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Visionscape upgrades transfer loading stations to boost waste disposal


Visionscape Sanitation Solutions (VSS) says it has closed two of its Transfer Loading Stations (TLS) in Lagos for upgrade to accelerate waste management in the state. The Chief Executive Officer of VSS, Mr John Irvine, said on Thursday, August 2, 2018 in Lagos that the closed stations were located around Murtala Muhammed Airport and Agege areas of the state. A ...

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Flooding: NEMA warns against dumping of refuse in water ways

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Kano Operations Office has warned residents of Jigawa and Katsina states, especially those living in flood-prone areas, to desist from dumping refuse in water ways. The warning is in a statement signed by the agency’s Head of Operations, Malam Nura Abdullahi in Kano on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. He stated that the advice was ...

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Resource recovery scheme oils waste evacuation in Lagos market


The Jakande Fruit Market Maize Sellers Associationin Ketu, Lagos, has made the disposal of maize husks and other vegetable wastes from the market easy with immediate evacuation. The association’s Vice Chairman, Mr Lawal Nurudeen, made this assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, July 30, 2018 in Lagos. According to Nurudeen, the collection and ...

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Expert wants more health officers to check indiscriminate waste disposal

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Erstwhile chairman, Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), Environment Division, Mr Odumeru Musilideen, has called on government at levels to engage more health officers to monitor indiscriminate disposal of waste and sanction defaulters with appropriate penalty. Musilideen made the call in Lagos in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, saying that disposal of ...

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Gambian agency warns against dumping domestic waste in rain run-offs

Momodou Jaama Suwareh

“As a cross-cutting issue, environmental challenges are paramount to any sustainable development establishment, and therefore positive attitudinal change towards the environment particularly waste management becomes a driving force for any country’s socio-economic development.” Momodou Jama Suwareh, the Executive Director of the National Environment Agency in The Gambia made these statements recently during an exclusive interview with EnviroNews in his Kanifing ...

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Scavengers seek conducive environment to do business


Some waste pickers popularly known as scavengers on Thursday, July 19, 2018 said they needed an environment conducive and open spaces to do their businesses. They said this in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. According to them, an environment conducive is necessary as they provide essential services to keep the environment clean by picking ...

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Nasarawa given thumbs up for clean environment

Umaru Tanko Al-makura

Some residents of Mararaba and its environs on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 commended the Nasarawa State Government for its prompt response to their calls for intervention in tackling the environmental challenges facing the area. The residents, who spoke in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), expressed happiness over what they described as “the new look of Mararaba’’. Mrs ...

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Delta warns residents against indiscriminate disposal of waste


The Delta State Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye, has warned residents of Asaba and Okpanam communities to desist from indiscriminate dumping of waste on the waterways. The commissioner gave the warning while responding to questions on the challenges of flooding in the state capital on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in Asaba, the state capital. He said that the state ...

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Lagos seeks stakeholders’ collaboration on Apapa clean-up

Babatunde Hunpe

The Lagos State Government has called for collaborative effort from stakeholders to improve sanitation in the Apapa area of the state. Mr Babatunde Hunpe, the Special Adviser to the Governor on the Environment, made the call on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at a stakeholder meeting in Lagos. The meeting was between the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment, the Nigeria ...

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Lawmakers query environment commissioner over refuse heaps in Jos


Worried by the heaps of refuse on Jos and Bukuru streets, members of the Plateau House of Assembly on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 invited environment commissioner Abdullahi Abbas to explain the situation. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the lawmakers, at their plenary on Thursdays, directed the standing committee on environment to investigate why the refuse heaps had ...

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