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Nasarawa given thumbs up for clean environment

Umaru Tanko Al-makura

Some residents of Mararaba and its environs on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 commended the Nasarawa State Government for its prompt response to their calls for intervention in tackling the environmental challenges facing the area. The residents, who spoke in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), expressed happiness over what they described as “the new look of Mararaba’’. Mrs ...

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Delta warns residents against indiscriminate disposal of waste


The Delta State Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye, has warned residents of Asaba and Okpanam communities to desist from indiscriminate dumping of waste on the waterways. The commissioner gave the warning while responding to questions on the challenges of flooding in the state capital on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in Asaba, the state capital. He said that the state ...

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Lagos seeks stakeholders’ collaboration on Apapa clean-up

Babatunde Hunpe

The Lagos State Government has called for collaborative effort from stakeholders to improve sanitation in the Apapa area of the state. Mr Babatunde Hunpe, the Special Adviser to the Governor on the Environment, made the call on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at a stakeholder meeting in Lagos. The meeting was between the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment, the Nigeria ...

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Lawmakers query environment commissioner over refuse heaps in Jos


Worried by the heaps of refuse on Jos and Bukuru streets, members of the Plateau House of Assembly on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 invited environment commissioner Abdullahi Abbas to explain the situation. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the lawmakers, at their plenary on Thursdays, directed the standing committee on environment to investigate why the refuse heaps had ...

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Lagos residents urged to adhere to environmental laws

waste managers

Deputy Leader, Surulere Local Government Area, Lagos State, Mrs Barakat Bakare-Akande, has called on Lagos residents to strictly abide by sanitation laws of the state to avoid being sanction. She made the call on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. The deputy leader called on all residents of the area ...

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Flooding: Environmentalist seeks stronger legislation against waste disposal

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An environmentalist, Mr Gafar Odubote, has called for legislation against blocking of drains and canals, saying it is immediate cause of flooding. Odubote, a climate change activist, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in Lagos. He attributed the cause of flooding in the country to indiscriminate dumping of ...

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Waste recycling, efficient way to make society green, says planner

Global Recycling Day

President, Association of Town Planning Consultants of Nigeria (ATOPCON), Mr Olaide Afolabi, says waste recycling is an efficient source of revenue generation and means to make the society green. Afolabi made the submission in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday, July 13, 2018. He said that most of the materials and waste products ...

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Youths urged to serve as guards of the environment


The Lagos State Government has called on youths to serve as environment guards to secure the state from environmental nuisance and health hazards. Mr Adebola Shabi, the Special Adviser to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode on Environment, made the call at a sensitisation programme on proper waste disposal, noise pollution and adherence to environmental laws. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports ...

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Lagos clears illegal dumpsite in Apapa

Apapa refuse

The Lagos State Ministry of Environment on Saturday, July 7, 2018 mopped up an illegal dumpsite at Coconut Area of the Apapa axis in the bid to ensure a cleaner and healthier environment. During the clean-up, the Commissioner for Environment, Mr Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, said that the black spot had been in the area for over a year. Durosinmi-Etti said that ...

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Niger’s Suleja council spends N13m monthly on waste evacuation to prevent flooding


Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State says it spends N13.5 million monthly on waste disposal to prevent flooding in the area. Alhaji Abdullahi Maje, Chairman of the council, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna, the state capital, on Thursday, July 5, 2018. He warned residents to desist from indiscriminate dumping of ...

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