Author Archives: ABDULMUMIN

About ABDULMUMIN

Abdulmumin holds a MSc in Geotechnical Engineering and is a practicing Civil Engineer. He is also the co-founder of Green Habitat, a registered NGO in Nigeria campaigning on environmental sustainability. He is quite well-rounded and with particular interests in governance, politics, environment and his trained engineering.

COP 23: Two Years After Paris Agreement

November 6 – 17 2017, Bonn, the political city of West Germany played hosts to the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Although the norm has been that the country … Continue reading

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Urbanization and Rise of slums: An Imbalance Between Urban Growth and Urban Development

The prevalence of slums and shanties, a.k.a. ghettoes is a consequence of development where urban growth does not match urban development. It is a classical case of non-enforcement of regulations guiding urban development. In many urban cities in Nigeria, people … Continue reading

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#GoGreen2017: Some bad environmental practices to leave behind in 2016

What are your resolutions for 2017? For me, the previous year was one I dropped many practices that affect the natural functionality of the ecosystem and joined a campaign to raise the pitch on how only sustainable practices can guarantee our collective future and how so many practices we called ‘normal’ before are harming the environment. This year, I have pledged to do much more than I did in 2016. Continue reading

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BUSH BURNING: BEFORE WE GET SO COMFORTABLE

As the dry harmattan season relatively sets in in most parts of Nigeria, especially the northern parts, a practice which has since become an integral part of the traditional farming process called the slash-and-burn practice, which in other words, is … Continue reading

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What is next for Nigeria after Signing the Paris Agreement?

On 22nd September, President Buhari signed Nigeria’s ratification to the COP21 Paris Agreement, indicating Nigeria consent to reduce the carbon emission and lower global warming to well below 2 degrees C by 2030. But how does Nigeria intend to achieve this? Continue reading

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Why groundwater over abstraction and borehole proliferation is an impending doom

The water need of the populace rests on the shoulders of the three tiers of government. The federal government is responsible for the development of water resources and its allocation to the states. The state governments in turn are responsible … Continue reading

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Urbanization and Global Warming: What role for key stakeholders?

Since the industrial revolution in the mid-1700s, human activities have substantially contributed to the rise of the earth’s temperature. The emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide primarily through burning of fossil fuels result in … Continue reading

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