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Waste cause of major environmental problems in Lagos – Ex-NSE Chairman

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Incoming Lagos governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu will solve 50 per cent of environmental challenges facing the state by overhauling the waste collection and disposal system. A former Chairman, Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), Lagos Island Chapter, Mr John Ekoko, made this known on Thursday, May 14. Ekoko disclosed that about eight million tonnes of waste were generated daily in Lagos. He described waste as...

How Abia Can Overcome Building Collapse – Experts

Abia building collapse
Investigation of previous incidents and punishment of those responsible would help Abia State overcome the challenges of incessant building collapse, Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) and Architect Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) have said. The Abia State chapters of the NIA and ARCON said this in Aba on Saturday, during a fact-finding to sites of recent collapsed buildings in...

Axxela Bags SON Integrated Management Systems Certifications

Axxela
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...

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...

Automobiles Major Source of Air Pollution – NESREA

  The director-general of National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement        Agency       (NESREA),       Dr       Lawrence       Anukam, has emphasised that despite the benefits accrued to road transportation that automobiles continued to be a major source of air pollution. This he said, increased exponentially due to an increase in the number of cars plying the roads. He disclosed this in Abuja while handing over the National   Vehicular   Emission   Control Programme...

Boy, 7, Steps On Abandoned Well Covered With Sacks, Drowns

  A seven-year-old boy, Godwin Samuel, Orepeju Close in the Akowonjo area of Lagos on Saturday, lost his life after falling into a well. It was gathered that Godwin left his parents’ residence to play on the street. While playing, he reportedly fell into the well at 6 Orepeju Close, off Olasehinde Crescent, Akowonjo, Lagos. It was learnt that at the time of...

NNPC Petrol Tanker Catches Fire in Ogudu, Lagos

A petrol tanker belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) caught fire in Ogudu area of Lagos State on Friday evening. The tanker was loaded with petrol when it burst into flames along the Ifako Bridge inwards Ogudu. Officers of the Lagos State Fire Service, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) were...

Agency Evacuates 454,450 Tonnes of Waste in Jigawa In 2018

Waste
  The Jigawa State Environmental Protection Agency (JISEPA) says it collected and disposed 454,450 tonnes of waste across the 26 local government areas of the state in 2018. The Acting Managing Director of the agency, Alhaji Umar Amadu, gave the information during an interview with the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) in Dutse on Thursday. The agency successfully collected and disposed 26,420...

Regulating Environmental Pollution for Human Safety

A mother, Sadiya, as fondly called, cried frenziedly on the aisle of a general hospital in her neighbourhood in Abuja as medical personnel worked to announce the autopsy result of her three children that died. Irrespective of pleas to be patient and wait for the result to ascertain the cause of her children’s death, Sadiya continued to curse, blaming the...
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