Tuesday June 30th, 2015
Tuesday June 30th, 2015
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Anambra awards N1.5bn anti-erosion contracts

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Ekwulobia—The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project, NEWMAP, in Anambra State, has awarded four erosion control projects in four different locations in the state at the tune of over N1.5 billion. The erosion control projects, under the supervision of the World Bank, were all awarded to reputable indigenous contractors, according to a press statement from the Head, Public Relations/Media, Ministry of Environment , Awka , Emmanuel Ifesinachi (JP).

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Ihiala community groans over lack of roads, havoc by tipper drivers

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IHIALA—The people of Umuezeawara Community in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State are groaning over lack of access roads.Residents of the area claimed that the village had lost over 45 persons in several road mishaps due to the reckless manner of tipper drivers that pass through the area to dig sand from excavation sites at the Atamiri River.

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Erosion cuts off Enugu oil community for 45yrs

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Residents of Eha Ndiagu, an oil bearing community in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State are groaning over lack of access road to the community since the end of the Nigeria- Biafran civil war about 45 years ago. For anybody in the community to get to the Nsukka Local Government headquarters, such a person must go through Ikem, in Isi Uzo Local Government via Obollo Afor in Udenu Local Government, before reaching Nsukka through Ovoko in Igboeze South Local Government Area.

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Toxicologists raise alarm over pollutants in N-Delta communities

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File photo: Damaged ecosystem from oil spill

PORT HARCOURT— TOXICOLOGISTS have advised residents of oil-bearing communities in the Niger-Delta to live with caution to ward off strange deaths and sicknesses caused by dangerous toxins deposited in their environment by oil companies in the course of oil exploration activities. Some of the toxicologists, who spoke to Niger-Delta Voice at the 4th International Conference of the West African Society of Toxicology, said many Niger Delta communities were prone to unsafe toxins.

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Ikot Ekwere Itam: Rainy seasons scare this Akwa Ibom community

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IKOT EKWERE ITAM—THE people of Ikot Ekwere Itam, an agrarian and business community in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa-Ibom State have cried out over the lack of access road and appalling road network in the community. Community leader, Chief Enang Udo, who spoke with the Niger Delta Voice, lamented that during the rains, the community was always waterlogged, thereby impairing mobility.

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A MISSING LINK ROAD: 11 villages abandoned by gov, reps, minister

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IKOT EDEM UDO—THE people of Ikot Edem Odo community, comprising 11 villages in Akpabuyo Local Government Area, Cross River State, routinely cut off from other parts of the state by flood and bad road, during the rainy season, are sad that Governor Liyel Imoke failed to construct a link road to the agricultural area, a month to his exit from power.

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Akwa Ibom community spoils for showdown with construction firm

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EDEM EKPAT— RESIDENTS of Edem Ekpat, Etinan Local Government Area, Akwa-Ibom State are at daggers drawn with E. T. Dicks Construction Company, the firm handling the Ikot Akpabio-Edem Ekpat/Ndon Eyo-Oniong Road projects in the state over alleged destruction of their property and contamination of their only source of drinking water.

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Limited admission spaces: Way out of admission problems, by stakeholders

  /   in Environment 12:52 am   /   Comments

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In the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, (UTME) brochure, candidates seeking admission into Nigeria’s tertiary institutions are listed under the following categories: University, Polytechnic/Monotechnic, College of Education (CoE) and Innovation Enterprise Institutions (IEIs). Innovation Enterprise Institutions are institutions approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria to provide a veritable alternative route to higher education.

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Varsities Talk: Are Nigerian private universities in trouble? (2)

  /   in Environment 12:29 am   /   Comments

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Igbinedion University illustrates the long and difficult road to travel by proprietors of new private universities. It was one of the first three private universities to be approved in 1999. The other two being Babcock University, Ilishan which received 2,139 applications and Madonna University, Okija, to which 1,021 applied. Thus, almost 15 years after opening its doors, Igbinedion is still struggling to fill its classrooms.

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Ikuforiji tasks Nigerian youths on national development

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Lagos Speaker, Ikuforiji

NIGERIAN youths have been called upon to make a positive change that would reflect on the country’s fortune and be ready to wrestle power from the aged so as to make the country a better place.

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Infrastructure in varsity will boost learning — Commissioner

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New LASU School of Transport completed within one year

COMMISSIONER of Works and Infrastructure, Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, has stated that the massive construction projects going on in Lagos State University (LASU) will not only change the architectural landscape of the institution but boost learning.

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Attitude paramount in achieving personal fulfillment — Administrator

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THE administrator, Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, Yaba, Lagos, Sister Patricia Oguejiofor, has stated that for anyone to achieve personal fulfillment in his aspirations, attitude must be brought to the fore. Speaking at the 46th prize-giving day

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Architects to plant 1million trees in ten years

  /   in Environment 12:07 am   /   Comments

The Nigerian Institute of Architects, NIA, has embarked on tree planting nationwide. The Institute’s target is to plant a minimum of one million trees in the next ten years.

