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Lagos Denies Levy On Boreholes For Domestic Purpose

The Lagos State Government on Friday assured Lagosians that the new Environmental Protection and Management Law initiated by the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration was done in the overall interest of all Lagosians to ensure cleaner environment and public health safety in the State. In a press release signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, the State Government ...

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Ogoni Women Kick Against Military Occupation

Ogoni women have expressed their disapproval of planned military occupation of Ogoniland under the guise of security challenges. Speaking to newsmen in Ogoni Thursday, leader of the agitating women, Mrs Leedensin Daadan said it was shameful that the some Ogonis could think of no their alternatives to address a very simple security challenge and thought of using the military whose only pedigree in Ogoni is r ...

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Ambode Signs Environmental Management, Protection Bill Into Law

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday signed the Environmental Management and Protection Bill into law, expressing optimism that it would go a long way to secure the public health safety of residents most especially children. Governor Ambode, who spoke shortly after signing the Environmental Management and Protection Bill into law at the Lagos House in Ikeja, said that his administration, ...

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Buhari’s Health: CAN Seeks ‘Full Progress’ Update On Recovery

The Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on Nigeria's presidency to give update on the full progress being made towards recovery by President Muhammadu Buhari  who is on medical vacation in London. CAN said it was "deeply concerned about the ongoing national conversation on the absence of the President due to ill- health. We wish to call on all Nigerians to join hands in prayers for the quick ...

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Why Lagos Needs New Waste Management Policy- Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday underscored the need for the State to evolve a new waste management policy that would not only be befitting for a mega city State but ensure that the State remains clean and safe for healthy living. The Governor, who spoke at a Annual Lecture of the Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL) held at Muson Centre in Onikan with the theme: “Living Well Together, ...

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Sokoto Implements Consolidated Salary Structure For Lecturers

Lecturers of tertiary institutions in Sokoto State have commended Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal for fulfilling his promise to implement the new consolidated salary structure whose implementation started last month. Already, academic staff at the state-owned Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic and Shehu Shagari College of Education said they are organizing a special prayer sessions to thank God for seeing to the ...

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How to Prevent Another Ogoniland Contamination Disaster – FUTA Don

The need to prevent ground water contamination, a veritable natural resource to human existence and survival, should be given priority over clean up after pollution and contamination. This position was canvased by a don at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA  Professor Yinusa Asiwaji-Bello of the Department of Applied Geology while delivering the Institution's 79th Inaugural Lecture titled “Wa ...

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Kaduna Electric Begins Tree Trimming Exercise

Kaduna Electric has commenced tree trimming exercise in parts of Kaduna, Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi, its franchise states. The objective of the exercise according to the Head, Corporate Communication, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, is to improve stability in the company's network for a more efficient electricity distribution to customers. He added that with the exercise, tracing  of faults on the network and rectifyi ...

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Dickson Inaugurates Two New Agencies, Demands Proactive Environment Management

Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Seriake Dickson has asked the State Emergency Management Agency, (SEMA) to evolve a work plan and build appropriate linkages with development partners on how best to tackle flooding and other emergencies. He also urged the Parks and Gardens Committee to intensify efforts at beautifying the state capital and its environs, in line with the government’s policy of attracting inve ...

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Lekki Gardens’ Building Collapse: Lagos Set To Prosecute Contractors, Others

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said it has concluded arrangement to commence the prosecution of suspects linked to the collapse of a five-story building on Tuesday March 8, 2016 in Lekki, Lagos which led to the death of 30 persons. State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, in a statement, said government has concluded its legal advice on the incident and is now ready ...

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Gazette White Paper On High Sulphur Fuel Reduction Commitment, ANEEJ Urges FG

The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, has welcomed the decision of the Nigerian government to import only fuels with a reduced sulphur content of 50ppm, in agreement with the recommendations agreed upon at a high-level ministerial meeting in Abuja, and called on the Federal government as well to immediately publish a gazetted policy statement articulating the new policy on importat ...

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Lagos Scraps Monthly Environmental Sanitation Exercise

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday terminated the monthly environmental sanitation exercise which hitherto held for three hours on the last Saturday of every month. The State Government, in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said the decision to cancel the monthly exercise followed a resolution arrived at Wednesday’s Executive Council meeting which approve ...

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