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Open defecation denting Nigeria’s image abroad – Environmentalist

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The National President, Environmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria (EHOAN), Dr. Samuel Akingbehin, has urged health officials to arrest and prosecute those involved in open defecation. Akingbehin made the call on Sunday in Lagos against the backdrop of the association’s 51st National Scientific Workshop scheduled to hold on December 4 in Kano. He expressed disappointment with some members of the public...

Waste management: WestAfricaENRG denies breaching contract with Oyo govt

Paul O’Callaghan, CEO of WestAfricaENRG
A waste management company, WestAfricaENRG, has said that it did not breach its waste management contract with the Oyo State government. The company stated this in a statement issued by Mr. Paul O’Callaghan, the Chief Executive Officer of the company, and made available to newsmen on Saturday, in Ibadan. Hon. Kehinde Ayoola, the state Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, had,...

At 2019 HSE week, NPDC makes shocking revelation

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The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, (NPDC), a subsidiary of NNPC, on Wednesday said it successfully extinguished a fire at Well 18T, OML 20, Egbema West in Imo in three weeks. NPDC Managing Director, Mr. Mansur Sambo, made this known during the 2019 Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) week held in Benin, Edo State. Sambo noted that the fire incident in Egbema...

Solid waste poses greatest environmental challenge in Nigeria – Minister

Dr Mohammed Abubakar, Environment Minister
Dr. Mohammed Abubakar, the Minister of Environment, says the menace of municipal solid waste is one of the gravest environmental challenges facing the country. Abubakar made this known during official the commissioning and handover of the Community Based Waste Management Project in Karu Local Government Area, Nasarawa State. The Community Based Waste Management Programme is an intervention scheme of the Federal...

NIHSA gives ‘Red Alert’ of imminent flooding in Edo, Delta, Anambra, others

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The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) says five states of the country should be on ‘Red Alert’ of imminent flooding. Mr. Clement Nze, Director General of NIHSA, who made this known to newsmen at a news conference at NIHSA headquarters on Monday in Abuja, listed the states as Edo, Delta, Rivers, Anambra and Bayelsa. According to him, the current devastating flooding...

Authorities restrict cars on Delhi roads to control pollution

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The Indian capital on Monday launched a two-week scheme to ration cars on the roads as part of efforts to control severe levels of air pollution in the city. The car rationing system allows private cars with number plates ending with odd and even numbers to ply the roads on alternate days from Monday to Nov. 14, Delhi Chief Minister...

Waste Management: Lagos to close Olusosun, Solous Landfill sites

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The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) on Saturday said plans had been concluded to decommission its Olusosun and Solous landfill sites. The Managing Director of LAWMA, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said in a statement that the decommissioning was due to urban encroachment and increased human activities around the areas. Gbadegesin said that the move became necessary as both sites drew close to...

FG team inspects flooded Lagos communities

Itowolo Primary School, Ajegunle sacked by flood
The Federal Government, through the Ecological Fund Office, on Friday inspected areas affected by recent flooding in Kosofe area of Lagos State with a view to assisting the sacked communities. Mr. Ibrahim Lawal, who Led the Presidential Team for an on-the-spot assessment of the flooded communities, said that visit followed complaints by  Sen. Bayo Osinowo, representing Lagos East in the...

Waste management: Ogun to launch “clean-up” initiative

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun
The Ogun Government, on Thursday, announced plans to launch a “clean-up” initiative, as part of efforts to maintain a hygienic environment in the state. The Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, disclosed this in Abeokuta during a meeting with officials of the state Ministry of Environment and members of the Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAN) in...

Methanol: Ministry to collaborate with stakeholders to end gas flaring

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The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology has expressed determination to collaborate with chemical technology researchers and investors to end gas flaring in Nigeria. The Minister, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, said this during a world news conference in Abuja on Tuesday on National Policy on methanol-fuel production technology. The implementation of the policy, to ensure methanol production and methanol value-chain implementation programme...

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