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Lagos landfill can generate 25 megawatts – Environmentalist

Olusosun dumpsite

An environmentalist, Mr Idowu Salawu, has called for establishment of a solar farm at the Olusosun Dumpsite in Lagos recently closed by the state government. Salau, Chief Executive Officer, Macpresse West Africa Ltd., made the call during a visit to the Lagos Office of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Salawu said that the proposal by the state government to convert ...

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When a World Bank visit stoked an anti-privatisation campaign

Akinbode Oluwafemi

Akinbode Oluwafemi, deputy director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), alleges that the visit of World Bank Executive Directors to the country is to promote privatisation, particular in the water sector. Under the aegis of the Our Water Our Right Coalition, he calls on the populace to resist the move We are concerned with the World Bank invasion ...

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Our name not in Lagos environmental law – Visionscape

John Irvine

Visionscape Sanitation Solutions (VSS) has refuted claims that it is mentioned in the revised environmental laws of Lagos State. An online news medium had in a news report quoted an opposition politician in Lagos who claimed that Visionscape was included in the environmental laws of Lagos. But, in a statement, Visionscape says it rejects the statement it describes as false. “Visionscape ...

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Renewable energy employs 10.3m worldwide, IRENA report finds

Deux Cocos

The renewable energy industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally in 2017, a 5.3 per cent increase from 2016, according to figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on Tuesday, May 9, 2018. According to the fifth edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review, launched at IRENA’s 15th Council in Abu Dhabi, the UAE, the total ...

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Environmentalist calls for drastic measures against gas flaring

Gas flaring in Ogoniland Nigeria

An environmentalist, Mr Paul Akporowho, on Thursday, May 10, 2018 called for stiffer measures to effectively address issues of gas flaring in the oil and gas sector. Akporowho, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Warri, called on the Federal Government to take decisive measures through viable legislations to nip the “illegalities” on the bud. He said ...

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Nigerian farmers more vulnerable to climate change effects – Expert


A lecturer in the Department of Geography, Gombe State University, Mr Iliya Musa, says Nigerian farmers are more vulnerable to the consequences of climate change. Musa told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of a media roundtable on climate change in Gombe, organised by Africa Media Development Foundation. He said that Nigeria’s agricultural sector was very much threatened ...

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Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak contained, says WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that with declining numbers and only a handful of confirmed cases reported in recent weeks, the critical phase of Nigeria’s largest Lassa fever outbreak is under control. According to a statement issued by WHO’s Communication Officer, Ms Charity Warigon in Abuja on Friday, May 11, 2018, continued vigilance is, however, needed as the country ...

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Alimosho labelled noisiest local government area in Lagos

Babatunde Durosimi-Etti

The General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), Mr Antonio Ayodele, on Thursday, May 11, 2018 rated Alimosho as the highest noise pollution local government area in the state in 2017. Ayodele made the remark at the 3rd Annual Stakeholders Interactive Session on Noise Pollution Control in Lagos State, organised by the agency. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ...

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WHO to use vaccine to stem Ebola outbreak in remote area of Congo

Peter Salama

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday, May 11, 2018 that it hopes to deploy an experimental Ebola vaccine to tackle an outbreak in a remote area of Congo to prevent it spreading, particularly to the provincial capital of one million people. Congo reported the outbreak on Tuesday, with 32 suspected, probable or confirmed cases of the disease since ...

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Kenya launches first locally produced satellite


Kenya on Friday, May 11, 2018, launched its first locally produced satellite into space, hoping “to go into the books of history.” The nano satellite precursor flight (1KUNS-PF) will be the first outer space object registered by Kenya, the University of Nairobi, whose team developed the satellite, said in a statement. The team was hoping “to make history” by venturing ...

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