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ILO underlines need to curb plastics pollution


The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Tuesday, June 5 underscored the need to curb plastics pollution globally, as the world marks the 2018 World Environment Day. Mr Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, said this while addressing over 5,700 workers, government representatives and employers at the 107th Session of the International Labour Conference with the theme “A Future with Decent Work” in ...

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UNILAG generates 2.5 tons of plastic waste daily, says official

University of Lagos Unilag

The University of Lagos, Akoka (UNILAG) has appealed to Lagos residents to reduce the use of plastic to protect the environment from further degradation. The institution made the appeal at a walk for the environment to commemorate the 2018 World Environment Day (WED) on Tuesday, June 5 in Lagos. The theme for this year’s celebration, “Beat Plastic Pollution’’, aims at ...

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HOMEF, Fishnet clamour collective efforts to end plastic pollution

Ocean pollution

The Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) and the Fishnet Alliance have stressed the need for individual and collective efforts to end plastic pollution. In a statement made available to EnviroNews on Monday, June 4, 2018, the organisations emphasised that the environment is endowed with elements of life, support and sustenance. The oceans which cover about 71% of the Earth’s surface, ...

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NESREA wants Ibadan residents to curb use of plastics


The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Southwest Zone, has appealed to residents of Ibadan in Oyo State to reduce the use of plastics to protect the environment. The agency made the appeal at a rally to commemorate the 2018 World Environment Day (WED) on Monday, June 4, 2018. The Zonal Director, Mr Adeleke Ajani, said that the ...

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100,000 marine animals die of plastic pollution yearly – AfDB

A turtle eating plastic

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says there is the need to take action against plastic pollution in Africa. The bank made the call in a statement signed by its Communication Officer, Climate Change and Green Growth Department, Mrs Sonia Borrini, on Sunday, June 3, 2018 in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the call is coming on ...

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GEF calls for aggressive campaigns against plastic pollution

Plastic pollution

The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) on Thursday, May 31, 2018 urged the government, civil society organisations (CSOs) and relevant agencies in the environment sector to start aggressive campaigns against plastic pollution in the country. Mrs Ibironke Olubamise, the National Coordinator of GEF Small Grant Programme (GEF-SGP), gave the advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. ...

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Hamburg pioneers diesel vehicles ban in Germany


Hamburg on Thursday, May 31, 2018 became the first German city to impose a partial ban on diesel vehicles as part of the country’s much-debated move to improve air quality. The port city blocked a 600-metre stretch of the Max Brauer Allee and a 1.6-km stretch of Stresemannstrasse in the Altona-Nord district for older diesel cars and trucks from midnight ...

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HYPREP trains 35 youths for Ogoni clean-up


The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) has trained 35 youths as technical assistants to monitor clean-up of oil impacted sites in Ogoniland, an official said. HYPREP’s Head of Communications, Mr Isa Wasa, on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 in Goi community, Gokana Local Government Area, said the training was in collaboration with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). He said the ...

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NCF takes up campaign against plastic waste pollution

Plastic bottle scavengers

Ahead of the World Environment Day (WED), the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Monday, May 28, 2018 said it was raising awareness on plastic waste pollution reduction to change the orientation of Nigerians. Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, the Director-General of the organisation, said in Lagos that the move was in commemoration of the 2018 WED with the theme: “Beat Plastic Pollution’’. ...

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Kano earmarks N89m for dredging of drains

Ali Makoda

The Kano State Government has earmarked N89 million for dredging of drains and rivers in Kano in 2018 to prevent flooding. Commissioner for Environment in the state, Dr Ali Makoda, disclosed this on Saturday, May 26, 2018 after the launching of the exercise at River Jakara in Dala area of the state. He said that the dredging was an annual ...

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