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Radio Report: Lagos re-launches ‘one-house-one-tree campaign’

Radio Report: Lagos re-launches ‘one-house-one-tree campaign’

The Lagos State Government has re-launched its “one-house-one-tree campaign” in line with its agenda to mitigate impacts of climate change, improve the aesthetics of the physical environment and enhance the health and well-being of Lagosians. Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, who announced this at the celebration of the state’s annual Tree Planting Day, urged residents to support the current campaign to ...

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Radio Report: Government’s E-waste intervention

Nigeria will in the next two years build an electronic waste or E-waste recycling system to serve as model for E-waste management in Africa and the world at large. This follows the inception of Federal Government’s Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR) programme which, among others, mandates manufacturers and importers to be responsible for the management of wastes from their products. At ...

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Radio Report: Experts urge cleaner Lagos on World Environment Day

As the 2019 World Environment Day is celebrated on Wednesday, June 5, experts want the Lagos State Government to adopt healthier energy and transportation systems, effective waste management and greening of the landscape, as practical solutions to the worsening air pollution in the state. Their call is contained in this special report on the theme of this year’s world environment day ...

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Radio Report: ‘Clean Nigeria’ and curbing open defecation

Open defecation in Lagos

President Mohammadu Buhari will soon launch an initiative known as “Clean Nigeria” to accelerate efforts towards actualising national roadmap to end open defecation by year 2025. Announcing this at a forum in Lagos was the Minister of Water Resources, Mr, Suilaman Adamu, who called on all Nigerians to embrace sound sanitation and hygiene to protect public health. Correspondent, Innocent Onoh, ...

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Radio Report: Lagos building collapse public hearing

Amidst public outcry over the recurring incidents of building collapse in the country, federal and state governments have been called to urgently come up with and implement policies mandating the engagement of relevant experts in all stages of construction. This was part of recommendations by at least 10 different professional bodies, during a public hearing on the collapsed three-storey building ...

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Radio Report: Lagos environment at Yuletide

Lagos residents are not happy over what they termed “failure of waste management authorities in the state to live up to their responsibility” thereby resulting in them celebrating the Yuletide season in a filthy environment. Correspondent Innocent Onoh captured their mood in parts of the metropolis.

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Radio Report: Borehole and emerging threat of earth tremors

Drilling borehole

It is common knowledge that the inability of governments to maintain as well as expand water infrastructures built around independence some 58 years ago a contributory factor to the proliferation of boreholes across the country, as people make desperate efforts to provide water for themselves. But, with recent cases of earth tremor in Abuja, which experts say could be the result ...

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Radio Report: Heavy rain in November

The continued heavy rainfall in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, as well as other places in the Southern part of the country, including Lagos, is nothing to worry about. A weather expert, Professor Nasiru Idris, who is the Dean Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Nassarawa State University, Keffi, made the clarification while interacting with Correspondent, Innocent Onoh, in Lagos.  

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Radio Report: Independence Day and environmental challenges

Nigeria marks its independence on Monday, October 1, 2018 in the face of some environmental disasters especially flooding which has become a yearly occurrence, threatening lives, property and sources of livelihoods. Incidentally, as at independence in 1960, the country was considered as among the safest abodes on earth, as there were no record-breaking environmental disasters whether man-made or natural. In this ...

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Radio Report: Nigeria can access global facility to address ecological issues, says GEF

GEF Assembly Vietnam

Nigeria can attract more global funding to tackle the array of environmental disasters affecting different parts of the country by keying into the five focal areas of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the body in charge of all donor funds for addressing pressing environmental issues. This was the submission of senior officials of the GEF while interacting with fellows of ...

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