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Waste management: Lagos urged on innovative, smart approaches

Cleaner Lagos Initiative

An environmentalist, Mr Toyin Oshaniwa, on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 said that the Lagos State Government needed innovative, educative and smart approaches to solve its waste management problems. Oshaniwa said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, while commenting on the increasing heaps of waste in neighbourhoods across the state. He underscored the need for ...

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Nigeria asked to audit its waste

Waste disposal

An environmentalist, Mr Temitope Ogunweide, said in Lagos on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 that Nigeria needs urgent “waste audit”  in homes and businesses to curb increasing waste production in the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the call is sequel to the increasing rate of waste production in the country, currently standing at 24 million metric tonnes ...

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Ecologist calls for adequate funding for waste management

Lagos refuse

An ecologist, Mr Habib Omotosho, has urged the government to provide adequate funds for relevant waste management authorities to purchase more waste evacuation equipment. This, he said, became necessary to achieve sustainable solid waste management in the country. Omotosho, who is the National Coordinator, Environmental Advancement Initiative, an NGO, gave the advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria ...

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PSP operators flay aggrieved group’s position on Lagos waste initiative

Cleaner Lagos Initiative

The Concerned Stakeholders of Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWMN) on Sunday, February 25, 2018 condemned a statement credited to an aggrieved group within the association faulting the resolve to work with the Lagos State Government and an environmental utility group, Visionscape Sanitation Solutions, to ensure cleaner and healthier environment. The aggrieved group, in a statement by its Chairman, ...

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Association warns against dumping refuse on waterways

Plastic wastes on waterways

President, Association of Tourists Boat Operators and Water Transporters of Nigeria, Mr Ganiyu Tarzan, has warned residents of Lagos State against dumping refuse on waterways to avoid boat mishaps. Tarzan gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, February 25, 2018 in Lagos. He said that dumping refuse on the waterways coud lead ...

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Lagos waste: Government, PSP, Visionscape resolve differences

Lagos waste

The differences which gave rise to the emergence of refuse across Lagos State over the implementation of a new waste management policy encapsulated in the Cleaner Lagos Initiative have been resolved, with all the key players agreeing to sheath their sword and collaborate in order to  ensure a cleaner, prosperous and healthier environment in the state. The resolve to collaborate ...

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Government enlightens market women on Cleaner Lagos Initiative

Cleaner Lagos Initiative

The Lagos State Government, under its Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI), has called on traders to ensure that markets in the state are cleaner. Commissioner for Environment, Mr Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, made the call during the Town Hall Meeting with community and market leaders on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in Lagos. Durosinmi-Etti said that market women are major stakeholders in the Cleaner ...

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17 killed in Mozambique as pile of garbage collapses

Mozambique garbage

Officials said 17 people died and several others were injured in Mozambique’s capital early on Monday, February 19, 2018 when a 15-metre pile of garbage collapsed due to heavy rain. The collapse happened at around 3 a.m. (0100 GMT) in the impoverished Hulene neighbourhood, which is around 10 km from the centre of Maputo. Officials said the houses were built ...

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How sustainable waste management can create employment

Waste recycling

An environmentalist, Mr Bassey Ating, has advised the Federal Government to embark on sustainable waste management to create employment for the people. Ating gave the advice in Abuja on Friday, February 16, 2018 in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He said that the generation, collection, processing and disposal of waste were important for both the health of ...

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Nigerians urged to stop throwing waste into water channels

refuse disposal

An ecologist, Mr Abdullahi Aremu, on Monday, February 12, 2018 urged Nigerians to desist from throwing waste or chemicals into water channels to aid the government’s efforts to check water pollution. Aremu, who is the Director-General, Advocacy for Environmental and Sanitation Integrity, an NGO, gave the advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. “If we ...

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