Enhancing waste management in FCT

November 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

Driving around the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) city centre today, it is not hard to observe the very clean and sanitized environment that not only adds to the beauty of the city but also makes life more comfortable in the nation’s capital. It is partly for this and other reasons of advancement in infrastructure provisions that the FCT has been Read More

Epidemic looms as refuse litter Abuja streets – Investigations

October 5, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Fears of possible epidemic looms in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as heaps of refuse now compete for scarce space with residents, both at the city centre and surrounding satellite towns. Residents have continued to express worries that for sometimes now, the number of refuse dumps on the streets and major access roads have increased in geometric progression, with little Read More

World Bank to support fuelwood plantations in Kaduna

September 29, 2021 Moh Bello, 0

The World Bank-supported Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), has said it would support the development of fuel wood plantations in rural communities of Kaduna state. The Project Coordinator, Mr Jibril Dahiru, stated this at a community sensitisation and advocacy on solid waste management, land degradation and plantation at Maje village in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna state. Read More

Geocycle, Lafarge turning industrial waste into profit

September 20, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Lafarge Africa Plc has announced the celebration of its “2021 Geocycle week to coincide with the World Clean up Day. The theme of the Programme tagged ” Think Plannet, Think Solutions”. Geocycle partnered with the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) to commemorate the World Clean Up Day with a cleaning exercise at Bariga market in Lagos. Employees and volunteers Read More

Sanwo-Olu’s new standards in Lagos too high to match – Jumbo-Nze

September 10, 2021 Editor 0

Otunba Bestman Jumbo-Nze, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with EMEKA NZE in Abuja, he says though not an appointee of Lagos state government, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu heeds and adopts his alternative security measures to reduce unemployment rid the state of crime. As an Igbo,what do you do for Lagos state and how did you Read More

Cross River moves to generate electricity from waste

September 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Cross state government has struck a partnership with a French consortium to generate electricity from waste. Leader of the French consortium, Mr. Ayodeji Okele, during a technical meeting with Governor Ben Ayade, said the company would conduct a feasibility studies on the waste management situation in the state. Okele, speaking on the project guideline, said the team will develop a Read More

Rite Foods celebrates World Environmental Day, supports a cleaner Lagos

June 15, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

To commemorate World Environmental Day 2021, Rite Foods Limited, a truly world-class and proudly Nigerian Food and Beverage Company, producers of Bigi carbonated soft drinks (CSD), Fearless Energy drinks, and variants of sausage brands, in partnership with Sterling One Foundation organized a Beach Clean-up at the Eleko Beach, Lagos on Saturday, June 5. Rite Foods Limited, unarguably being one of Read More

FG committed to an effective waste management system

June 1, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The Minister for Environment, Dr Muhammad Mahmoud Abubakar has said that the federal government is committed to an effective waste management system in Nigeria. The minister stated this at the 3rd International Waste Summit 2021, organized by the Waste Management Society of Nigeria (WAMASON), with the theme “Waste Management in an Emerging Economy: Challenges and Opportunities”, held at the Hotel Read More

Issues in E-waste compensation policy in Nigeria

May 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Just recently a team of environmental organisations at a virtual meeting spoke of e-waste compensation as a financing mechanism in Nigeria. HELEN OJI report. The initiative was kicked off by a team of environmental organisations in Nigeria which was tagged “E-waste compensation as an international financing mechanism in Nigeria” or ECoN. The scheme is an 18-month pilot project funded by Read More

Nigeria’s multi-city beach cleanup initiative gets governance board

March 26, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

The multi-city beach clean-up exercise initiated by the Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Bank Plc, Abubakar Suleiman, has announced seasoned environmentalists as its governance board members. The members are Taiwo Adewole, Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola and Akanbi Williams. In this role, they will provide support, guidance, and oversight to the continent’s most ambitious clean-up programme seeking to keep beaches clean and fresh Read More

Q4 GDP report: Time to walk the talk

February 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

Many Nigerians were pleasantly surprised when the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed that the country had exited recession, with the non-oil sector largely contributing to that feat. BENJAMIN UMUTEME in this report takes a look at the scenario. When Nigeria’s economy entered into recession after two quarters of negative growth, many Nigerian exclaimed ‘not again!’ It meant that the Read More

Keystone Bank trainees donate street sweepers’ uniforms to LAWMA

February 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Keystone Bank Limited’s new intakes who recently graduated from the bank’s training school – The Keystone Bank Learning Academy Lagos, have donated 60 units of street sweepers’ uniforms to the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA). A statement by the lender said the gesture, which is part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) drive is to support the government’s environmental Read More

