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Clean-up Conference

The first ever Africa CleanUp Conference & Award held in Lagos, Nigeria, 24th to 25th June, 2016. Africa CleanUp Conference & Award 2016 was organised by Passion House in partnership with Hypo. The event was also endorsed and supported by Federal Ministry of Environment, Lagos State Ministry of Environment, Africa Youth Initiative on Climate Change, Climate Wednesday, Miss Environment International ...

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Nigeria advised on solid minerals exploitation

Dr. Kayode Fayemi

As the country seeks to diversify the economy to non-oil base following dwindling oil price, Nigeria has been advised not to be in a hurry to exploit its rich solid mineral deposits while facilities to process the resources are yet to be in place. Advisor, Business Development Unit, West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) Prof. Douglason Omotor, ...

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Lagos adopts processes to phase down dental amalgam

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Observed high mercury levels in dental clinics may have prompted the Lagos State Government to take up a campaign to phase down dental amalgam, which scientists say is injurious to health and the environment. In applying the Minamata Convention on amalgam provisions to Nigeria, the state’s Ministry of the Environment (MoE) is collaborating with the Sustainable Research and Action for ...

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Why Lagos traffic must go slow on the environment

traffic congestion

The fumes. The horns. The shouts. Add those to the damaging pressure of vehicles on the built environment and you understand how the vehicle traffic situation in densely populated parts of the country comes at a huge cost to our natural habitat and health. That the traffic situation has had so much of an effect on the time, and thus, ...

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Oil, power, environment and 2016 National Budget

Dr Bukola Saraki

In a presentation in Abuja at the National Assembly’s Interactive Session with civil society organisations (CSOs) on the 2016 Budget convened by the Senate President (Dr Bukola Saraki) on Wednesday (February 10, 2016), Nnimmo Bassey (Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation – HOMEF) raises questions regarding some key sectors. He also charges the National Assembly to publish details of its ...

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Engaging local communities for an enabling environment

Nnimmo Bassey

In this treatise he presented recently in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nnimmo Bassey of the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) explores the dynamics of engaging the skills, knowledge and expertise of local communities, in the light of an enabling environment  Introduction: Our environment, our heritage Our health and well-being is dependent on the health of our ecosystem. To the average ...

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The environment factor in Africa’s development

Nnimmo Bassey, Director, HOMEF

Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), in a recent presentation made in Lome, Togo explores the myriad of environmental challenges militating the African continent’s progress A reading of the theme of this ITUC New Year School, Organising and Mobilising Workers for Africa’s Development, indicates that this is a clarion call for workers to interrogate what we term development and ...

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Concern over health, safety hazards at work place

The average Nigerian worker spends about seven to eight hours at his or her workplace every work day. One question safety experts have always asked is: How safe is the Nigerian worker and his environment? In celebration of the International Workers’ Day marked on May 1st, the Safety Advocacy and Empowerment Foundation (SAEF), a non-governmental organisation, in collaboration with the ...

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