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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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ENUGU — Enugu State Government has declared Saturday, June 26 for statewide environmental sanitation. The Managing Director of the Waste Management Authority (ESWAMA), Mrs. Amaka Anajemba, announced this on Wednesday in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu. Anajemba stated that the exercise holds from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., adding that there would be restrictions on human and vehicular movement during the period. She further stated that environmental...

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ABUJA — To compensate the communities polluted by oil spillage in Ibeno LGA, Akwa Ibom, a federal high court in Abuja has awarded a sum of N81.9 billion as damages to the oil-producing communities. The court awarded the sum against Mobil producing Nigeria unlimited and its partner, Nigeria National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) on the ground that the negligence of both companies caused the communities significant losses. A sum of N42.8 million was awarded to the...

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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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