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Firewood sellers make profit as Nigerians abandon costly cooking gas

Cooking gas cylinders

The high cost of cooking gas has now compelled some residents in the South-South zone in Nigeria to begin using firewood and charcoal for cooking, a survey has revealed. Cooking gas cylinders Investigation shows that 1 kilogramme of gas is now sold for N900 as against N700 while 12.5 kilogrammes is now  N11,250. A resident of Calabar, Mrs Eno Akan, ...

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Air Pollution: South-South needs special attention – NEMA

soot port-harcourt

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says residents of the South-South Zone need special attention due to air pollution in the area. Soot spreading over a neighbourhood in Port Harcourt, Rivers State NEMA’s Director-General, Mr Mustapha Ahmed, stated this at the start of the 3rd Biennial Regional Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Nigeria on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, in ...

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South-South stakeholders decry ecological challenges

Sharon Ikeazor

Some states in the South-South Geopolitical Zone in Nigeria have decried the huge ecological problems, saying they are threatening the existence of some communities. Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor The ecological problems range from erosion, air pollution, oil spill, flood, gas flaring and ocean surge. A survey conducted showed that poor funding, absence of comprehensive plan and non-collaboration between ...

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We are ready for predicted flooding – South-South states

Yenagoa

The Edo State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says it has made adequate arrangements to mitigate flooding in the state as the year runs out. Flooding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Director of SEMA, Mrs Carol Odion, stated this in Benin City, the state capital while answering questions during a survey on preparedness of South-South states for predicted 2021 flooding. Odion said ...

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Signing of PIB, a wrong message to Niger Delta – HOMEF, PDP

Chief Dan Orbih

The signing of the contentious Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law sends a wrong signal to the oil extraction impacted peoples, communities and other Nigerians who expected a listening ear at Aso Rock. Chief Dan Orbih, National Vice Chairman, South South of the PDP Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on Monday, August 16, 2021, informed that President Muhammad Buhari had assented ...

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South-South communities count gully erosion losses

gully erosion site

Some communities in parts of the South-South zone of Nigeria have decried the perennial economic and human loses arising through the devastating effects of gully erosion in their areas. A gully erosion site Members of the communities who made their views known recently also blamed poor road infrastructure for erosion menace in their areas. The worst hit areas include Adonte, ...

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South-South states evolve lofty plans for waste disposal, management – Survey

Mohammad Abubakar

Some states in the South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria have evolved lofty measures to ensure proper waste management and environmental sanitation despite challenges. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar However, lack of affordable and accessible plans and collection system, as well as poor funding, has made effective waste disposal, management, and control still a mirage in the zone. According to ...

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