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2021 Tree-Planting Campaign; Deputy Governor, LAWMA Boss, Tunji Bello, Partners Plant Trees in Lagos

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the Commissioner of Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, represented by Dr. Joe Igbokwe,

…Achieving Clean, Green Environment Is Our Collective Responsibility, Says LAWMA Boss

Olushola Okunlade Writes

The Tree-Planting Campaign, aimed at creating awareness and preserving the environment by planting 50 million trees nationwide.

This is targeted towards investing in healthy forests for today and for future generations and as these trees grow, trees will helped to plant, they’ll help fight global climate change and ensure human have healthy places to live.

The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, the Commissioner of Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, represented by Dr. Joe Igbokwe, the MD/CEO of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, and other environmental partners, featured in this year’s tree planting campaign with the theme: ‘Restore and Recover’, which took place today, at the Muri-Okunola Park, Victoria Island.

“To achieve a clean and green environment,  we must realise that it is the collective responsibility of all citizens and as such, Lagosians must play their part’, the Managing Director of the Lagos State Waste Management Agency, LAWMA,” Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni has said.”

Mr. Odumboni stated this on Wednesday, at the year 2021 Lagos State Annual Tree Planting Day Celebration, which held at Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island,  Lagos.

“Today is all about the restoration and the recovery of our environment through the planting of trees.

“And this requires the combine efforts of the government and citizens. There is the need to focus our efforts on the pressing environmental issues.”

Emphasing the environmental benefits of trees, the LAWMA MD said tree-planting is one of the solutions to the climate crisis.

Trees, he noted have many environmental benefits which include the fact that they help to prevent flooding and soil erosion, by absorbing thousands of litres of stormwater. To preserve the current number of trees, the LAWMA boss stressed the importance of recycling.

He said using recycled papers to make new papers reduces the number of trees that are cut down and in return natural resources are conserved.

“Recycling paper saves landfill space and reduces the amount of pollution in the air from waste burning. Recycling saves energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which helps to tackle climate change,” he added.

Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni said the Lagos Recycle Initiative was launched to address the issues of waste recycling.

He urged Lagosian to embrace the culture of waste recycling by downloading the Pakam App,  an Application designed to encourage  waste sourcing and recycling from the comfort of the homes, offices and business places.

The Lagos State Government in 2008, declared July 14 every year as Tree Planting Day.

This year’s exercise took place simultaneously in 57 locations across the state with the theme: ”Restore and Recover, ”

LAWMA MD/CEO, IBRAHIM ODUMBONI PLANTING TREE IN VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS
LAWMA MD/CEO, IBRAHIM ODUMBONI SPEAKING DURING PLANTING TREE CAMPAIGN IN LAGOS
DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE, DR. KADRI OBAFEMI HAMZAT PLANTING TREE IN LAGOS
LAWMA BOSS, IBRAHIM ODUMBONI AND DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE, DR. KADRI OBAFEMI HAMZAT IN DISCUSSION DURING TREE-PLANTING CAMPAIGN
DR. JOE IGBOKWE
DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE, DR. KADRI OBAFEMI HAMZAT
LEFT-RIGHT: COMMISSIONER OF ENVIRONMENT AND WATER RESOURCES, MR. TUNJI BELLO, REPRESENTED BY DR. JOE IGBOGWE, DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE, DR. KADRI OBAFEMI HAMZAT, LAWMA MD/CEO IBRAHIM ODUMBONI, AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERS FEATURED IN THIS YEAR’S TREE PLANTING CEREMONY.
LAWMA MD/CEO, IBRAHIM ODUMBONI, DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE DR. KADRI OBAFEMI HAMZAT, DR. JOE IGBOKWE DURING TREE PLANTING CAMPAIGN IN LAGOS

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BBNaija Season 6 Premieres July 24 with Double Launch Show

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BBNaija Season 6 Premieres July 24 with a Double Launch Show

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Following the conclusion of the open call auditions in May 2021, all is now set for the premiere of the sixth season of Africa’s biggest reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, this July.

For its sixth season, BBNaija will feature a special double launch show on Saturday, 24 July and Sunday, 25 July 2021. Both shows will air from 7pm on DStv channel 198 and GOtv channel 29 with a simulcast on Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Urban and Africa Magic Family. And for the first time ever, BBNaija fans in the United Kingdom will have access to the live 24/7 show via African online streaming service, Showmax.

