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Thai beaches eye growing number of dead sea mammals washed ashore


Thailand’s marine body said on Friday, July 5, 2019 that a three-meter-long dugong was found dead in the sea off the southern province Trang. Dugong This brings the total number of dead dugongs to seven in 2019. The animal, weighing about 250 kilograms, was spotted by fishermen and estimated to have been dead for four to five days. The Department ...

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LAWMA shuts down Sangotedo market over poor sanitation state


The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) on Friday, July 5, 2019 ordered the closure of the business activities at Sangotedo Market, at the Eti Osa Local Government Area in the state. LAWMA officials during an early morning operation  The directive was given by LAWMA Director of Public Affairs, Mrs Folasade Kadiri, adding that the closure was due to indiscriminate dumping of ...

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Niger inaugurates committee on effective water, sanitation, hygiene services


The Niger State Government of Nigeria has inaugurated a seven-man Project Steering Committee (SPSC) to ensure that effective water, sanitation and hygiene services are implemented. Minna, the Niger State capital city Alh. Ahmed Matane, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), said in a statement by his Information Officer, Tanko Lawal, on Saturday, July 6, 2019 that government was committed to ...

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Lagos Master Plan: Power abuse, not land abuse

Lagos Marina

Penultimate week, there was a news item concerning the lamentation of one Mr. James Anifowose, a pioneer resident of Lekki Phase I who, out of frustration and vituperation against the Lagos State Government (LASG) and officials of the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, blew the whistle concerning the blatant bastardisation of the Lagos Master Plan. He accused the ...

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Lagos water campaign mentioned in 2019 ‘Atlas of Utopias’

Our Water Our Right Coalition

The Lagos anti-water privatisation campaign was mentioned in the 2019 edition of the “Atlas of Utopias” that was launched online on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Members of the Our Water Our Right Coalition at a town hall meeting An initiative of Transformative Cities, the atlas is a collection of community-led transformations of water, energy, food and housing ...

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NEMA warns Adamawa, Taraba riverbank communities on flooding


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Thursday, July 4, 2019 advised people living along the banks of River Niger and River Benue in Adamawa and Taraba states to relocate to avert flooding. A flooded community in Adamawa NEMA’s Head of Operations in the two states, Mr Abbani Garki, gave the warning while distributing livelihood support items to the 2018 ...

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Govt urged to partner with stakeholders to enhance access to water

Water fountain

The Society for the Promotion of People’s Rights, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has charged the Federal Government on effective collaboration with relevant stakeholders to enhance access to clean water and sanitation. A water fountain in Chicago. Photo credit: iStockphoto President of the organisation, Mr Williams Osaze, who made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on ...

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NCC collaborates with relevant organisations to eliminate e-waste


The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it is collaborating with relevant agencies to eliminate e-waste of fake handsets in the sector and Nigeria at large. E-waste Director, Zonal Operations Department, NCC, Mrs Amina Shehu, made this known at a sensitisation visit by NCC officials to Bwari Area Council on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Abuja. She said the commission was ...

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Group working to harmonise renewable energy bill to improve power supply

ADB-rooftop solar

The Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN) says it is working to harmonise renewable energy bill for alternative power supply to boost the economy. The rooftop solar power subprojects equivalent to additional capacity of 50 megawatts The Executive Secretary of REAN, Mrs Lande Abudu, made this known at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Renewable energy ...

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National Park urges stakeholders to address challenges in wildlife conservation

FMEnv Retreat

The Conservator-General, National Park Service, Ibrahim Goni, has urged stakeholders in wildlife conservation to address the challenges bedeviling the sector. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni Goni made the call at a meeting organised by Wildlife Society of Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday, July 4, 2019. He said wildlife conservation in Nigeria was faced with challenges despite measures taken ...

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