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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Govt establishes waste management plants in 26 states

Ibukun Odusote

Towards complementing the efforts of state governments at facilitating clean environment and preventing environmental pollution from solid waste disposal in the country, the Federal Ministry of Environment has established community waste management facilities in 26 states of the Federation. Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote, made ...

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Why Nigeria assisted Zimbabwe after cyclone devastation, by Buhari

Cyclone Idai

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, August 1, 2019 said the devastation that accompanied Cyclone Idai, which ravaged Zimbabwe earlier in the year, was so enormous that Nigeria had to offer a helping hand. Cyclone Idai lays waste to parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi President Buhari disclosed this when he received the out-going Ambassador of Zimbabwe to Nigeria, Lovemore Mazemo at ...

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Govt to sanction violators of Lagos Games Village master plan

Games Village

The Federal Government is to serve notices on residents of Games Village Estate in Surulere, Lagos found to have contravened the acquisition agreement of their apartments, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Federal Controller of Housing in Lagos State, Mrs Sarah Alawode, leading ministry officials during inspection of Games Village Estate, Surulere on Thursday in Lagos The action followed ...

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Fishermen flay spill, urge ExxonMobil to clean Niger Delta

Ineffective clean up

The Artisan Fishermen Association of Nigeria (ARFAN) has asked ExxonMobil to as a matter of urgency clean up the Niger Delta and rid it of “environmental hazards caused by oil spill occurring from the company’s activities”. An oil spill site Mr Inyang Ekong, the Niger Delta Coordinator of the Association, made the allegation in Eket, Akwa Ibom State. Ekong also called ...

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Environmentalists to plant 400m trees under ‘Greening Nigeria’ campaign

Greening Nigeria campaign

Apparently stirred by Ethiopia’s record breaking 350 million trees planted recently, a team of environmentalists in Nigeria has taken up a campaign to go a step further. The 400 million trees Greening Nigeria campaign poster Tagged “Greening Nigeria”, the campaign targets the planting of some 400 million trees nationwide commencing Saturday, August 24, 2019. The operation is expected to span ...

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Ethiopia claims 350m trees planted in a day ‘a world record’

Ethiopia tree planting

Ethiopia has planted more than 350 million trees in 12 hours, its government announced, claiming a world record. Millions of Ethiopians were invited to take part in the tree-planting challenge. Photo credit: Embassy of Ethiopia, Brussels Across the country, volunteers took part in the mass planting as part of the “Green Legacy” initiative, a programme that aims to reforest large swathes ...

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