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Lagos unveils new system of managing solid wastes

Lagos State government has unveiled a new system of managing solid wastes in state that involves deploying sanitary officers in all the wards, recycling  large percentage of wastes and possibly exporting part of the wastes.   The State Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare who made this known during a briefing with environment reporters said the idea was to commercialize ...

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Companies must halt deforestation to safegauard revenues

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Global companies – including Colgate Palmolive, L’Oréal, McDonald’s Corporation and Marks & Spencer – report in a new study released on Monday, December 5, 2016 that, on average, nearly a quarter (24%) of their revenues depend upon four deforestation-linked commodities: cattle products, palm oil, soy and timber products. As much as $906 billion in annual turnover could be at risk. The report by CDP ...

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Government overhauls solid waste management, unveils ‘Cleaner Lagos Initiative’

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A package of reforms in the wobbly waste management sector, designed to transform the environment and economy of the bustling city-state, was unveiled on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by the Lagos State Government. Tagged the “Cleaner Lagos Initiative”, the scheme, according to state officials, was informed by numerous flaws in the structure as well as dynamics of the existing system. ...

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Why a Nigeria without oil is possible

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Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), says at the public presentation of a book titled “Nigeria Beyond Oil – Pathway to a Post-petroleum Economy” in Lagos on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 that Nigeria should look beyond oil not only to diversify its economy in the face of dwindling global demand for the ...

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Shell boosts geology studies at OAU

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The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) Joint Venture has donated modern geophysical equipment, accessories and books to the Department of Geology, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife to uplift research and study of geosciences at the institution. “In 2014, we donated equipment worth nearly N50 million to the Geology Department of this institution. The equipment has since been in ...

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Community, workers collaborate to tackle infant, maternal mortality

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In a bid to check high child and maternal mortality in Lagos, locals in communities have forged a harmonious collaboration with health workers in government health institutions to ensure that health institutions are well funded and their workers improve on their service delivery. The collaboration was announced in Lagos during a campaign on “Saving the lives of mothers and babies ...

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Legislators asked to remove probing water provision in Lagos budget

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Civil society and labour activists have demanded that the Lagos State House of Assembly (LSHA) should reject a recommendation in the 2017 budget proposal which suggests Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) as the arrangement to improve the water sector in the state. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, while presenting the 2017 budget proposal of N812.998 billion to the LSHA recently, noted that “in the area of environment, we will improve ...

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Michael Bloomberg to commit $360m to global tobacco fight

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Former New York City Mayor and philanthropist, Michael R. Bloomberg, on Monday, 5 December 2016, announced that he is committing an additional $360 million to the global fight against tobacco use, bringing his total commitment to nearly $1 billion. Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, pointed out in a statement that Monday’s announcement continues the visionary leadership Mayor ...

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Governments urged to integrate biodiversity concerns into national strategies

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World-renowned biodiversity experts are urging government officials from more than 190 countries meeting in Cancún, Mexico to step up efforts to integrate the protection of biodiversity into strategies, plans and polices in tourism and other sectors of the global policy-making agenda. Cancún, which is well-known for its tourism and home to a growing ecotourism industry expected to see a record number of ...

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Images: Mariann Bassey Orovwuje emerges new Chair of AFSA

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Mariann Bassey Orovwuje, an environmental activist with the Friends of the Earth – Africa’s Food Sovereignty Campaign based in Nigeria, has emerged the new Chairperson of the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA). She was elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the AFSA that held last month in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mariann takes over from Bernard Guri, who ...

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