Nigeria's foremost electronic waste recycling facility in Lagos, Hinckley Recycling has begun training of the informal sector, especially scavengers in the process of handling e-waste. The informal sector consists of scavengers and scrap dealers buying electronic waste from households and companies premises. They recover value from the e-waste using crude methods, which result in harm…
Experts flay federal government’s non-enforcement of environmental laws
Environmentalists have faulted the Federal Government’s inability to enforce environmental laws that will address climate change. They spoke at a forum on Capacity building and Human Resource Development for Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Abuja. A senior official of World Bank Faculty, Climate Change Mentorship Programme, Linda…
Sawmillers kick as Oyo government converts reserves to farmlands
Stakeholders in the forest sector in Oyo State have threatened a legal action against the government on plans to turn some reserves into commercial farmlands. The state government had through a letter marked 411/27, dated September 25, 2017 approved the creation of agricultural zones from the existing forest reserves in the state. One Mr. A.B Oladejo…
Global landmark treaty on biosafety liability, redress comes into force
Determined to address all threats to biodiversity and ecosystem services, a groundbreaking international treaty that ensures conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity has entered into force last week. Adopted on October 15, 2010 in Nagoya, Japan, as a supplementary agreement to the Cartagena Protocol, the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to…
Lagos pledges support for water technologies expo
The Lagos state government has pledged to support the upcoming water technologies exhibition.Commissioner for Environment, Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, indicated this when the organisers of the exhibition, a Turkey based firm, ElanExpo paid a courtesy visit at the ministry recently.
Nigeria still lagging behind in provision of water, sanitation
Thirty-three per cent (about 60 million) of people in Nigeria are currently living without adequate access to water; 67 per cent (over 120 million people) do not have a decent toilet and 26 per cent (about 47 million people) practice open defecation, according to a new report by international charity, WaterAid.
Waste operators seek door- to- door collection
To resolve the lingering waste crisis in Lagos and return the state as one of the cleanest in the country, Private Sector Participation (PSP) operators under the aegis of Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWMN) have call for the enforcement of government policy of door-to- door collection.
Ondo resurrects N7b waste project
Three years after a waste management contract was abandoned, the Ondo State Government has revived the multi-billion-naira project, which will keep the environment healthy and turn waste to wealth.
German firm partners Construction Kaiser on artisans training
Leading global construction company, PERI Formwork and Scaffolding Nigeria Limited has officially aligned its operations with Construction Kaiser Limited (CKL), an indigenous for the training of over 5,000 artisans in Lagos.
Lagos, Oba Akiolu sensitise market women, others on Cleaner Lagos Initiative
Efforts at finding a lasting solution to waste evacuation and management issues in Lagos received a boost last week as the state government, the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu and other relevant stakeholders held a Town Hall meeting to sensitise market women and others on the CLI project and the need to ensure a cleaner environment.
Firm empowers youths with real estate partners scheme
Poised to empower young Nigerians in creating wealth and bridging the widening rate of unemployment, a real estate development company, Alpha Mead Development Company (AMDC), a subsidiary of Alpha Mead Group, has re-launched its youth empowerment programme in Lagos.
Group raises the alarm over toilet facilities in FCT
Traditional households in the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja are battling on how they can dispose human solid waste from the environment due to lack of toilet facilities.
Engineers plan community-based project for national development
Towards achieving overall growth and development of the country, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in collaboration with the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) are to unfold a programme called; ”Community Engineering”.