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Abia, UN-Habitat collaborate to prepare structure plans for Aba, Umuahia, Ohafia

Structure Plan

The Abia State Government and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the preparation of Structure Plans for Aba, Umuahia and Ohafia. Both parties endorsed the agreement on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. A Structure Plan  A type of spatial planning, Structure Plan is a long term (10 to 15 ...

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Lagos seeks stakeholders’ support on emissions control

NCF lagos

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 solicited stakeholders’ cooperation in the environmental sector for the implementation of action plan toward reducing emissions in the environment. Panelists at the NCF event on Tuesday: Mr. Gbolahan Oki, Chief Resilience Officer, LASRO; Dr. Dolapo Fasewa; Ms Sola Alamutu, Founder of Beach Samaritan; and Mr. Michael Bankole Mr Michael Bankole, Assistant ...

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Lagos to curb gridlock by restricting movement of trucks

traffic congestion

The Lagos State Government says it plans to restrict the movement of heavy-duty trucks in the metropolis during the day to ease traffic on the roads. Traffic congestion in Lagos Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made this known on Monday, November 25, 2019 at the Lagos House, Ikeja, when a team from the Nigerian Breweries Plc paid him a courtesy ...

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Pakistan launches clean, green initiative to fight environmental degradation

Imran Khan

Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, on Monday, November 25, 2019 launched the Clean Green Pakistan Index (CGPI) as part of his government’s commitment to fight environmental degradation and make all cities of the country clean and green. Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan Under the initiative, the CGPI Implementation Committees have been formed in 19 cities across the country. They would ...

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Study unveils Bigi, Pepsi, Nova, C-Way, Coca-Cola as top plastic polluters

Plastic pollution

A brand audit has pointed accusing fingers at organisations such as Bigi, Pepsi, Nova, C-Way Table Water and Coca-Cola as the five top plastic polluters in Lagos. Plastic pollution The study was conducted in observance of the Global Clean-up Day on Thursday, September 21, 2019 at the instance of the Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADev Nigeria) in ...

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Kenyan REDD+ project empowers local community with carbon credit

Mkoko Pamoja

A community project in Kwale, south coast of Kenya, has set a record for empowering members of the local community by helping establish development projects in a rural set up. Officials measuring the height and mass of a tree to earn carbon credit Mkoko Pamoja, which is Swahili word for “mangrove together”, has, through its new approach to mangrove conservation, ...

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Scientists launch research on biological control of papaya mealybug in Kenya

Papaya mealybug

Scientists at the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 launched a research on biological control of papaya mealybug in Kenya. Papaya mealybug invasion The scientists, together with partners, are out to find a natural enemy to the fight against invasive papaya mealybug pest that is scientifically known as paracoccus marginatus. “We are keen at ...

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Conservationists charge youths on environmental protection, tree planting

NCF Youths

The Director-General, Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, on Monday, November 25, 2019 urged youths to use social media platforms and other means to support environmental protection. Students presenting innovative ideas for climate solution at the event Aminu-Kano made the appeal in Lagos at the opening of a five-day Climate Action Youth Forum organised by NCF to sensitise the youth ...

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Sri Lankan president orders clean-up project to keep environment healthy

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday, November 25, 2019 ordered the police to implement a special beautification programme across the island to keep the environment clean and healthy. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka The government information department said in a statement that the president had issued these orders following increasing complaints of roads and neighbourhoods being littered. Rajapaksa ...

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Foundation sensitises e-waste handlers on safe management


A non-governmental organisation, E-waste Relief Foundation (ERF), has called on electronic waste (e-waste) handlers to practise safe e-waste management to avoid any harm to man and its environment. E-waste The ERF President, Dr Ifeanyi Ochonogor, made the call in Lagos on Monday, November 25, 2019. Ochonogor said that there had been consistent mismanagement of e-waste by the informal sector, thereby ...

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