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Benue urged to establish pollution control board

Makurdi flood

An environmentalist, Mr Victor Asobo, has urged the Benue State Government to establish a pollution control board to facilitate efforts to protect the environment and people’s health. Asobo, the Chief Executive Officer, VIKTUWA Environment Managers Ltd., made the call on Monday, June 25, 2018 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. ...

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Leaking underground fuel tank pollutes Lagos groundwater

Total Filling Station

The Lagos State Government says it has sealed Total Filling Station in Akoka area over alleged pollution of water sources. Commissioner for Environment, Mr Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, said in a statement on Friday, June 22, 2018 that the filling station’s underground tank reportedly had leakage which polluted water sources in the community. He said that the intervention of Lagos State Environmental Protection ...

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Don calls for effective management to curb plastic pollution

Plastic wastes on waterways

A university don, Prof. Dele Olowokudejo, has called for the effective management of plastic waste, to stem the spate of plastic pollution in the country. Olowokudejo, a professor of Botany and Biodiversity at the University of Lagos, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, June 21, 2018 in Lagos. The academician stressed ...

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Communities donate land for Ogoni clean-up

Ogoniland cleanup

Project Coordinator, Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project (HYPREP), Dr Marvin Dekil, has commended Ogoni communities for donating several hectares of land to the body. Dekil gave the commendation at a ceremony to mark handover of the expansive land to HYPREP in Lumene-Bangha, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Represented by Mr Isa Wasa, HYPREP’s ...

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Local research crucial to curb plastic waste pollution, say experts

Plastic pollution

Local research and enforcement of environmental laws are crucial in curbing plastic pollution, according to environmental experts. The experts, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in Lagos, advocated for an integrated approach to addressing plastic pollution. Mrs Kofo Adeleke, Programmes Director at Community Conservation & Development Initiatives (CCDI), an ...

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Climate Wednesday utilises sport to create plastic pollution awareness

Climate Wednesday

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Climate Wednesday, has embraced sporting activities to raise awareness about the negative effects of plastic waste pollution. As part of activities to commemorate the 2018 World Environment Day (June 5) and World Oceans Day (June 8), Climate Wednesday and ICCDI hosted an event tagged: “Sport for Plastic Pollution” on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Kids ...

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Bayelsa community laments pollution from oil spill by Shell

Oil spill pollution

Residents of Agoro Community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Monday, June 18, 2018 berated what they consider a poor and slow response to an oil spill from Shell’s oilfield in the area. They appealed to the Federal and Bayelsa State governments to come to their aid over the spill incident and compel Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) ...

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Bayelsa deputy gov flays Shell over oil spills

Rear Admiral John Jonah

Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, retired Rear Admiral John Jonah, on Monday, June 18, 2018 criticised Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) over  the frequent spills on  oilfields in the state. He spoke at one of the spill sites at Agoro community in Ekeremor Local Government Area following the leak of the SPDC River Ramos pipeline. Jonah urged SPDC to conduct an integrity ...

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Beat plastic pollution by walking the talk

Plastic pollution

Permit me to say that environmental pollution, especially plastic pollution, has become a huge threat to the living environment, and the human health is not an exception. Evidence has shown that one-third of the plastic packaging that did not end in the landfill can circle the Earth as many as four times in a single year. Plastic pollution has been ...

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24b tons of top soil lost to plastic pollution annually

Prof. Dele Olowokudejo

A don, Prof. Dele Olowokudejo, says that plastic pollution leads to loss of 24 billion tons of top soil annually worldwide. Olowokudejo, who is of the Department of Botany at the University of Lagos, Akoka, made the remark during the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) World Environment Day event on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Ikeja, Lagos. “Plastics are ...

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