Research Papers/Topics in Environmental Law

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND THE LEGAL CHALLENGES OF URBAN PLANNING. AN ANALYSIS OF COMPLIANCE WITH NEMA IN MBALE CITY.

The study delved into establishing how Mbale city has protected the environment thereby complying with the mandate given to NEMA in the wake of urban planning .This paper thus principally focused on how the environment especially in relation to protection of water catchment areas, waste management, pollution, forestry has been protected in Mbale city in the wake of urban planning and development.  The study was driven by three objectives the first examining the legal and regulatory framewor...

The Relevance of Public Complaints Commission to Nigeria's Democratic Development

ABSTRACT The paper critically examines the statutory provisions on the Public Complaint Commission (hereinafter called the Commission), and make appropriate suggestions for reform. The Public Complaints Commission is a statutory creation with wide powers of inquiry and investigation: it has wide powers to receive complaints from members of the public against maladministration and misuse of administrative machinery by any public authority and companies or their officials. In Nigeria like othe...

Human Organ Trade: Trending Issues and the Relationship to Access to Justice

Abstract In a worldfacing a constant battle between the law and crime, yet another offspring of crime is unabashedly conceived and manages to seep out despite all attempts by the justice systems all over the world to eliminate or mitigate to the barest minimum crime in all its forms. Human Organ trade is a new trend in crime and is in fact fast topping the echelons of criminal strata and is indeed a very deadly crime to battle with. The question one might ask is, how long is the hand of the l...

A Review of the State of Electricity Generation in Nigeria from 2007 to 2015

Successive governments in Nigeria have shown commitment to improving the availability of electricity in Nigeria, with the formulation of several regulations and policies. Several projects to increase the generation capacity has been implemented, and some completed, but the transmission and distribution capacities have not grown pari passu. The electricity generation capacity, in 2014, has increased in steps from its values in 2007; although, more still needs to be done for Nigeria to genera...

Rural Electrification: Off-grid experience in the Niger Delta

The data for rural electrification projects, on-grid connectivity, population and others, was collected from the relevant papers and websites. The data was analysed graphically or statistically and the findings were discussed. The Niger Delta states have more generating, transmission and distribution facilities than in most other parts of Nigeria but these facilities are disproportionally distributed. Edo and Delta states have good electricity access, while Cross River and Bayelsa have th...

A Review of Oil and Gas Companies Compliance to Environmental Regulations in Nigeria

The goal of this research is to examine to what extent oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria had been compliant with environmental regulations and laws governing their operations. The projects executed by these companies that had significantly reduced environmental pollutions and how these companies responded to environmental related issues were discussed. The Oil and Gas companies discussed in this work have been relatively compliant, but stronger commitment and cooperation is need...

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF CATTLE GRAZING AND MOVEMENT ON FOOT IN NIGERIA: A PERSPECTIVE

Environmental degradation is a serious problem facing Nigeria’s environment. Until recently the major known causes of environmental pollution in the country include gas flaring, oil spillage, activities of artisanal miners, unsustainable exploitation of biological resources by the populace such as illegal logging, using of chemicals and explosives for fishing, emission of industrial effluents, poor waste management systems among others which are responsible for climate change, leading to gl...

IMPACT OF PLANNING ORIGINS TO MODERN PLANNING

AbstractThis paper examines urban development, examples of skyscraper development in the world. The advantages that skyscrapers offers, what problems do we think were created by skyscrapers?  The aim of the topic is to examine the role of urban vertical development approach as a tool for urban planning and development. it also looks at concept plan that supported vertical cities, The main source of data collection for this research is secondary source. The paper is also based on the premise...