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Plateau privatises waste management

Simon Lalong

The Plateau State Government has approved the privatisation and commercialisation of waste collection and management in Jos-Bukuru metropolis. Mr Abdullahi Abbas, Plateau’s Commissioner for Environment and Mineral Development, disclosed this to newsmen on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in Jos, the state capital. Abbas explained that the government’s decision was to allow citizens’ participation in environmental cleanliness and health promotion. “The ...

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JICA trains 40 AEPB, area council staff on waste management

waste evacuation

The Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) has trained about 40 staff of Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), Town Development Department and Area Council Secretariat on waste management. Mr Muktar Ibrahim, the Head of Information and Outreach Unit of AEPB said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, December 18, 2017 in Abuja. ...

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Lagos tackles indiscriminate waste disposal

Babatunde Adejare

The Lagos State Government says that it has launched a full-scale war on indiscriminate disposal of waste, warning that anyone caught violating environmental laws will face the wrath of the law. Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, made the declaration at an interactive session with media officials in Lagos at the weekend. The Commissioner spoke against the backdrop of ...

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World e-waste rises 8% by weight, incomes rise, prices fall


A new report on global e-waste – discarded products with a battery or plug – shows a staggering 44.7 million metric tonnes (Mt) generated in 2016 – up 3.3 Mt or 8% from 2014. In 2016 the world generated e-waste – everything from end-of-life refrigerators and television sets to solar panels, mobile phones and computers – equal in weight to ...

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Nigeria’ll prioritise gender issues in chemicals, waste management – Jibril

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, has pledged to make gender issues a priority in chemicals and waste management in the country. He made the pledge at a side event on gender, chemicals and waste, held on the second day of the 3rd session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 3), in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday, ...

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UNIDO urges government to implement policy on solid waste management

Jean Bakole

The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) on Thursday, November 30, 2017 urged the Federal Government to implement the National Policy on Solid Waste Management in the country. The UNIDO Country Representative, Mr Jean Bakole, made the appeal in Abuja at the National Stakeholders’ Workshop on the Review and Validation of Draft National Policy on Solid Waste Management in Nigeria. ...

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UN-Habitat, firm to convert Kenya dumpsite to waste-to-energy plant

Ngong dumpsite

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has signed a cooperation agreement with the Politecnico di Milano in Italy to carry out a feasibility study for the closure of the Ngong Town illegal dumpsite in Kenya and to design and construct a modern integrated municipal waste-to-energy plant. Solid waste arises from a wide range of human activities including domestic, commercial, ...

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Jigawa agency disposes 50,070 tonnes of waste

Gov. Muhammad Badaru

The Jigawa Environmental Protection Agency (JISEPA) collected and disposed 50,070 tonnes of waste in the last eight months across the 25 Local Government Areas of the state. Alhaji Umar Amadu, JISEPA’s Acting Managing Director, said in Dutse on Thursday, September 7, 2017 that the exercise was done between January and August, 2017. He added that the exercise was part of ...

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