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LAGOS — The LasGidis Recyclers, on Saturday sensitised the public on the dangers of plastic liter to the environment, to encourage cleaner environment. The event, held at Iru Victoria Island, Lagos had environmentalists and volunteers clean and rid the place off plastic liters to mark the 2021 World Clean-up Day, held every Sept. 18. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos State reports that, the event was to arouse public consciousness on clean environment...

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YOLA — Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has signed three bills into law after approval by the state House of Assembly. The bills are Adamawa State Environmental Protection Agency (ADSEPA) Law, Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) law and Adamawa State Limitation of Actions Law. Briefing newsmen in Yola, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Afraimu Jingi said the ADSEPA law will protect the environment from degradation. “The law is divided into five parts, with...

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GENEVA —  The number of extreme weather or climate-related disasters has increased significantly since 1970, a report by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) reported on Wednesday. Between 2000 and 2009, there were five times as many as in the 1970s, according to the report. It noted that the number of weather-related natural disasters declined slightly during the following decade, from 2010 to 2019. More than two million people died in the approximately 11,000 natural disasters...

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At least, seven deaths have been recorded from floods that ravaged several communities in Yobe State, the authority said. It was also said that not less than 450 households were affected by the incident. The flood was a result of a heavy downpour that lasted several hours on Sunday. One of those who suffered heavy losses was Falmata Ali, whose two children drowned while sleeping. The sobbing mother called on the relevant authorities to provide...

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ABUJA –  A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered Shell Petroleum Company to pay the sum of N45.9 billion to the Ogoni people in Rivers State. Justice Ahmed Mohammed who gave the order on Wednesday held that the money must be paid within 21 days. The sum is a cost awarded against the company several years ago for oil spillage in Ogoniland. In his submission, Counsel to Shell Petroleum Company, Aham Ejelamo, informed...

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YOLA — The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency, (NESREA), has sealed up five production industries in Adamawa state for failure to meet environmental safety standards. The companies include AFCOT, Al-Hamsad Rice Mill Kwanan Waya, Bajabure Industrial Company, Shamad Concept Nigeria Ltd, and Gidan-Gona along Mohammed Mustafa way Jimeta. The agency also issued a warning letter to Triacta Construction Company for it to comply with the law or face stiffer sanctions. NESREA is an...

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ABUJA —  YouthWASH Initiative Africa on Friday called on the Federal Ministry of Water Resources to include young persons in its fight to end open defecation practice in the country. The National Coordinator of the organisation, Mr. Nature Obiakor, made this call when the team paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Water Resources, Mr. Suleiman Adamu in Abuja. According to him, the partnership to promote youth participation in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)...

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ABUJA — The Federal Capital Territory spent N8 billion annually on waste management in the Federal Capital City and the satellite towns. The FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Aliyu, has said in a statement issued by her Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Austine Elemue, on Sunday in Abuja. The Minister who spoke on the theme: “Waste management in a circular economy, financing stakeholders engagement and enforcement,” at the maiden edition of the Annual General...

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The flood which occurred in the early hours of last Saturday in Jalingo Local Government Area of Taraba State has washed away no fewer than 200 hundred houses and other valuables which includes farmlands and domestic animals. Affected victims, who are still counting their losses, have called on the authorities concerned to as a matter of urgency come to their aid. In the same vein, the chairman of Jalingo Local Government Area of Taraba State...

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ABUJA — Director-General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mustapha Habib Ahmed says that 121 Local government areas in 27 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will expect a high probability of flood risk. Ahmed who raised the alarm during the presentation of the Disaster Risk Management Implications of the 2021 Seasonal Climate Prediction and Annual Flood Outlook in Abuja on Thursday said 302 local government areas will experience moderate risk of floods in 2021....

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