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What is your name?
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What organisation do you work for?
The Agriculturist
What aspects of biodiversity are you most interested in?
Agriculture, Biotechnology, Communicating biodiversity, Climate change, Endangered species, Forests, Oceans, Urban biodiversity
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Ugochukwu is a graduate of Accountancy with professional qualification in accountancy but has very strong passion for journalism especially the environmental journalism. I was writing for Financial Standard Newspaper based in Lagos, the Nigeria's leading business newspaper with diversified focus on other areas such as agriculture, environment etc. I am in-charge of reports on agriculture, global warming, mining, industrial polution and biotechnology. Ugochukwu has reported these areas for over 4 years and is willing to take up more challenges affecting the environment.
In the meantime, Ugochukwu is the national coordinator of the Journalist Network on Environment (JNE) which is being facilitated by Friends of the Earth Nigeria. Now Ugochukwu is the founding editor of The Agriculturist.
This site was recommended to me through Ugochi Anyaka.

Ugochukwu Chimeziri's Blog

FG Not Showing Seriousness Over Ogoniland Cleanup..ERA/FoEN

The Federal Government of Nigeria has not shown reasonable commitment in actually cleaning up the Ogoniland in the Niger Delta region in the Southern Nigeria. This was contained in a welcome address by Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria at the 9th Annual National Environmental Congress organised by ERA/FoEN…


Posted on November 4, 2016 at 13:00

Nuclear Power Project: Nigeria in Voodoo Agreement


“We are miffed that a cooperation agreement on this dangerous experiment has been reached despite the aversion of Nigerians to the nuclear option for generating power. We reject it and refuse to be led into a radioactive misadventure that western countries that hitherto experimented are weaning themselves off and exploring safe renewable,” Dr Godwin Ojo, Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action (ERA) said in a statement recently.


An African adage says…


Posted on August 30, 2016 at 0:30

Paint hazards: How to protect women and children

Painting of a new house or repainting of renovated one has been an age-long practice globally. This practice which is carried out in order to put an astonishing beauty to the house could also pose serious hazard to human with children and pregnant mothers being more vulnerable. Paints contain four classes of substances (additives, resins, solvents and pigments) which can enter the body by inhalation, absorption through the skin, ingestion, and through direct… Continue

Posted on August 26, 2011 at 19:25

Global warming: How poverty supports the most dangerous kind of emissions

The role of poverty in many aspects of life is a well-documented chronicle which stares the world in the face. Poverty has immense contribution to gender imbalance, abuse of rights, inability to access good food, water, healthcare amongst others.

This time, poverty has revealed that its tentacles are also in control of the transport and power systems in some of the third world countries especially experimenting ones of Africa. Nigeria is one or perhaps the only country in Africa housing… Continue

Posted on August 26, 2011 at 19:20

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At 8:25 on November 11, 2010, Fahiema Daniels said…
Hi Ugochukwu

I was at a place called butterfly world, in Cape Town, there are literally hundreds of butterflies and this one just decided to land on my chest and I cheated and put him on my nose for the pic:)

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