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Africa’s Richest man unveils waste-to-wealth, recycling initiatives

As part of activities marking the 2019 Global Sustainability Week, employees of the pan-African conglomerate, the Dangote Group, on Thursday flagged off a Waste-to-Wealth initiative to create a sustainable environment. A statement from the company also indicated it would generate revenues from environmental waste, and...

Waves of change: Nigeria’s Lagos battles Atlantic erosion

Emmanuel Akinwotu, AFP News Can Lagos hold back the waves? Sprawled around a lagoon, Nigeria's frenetic economic capital faces a threat from the Atlantic on its doorstep. The ocean has pounded the soft, sandy shoreline on a timescale far surpassing human history -- but now its waves...

NOSDRA slaps N260m fine on oil firm for spillage

The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency has fined the Python Engineering Company Ltd the sum of N260m for oil spillages caused by its vessel, MV Celine. NOSDRA sanctioned the oil company for spilling an estimated 250 barrels of AGO and two drums of...

Nigeria suffers severe heatwave with no relief in sight

Temperatures soar across central Africa with no relief in sight until the seasonal rains set in next month. Nigeria has been in the grip of an intense heatwave over the past few weeks, with meteorologist saying there is no relief in sight until the seasonal...

World Bank Group Announces $200 billion over Five Years for Climate Action

Funding for 2021-2025 includes a significant boost for adaptation and resilience Washington DC - 3 December, 2018 --The World Bank Group today announced a major new set of climate targets for 2021-2025, doubling its current 5-year investments to around $200 billion in support for countries...

Herders activities threat to forests protection- Environment Journalists

By Our Taraba correspondent The massive presence of herders have no doubt made the protection of even gazetted forests a dangerous business in Taraba state as several Rangers were said to have lost their lives in trying to enforce park protection. An environmental journalist,...

Existing structures, current realities reveal deficiencies in Waste Management – Ambode

By Feyintola Olatito Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday said existing structures and current realities in waste management in the state reveal deficiencies that do not align with the state government’s vision of a smart city. The governor spoke at the 2018 World Habitat Day...

Poor solid waste disposal causes health, environmental problems – LASG

The Lagos State Government on Friday warned against poor solid waste collection and disposal as such could lead to serious health and environmental problems. Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Prince Rotimi Ogunleye gave this warning at a news conference in commemoration of the...

Bold climate action could add $26 trillion to world economy: Okonjo-Iweala

PARIS – Ambitious action on climate change could contribute an extra $26 trillion to the world economy by 2030, international experts said Wednesday, urging nations and businesses to step up their engagement, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Nigerian finance minister has said. The economic benefits...

Air pollution may harm cognitive intelligence, study says

China is a developing country with severe air pollution in its cities Chronic exposure to air pollution could be linked to cognitive performance, a new study in China suggests. Researchers believe that the negative impact increases with age, and affects men with less education the worst. Over...
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