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COP 23: Two Years After Paris Agreement

November 6 – 17 2017, Bonn, the political city of West Germany played hosts to the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Although the norm has been that the country … Continue reading

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Noise in Nigerian Cities: Health Effects and Solutions

Noise is a major characteristic of cities especially in the developing world. Nigeria is not an exception.  Major cities like Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt, Aba and Onitsha have played important roles in the development of Nigeria’s economy and generated a … Continue reading

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The Negative impacts of Speeding – Environmental Perspective

Whenever we think of speeding, the first thing that usually comes to our mind is traffic accident. This is not surprising because the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) once reported speeding as the contributing factor to 50% of road accidents … Continue reading

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Sachet Water Waste: A case of uncontrolled disposal

Like in many other West African countries, sachet water is one of the major sources of drinking water for a large part of the Nigerian population. Commonly called “pure water”, it is a supposedly treated water sold in polythene sachets consumed … Continue reading

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The Need for Efficient Drainage System in Nigerian Cities

As highlighted in my previous blogpost, drainage systems in most of Nigerian cities are bedeviled by multiple problems making them predominantly nonfunctional. This is seriously alarming in the light of the projected increase in the frequency of flood events across … Continue reading

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