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LAGBUS loses seven vehicles in Olusosun dumpsite fire


The morning fire on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Olusosun dumpsite in Lagos burnt seven buses belonging to LAGBUS Asset Management Limited, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has learnt. A LAGBUS official, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN on Thursday in Lagos that, due to the thick smoke still surrounding the area, the company was yet to make further assessment of ...

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Fire guts Olusosun dumpsite

Olusosun dumpsite

Metropolitan Lagos’ most famous dumpsite at Olusosun in Ojota has been gutted by fire, leaving residents, motorists and commuters panicky. Huge fireballs and smoke could be seen far from the site, located near the old Lagos Toll Gate. Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, the General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on ...

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Firm builds informal sector capacity on best e-waste recycling practices


As part of Hinckley Recycling’s responsibility to the environment and awareness campaign, it decided to include the training of scavengers – Association of Vendors of Used Computers and Allied Products (AVUCAP) – as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. The week-long training commenced on Monday, February 26, 2018 to Friday, March 2, 2018. Due to the hazardous nature ...

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Lagos, waste managers given two weeks to settle out of court

Lagos waste

An Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 gave a two-week ultimatum to the Lagos State Government and the incorporated trustees, Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria, otherwise known as Private Sector Participation (PSP) operators, to settle out of court. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the PSP operators filed the suit, seeking to stop ...

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Group seeks more enlightenment to address e-waste crisis


The E-Waste Relief Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO),  has canvassed for greater advocacy on the dangers  posed by electronic waste to the environment . President of the Foundation, Mr Ifeanyi Ochonogor, who made the call at the inaugural meeting of the organisation‘s Board of Trustees (BoT)  on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in Lagos, warned that the threat of e-waste to ...

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New Lagos waste initiative will soon be perfected, says government

Cleaner Lagos

The Lagos State Government has said that teething challenges being experienced by its new Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) will soon be a thing of the past. Environment Commissioner, Babatunde Durosinmi Etti, who made the assertion during a facility tour of the Epe Landfill and Eco Park on Thursday, March 1, 2018, explained that the CLI is geared towards meeting the ...

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Nasarawa varsity students advocate construction of liquid waste treatment plants

Nasarawa State University

Some postgraduate students of Department of Geography, Nasarawa State University, Keffi have advocated the construction of more liquid waste treatment plants across the country to enhance environmental sustainability. The students made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Wupa Treatment Plant on Saturday, March 3, 2018 in Abuja. NAN reports that their visit to ...

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Rwandan brewery uses energy produced from wastewater to heat boilers

Skol Brewery

A brewing company in Rwanda is now producing energy from wastewater organic pollutants to power its boiler equipment. The Skol Brewery has partnered with the Global Water Engineering (GWE) to turn wastewater organic pollutants into biogas for internal use while achieving high environmental benefits. Rwanda has a strong need for sustainable technologies, with the World Health Organisation’s African Regional Office identifying, ...

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Cleaner Lagos Initiative: Plastic bottles to be phased out by 2023

Plastic bottles

The Lagos State Government said on Friday, March 2, 2018 that it would phase out the use of plastic bottles in the state by 2023. Mr Adebola Shabi, the Special Adviser to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode on Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI), made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Shabi said that plastic bottles, ...

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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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