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Manufacturers urged to manage waste to curb environmental degradation

Aliyu Jauro

The National Environmental Standards and Regulation Enforcement Agency (NESREA) on Friday, June 21, 2019 urged manufacturers to carefully manage their waste and electronic gadgets to prevent environmental degradation. Prof. Aliyu Jauro, Director-General of NESREA Prof. Aliyu Jauro, the Director-General of NESREA, gave the advice at an Interactive Forum with members of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) in Lagos. Represented by ...

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Lagos fishing community wants LAWMA to curtail Lagoon waste pollution

Ogundimu Fishing Community

Some representatives of Ogundimu Fishing Community, Iwaya in Lagos on Thursday, June 20, 2019 appealed to the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) to curtail drifting of debris and refuse down their end of the Lagoon. Ogundimu Fishing Community, Iwaya, Lagos They made the appeal in an interview with a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who visited the ...

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Flooding: Okowa warns against indiscriminate dumping of waste

ifeanyi okowa

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 warned residents against indiscriminate dumping of waste in water channels, urging them to rather patronise the private sector participants involved in waste collection and disposal. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State The governor gave the charge after inspecting some water channels in Asaba metropolis. He said that his administration ...

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Tokyo 2020 podiums, medals to be made of recycled plastic

Olympic podium

Medalists at the 2020 Summer Olympics will stand on podiums made from recycled plastic waste collected from local households or the ocean, “Tokyo 2020” organisers said on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. An Olympic podium From June 13, collection boxes will be set up at more than 2,000 outlets of local supermarket chain AEON for residents to deposit any unwanted plastic ...

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LAWMA adopts ‘Lagos at 4 A.M’ initiative to tackle improper waste disposal


The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has flagged off an intensive waste evacuation operation tagged, “Lagos at 4 am”, to address the menace of improper waste disposal in the metropolis. LAWMA officials during the early morning operation Mr Obinna Onyenali, LAWMA Public Relations Officer, said in a statement on Monday, June 3, 2019 in Lagos that the early morning operation ...

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Sanwo-Olu declares state of emergency on environmental, traffic management matters

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babjide Sanwo-olu of Lagos State has declared a state of emergency on environmental, sanitation and traffic management matters. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Sanwo-Olu declared this while signing the first executive order of refuse management, traffic management and public works on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. This, according to the governor, would start the process of ...

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Nigeria to outlaw use of plastic bags

Plastic bags pollution

The Nigerian House of Representatives has adopted a report on a bill for an act to, among other things, prohibit the use, manufacture and importation of plastic bags for commercial and household packaging. Plastic bags pollution The report was adopted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Committee of Whole presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Rep. Yussuf Lassun (APC-Osun).  ...

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Concern over resurgence of refuse heaps in Aba

Refuse dumpsite in Aba

A city-based environmental rights organisation, Foundation for Environmental Rights, Advocacy & Development (FENRAD), has expressed reservations over the unwholesome state of waste management in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of Abia State, in southeast Nigeria. Refuse dumpsite in Aba, Abia State  “In its present state, Aba is obviously the dirtiest city across Nigeria,” said Comrade Nelson Nwafor, Executive Director of ...

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Taraba bans use of polythene bags

Plastic bags pollution

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Monday, May 20, 2019 banned the use of polythene and plastic bags in the state to boost clean environment. Plastic bags pollution Ishaku announced the ban and the introduction of “paper bags” while launching the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Policy in the state. The governor also declared a “State of Emergency” on the ...

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Philippines recalls ambassador to Canada over garbage row

Teodoro Locsin Jr

The Philippines has recalled its ambassador and other diplomats in Canada after the Canadian government failed to ship back garbage dumped in the country over five years ago, the Philippine foreign minister said on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Teodoro Locsin Jr Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr said recall letters were sent out at midnight to the Filipino diplomats, who were ...

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