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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 0

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

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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

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Nigeria’s poor waste management and SDGs

February 3, 2016 Blueprint 0

By Emmanuel Unaegbu After exhaustive global consultations, the world, under the umbrella of United Nations gathered in New York in September, 2015 to sign the outcome which resulted in the 17 global goals for sustainable development otherwise known as “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. The SDGs which succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will run till 2030. It aims at creating Read More

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Project management: Panacea to desired change in Nigeria

June 30, 2015 Blueprint 0

By Muhammad Jiya It was not a coincidence but sheer providence that the swearing in of President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and 36 state governors with their deputies coincided with completion of a course on “The Best Practices of Project Management”, which was organised by the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) and Multimedia College (MMC) in Kuala Lumpur, Read More

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AEPB tasks residents on proper waste management

May 15, 2015 Blueprint 0

By Ayoni M. Agbabiaka The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) has urged residents and business operators in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to ensure proper use of waste bins and avoid throwing waste in the rain in order to sustain a clean and healthy environment as the rain begins for the year. The Board through its Head of Information and Read More

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‘Effective waste management can finance almajirai needs’

February 17, 2015 Blueprint 0

Almajirai can be decently resourceful in waste management such that it generates sufficient income to cater for their needs, says Dr Yusuf Abdullahi Rigasa, an expert on environmental issues. He disclosed that Nigeria’s plastics market is currently very lucrative, adding that the plastics solid waste value chain accommodates the entrepreneurial participation of all social classes. Rigasa spoke at a conference Read More

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Waste management: What role do the area councils play?

October 21, 2014 Blueprint 0

By Donald Iorchir Wastes, once generated, become a nuisance. It can be in three forms; that is, solid, liquid and gas particulates. Since it is of no importance to the individual generator, it ought to be disposed in order to eliminate the inconveniences it poses to the community or the individual. This is then known as waste management. Management of Read More

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FCTA approves healthcare waste management

February 27, 2014 Blueprint 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) would within the next few weeks formulate Waste Management Policy to manage both solid and liquid wastes within the territory. Minister of the FCT, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, disclosed this on Monday during an FCT Executive Meeting in his residence. He said prior to that, the FCTA, in 2012, inaugurated the Infection Prevention and Read More