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Experts call for proper disposal of wastewater


Experts have called for effective ways to dispose wastewater because, according to them, it is the leading cause of surface and ground water pollution. Wastewater  Some environmental and health experts disclosed that safe disposal of wastewater has remained a serious problem in the country.  Mr Sylvester Arogundade, who is of the Earth and Environment Initiative, noted that indiscriminate wastewater disposal had ...

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Politics, religion, hinder enforcement of environment pollution laws in North-East – Survey

Worship Centre

Stakeholders in the environment sector in North-East states in Nigeria have called for the review of state laws to ensure adequate protection of the environment. A worship centre Responding during a recent survey, some noted that there were areas that called for urgent enforcement of environment laws, but had been ignored for political and religious reasons. One of the respondents ...

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NIREC urges for legislation to end environmental pollution

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

The Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) has called on the government to make legislation to end all forms of environmental pollution in the country. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar The Executive Secretary, NIREC, Mr Cornelius Omonokhua, made the call in a statement on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Abuja. Omonokhua  noted with concern that the nation was experiencing its ...

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Stakeholders in South-West express concern over unabated environmental pollution

Mohammad Abubakar

A Professor of Immunology at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Arinola Ganiu, was emphatic in his condemnation of unabated environmental pollution, like other South-West stakeholders who spoke in a recent survey. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar According to Ganiu, women with high exposure to oil pollution experience more adverse pregnancy outcomes. “They are at higher risk of infant ...

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North-Central stakeholders want stringent punishment for environmental pollution offenders

Dondo Ahire

Stakeholders in parts of the North-Central and Taraba have decried the lingering environmental pollution in the zone while calling for stringent punishment for offenders so as to check the menace. Benue State Commissioner for Water Resources and Environment, Dondo Ahire The respondents, in a survey, blamed the situation largely on open defecation, as well as indiscriminate bush burning and dumping ...

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Govt committed to elimination of gas flaring by 2021, says Sylva

Timipre Sylva

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the elimination of gas flaring from Nigeria’s oil and gas fields by 2021. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva Sylva said that the move had the potential for enormous multiplier and development outcomes for Nigeria, saying it would create jobs ...

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Used motor oil vendors as ‘pollution pathogens’ in the environment

Used oil

Mostly seen at roadsides in inexpensive shops, small containers, or wooden frames, motor oil dispensaries blaze with the youths who are drawn from different educational backgrounds. They set up business at the most accessible links to motorcycles, tricycles, and vehicles. According to one Rabiu, “the business is somewhat cheap to start with, and it’s unseasonal.” Used oil being poured in ...

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Foundation to sue Dangote Group over Kogi pollution

Dangote Cement

The Mona Audu Foundation, an NGO, says it will institute a legal action against the Aliko Dangote Group of companies for polluting the environment through its activities over a decade in Kogi State. A Dangote Cement Company plant President of the Foundation, Princess Zahrah Audu, made this known in a statement on Friday, May 1, 2020 in Abuja. Audu said ...

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How world can prevent 1.4m yearly environment-related deaths in Europe, Central Asia

Zsuzsanna Jakab

As some 1.4 million people in Europe and Central Asia die prematurely each year from polluted environments, United Nations agency heads at high-level meeting have called on regional leaders to scale up action to stem environmental deaths and diseases. “In the era of Sustainable Development, we can prevent the 1.4 million environment related deaths by making health a political choice ...

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Activists: Oil has brought destruction, death to Nigeria


Break Free from Fossil Fuels actions commenced in Nigeria on Tuesday, 10 May 2016, with a rally at Oil Well 1 in Oloibiri, Nigeria’s first oil well drilled in 1956. It was a gathering of hundreds of community chiefs, youths, women groups, and civil society groups in the Break Free Coalition. Frontline environmental activist, Nnimmo Bassey of the Health of Mother ...

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