AJEGUNLE, popularly known as the ghetto city is located in the Ajeromi/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Lagos State. It has a dense population of about 555,000 people and 335 streets. It is bordered on the west by Apapa Wharf and Tincan, two of Nigeria’s biggest sea ports from where over 70 percent of imported goods come into the country.
As the rainy season picks up, the North Central Zonal Office of the National Emergency Agency (NEMA) has embarked on a disaster risk management campaign in order to mitigate the effect of the flood predicted by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) this year. In this interview, the NEMA Coordinator in the zone, Mr. Mohammed Abdulsalam, speaks on the preparedness of the agency in the zone to avoid a repeat of the 2012 flood disaster.
Minister of Science and Technology, Prof. Ita Okon Bassey Ewa has said that poor technological designs and construction by builders are responsible for the persistent collapse of Nigerian roads.
Nigerian civil society groups under the aegis of Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, PACJA, has underlined the urgency and importance of environmental sustainability insisting that the post 2015 framework must firmly entrench responses to climate change.
The Federal Government says it has set aside N10 billion to halt desert encroachment in the Northern part of the country.
The construction of a link road between Shasha and Akonjo has opened up the area to lots of commercial activities. This development has impacted positively on the lives of residents of these areas.
ABUJA – President Goodluck Jonathan has announced the readiness of his government to curb the rising insecurity in the country with the use of high resolution imageries to locate any suspicious changes on the landscape.
Soil scientists have called for proper soil and crop nutrition management in addressing issues of environmental quality and land degradation if the progress already achieved in combating food insecurity must be sustained; noting that “achieving food security (availability, accessibility and affordability) in the 21st Century can only be realised through proper soil and crop nutrition management backed by effective and implementable government policies.
As the Holy Book says, little foxes spoil the vine. In other words, little things we think that do not matter are actually the major problems. One of the main contributors to the yearly floods in a state like Lagos is the indiscriminate manner in which wastes are disposed. People throw garbage into gutters, blocking them and forcing water to seek alternative routes.
It is unlawful and punishable under Lagos state laws for anybody to cut down any tree without permission from the state Ministry of Environment.
Talk of killing three birds with one stone! In his fight against desertification in the northern part of Nigeria which has claimed hundreds of hectares of farmland, leaving hunger, homelessness and poverty in its wake, Dr Newton Jibunoh, an engineer/environmentalist, has not only been successfully combating desert encroachment by planting neem trees, but has been reducing poverty, empowering women and youths economically and improving the educational infrastructure, teaching and learning aids in the communities.
Tanus Communications Limited, Wednesday, pledged to partner with the SOS Children’s Village in Lagos in the area of sponsorship, in furtherance of its Corporate Social Responsibility to its immediate community.
’How we are helping host country on power, technological devt’
Japanese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Ryuichi Shoji speaks on hinderances to Nigeria’s technological advancement and how his home country is helping to address them. Shoji also comments on the lessons Nigeria can learn from the tsunami and the attendant nuclear disaster that struck Japan about a year ago. Excerpt:
The late evening of April 14, 2011 will long be remembered as the night the Silverbird Galleria was blazed so brilliantly in a floodlit glory as movie and music stars and several other dignitaries gathered for the world premiere of the star studded movie ‘Bent Arrows’.
ABUJA-The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, a few years ago is not a place to easily sight refuse dumps by the road side due to its nature as a preferred destination for meetings
This was stated in a communiqué issued the end of a two day conference on climate based micro-insurance: providing protection for Nigerian farmers, said despite the fact that over 90% of Nigeria’s agriculture is dependent on rain-fed systems.
ABUJA – Executive Secretary, UN Convention to Combat Desertification, Mr. Luc Gnacadja, said it is imperative for all nations in the world to intensify efforts in combating desertification.
Lagos State Government Last week marked the 3rd Anniversary of Climate Change Clubs in state schools in its efforts to educate school children on issues of climate change and groom them to become environmental ambassadors who will spread the message of mitigation and adaptive measures of curbing the menace of global warming to the larger society.
The Federal Government of Nigeria will pursue a low carbon development strategy to achieve Vision 2020 targets. This hint was dropped by the Minister of Environment, Mr John Odey in a message to the National Workshop on Developing a Low Carbon Industrial Strategy for Nigeria. The Minister stated Nigeria’s commitment to develop a low carbon industrial strategy that creates growth, employment and reduce emission of greenhouse gases.
The Lagos Water Corporation (LWC), has unveiled its plan to meet the 733 million gallons per day (GPD) water needs for the projected 29 million population in Lagos in 2020.
Protection for Okomu National Park (PONPE), a coalition of stakeholder organisations and individuals and Local Advisory Committee for Okomu National Park (LAC_Okomu) have sent a petition to the Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole urging him to urgently look into what they called ‘’illegal logging, carting away of logs and bodily attacks on staff of the National Park situated at Arakhuan_Udo in Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo State, with the view to bringing the perpetrators to book”
Lagos Commissioner for the Environment in Lagos State, Dr. Adeyemi Banire has raised alarm over the devastating effects of Climate Change on Nigeria.
THE Catholic Church in Nigeria will on Sunday in Benin flagged-off the 2011 Lenten Campaign with the theme, “Sustaining Our Environment for Integral Human Development”.
In its determination to sustain the greener Lagos initiative, an ongoing project of the Babatunde Fashola administration aimed at mitigating the effect of climate change, Lagos State Government has procured equipment to ensure healthy environment for economic growth and living.
A Non Governmental Organization, Rural Infrastructure Services for Under-Served population, RISE-UP, has advocated the planting of Gnetum Africanum otherwise known as ‘Okazi’, ‘Afang’ or ‘Eru’ in our environment in order to protect.
Head of service, Prof Oladapo Afolabi, has identified positive development of the environment as the key to acheiving the 7th goal of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
The Lagos State Government will tomorrow hold its first wastewater investment forum aimed at elevating the essential sector in structure, stature and sophistication. The one-day forum has “Wastewater Sectoral Policy, Unveiling the Investment Potentials’ as its theme
Plans have been concluded for International Living Africa Environmental Summit slated for this week in Abuja. The two-day gathering of environment stakeholders across the country and outside Nigeria, has its theme as “Environmental Awareness, Healthy Living, Water Resources Longevity and Emerging Technology”
RESIDENTS of Ago in Okota/Isolo local government have become apprehensive of their fate as the rains return earlier than expected, dashing hopes and prayers that Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola, will remember them in 2011 as the area will be worse hit in this new rainy season