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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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AMAC concedes waste management to AEPB

September 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) Hon. Abdullahi Candido, has disclosed the council’s position of living the responsibility of providing waste management services as well as collection of waste service charge in Federal Capital City (FCC) to Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB). The chairman during a joint press conference organized by both AMAC and AEPB said the decision 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

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

May 23, 2018 Blueprint 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

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AEPB solicits support for effective waste management

April 17, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) Chairman, Dr. Bawuro Yahaya, has appealed for the cooperation of area council chairmen to maintain an effective waste management system in the FCT. Yahaya made this known after the Board’s maiden meeting held to round off their tour of AEPB waste management facilities in Abuja. He said he was very hopeful that as 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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Jigawa VVF Centre treated 440 patients in 2016 – CMD

January 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Muhammad Aliyu Dutse Four hundred and forty (440) vesico virginal fistula (VVF) patients were treated in Jigawa hospital in 2016, with 95 per cent of the patients successfully undergoing operations. Eleven (11) of the women were admitted between September and November last year at the Jahun VVF Centre, its medical director, Dr. Suleiman Ado has disclosed. speaking to newsmen Read More

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KADIRS, waste consultant begin revenue drive Nov 27

November 24, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Usman Ibn A. Lapai Kaduna Kaduna Internal Revenue Service (KADIRS), in collaboration with ZL Global Alliance Nigeria Limited, is to commence collection and management of wastes in the state from next week, Monday, November 27. This was disclosed yesterday during a walk-to- sensitise residents on the enforcement of door to door waste and revenue collection in the state by Read More

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Construction waste: Tough times await defaulters

July 27, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Baba Yusuf Abuja Residents and property developers in the habit of dumping construction wastes in inappropriate and unauthorised “places now face tough times as the Federal Capital Territory’s environmental mobile court begins weekly sitting.” It was gathered that the court christened Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) mobile court now sits every Th ursday and Friday, to try residents over Read More

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Waste, roadmap to wealth creation– Onu

June 29, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Binta Shama Abuja Th e Federal Ministry of Science and Technology has fl agged off the National Waste -to -Wealth programme through use of appropriate technologies. Th e Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, who did the fl ag-off in Markurdi, the Benue state capital, said the conversion of waste to wealth was an innovative means of Read More

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Bureau reads riot act to waste managers

March 10, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Godwin Tyonongu There are indications that the waste management firms engaged by the Nasarawa state Waste Management Bureau (NASWAMB) could be shown the way out after a period of six months “should they fail to live up to expectations or are found wanting in the court of public opinion.” Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor on Waste Management, 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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Lagos private waste operators, govt in war of words

February 3, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Tope Musowo Lagos Private waste operators in Lagos state have slammed the state government over its claims that they were carried along in the ongoing reforms in the waste management sector. In a response to the government’s claims, the operators insisted the reforms were meant to push them out of business and replace them with foreign investors. “It is 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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Kaduna, Kano to generate electricity from solid waste

October 19, 2016 Blueprint 0

By Musa Adamu  with  agencies Kano and Kaduna state governments have hinted of their readiness to generate electricity from solid waste materials. Environmental officials in the two states gave the indication at separate functions recently. Ahmed Salihu, Director of Environment, Kaduna state ministry for environment, said that plans to generate electricity from domestic waste had gone far. According to him, Read More

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Eliminating waste, a national duty – Adeosun

October 14, 2016 Blueprint 0

By David Agba Abuja The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun yesterday hinted that the federal government would soon issue a new template on approved expenses for state-owned enterprises as efforts are being intensified to control the nation’s recurrent expenditure. She gave the hint at a workshop on Cost Management on Overhead Expenditure for Permanent Secretaries, Chief Executive Officers of Read More

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Lagos plans power generation through waste

July 20, 2016 Blueprint 1

Lagos state has announced plans to generate clean energy by converting waste to power. This move is expected to move the city closer to achieving its mega city dream. The state hopes to generate 24 hours electricity by converting waste to energy. According to the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Shakirudeen Olayiwole Onasanya, the state is planning to Read More

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ITU seeks solutions to tackle e-waste

May 11, 2016 Blueprint 0

Stories by Etta Michael Bisong Abuja The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), has advocated support to curb the challenges of e-waste estimated to increase to 50 million metric tons by 2018. e-waste is generated by a wide variety of obsolete and discarded ICT devices. While these devices have brought with them huge benefits of new innovative technologies, they have also inflicted Read More

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CRFFN has wasted over N2bn – Aniebonam

April 19, 2016 Blueprint 0

Founder, National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Dr. Boniface Aniebonam in this interview with journalists, speaks on the crisis bedevelling the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN). DAVID AGBA was there. What is your position on the recent directive by Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi that all freight forwarders must register with the CRFFN Read More