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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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Former minister advocates tree planting to tackle air pollution

Tree planting

Former Minister of Water Resources, Mrs Sarah Ochekpe, on Monday, June 17, 2019 advocated for more tree planting to mitigate the effects of air pollution in the country. Tree planting Ochekpe made this known in Jos, during the marking of the World Environmental Day organised by the Federal Ministry of Environment, Plateau State office. According to her, tree and plants ...

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Project Heart2Earth raises concern over Lagos’ excessive air pollution

Heart2Heart

Project Heart2Earth Initiative has admonished the newly inaugurated Lagos State Government under the leadership of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to practically address the high level of air and environmental pollution that have continued to pose serious threat to nature and inhabitants of the state. Participants at the Heart2Heart event In commemoration of the World Environmental Day, the group, at a gathering ...

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AEPB embarks on projects to address air pollution

Cars Pollution

The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) says it is embarking on environmental projects to reduce the harmful effects of air pollution in the Federal Capital Territory. Cars cause a lot of air pollution Chairman, Governing Board of AEPB, Dr Yahaya Bawuro, said this on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 as part of celebration of the 2019 World Environment Day in Abuja. ...

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Ogun community groans over ‘deadly’ air pollution by Indian recycling firm

Protestors

Residents of Ipetero and Ewu-Oruku communities in Ishagamu South Local Government Area of Ogun State have cried out for help over what they described as “the installment killing” of their folks and teens by “the deadly activities” of an Indian owned metal recycling company, Monarch Steel Limited. The protesting residents of Ipetero and Ewu-Oruku communities in Ishagamu South Local Government ...

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NCF sensitises communities on quality air

Muhtari Aminu-Kano

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) says it has started to sensitise some communities in Lagos on the how to improve the quality of air they inhale. Director-General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, the Director-General of NCF, who made this known in a statement in Abuja on Monday, June 10, 2019, said the sensitisation was in ...

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SRADeV urges NESREA, EPAs to monitor air quality impact on health

Air pollution

SRADeV Nigeria has called on the National Environmental Standards Regulatory and Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and State Environmental Protection Agencies (EPAs) to urgently undertake national monitoring of air quality and its impacts on human health. Air pollution from vehicles The Lagos-based not-for-profit outfit made the submission in a statement made available to EnviroNews on Sunday, June 9, 2019 in the spirit of ...

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World Ocean Day: 5,000 Nestle staffers remove plastic waste from water bodies worldwide

Plastic pollution

Bigwig food and beverage company, Nestle, says over 5,000 of its employees and their families gathered in 66 locations worldwide to mark 2019 World Oceans Day on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: DW.com It said they engaged in removing plastic waste from local water bodies during the ...

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Air pollution: Lagos to establish six Air Quality Monitoring Stations

Generator Pollution

The Lagos State Government says it will establish six Air Quality Monitoring Stations across the state, to curb air pollution. The WHO says that, in one year, 46,750 persons died as a result of outdoor pollution in Nigeria The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Mr Abiodun Bamgboye, made this known on Friday, June 7 during the Celebration of the 2019 ...

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Govt restates commitment to implement low sulphur, ozone-friendly refrigeration policy

Ozone

The Federal Government on Friday, June 7, 2019 reiterated its commitment to implement the Low Sulphur Policy and Ozone-Friendly Refrigeration Policy to mitigate the effects of land and air pollution in the country. The hole in the ozone layer has shrunk by more than 1.7 million square miles since 2,000, according to scientists. Photo credit: NASA GODDARD Mrs Ibukun Odusote, ...

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