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LAWMA warns against indiscriminate waste disposal, steps up enforcement

November 10, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has called on residents to properly dispose of their domestic wastes by bagging them and patronizing assigned PSP operators.  The managing director of LAWMA, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, in a statement disclosed that measures had been put in place to reposition the services of PSP operators in the state and ensure that household waste evacuation Read More

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Gov Bagudu and 4+4 political prodigy, by Mustapha Usman Fakai

May 18, 2018 Editorial IV 0

In their actions and inactions, leaders’ endearment or disenchantment to their followers is conditioned or predicated upon how they decide to rule or lead. But the most favourable style of leadership, as far as the followers are concerned, is that committed to transforming their fortunes from abject poverty, drudgery to a better life of peace, good health, economic prosperity, respect Read More

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Firm halts water supply to polluted site community

May 2, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Exclusive information obtained by the Associated Press revealed that Atlantic Richfield, owner of the former Anaconda copper mine in Nevada, was suddenly halting the free home delivery of bottled water it has provided since 2004 to about 100 families from the Yerington Paiute Tribe who were affected by polluted effluents from the operation. In detail, poisonous groundwater seeping since 2000 Read More

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No, Nigerian youths are not lazy

April 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

Lately, President Muhammadu Buhari has been in the eye of the storm over his excoriation of Nigerian youths, describing them as lazy bones. Buhari’s anger was vented on the youths in faraway London where he addressed the Commonwealth Business Forum. According to Mr. President, their laziness is borne out of the belief that Nigeria is stupendously rich with oil (money)… Read More

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Nigerian level of peacefulness diminished between 2007-2015 – FPP

April 12, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Executive Director of the Foundation for Peace Professionals (FPP) Abdulrazaq Hamzat, has observed that the Nigerian level of peacefulness since over a decade ago has greatly diminished between 2007- 2015. He said the country was consistently rated low in the Global peace index which signified worsening state of peace and security. Hamzat disclosed this at the just concluded Media Read More

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When indiscipline fights back in Aba By John Okiyi Kalu

March 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Those who know Aba, the commercial nerve centre of the South east region before 2015 will readily attest to very high level of indiscipline ranging from improper waste disposal to indiscriminate parking of vehicles that narrow the few good roads and predispose innocent road users to all kinds of discomforts and even accidents. Therefore, the Traffic and Indiscipline Management Read More

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Lagos, waste management and the environment By Mukaila Sanusi

February 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The question that comes to mind as Africa’s model mega city contends with waste dumped by its residents indiscriminately on highways and major roads is: what is responsible for this unwholesome state? Lagos, with its rapid urbanization, infrastructural development and good governance, is a victim of its own success. The population of the state, which is estimated at around Read More

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Orphanage Home shares entrance with dumpsite

December 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The management of an orphanage home situated in Piwoyi village has expressed concern over a dumpsite within its entrance. A Premium Times reporter who visited the orphanage found the dumpsite just a few feet from the gate of the orphanage with its litters spread across the entrance route, putting both visitors and the orphans at a health risk. Piwoyi, a Read More

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Libya slave trade: Echoes from House of Representatives

December 5, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The widely condemned act of modern slavery in Libya, helped by human traffickers who promised heaven on earth benefits to unsuspecting persons, mostly Africans, to embark on illegal migration to Europe, recently assumed a dangerous dimension.JOSHUA EGBODO, reviews the concerns of members of the House of Representatives. House resolution On November 29, 2017, the House of Representatives passed a resolution, Read More

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AMAC tackles indiscriminate waste disposal

November 28, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Baba Yusuf Authorities of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) have vowed to sustain the rejuvenated battle against indiscriminate waste disposal and other environmental nuisances through exhaustive enlightenment and sensitisation residents. This, according to them, is to help them to realise the importance of good sanitary habits and clean environments. The Council said it also would ensure the sustainability Read More

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Clearing the refuse heaps in Abuja

September 26, 2017 Blueprint 0

The rate of fi lth in the Federal Capital Territory is alarming, hence an urgent need to clear the mess before an epidemic breaks out. HELEN OJI reports The issue of illegal dumping of waste in unauthorized places by some unscrupulous cleaning contractors was roundly condemned by the Abuja Environmental Pr o t e c t i o n ( Read More

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Nigeria: A country like no other

September 14, 2017 Blueprint 0

Growing up, there was this “big man” in our neighbourhood. He drove a big car, lived big and boasted big things. However, the man lived in a rented apartment. His wife had a habit of borrowing some very basic things from some of the neighbours that they looked down upon as not being in their class. One day, the man Read More

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FG set to regulate social media content