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Environmentalists harp on benefits of waste characterisation

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Chemistry and waste management are crucial in the development of small and medium enterprises. This view was canvassed by environmentalists who spoke at the just concluded 5th Mandatory Continuing Professional Development, MCPD workshop organised by the Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria, ICCON. The experts submitted that chemistry and waste management will boost the development of SMEs if well managed.

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FG has no vision for education – ASUU Chair

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Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Kogi State University Chapter, Sylvester Osakwe Ukwuteno, has said that the ongoing strike by the union will continue because the Federal Government has not strengthened its vision for the sector.

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Nigeria ranked high on implementation of environmental agreements 

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A Kaduna-based environmental legal consultant, Mr Caleb Mutfwang, has ranked Nigeria high in the implementation of environmental multilateral agreements signed by the country.

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Kogi, UN-Habitat sign MoU on development of selected cities

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Kogi State has signed a memorandum of understanding MoU, with the United Nations Human Settlement Programme, UN-Habitat for the development of a city structure plane for selected cities and towns in Kogi state.

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LAWMA unveils plans to build 20 new transfer loading stations

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The Lagos Waste Management Authority, LAWMA has unveiled plans to construct 20 Transfer Loading Stations, TLS to serve 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas across the state.

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Lagos/UNDP validate climate change policy

  /   in Environment 12:06 am   /   Comments

THE climate change phenomenon in recent decades has become a cause for global concern. Just like other nations, Nigeria has stepped up actions to mitigate and adapt to the threats posed by climate change.

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Amuwo Odofin LGA boss makes case for environmental court

  /   in Environment 9:20 pm   /   Comments

Environmental sanitation offenders in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, may from now, be charged to a court specially empowered to try cases of environmental abuse. The Chairman of the Council, Comrade Ayodele Adewale who dropped the hint, said the measure was taken to discourage residents from avoiding the monthly environmental sanitation.

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FLOODS: How trees protected Lagos – Fashola

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• Mrs. Funmi Omogbenigun, GM, Corporate Communications, MTN, planting a tree to flag-off the annual MTN 21 Days of Y’ello Care, with support from Dr. Newton Jibunoh (left), Founder, Fade Africa and Mrs. Toyin Utomakili, Head, Tree Planting Programme, Lagos State Ministry of Environment, in Lagos.

Because trees absorb rainfall and prevent flooding, Lagos was spared the floods that swept through the nation last year, Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola said in a keynote address at the 5th anniversary of the Tree Planting Campaign which took place all over the state.

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Climate change: Uduaghan worries over 2099 projections

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Asaba—DELTA State, which is one of the coastal states in the country might be totally submerged by water, if the current global projections that the sea level is expected to rise to 15 centimeter in year 2099 is anything to go by.

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Ajegunle inhabitants dare govt over waterfront land

  /   in Environment 12:21 am   /   Comments

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Residents of Tolu Community, in Ajegunle, Ajeromi -Ifelodun Local Government Area of Lagos State have lamented the location of a septic discharge unit at Tolu Jetty and the location of an illegal dump site in their neighborhood, calling for urgent intervention to avert an epidemic.

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Fashola highlights importance of greenery at 2013 tree planting campaign

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Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola on Sunday highlighted the importance of trees in the environment, saying that “from taking shade under trees to reveling in the aesthetics, daily we take from trees in several ways that we do not fully realize.”

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We spend N12 million annually on tree planting – Council boss

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The Chairman, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, Comrade Ayodele Adewale, Sunday, disclosed that the council spends about N12 million annually in its efforts to combat the menace of climate change in Lagos State.

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43.3% land area prone to desertification in Nigeria – Mailafia

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Minister of Environment Mrs. Hadiza Ibrahim Mailafia has disclosed that 43.3 per cent of the total land area of the country is prone to desertification hence, there is need to protect the resource based ecosystem.

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Food waste: Experts warn on threats to environment

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On June 5, 2013, the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation, SETPOM, joined the rest of the world to celebrate the 2013 World Environmental Day, WED, at the University of Lagos with a public lecture. The theme for this year’s WED was “Think, Eat, Save.”

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Miners seek tougher regulation to curb environmental degradation

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The National President, Miners Association of Nigeria, MAN Alhaji Shehu Sani, has called for increased monitoring and regulation of mining activities within the country to help reduce the negative impact of mining on the environment.

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UN scribe stresses need for conserving arid lands

  /   in Environment 10:56 pm   /   Comments

The United Nation (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has stressed the need to conserving arid lands, saying Nigeria can protect essential water supplies, promote food and nutrition security, and reduce extreme poverty.

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NNPC to tackle environmental degradation

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Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC has tasked its staff to imbibe the consciousness and spirit of preservation and friendliness toward the environment as part of measure to prevent the environment from total degradation.

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I’m delighted with Climate Change Clubs – Fashola

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Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola has expressed delight with the achievements of the Climate Change Clubs in the state’s schools. The Climate Change Club was launched by the government in March 2008 to inculcate the idea of climate change and its impact on the environment in school children.

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WORLD ENVIROMENT DAY: Environment now threatened by food wastage – Fashola

  /   in Environment 8:27 pm   /   Comments

LAGOS State governor Babatunde Fashola has called on Nigerians to avoid food wastage, saying that it constitutes a challenge to the fight against global warming.

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