South-south states and their plans for waste disposal, management

February 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The South-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria has evolved measures to ensure proper waste management and environmental sanitation despite numerous challenges. Helen Oji reports. The lack of affordable and accessible plans and collection system, as well as poor funding, has made effective waste disposal, management, and control still a mirage in the South-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Absence of a comprehensive Read More

Group evacuates 5,000 plastic bottles in popular Kaduna market

February 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

A non-governmental organization (NGO), African Climate Reality Project, says it has evacuated 5,000 plastic bottles at the popular Station Market in Kaduna to improve sanitation in the area. The Coordinator in West Africa, Gloria Bulus, made this known during the weekend in the Kaduna at the “Beat Plastic Waste’’ campaign organised by the NGO. She said plastics, Styrofoam (food “take-away’’ Read More

Sachet economy: How should the Nigerian government intervene?

January 14, 2021 Timi Olubiyi 0

Sachets dominate the retail industry particularly the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) in many parts of Africa but more significantly in Nigeria where population is high and there is huge demand for consumer goods. Therefore, sachet products or single-serve packs as they are normally called in the FMCG industry are dominating the retail landscape and they are products that can be Read More

Issues in FG’s plan to end open defecation by 2025

November 30, 2020 . HELEN OJI 0

In order to end open defecation, the federal government has put measures in place to end open defecation in Nigeria by 2025 and attain the SDG goals by 2030. HELEN OJI reports. Background Access to sanitary facilities remains a mirage to a vast majority of Nigerians. An estimated 673 million people are practicing open defecation globally of which 46 million Read More

‘Uncontrolled growths responsible for slum proliferation’

November 20, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

The Head of Department, Urban and Regional Development, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Mr. Olasunkanmi Dunmoye, has said uncontrolled and unplanned growths were among the factors responsible for the proliferation of slums in the country. Dumoye, who spoke in Abuja during the launch of the first annual policy dialogue series on sustainable human settlements in Nigeria during the week, Read More

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LAWMA to create hall of shame for environmental offenders

January 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) will soon begin a campaign tagged: #HallofFame and #WallofShame, to recognize efforts of individuals whose activities promote environmental cleanliness in the state, while naming and shaming residents who indulge in reckless waste disposal. In a statement released by the agency’s Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Folshade Kadiri Sunday, he said  LAWMA disclosed this following the Read More

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We’re ready for festive season – LAWMA

December 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has affirmed its readiness to meet the waste management needs of residents during the Christmas season. In a statement released to the media, the Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin stated  that bearing in mind the anticipated 100 per cent increase in waste generation during the period, the authority would leave no stone unturned Read More

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‘Waste to wealth initiative assists states manage healthy environment’

November 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Plastic recycling plant in Nasarawa state for solid waste management  The federal government’s municipal solid waste programme is a community-based scheme to curb the menace posed by wastes, particularly in the urban areas. HELEN OJI reports. Urban migration and others The community-based waste management programme is an intervention scheme of the federal government in municipal solid waste management, designed to assist Read More

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The task of ridding Makurdi metropolis of waste burden

September 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

It’s a herculean task that appeared to have defied all solutions despite the efforts of successive administrations and the current one. DANIEL AGBO writes that attitudinal problem is the reason for the rise of garbage in Makurdi. The challenge of indiscriminate dumping of wastes on the streets of Makurdi, the Benue state capital and other major towns within the state Read More

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Inappropriate waste disposal may cause epidemic in A’Ibom-Expert

March 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

An environmentalist and Associate Professor of Wildlife Resources Management, Department of Forestry and Natural Environmental Management, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Uyo (UNIUYO), Dr Edem Enaing, has alerted the Akwa Ibom state government of impending epidemic in the state arising from improper waste disposal system. He said consistent dumping refuse collected by government approved waste management into the ravine would Read More

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FG committed to end open defecation, proper management excreta 

November 15, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Federal government of Nigeria is committed to address the sanitation challenges including ending open defecation in the country and ensuring proper management of excreta. The minister of State for environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril who was represented by the permanent secretary of the Ministry Mr. Leon Lawrence Aliboh made this statement during a press briefing yesterday on the world Toilet Read More

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Sustainability of civil aviation key priority to ICAO – Aliu

October 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

The sustainability of international civil aviation is a key priority for ICAO and its States today, and governments worldwide greatly appreciate how aviation’s ability to connect us all has never been more important to our planet’s shared prosperity. So began ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu as he presented the views of ICAO and its Member States to the Read More

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Buhari to OBJ: You wasted $16bn on power projects

May 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday in Abuja, threw a jibe at former President Olusegun Obasanjo, accusing the former Army General of wasting $16 billion on power projects. Buhari also said those who mismanaged the country’s economy in the past, through fraudulent electricity projects and misuse of revenue earnings from oil, had no love for the country. He made a veiled reference Read More