accountability, and sustainability among community members. It will further allow for effective participation that will create room for both development agents and communities to learn, re-learn, and have an …

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How Climate Change Impacts Students in Sokoto

How Climate Change Impacts Students in Sokoto

Students of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, North-west Nigeria in different accounts, narrated how hot weather conditions triggered by climate change are impacting them. Some of the students link their poor academic performance to hot weather, which they say makes it difficult for them to attend classes and learn in a conducive environment. Jibrin Mutar, a …

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Poor Participation, Reason Climate Change Interventions Fail 

Poor Participation, Reason Climate Change Interventions Fail

Over the years, practitioners who design Climate Change interventions, have continued to adopt approaches that allow community and strategic stakeholders participation to be only an avenue to extract information, rather than allowing for effective participation.   They often follow Rapid Rural Appraisal and Participatory Rural Appraisal approaches which have since been replaced by Participatory Learning and …

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Logging activities leading to biodiversity loss in Kogi community 

Logging activities leading to biodiversity loss in Kogi community 

Logging activities are leading to a huge loss of forest and biodiversity at Enugu Ogboyaga Community in Igalamela Local Government Area of Kogi. Animals who depend on the forests for survival are disappearing while the forest faces extinction.   The forest that stretches about 10 kilometres is fast disappearing. A visit to the forest which is …

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Time for Climate Channge Action is now

Time for Climate Channge Action is now

Having seen the impacts of climate change on rural farmers and rural settlements, we appeal to climate researchers and environmental activists to raise their voices in pushing advocacy and campaigns for climate justice and resilience actions. The campaign is most fundamental because we have seen climate change becoming a major threat facing rural farmers in …

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An estimated 5,000 population lack access to healthcare in Niger

An estimated 5,000 population lack access to healthcare in Niger

An estimated 5,000 populations in the Zumba community, Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State lack access to good healthcare delivery. A predominantly situation arising as a result of deplorable Primary Healthcare Centre in the area. Zumba community with an estimated 4,000 populated is located 47 kilometres away from Minna, the Niger State capital, and …

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