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NNPC, NOSDRA partner to mitigate incidence of oil spillage

Ineffective clean up

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) have said they will partner to check the incidences of oil spill across the country. The outcome of oil spill Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Malam Mele Kyari, made this known when he received the Director General of NOSDRA, Mr Idris Musa, at the ...

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German environment agency demands higher tax for dirty cars

Air pollution

The German Environment Agency has advocated making cars with high carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions more expensive given the boom in the purchase of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in the country. Air pollution from SUVs and sedans “We must find measures to promote climate friendly transport,” Federal Environment Agency President Maria Krautzberger told dpa on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. A proposal ...

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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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Namibia to ban plastic bags by 2022

Plastic bags pollution

Namibia is set to ban the use of plastic bags by 2022, the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, said on Thursday, July 25, 2019. Plastic bags pollution Shifeta said that the decision was to reduce pollution and safeguard the environment. The minister said that plastics had become eyesore to the country’s environment, affecting the ecosystem. The official said ...

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Govts urged to align with UN’s Clean Air Initiative

Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba

Ahead of the upcoming 2019 Climate Action Summit, the United Nations, the World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and Climate and Clean Air Coalition announced on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 the “Clean Air Initiative”, calling on governments at all levels to join the Initiative. Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Climate ...

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Govt moves to integrate stakeholder consultations in Ogoni clean-up

Dr Marvin Dekil

The Federal Government has designed policies and procedures to incorporate stakeholder consultations into the Ogoni clean-up programmes. Dr Marvin Dekil, National Project Coordinator, Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) Project Coordinator, Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), Dr. Marvin Barinem Dekil, who made the disclosure during a workshop organised for Ogoni Elected Representatives, stated that the policies and procedures would also incorporate ...

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Sanwo-Olu laments menace of plastic pollution

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 urged industrial organisations to develop alternatives to plastic bottles and other non-degradable items constituting major threat to environmental sustainability. Babajide Sanwo-Olu Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, made the call at an Environment Forum in Lagos, with the theme ‘The Earth, Our Business, Our Future”. He ...

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Govt opens fresh contract bid for Ogoniland clean-up

Ogoniland clean-up bid

The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) on Monday, July 1, 2019 opened a fresh bid to select 36 additional contractors for the remediation of oil impacted Ogoni communities in Rivers. The bidding process The addition of 36 firms would raise the number to 57 contractors hired so far for the clean-up. HYPREP, under the Federal Ministry of Environment, opened the ...

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Group demands overhaul of policies amid Tsekelewu oil spill crisis

Oil spill pollution

Owing to the recent spate of oil spillages and gas flaring activities in the Nigerian Niger Delta region, government has been called upon to urgently overhaul the nation’s environmental regulatory agencies and their monitoring policies. A water body in the Niger Delta polluted by crude oil The authorities have also been urged to review activities of companies executing corporate social ...

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Gas flare commercialisation: DPR commences pre-qualification of above 254 firms

Gas flaring

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has commenced evaluation of Statement of Qualification (SOQ) of over 254 companies which had shown interest in Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialisation Programme (NGFCP). Gas flaring The Director of DPR, Mordecai Ladan, said this at the opening ceremony of the pre-qualification exercise in Lagos on Monday, June 17, 2019. He said that evaluation committees were ...

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