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Problems looking for solutions: illegal oil refining & the soot pandemic in Port Harcourt city

Problems looking for solutions: illegal oil refining & the soot pandemic in Port Harcourt city

On 26th April 2018, CNN published an article on their news website titled “Port Harcourt: why is this Nigerian city covered in a strange black soot?” The city which used to be called “The Garden City” now had a cloud of black soot everywhere that was becoming a major cause of concern for both residents,…

Problems looking for solutions: Waste Management & Land Pollution

Problems looking for solutions: Waste Management & Land Pollution

The Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated yearly in Nigeria is between 16.8 – 25.3 million tons. Nigeria’s population according to the World Bank is about 206 million people and with this number, it is estimated that every individual produces about 0.1 tons of solid waste yearly. The government of Akwa Ibom State on their official…