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Lawmakers caution property developers against unapproved projects

Lawmakers caution developers against unapproved projects

“As part of measures to curb building collapse, the Lagos State House of Assembly has cautioned property developers to desist from erecting structures without necessary approvals.”- The Guardian The Chairman of the Committee on Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Setonji David gave the warning during an on-the-spot assessment of the complaints of the residents of the over 400 units ...

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Senate probes $1 billion Ogoni cleanup

Ogoni cleanup: MOSOP accuses Nigeria of insincerity

“The Senate yesterday mandated its committee on environment to investigate the implementation of the celebrated Ogoni cleanup exercise. The Federal Government launched the Ogoni cleanup project in June last year with an initial cost of $1 billion. The Senate equally directed the committee to assess the progress of the Great Green Wall programme initiated to control desertification. These decisions followed ...

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“Reorientate Nigerians about the environment” – Group

Reorientate Nigerians about the environment – Group urges govt

“The Nigerian government has been urged to reorientate the populace on how to treat and care for the environment.”- The Nation In commemoration of world environment day, groups organized walk comprising of pupils of various schools across Lagos state starting from Ikeja local government secretariat and ended at the Ndubuisi Kanu Park, Alausa, Ikeja. The walk which lasted about two ...

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Amnesty, others seek cleanup of Ogoni polluted sites

Amnesty, others seek cleanup of Ogoni polluted sites

“The Environmental Rights Action, Amnesty International, and Friends of the Earth Europe have called for the immediate clean-up of Ogoni in Rivers State.One year on from when the implementation of a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on Ogoniland was officially supposed to begin, the communities of the Niger Delta are still waiting for clean-up to start.”- The Guardian Since the ...

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‘New Lagos environmental law mortgages state to foreigners’

New Lagos environmental law mortgages state to foreigners

The Guardian reports that a Lagos group, Concerned Citizens Forum, has given a fresh insight into the state’s new environmental law, describing it as not only draconian, unprogressive and anti-people but designed to mortgage it to foreign interests. In a statement issued in Lagos and signed by its convener, Michael Olayiwola, the group called on the State Government to immediately ...

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New environmental bill will guarantee rights to cleaner, safer environment

New environmental bill will guarantee rights to cleaner, safer environment

“A renowned environmentalist, Mr. Desmond Majekodunmi has lauded the Lagos State government for signing a new environmental bill into law. Majekodunmi, who praised Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s vision of ensuring that Lagosians have a right to clean, safe and healthy environment, said the new law would consolidate what the state government started a few years ago aimed at putting the state ...

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Don raises the alarm over gaseous industrial wastes

gaseous industrial waste

The Guardian reports that a Professor of Material and Corrosion Engineering, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara state, Makanjuola Oki has warned that continuous interaction of man with gaseous industrial wastes could accelerate ageing process and fast track early death. Oki, while delivering the third in the series of Inaugural lectures of the institution said unless mopping up devices are promptly devised and ...

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Lagos trains civil servants on proper environmental hygiene

environmental hygiene

“To equip its civil servants with the right skills to communication the importance of hygiene and healthy living, Lagos State Government has trained about 100 civil servants on strategic communication for a clean Lagos. Speaking at the opening session of a two-day workshop on, Strategic Communication for a clean Lagos, Ambode represented by the Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pensions, ...

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Stakeholders in the environment sector call on Lagos State government to help protect coastal lines

Authority Urges Enugu Residents To Keep Environment Clean To Check Diseases

According to Nigerian Tribune, Stakeholders in the environment sector are calling on Lagos State government to put in place measures to protect coastal lines from deterioration in the face of dredging and sundry mining activities that permeated across the nooks and crannies of the state. In many areas, particularly, Epe, Ibeju-Lekki, Eti-Osa, Badagry, among others, dredging of sand and laterite ...

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