July 26, 2017 Blueprint 0

The National Council on I n f o r m a t i o n ( N C I ) h a s recommended the “setting up of a Council to regulate the use of social media in Nigeria”. The recommendation is contained in a communique issued at the end of extraordinary meeting of NCI on hate speeches, fake news Read More

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Aisha Buhari to unveil 2017 World Consumer Rights Day

March 16, 2017 Blueprint 0

Adeola Tukuru Abuja- Consumer Protection Council (CPC), has disclosed that the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, will fl ag off the commemoration of the 2017 World Consumer Rights Day to further stimulate the country’s crusade against consumer right abuses in the digital age. Th e Council’s DirectorGeneral, Mrs. Dupe Atoki, who made this known in a statement at Read More

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NESREA’s role in industrial waste, environmental hazards

March 1, 2017 Blueprint 0

Industrialisation has engendered mixed blessings to humankind. One of the negative sides of industrialisation has been pollution of the environment with telling health hazards to many nations. HELEN OJI examines regulations meant to guide industrial operations.  As environmental issues continue to dominate our country and tug at our consciences and indeed alert our consciousness it is clear that the physical, Read More

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Ecosystem and harmful waste disposal habit in satellite towns

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) was established for the purpose of ensuring sanity in the Federal Capital Territory at all times. HELEN OJI writes on the conduct of waste disposal offi cials in the satellite towns Erosion site The Abuja Environmental protection board (AEPB) was established for the purpose of achieving sustainable development in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Read More

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FCTA intervenes in solid waste evacuation at Nyanya, Karu

January 25, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Donald Iorchir Minister of the Federal Capital territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has directed the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) to immediately clear all the refuse heaps on the median of the  major road traversing Nyanya, Karu to Jikwoyi. Speaking during the operation at the weekend, the AEPD Director, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Omolola Olanipekun, reiterated that the board had Read More

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Nigerians shine at waste to wealth show in India

December 30, 2016 Blueprint 0

As experts continue to proffer various solutions to the current economic crisis affecting most countries, two Nigerians have thought out- of- the box on how best to turn waste to wealth, winning  awards in far away India. UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB  reports. The perceived negative image of the country at the global level notwithstanding, one thing that still goes on well Read More

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USAID-funded agency recruits 2,208 on child-spacing

December 13, 2016 Blueprint 0

By Sanusi Muhammad GusauNo fewer than 2,208 workers have been recruited under a programme funded by USAID’s expanded social marketing project in Nigeria (ESMPIN) across the four focal states of Kebbi, Zamfara, Jigawa and Katsina to sensitise husbands and mothers on the benefits of child spacing. ESMPIN’s Project Mana          ger, Aliyu Guraguri, who disclosed this at Regional Workshop on Child Read More

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Residents decry indiscriminate refuse disposal

September 29, 2016 Blueprint 0

By Nsisong Morgan Residents of Dawaki have decried the indiscriminate disposal of refuse in the area shop owners and other traders. A resident, Mr. David Nathaniel, noted that it was unlawful to dispose refuse into the waterways, adding that when gutters are blocked with refuse “it usually causes flooding, which destroys houses and property as well as agricultural products.” He Read More

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Synagogue : Court admits video footage as evidence

June 29, 2016 Blueprint 0

By Jerry Uwah Lagos The video footage of the collapsed guest house of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) was yesterday played in an Ikeja High Court against stiff objection by the defence counsels. Two engineers involved in the construction of the collapsed building are being tried for manslaughter of 116 persons who died in the disaster. The footage Read More

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Niger residents to begin payment of levy for refuse disposal

April 5, 2016 Blueprint 0

Stories by David Agba with agencies Abuja The Niger State Environmental Protection Agency (NISEPA) has said that residents would commence payment of levy for refuse disposal. The General Manager of NISEPA, Mr Lucky Barau, who made this known in Minna during a one-day stakeholders meeting, said payment would commence this month. “At the end of every month, you will help Read More

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Minister urges more research into waste-to-wealth programme

March 22, 2016 Blueprint 0

By Musa Adamu Abuja Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Baba Shehuri, has disclosed that the waste-to-wealth programme can greatly improve power supply in the country, urging for more research to be carried out on how best this can be utilized. He made this known in his office when he played host to the Vice Chancellor and Read More

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Waste-to-wealth programme will improve power generation – Shehuri

February 24, 2016 Blueprint 0

By Francis Adinoyi Kadiri Abuja The Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Hon. Mustapha Baba Shehuri has disclosed that the Waste to Wealth programme can greatly improve power supply in the country, urging for more research to be carried out on how best this can be utilized. He made this known, in his office, when he played host Read More