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LAGOS — The Lagos State Government says it has given owners of the 45 buildings on the Lekki axis encroaching on canals three days’ ultimatum to remove all the illegal constructions or face sanctions. This is contained in a statement on Monday by Mr. Gbadeyan Abdulraheem, spokesman of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA). Abdulraheem said LASBCA, General Manager, Mr. Gbolahan Oki, led the enforcement team of the agency on Sunday to inspect the...

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NEW YORK —  The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it is working with partners to restore water to people affected by volcanic eruptions in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). UNICEF said on Monday that the agency was working to restore water supply to roughly 200,000 people, including some 100,000 children, affected by the volcanic eruption in Goma, DRC. The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo on 22 May melted mains water pipes and damaged a...

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AWKA — The Anambra government has called on residents to shun unhealthy environmental practices which were contributing to erosion menace and other degradation. Mr. Obi Nwankwo, Commissioner for Environment in Anambra made the call at an event marking the 2021 World Environment Day (WED) celebration in Awka on Saturday. The theme for this year’s celebration was “Ecosystem Restoration” Nwankwo who was represented by Dr. Emmanuel Okafor, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry said erosion was the...

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ABUJA — Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu says severe flooding will affect at least 28 states this year based on the 2021 Annual Flood Outlook shows. The states are Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, FCT, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano and Kebbi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Oyo, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba and Zamfara. Adamu made the disclosure on Thursday at the public presentation of the 2021 Annual...

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KADUNA — As the rainy season begins, a climatologist has called on Nigerians to desist from dumping garbage in public spaces, to forestall outbreaks of health disasters in the country. The Assistance Director, African Climate Reporters, Mohammed Zakari, said this in an interactive session with newsmen on Sunday, in Kaduna. Zakari stressed the need for Nigerians to change the culture of dumping garbage on the streets, car-parks, bus stations, railway stations, in order to save...

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The General Manager Kaduna state Environmental Protection Authority (KEPA), Mr. Lawal Jibrin said the authority has issued 305 relocation notices to residents of flood-prone areas across the state. Jibrin told newsmen on Friday in Kaduna that the notices became necessary after a series of meetings and interactions with various stakeholders as no fewer than 30 flood cases were reported in 2020. “We urge those issued notices in flood-prone areas to relocate to safer places before...

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YENEGOA —  The Okordia-Rumekpe 14-inch crude truck line operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has discharged some 213 barrels of crude oil into Ikarama community in Bayelsa. SPDC’s Media Relations Manager, Mr. Bamidele Odugbesan, confirmed the leakage and said that the probe into the incident had been concluded. A Joint Investigative Visit’s (JIV) report obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the incident on Thursday confirmed that the incident occurred on April...

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Popular music producer, Don Jazzy, has disclosed that he got married 18 years ago to an American model and writer, Michelle, but was divorced two years after the wedding. The popular Don Baba J posted his wedding picture, where the couple were seen in a warm embrace on his verified Instagram account. The Mavin boss explained that he got the divorce because he made music his priority. He wrote, “For so long, everyone keeps asking...

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The people of Ajuona Obukpa Autonomous Community in the Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State have sued the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, demanding ₦100m damages for alleged degradation of their environment. The community in suit No N/86/2020 before a Nsukka Division of the Enugu State High Court, asked the court for a perpetual injunction to restrain the university from continuing the construction of its 11,900-room hostel, which was the cause of the problem. The...

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The Enugu State Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources warns individuals, communities, and authorities involved in the ongoing destruction of the Milliken hills especially behind the new Enugu State Infectious Disease Hospital, formerly known as Colliery Hospital Enugu and other hills in the state, to desist from such actions. A statement signed by Chijioke Edeoga Commissioner for Environment and Mineral Resources, warns that defaulters will be made to face the full wrath of the state...

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