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Monday, December 16, 2019

Flood: NDDC offers relief to 2m victims in Niger Delta

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says it will do everything possible to offer relief for the over two million persons displaced by flood in the Niger Delta region. The commission’s Executive Director of Project, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, gave the assurance while speaking with newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja. According to him, 280 communities in the region were completely submerged by...

Shell pledges to implement NOSDRA’s directive on N2.74 remediation of spill site

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The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) on Friday said it was committed to remediation of sites impacted by an oil spill from its Trans Ramos export line in Bayelsa and Delta states. The oil spill which occurred on May 17, 2018, had impacted and polluted an estimated area of 113.03 hectares in Aghoro and Odumodu communities in Bayelsa...

Environmentalist calls for measures against rising sea level in Lagos

Gafar Odubote
An environmentalist, Mr Gafar Odubote, has called for urgent measures to be taken against the rising sea level in Lagos State to forestall flooding in the state. Odubote made the call in Lagos on Wednesday. He said it was necessary to reduce the reclaiming of land from the seas in the state and for the government to be proactive in forestalling...

Nestle Nigeria removes 100 million wrappers of packaging waste from environment

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As part of its continued efforts towards environmental sustainability, Nestlé Nigeria has restated the need for continued consumer education on the collection and proper disposal of packaging waste. The company said on Tuesday in Lagos that it was in line with its commitment toward ensuring that none of its product packaging, including plastics, should end up in landfills or as...

Members must triple plans to reduce greenhouse gas emission – UN

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The United Nations (UN) has urged member countries to triple their current plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions to achieve the agreed target of limiting the global temperature increase below 2 degrees.

ERF sensitises e-waste handlers on safe management

ERF e-waste seminar. SAFETY RECORD
An NGO, E-waste Relief Foundation (ERF), has called on e-waste handlers to practise safe e-waste management to avoid any harm to man and its environment.

Pollution can increase lung cancer deaths in non-smokers – Expert

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Dr. Ray Osarogiagbon, Director, Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Programme, Baptist Cancer Centre, Memphis, Tennessee, in the U.S., has warned that air pollution contributes to high rate of lung cancer deaths in non-smokers.

Environmental Infractions: Lagos Govt Shuts Oyingbo Market

Oyingbo market
The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has put business activities on hold at the popular Oyingbo Market over sundry environmental infractions.

Deforestation, bush burning, lead causes of climate change – NESREA

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The National Environmental Standard and Regulation Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has attributed human activities such as deforestation, bush burning, and an increase in greenhouse gases as major causes of climate change. The Enugu State Coordinator of the agency, Mr. Pele Egbegari, stated this in Enugu on Tuesday. Egbegari said that the issue of climate change had really affected the peace of the...

LASEPA seals 8 worship centres over noise pollution

The Lagos State Government on Sunday closed down eight worship centres across the state for contravening environmental pollution regulations. Dr Dolapo Fasawe, General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), who led the exercise, said that the facilities were closed down to save the people from health crisis that might arise from the activities of the centres. The LASEPA boss said...