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Nigeria reassures commitment to infrastructure development

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President Buhari’s administration will continue to secure Nigeria, upgrade infrastructure and ensure its wealth is not hijacked by a greedy few. The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo stated this on Tuesday during a one-day working visit to Zamfara State. Professor Osinbajo, who was received by Governor Yari Abdulaziz, also inaugurated projects executed by the state government during the visit. Projects ...

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How To Ensure You Live In A Sustainable Neighbourhood

sustainable neighbourhood

A sustainable neighbourhood meets your needs while protecting the environment. Homes in a sustainable neighbourhood are located near shops, schools, recreation, work and other daily destinations. This helps reduce driving costs and allows residents enjoy the health benefits of walking. This article explains what it means to live in a sustainable neighbourhood. A sustainable neighbourhood is a place where people ...

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The World’s Cleanest Cities

World's cleanest cities

Last week we posted an article on the world’s dirtiest cities. A couple of high-flying African cities including Port Harcourt, Nigeria made that list. Today we will be doing the opposite of what we had last week. Let’s see ten of the world’s cleanest cities. All human beings want to live in a clean and green environment but not all ...

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‘70 percent of companies in Cross River operate without EIA plan

‘70 percent of companies in Cross River operate without EIA plan

The Guardian reports that environmental experts have disclosed that over 70 percent of companies in Cross River State do not have Environmental Impact Assessment, EIA plan. This position was made known recently in Calabar at a two-day workshop on Capacity Building (EIA Training) and Advocacy Against Land grabbing in Cross River by Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA) in ...

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Environmental rights activists seek amendment of Land Use Act

Land Use Act

The Guardian reports that the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) yesterday sought the amendment of the Land Use Act. Its Executive Director, Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo, at a stakeholders’ meeting on securing communal tenure rights to land in Abuja, maintained that the inconsistencies inherent in the law were being manipulated by the elite to the detriment of ...

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Ex-Surveyor-General blames massive Lagos flooding on sand filling lagoon

Lagos flooding

“Former Surveyor-General of the Federation Prof. Peter Nwilo has blamed the massive Lagos flooding on the construction and sand-filling works around the Lagoon and waterfronts in the state.”- PM News To stop the incessant flooding of Victoria Island, Lekki, Ikoyi and adjoining areas, Nwilo urged the Lagos State Government to stop construction and all sand filling works around Lagoon and ...

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Lagos flood: power outage announced, assessment and the way forward

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According to Premium Times, the management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC, on Sunday announced that there would be power outage in Ikoyi, Victoria Island and its environs as the company’s injection substations and equipment submerged in the Lagos  flood. Godwin Idemudia, General Manager, Corporate Communications, EKEDC, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the company was having ...

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Stakeholders plan to infuse discipline in environmental practice

Stakeholders plan to infuse discipline in environmental practice

“To stop the proliferation of quacks and poor environmental management, the National Assembly committee on Environment and Habitat has moved to infuse discipline in environmental practice by practitioners.” – The Guardian The lawmakers in partnership with Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) and Waste Management Society of Nigeria (WAMASON) are promoting the Institute of Environmental Practitioners of Nigeria (IEPN) as a means ...

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Ambode launches sanitation corps for a cleaner Lagos

Ambode launches sanitation corps for a cleaner Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday launched Cleaner Lagos Initiative, CLI and the Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps, LAGESC, to tackle the problem of environmental nuisance in Lagos. At the launch which held at the Agege Stadium, Agege area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, Ambode said the CLI was billed to take the State into the desired future as far as ...

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