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Many die, 250 villages inundated as Cameroonian dam floods Nigerian territory

The release of a large volume of water from the Lado Dam in Cameroon Republic is causing unbelievable damage. On Sunday, the gushing water submerged a whopping 250 villages, snuffing out no fewer than 15 lives in the process. The development is not entirely novel. Indeed, it has been a yearly occurrence. Each time Cameroon releases water from the dam, ...

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Oresanya: Lagos will be cleaner

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO) of Lagos State Wastes Management Authority (LAWMA), Ola Oresanya, shares on issues related to waste management, PSP operators, waste-to-wealth initiative, among others.   Kindly give an insight on waste collection, management, and disposal in Lagos In the last five to six years, we have increased the impetus when it comes to waste management in the ...

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Lagos to produce gas from dump sites

The Lagos State Government has embarked on a venture aimed at turning the unenviable condition of its solid waste generation into a blessing. The nation’s commercial nerve centre has been having a running battle with managing the huge turnout of its domestic waste, giving it the infamous tag of being one of the filthiest cities on the planet. It appears ...

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My CNN/Multichoice award experience, by Akingbade

Legendary Nigerian environmental journalist and nominee for the 2012 CNN/Multichoice African Journalist of the Year Awards, Tunde Akingbade, shares his experience during the programme, where he was eventually decorated with the Highly Commended Environmental Journalist Award.     After the announcement of finalists in the CNN/Multichoice African Journalist of the year Awards 2012, the organisers of the competition asked me ...

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Female drivers preferred in Lagos waste evacuation scheme

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has unfolded plans to recruit more female drivers for its waste evacuation trucks following the success of an experiment it conducted with the first set of female drivers. According to the LAWMA Managing Director, Ola Oresanya, the 46 female drivers initially engaged to drive the waste evacuation trucks have shown an uncommon tenderness in ...

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ERA/FoEN: Mailafia’s comment on Ogoniland report misleading

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has described statements credited to Minister of Environment, Hadiza Mailafiia, blaming the delay in implementation of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Assessment on Ogoniland on the January 2012 protests over fuel subsidy removal as far-fetched, misleading and unacceptable. Mailafiia, while speaking to State House correspondents after briefing President Jonathan on her ministry’s ...

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The HYPREP hype in Ogoniland UNEP report

Environment and social activist, Nnimmo Bassey, describes the formation by government of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Project (HYPREP) towards the implementation of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report of the assessment of the environment of Ogoniland as a mere propaganda On the eve of the one-year anniversary of inaction over the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report of the assessment ...

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Mailafia grants Park Rangers paramilitary status

Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Hadiza Ibrahim Mailafia, has said that all Park Rangers in National Parks nationwide will be upgraded to paramilitary status. She made the disclosure recently in Abuja during the inauguration of the Steering Committee on the Commercialisation of National Parks. A paramilitary is a force whose function and organisation are similar to those of a professional military, but which is ...

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UN endorses Rio+20 outcome document

The United Nations General Assembly, at its 66th session a week ago in New York, adopted a draft resolution by the President of the General Assembly endorsing the outcome document of the Rio+20 Conference entitled “The future we want”. The resolution comprised of only two main paragraphs. The first paragraph expressed “profound gratitude to the government and people of Brazil ...

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UNEP thumbs-up Nigerian govt’s stand on Ogoniland clean-up

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to proceed with a major oil contamination clean-up of Ogoniland in the Niger Delta. Twelve months ago, UNEP presented its scientific assessment of oil pollution in Ogoniland to President Goodluck Jonathan, underlining serious public health and environmental impacts. The report emphasised the need for swift action to prevent ...

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