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Michael Simire

MS & Associates/EnviroNews Nigeria

Michael Simire is an urban planner, environmentalist and science journalist. He is Principal Consultant/CEO of MS & Associates Limited, a diversified outfit focused on urban planning, environmental management, development consultancy, environment/science media training/management, and corporate communications. The firm publishes EnviroNews Nigeria (, which Simire edits. EnviroNews is an online news magazine with a bias for environment and development issues.

A Fellow of the Leadership for Environment & Development (LEAD) (LEAD-AWA, Cohort 13) and Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP), he holds bachelor and masters degrees in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and University of Lagos, Akoka. He also holds post-graduate qualification in Journalism.

He is a professionally qualified urban planner - a corporate member of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (MNITP) and registered by the Town Planners Registration Council of Nigeria (RTP). MS & Associates is a registered firm under the Council.

A recipient of numerous media awards, Simire served as Africa Regional Juror for the Internews' Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Awards and was co-author, Nigerian Environment Centenary Symposium (1914-2014).