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Monday, October 21, 2019

Environment minister laments improper handling, use of chemicals

Dr Mohammed Abubakar, Environment Minister
The Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, says hazard caused by inappropriate handling and use of chemicals have never been worse than now. Abubakar made this known at the Inception Workshop for the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) Special Programme Project on Strengthening of the Legal and Institutional Infrastructure for Sound Management of Chemicals in Nigeria on Thursday, October 17 in...

Rainy Season: 3 Risks To Be Conscious About (Part 1)

However, for all the benefits and joy that accompany rainfall, there are also accompanying tragedies lurking around the corner. One must therefore be safety conscious in order to avoid some of these pitfalls. One that note, let us look at the dangers one could face these season.

Waste: Why Ikpeazu declared state of emergency in Abia

Okezie Ikpeazu
In response to increasing waste management challenges, the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has declared a state of emergency on environmental sanitation in the state.

Erosion: 5 houses collapse, many more at risk in Auchi

Auchi gully erosion
Five houses have collapsed in Auchi, Etsako-West Local Area of Edo State after heavy rain caused severe gully erosion. Several houses were also said to be on the verge of collapse in Ekhei and Water Board, described as the worst-hit areas. Gully erosion is a major challenge confronting Auchi, despite the Edo State Government partnering the World Bank in 2013 to...

Man raises alarm over open manholes on Bode Thomas

A man, Afeez Ramon, has urged the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration to address the menace of open manholes scattered across the popular Bode Thomas Road, Surulere in Lagos. A manhole is usually an opening to a confined space such as a shaft, utility vault, or large vessel and is often used as an access point for an underground public utility,...

Make money from recyclable waste – LAWMA appeals to Lagosians

Waste removal by LAWMA
The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) says most of the waste clogging drainage channels and causing flooding in the state are recyclable. The agency disclosed this in a Sunday, July 21 statement, urging Lagosians to start thinking of making money from such waste instead of dumping them in canals and other drainage channels. The statement signed by the LAWMA’s Assistant Director,...

Kwara: Embrace culture of proper disposal of refuse – Environment ministry urges residents

The Kwara State Ministry of Environment and Forestry  has advised residents to embrace the culture of proper refuse disposal to keep the environment neat and safe. Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Alhaji Amasa Al-Amin gave the advice in the state capital, Ilorin on Friday. Al-Amin berated the elite for setting a bad example, saying members of the higher class in the...

“Plastic waste is constituting a major challenge to the environment”, Sanwo-Olu laments

Lagos governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has urged industrial firms in the state to pay more attention to environmental sustainability by reducing their use of plastic. Sanwo-Olu stated this at an Environment Forum themed, ‘The Earth, Our Business, Our Future’ in Lagos on Wednesday, July 3. The governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, noted that plastic...

Chevron says Ojumole Well 1 fire has been put out

Fire at Oju-Imole oil well owned by Chevron
Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) says it has put out the fire that engulfed its Ojumole Well No 1 located at Ugbo Kingdom, Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State. The company, operator of the NNPC and CNL Joint Venture, stated this in a statement in Warri on Monday. The fire commenced on April 18, 2019. According to the statement signed by the...

Formulate National Policy On Waste Management – Stakeholders Task FG

Some environmental experts in the North East geopolitical zone have called on the Federal Government to formulate a National Policy on Waste Management. The stakeholders said that the policy would not only ensure a clean environment but could also ensure that wastes taken off the streets becomes a money spinner through recycling or conversion to organic fertiliser. According to them, however,...