Environmental News

World Cities Day: UN-Habitat, Government to Upgrade Slums in Nigeria

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, says that the Federal Government is partnering with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) to implement a Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) initiative in Nigeria.

Fashola disclosed this on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the commemoration of the 2017 “World Habitat Day” and “World Cities Day” by the Ministry with the themes: “Housing Policies: Affordable Homes” and “Innovative Governance, Open Cities” respectively.

While the World Habitat Day is observed on every October 2, the World Cities Day is celebrated on October 31. [Read more]

Nigeria: Lagosians Sensitized On Flood Prevention, Waste Sorting

In order to salvage their community from the perils of future flooding, residents of Akobi Crescent in Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos State have been enlightened on the importance of sorting out their waste rather than dumping them in the canal.

The advocacy was championed by the Junior Chambers International (JCI) Lagos City. This was in collaboration with RyclePoints, a waste transformation firm, and the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA).

For a while, Akobi has been notorious for incidences of flood, leading to wanton loss of property. [Read more]

Sterling Bank Gets Recognition for Commitment to Sustainable Environment

Sterling Bank Plc has received recognition from Wecyclers Nigeria Limited for its commitment to the sustainable implementation of the Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles (NSBPs), through its Sterling Environmental Makeover (STEM) programme and the recycling of waste materials at its Lagos head office.

Wecyclers Nigeria, Nigeria’s pioneer waste recycling firm, gave the endorsement at the ceremony organised to mark one year of Sterling Bank’s waste recycling initiative held in Lagos.

Chief Marketing Officer. Sterling Bank, Mr. Henry Bassey, said he was quite excited about the recognition given to the various initiatives that the bank has embarked on over the years to promote environmental sustainability practices. [Read more]

Nigeria: Cloud Energy Offers Affordable Access to Solar Energy


In order to create affordable access to solar energy for all segments of the Nigerian society, Cloud Energy has launched a multi-function solar home system, Nigeria’s first with a 30 Watts solar panel.

The Multi-Function Solar Home System is designed with a 9AH battery. This will provide dependable basic electricity solutions to the poor and under-served in the society.

Launching the Solar Home System at a Resellers’ Forum at the weekend, the Managing Director, Cloud Energy, Theophilus Nweke, revealed that the multi-function solar home system would provide LED Home lighting, charge phones, power fan, radio and MP3 player, and other basic electricity functions with an advanced battery protection and maintenance system. [Read more]

Sokoto to Connect Solar Power in Rural Areas

The Sokoto State Government said it had started the process of connecting a number of rural households with solar power. This will help deepen energy usage and enhance rural electrification in the state.

Alhaji Bashir Gidado, the Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Tambuwal on Public Private Partnership (PPP), made the disclosure at a news conference in Sokoto on Sunday, October 29, 2017.

Gidado said the project was a partnership between the state government and Nigeria Energy Support Project (NESP), GIZ of Germany and GoSolar.

He added that a pilot scheme had already started in Kurdula, a rural settlement in Balle town in Gudu Local Government Area of the state. [Read more]