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Monday, June 17, 2019

OAU says water from polluted dam now safe

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has assured members of the university community and other stakeholders of the safety of water from its Opa dam. According to a Monday statement from the institution’s Registrar, Mrs. M.I. Omosule, suspected land grabbers polluted the dam with chemicals, leading to the death of several fishes and other aquatic animals. She disclosed that the...

France, Nigeria To Sustain Partnership On Environmental Protection

“Environmental challenge is huge not only in Nigeria but all over the world; we need to tackle issues about climate change and preservation of flora and fauna all around the world.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Your Safety As You Use Your Generator

By Funmi Obisesan Electricity is no doubt a very essential necessity in modern life. For artisans and small business owners like barbers, hairdressers and so on, regular electricity supply is actually an important tool required for the smooth running of their businesses. In the same vein, religious organisations rely on the supply of electricity for a comfortable atmosphere during their services. The...

Stakeholders Applaud Lagos Assembly Over Environmental Law Amendment

“We have good laws but those laws are found ineffective because of enforcement. We should thank the lawmakers for revisiting this controversial law that have actually caused a lot of retrogression,” he said

Axxela Bags SON Integrated Management Systems Certifications

Gas and power firm, Axxela Limited has become the first organisation in the Nigerian oil and gas industry to hold the ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management, ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management, and ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System certifications simultaneously. The company made this known in a statement on Thursday, February 21, after the Standards Organisation of Nigeria...

Shell assures Rivers community of safety of Adibawa oil fields pipelines

JK 4 pipelines
The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has assured residents of Joinkrama 4 (JK 4) community in Ahoada West LGA, Rivers State of the safety of oil pipelines being laid at Adibawa oil fields in the area. Media Relations Officer at SPDC, Mr Bamidele Odugbesan gave the assurance following complaints raised by some community members over excavation works and fitting of...

Taraba Govt Bans Use Of Polythene Bags

Taraba Governor, Darius Ishaku
The Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has announced a ban on the use of polythene and plastic bags and introduction of paper bags in the state. Ishaku announced this at the launch of the state’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) policy on Monday. The governor said that the new measure was introduced to promote a cleaner environment, adding that his administration...

Nestle, Recycle Point rid Okun-Ajah community of waste

The cleanup activity was carried out by over 250 of its staff volunteers along with their families.

Pollution: Health Audit Must Be Carried Out In Niger Delta – CSOs

Bayelsa oil spill
Health audit must be carried out across the various communities in the Niger Delta region as part of efforts to address the menace of environmental pollution and degradation, some civil society organisations (CSOs) have demanded. They made the demand during a roundtable programme with the Bayelsa State Oil and Environmental Commission (BSOEC) on Tuesday, May 21 in Yenagoa. Safety Record can...

NGO Slams Environmental Impact Assessment Policy

Mr Taiwo Otitolaye, the Project Coordinator of the NGO further buttressed Egbule’s call for the inclusion of social and human right impact assessment into the nation’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Policy and Legal Framework, saying: “Government at all levels should involve communities in decision and policy making process,’’
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