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Our name not in Lagos environmental law – Visionscape

John Irvine

Visionscape Sanitation Solutions (VSS) has refuted claims that it is mentioned in the revised environmental laws of Lagos State. An online news medium had in a news report quoted an opposition politician in Lagos who claimed that Visionscape was included in the environmental laws of Lagos. But, in a statement, Visionscape says it rejects the statement it describes as false. “Visionscape ...

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LAWMA urges Lagos residents to bag wastes for easy evacuation

Waste bag

The Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 urged residents to always bag their wastes to ensure effective evacuation. LAWMA General Manager, Segun Adeniji, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the state government’s Cleaner Lagos Initiative had been distributing garbage bags to residents for easy waste evacuation. “We have noticed that nylon ...

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Lagos dumpsite undergoes capping to curb smoke, fire

Olusosun dumpsite

The 47-hectare Olusosun dumpsite in Lagos is undergoing capping to stop emission of poisonous smoke and fire outbreak at the facility, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. NAN correspondent who visited the dumpsite on Monday, May 7, 2018 reports that work is in full gear as earthmoving equipment are seen overlaying with sand while loaders are pouring laterite on ...

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Waste managers’ suit against Lagos for trial after failed out-of-court settlement

Lagos waste

A Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere has ordered that the case filed by PSP operators seeking to stop the Lagos State Government from relieving them of their job of managing domestic waste should be transferred to a judge for trial. Justice Taofiquat Oyekan-Abdullahi on Thursday, May 3, 2018 ruled that the case should proceed for trial after both parties ...

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Lagos re-certifies 296 waste management operators

Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti

The Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment, Mr Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, says 296 Waste Collection Operators (WCOs) have been re-certified and licensed to commence waste operations. Durosinmi-Etti announced this at the 2018 Ministerial Press Briefing to commemorate the third year in office of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Ikeja. He said that said the evacuation of residential ...

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Kano warns against indiscriminate disposal of waste

Ali Makoda

The Kano State Government on Saturday, April 28, 2018 warned residents against indiscriminate disposal of wastes. Dr Ali Makoda, the state Commissioner for Environment, gave the warning while monitoring the monthly environmental sanitation in Kano, the state capital. Malam Aliyu Yakubu, the Director, Administration and General Services in the Ministry, who represented Makoda, said that the warning became necessary considering the ...

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Tinubu wades into waste managers, Lagos rift


National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Tinubu, says the lingering issue of waste management in Lagos State will soon be resolved. Tinubu gave the assurance on Friday, April 27, 2018 in Lagos during a meeting with the Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAM), otherwise known as PSP. He said that there was the need to ...

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Ukraine to strengthen radioactive waste management

Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday, April 26, 2018 that his country would strengthen its Radioactive Waste Management. “We will continue to improve Ukrainian legislation on radioactive waste management,’’ Poroshenko said during the commemorative event to mark the 32nd anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident. “Our experts are working on this issue with the professionals from the Netherlands, France, ...

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Lagos unveils plan to eliminate refuse heaps from streets

Heaps of refuse on a Lagos feeder road

The Lagos State Government has assured Lagosians that, with the renewed collaboration between the state government, waste collection operators and Visionscape, heaps of refuse will disappear from Lagos streets in a few days. Giving this assurance at the weekend was the Special Adviser to the Governor on the Cleaner Lagos Initiative, Adebola Shabi. Shabi stated that the concerted efforts of ...

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Earth Day: A case for control of use of plastic bags

Plastic bags pollution

Director General, The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano, in this piece meant to commemorate the 2018 Earth Day, advocates for the development of legislation and/or policy for the control of the use of plastic bags in the country in order to address the pollution menace Plastics are derived and manufactured from higher density hydrocarbons. They are tough and ...

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