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Enact stronger environmental laws against tree felling – NGO charges Gombe govt

Jewel Environmental Initiative
An NGO, Jewel Environmental Initiative (JEI) has called on Gombe State Government to enact stronger environmental laws to stop the indiscriminate felling of trees to check the threat of desertification in the state. Mr. Ismail Bima, the Chief Executive Officer of the NGO said on Saturday in Gombe that the legislation had become imperative to protect the environment. Bima said that...

Lagos needs 5,000 mobile toilets to eliminate open defecation – Expert

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The Executive Director, Poly Products, Lagos, Mr. Pavan Gwalani says Lagos state needed 5,000 mobile toilets to eliminate the menace of open defecation. Gwalani, who spoke in Lagos on Thursday, December 26, said, “With a population of almost 20 million people, 5,000 mobile toilets should serve about 40 people daily.“ He, however, urged stricter sanctions which he said would greatly reduce...

C/River: Flood destroys 4,370 houses, displace 51,000 people in 212 communities

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The Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) said flood destroyed 4,370 houses and displaced over 51,000 people in 212 communities in the state. The Director-General of SEMA, Mr. Princewill Ayim, disclosed this on Wednesday in Calabar. Ayim said that the incident occurred between July and September, adding that measures were taken to provide succour for the victims. According to him, some...

2 NGOs collaborate to clean up Lagos streets, drainages

clean-up exercise. SAFETY RECORD
The Programme Coordinator, African Clean-up Initiative (ACI), Mr. Alex Akhigbe, said on Saturday that the organisation’s collaboration with the Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation (ACTF) would improve sanitation in Lagos. Akhigbe, who led ACI’s network of volunteers to clean-up streets, roads, markets and motor parks in the Mushin area of Lagos on Saturday, said that the exercise was their 24th edition. The...

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

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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

Nestle Maggi. Safety Record
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

Greenhouse gas emission
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.

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