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Lagos flays ‘outrageous’ land use charges in circulation, extends period for discounted payment

Land use charge

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 clarified the figures circulating in the media on the rates for the newly reviewed Land Use Charge Law of 2018, saying many of the numbers were based on several years of arrears on the levy not paid by affected property owners. Speaking at a news briefing held at the Bagauda Kaltho ...

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Lagos, waste managers given two weeks to settle out of court

Lagos waste

An Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 gave a two-week ultimatum to the Lagos State Government and the incorporated trustees, Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria, otherwise known as Private Sector Participation (PSP) operators, to settle out of court. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the PSP operators filed the suit, seeking to stop ...

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Group seeks more enlightenment to address e-waste crisis


The E-Waste Relief Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO),  has canvassed for greater advocacy on the dangers  posed by electronic waste to the environment . President of the Foundation, Mr Ifeanyi Ochonogor, who made the call at the inaugural meeting of the organisation‘s Board of Trustees (BoT)  on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in Lagos, warned that the threat of e-waste to ...

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Youth to play active role in 2018 Bonn climate talks

paris agreement

Ahead of and during the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, in May 2018, youth from all over the world will be able to raise their voices and play an active role in helping to raise ambition to tackle climate change. Youth from all over the world are invited to participate in the Action for Climate Empowerment Youth ...

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Paris Agreement: Climate Scorecard launches Global Spotlight Project

Paris Agreement

Climate Scorecard on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 launched the Global Spotlight Project aimed at helping the Paris Agreement achieve its important goals. According to Climate Scorecard Co- Founders, Ron Israel or Lois Barber, the campaign is launched against the background of recent scientific studies that suggest that existing country pledges to the Paris Agreement are insufficient to prevent the planet ...

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Pressure mounts on Lagos to reverse new land use charges

Akinwunmi Ambode

Pressure appears to be mounting on the Lagos State Government over its newly introduced Land Use Charge Law, in respect of which charges therein are said to be on the high side and are being contested by certain quarters. State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has been defending the charges, saying however that government is ready to dialogue on the matter. On ...

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Michael Bloomberg emerges António Guterres’ special climate envoy

Michael Bloomberg

United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, on Monday, March 5, 2018 announced the appointment of Michael R. Bloomberg of the United States as his Special Envoy for Climate Action. Mr. Bloomberg will support the Secretary-General’s climate strategy and efforts toward the planned 2019 Climate Summit at the UN Headquarters, says Guterres’ office, adding that the 2019 Climate Summit will mobilise stronger and ...

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How to save Lake Chad from extinction, by don

Haruna Ayuba

Academic and environmental expert, Prof. Haruna Ayuba, has proposed evaporation suppression as an alternative technique of restoring Lake Chad to save it from extinction. Ayuba, who teaches at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK), made the proposal in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. He said that water transfer was the ...

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Government to launch water, sanitation fund

Water Fund

The Federal Government is set to launch a National Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) fund to address the challenges of poor hygiene in the country. The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, disclosed this at the opening of the 6th National Conference on Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) Conference in Bauchi on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Adamu, who was represented ...

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23 migrants on trip from Libya to Italy feared dead

Migrant boat

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 that 21 migrants were missing, and had probably drowned, after two boats, a rubber dinghy and a wooden boat, set off from Libya for Italy and had to be rescued. IOM spokesman, Joel Millman, told a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, that 132 other people on the rubber ...

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