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Open Defecation

Open Defecation: Addressing Environmental Health Risks and Sustainable Solutions

By Ify Onyekwere   Open defecation remains a significant challenge in many parts of the world, particularly in rural areas where sanitary infrastructure is lacking.  Ijeoma Salome Ogwurumba, who was featured on the radio show,  a Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) personnel and UN-SDG Ambassador, provided a comprehensive analysis of the risks and necessary interventions. […]

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Coal Mining and Gas Flaring

Uniting Against Coal Mining and Gas Flaring: Nigeria’s Path to Renewable Energy

By Ify Onyekwere The Lekeh Development Foundation (LEDEF), in collaboration with the Nigeria Coal Network and other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), hosted their 3rd Annual Conference from the 8th of July to the 10th of July 2024, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The conference, themed “Unite to Resist Coal Mining and Gas Flaring in Nigeria,”

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Cholera outbreak

Cholera Outbreak in Nigeria: Expert Calls for Improved Waste Management

By Ify Onyekwere On the 6th of January 2024, “The Development Report” on People’s 105.5FM delved into the escalating cholera outbreak in Nigeria and the critical role of waste management in curbing the outbreak. The program featured Dr. Chimere May Ohajinwa, an Environmental Toxicologist and Public Health Expert, who provided an in-depth analysis of the

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Environmental Devastation from New York Times

Unseen Casualties: The Environmental Devastation of War and Armed Conflicts

By David Arome    War brings loss to all, both people and nature. Nature suffers silently, and the environmental impacts of war and armed conflicts are often overlooked. We believe that the destruction of nature and habitat deserves more attention because the consequences extend beyond conflict and seep into fragile peacetime. For the United Nations

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How Cellulose-Based Filtration is Rising to the Challenge of Water Contamination

By David Arome Access to basic drinking water is still a challenge in Africa especially in rural communities. The trend is quite alarming and has exposed the locals to water-borne diseases. According to the WHO/UNICEF Progress Report 2020, about 387 million people lived without access to basic drinking water services in Sub-Saharan Africa. In a

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Transforming Lives through Holistic Wellness and Empowerment

By Ify Onyekwere Dr. Olubusola Oluwaferanmi, widely known as Dr. 0, is making waves in the world of holistic wellness and community empowerment. A distinguished pastoral counsellor and life coach, Dr. Oluwaferanmi’s work spans across marriage counselling, sex therapy, juvenile delinquency, and youth empowerment. Her contributions are rooted in her extensive academic background, holding a

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Community Champion

Community Champion: Uyeh Member’s Inspiring Upcycling Journey

Ify Onyekwere In an enlightening session on the Development Report Radio Show, Uyeh Member, a Sustainable Fashion Entrepreneur, captivated listeners with her inspiring journey of transforming plastic waste into valuable treasures. The episode, titled “Community Champions: Turning Waste to Treasure,” aired on June 29, 2024, on People’s 105.5FM in Abuja, Nigeria. Hosted by Ify Onyekwere,

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Food Production

Food Production: Enhancing Food Security and Economic Growth

Ify Onyekwere On the 8th of June, 2024, Farmer Omolara Svensson, National Coordinator of the Nigerian Women for Agricultural Progress and Development Initiative (NWAPDI), shared valuable insights on the Development Report Radio Show, at People’s 105.5FM in Abuja, Nigeria. The episode, titled “Local Food Production and Its Role in Enhancing Food Security,” highlighted the critical

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Plastic Waste

Plastic Waste: Urgent Calls for Corporate Responsibility

Ify Onyekwere In a compelling discussion on the airwaves of People’s 105.5FM in Abuja, Nigeria, Nwankwo Nnenna, a distinguished Climate and Energy Expert, delivered a poignant message on the urgent need for corporate responsibility in tackling the global crisis of plastic waste. Speaking on the Development Report Radio Show hosted by Ify Onyekwere, Nnenna emphasized

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Environmental Defenders

Environmental Defenders in Nigeria Call for Urgent Protection

  By Ify Onyekwere Environmental workers face alarming levels of violence and intimidation, particularly in Nigeria, where their crucial work protecting natural resources and the planet often puts them in grave danger. Most attacks on these defenders remain hidden from the public eye as many fear reporting such incidents due to threats against their lives,

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