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Government reduces poverty through waste-to-wealth programme

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

The Federal Government on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 said it would intensify efforts to ensure its “waste-to-wealth” programme alleviates poverty in the country. Mr Abayomi Oguntade, Director, Bio-Resources Technology, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST), made this known in Abuja in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). According to him, the aim of the waste-to-wealth programme ...

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Group wants government to establish electronics recycling plants

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A non-governmental organisation (NGO), the Society for the Promotion of People’s Rights, has called on the Federal Government to set up special recycling plants for electronic scrap materials to protect the environment. President of the organisation, Mr Williams Osaze, made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday, January 22, 2018. He said ...

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Heaps of refuse will disappear ‘in a couple of weeks’ – Ambode

Akinwunmi-Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Saturday, January 20, 2018 assured residents that waste deposited on major highways and streets around the state would no longer be visible in a couple of weeks. Ambode spoke at the Lagos House, Ikeja after inaugurating the new board of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC). The governor, represented by his Special ...

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New EU ‘urban mining’ tools map e-waste, scrap vehicles, mine waste

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Standardised, consolidated data helps to identify recovery potential of secondary raw materials worth billions of euros wasted annually in the EU region Expert organisations have united to create the world’s first European database of valuable materials available for “urban mining” from scrap vehicles, spent batteries, waste electronic and electrical equipment, and mining wastes. The Urban Mine Platform created by 17 partners in ...

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Lagos urged to rid streets, highways of refuse

Lagos refuse

An environmentalist, Mr John Ekoko, on Friday, January 19, 2018 urged the Lagos State Government to rid the streets of Lagos and highways of refuse. Ekoko made this call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. According to him, mountains of refuse have returned to the streets of Lagos while the whole area stinks of ...

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Gombe residents warned against dumping refuse in drains, waterways

Ibrahim Dankwambo

Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State has called on the people of the state to refrain from dumping refuse in drainage channels and waterways so as to avert flooding. Dankwambo made the call during an inspection visit to Dukku Motor Park new roundabout in Gombe on Monday, January 15, 2018. He said that his administration was striving to address the ...

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Poultry waste powers Abuja communities, Rije and Kuruji

Poultry

By converting poultry waste into a power producing unit, Rije and Kuruji communities, both in the Kuje axis of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), appear to have blazed the trail for championing clean and green energy in Abuja, thanks to the Power Africa project. Playing host to over 1,200 indigenes who otherwise may not have access to the power supply from ...

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Lagos initiates new waste management reforms

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General Manager, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr Segun Adeniji, says the waste management challenges facing the Lagos metropolis will soon be over when the state government’s reforms take effect. Adeniji gave the assurance on Friday, January 5, 2018 in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. He said that the new waste management reforms were aimed ...

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Plastic ban: Where did Nigeria miss it?

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Some years ago, the then Minister of Environment, Mrs. Hadiza Mailafi, shook the country’s business landscape when she announced government’s preparedness to ban the use of plastics bags, a commodity which is used in high volumes across the country. The pronouncement by the Minister sent a shock wave across the country as people of various shields started reacting to the ...

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Group seeks to generate power, produce fertiliser from abattoir waste

Karu Abattoir

The Karu Abattoir in Abuja has been fitted with a Net-zero/Low Carbon Biogas Digester to enable the generation of electricity and heat, as well as the production of organic fertiliser. Promoted by the African Environmental Action Network (EANet-Africa), the ground-breaking ceremony of the facility held on December 14, 2017. Co-founder of EANet-Africa, Dr Victor Fodeke, described the initiative as an ...

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