Speaking on the premiere of the show, Chief Executive Officer of MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe said: “With each season of BBNaija we task ourselves on delivering great content that will take the excitement a notch higher and meet the entertainment needs of our customers. For this sixth season, we are pulling all the stops to give our customers a show like never seen before from Nigeria with end-to-end production best practices under global health and safety standards”.

Meanwhile, MultiChoice also announced that there will be no SMS voting for this season. All voting will be on the Big Brother Naija website and mobile site as well as on the MyDStv and MyGOtv apps.

The 10-week long reality TV show will follow the lives of strangers as they interact and compete with each other to win the grand prize of N90million worth of prizes, which is the biggest in reality TV show reward on the continent.

Big Brother Naija season 6 will run 24/7 on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Confam and Yanga packages on channel 198 and on GOtv Max and Jolli packages on channel 29. Get DStv or GOtv today and take advantage of the Biggie Goals promo offer to get a DStv HD decoder, dish kit and one-month Compact package subscription for only N9,900 or GOtv decoder, GOtenna with one-month Max package subscription for only N6,900.

Abeg is the headline sponsor of Big Brother Naija season 6 and associate sponsor is Patricia.

Given the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic, MultiChoice Nigeria has assured viewers that global best practices, precautions and preventive measures will be followed throughout the show. 

To find out more about this and other information on the sixth season, visit www.africamagic.tv/bigbrothernaija

You can also follow the official Big Brother Naija social media pages for news and updates with the hashtag #BBNaija on Instagram @bigbronaija and Facebook www.facebook.com/bigbrothernaija as well as all verified social media pages of DStv Nigeria, GOtv Nigeria and Africa Magic.

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Rotary Club of Ota Plant 300 Trees Against Climate Change Impact

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The Rotary Club of Wuse Central on Saturday planted trees in Sani Abacha way, Wuse to mitigate the impact of climate change in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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Left-Right: President Rotary Club of Ota, Olawale Hassan, AG. Rtn. (Dr) Femi Oloyede, Rtn. Wole Kukoyi, Rtn. Adeleke Ibrahim during the tree planting.

The Rotary Club of Ota on Saturday planted trees in Ilo-Awela road, Ota to mitigate the impact of climate change in Ogun state.

The Club under the auspices of new elected President, Rotarian Olawale Hassan and its executive members has planted 300 trees to combat environmental degradation in Ota.

To stem the catastrophic tides of climate change, the Rotary Club of Ota, District 9110 planted three hundred (300) trees in Ota and its environment.

The Rotary Club of Wuse Central on Saturday planted trees in Sani Abacha way, Wuse to mitigate the impact of climate change in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The Rotary Club of Wuse Central on Saturday planted trees in Sani Abacha way, Wuse to mitigate the impact of climate change in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Left-Right: Rtn. Salman Kassim, Immediate Past President, Rtn. Funke Salau, Rtn. Dr Wole Kukoyi, AG. Dr Femi Oloyode, Newly elected President Rtn. Olawale Hassan and Rtn.
Left-Right: Immediate Past President Rotary Club of Ota Rtn. Funke Salau, Past President Rtn. Tunde Adeshina, Newly elected President Rtn. Olawale Hassan and others.
Newly elected President of Rotary Club of Ota, Rotarian Olawale Hassan
President Rotaract Club of Ota, Rtn. Akinwande Zainab and Rtn. Hon. Saheed Alagbe planting tree in Ota.
Left-Right: District Rotaract Representative Elect, Afolabi Abdullahi, President Rotaract Club of Ota Akinwande Zainab and Rotarian Hon. Saheed Alagbe

The Assistant Governor, District 9110, Rotarian (Dr.) Femi Oloyede, said Rotary Club International has been giving its selfless contributions over the years, Rotary had proven to be a dependable ally in global affairs. “We are always ready to do more for our environment, especially the choice of planting trees at Ilo-Awela road, for I know that when the trees survive, they will not only beautify the environment, but gives healthy environment too,” he expressed while lauding the efforts of Rotary Club of Ota.

The Chairman, Planet Earth Committee Rotary Club District 9110, Rotarian Henry Akinbobola, expressed that the club was consistent with the renewed global efforts targeted at stemming the catastrophic tides of climate change.

He added that the tree planting was its efforts in line with International Tree Planting Day. “Rotary Clubs across the world are expected to plant trees, gardens and beautify parks creatively manage wastes, and supports the coastal regions among others” he said.

Akinwande Zainab, President, Rotaract Club of Ota said: “For the public, because of the emergency of climate change, Rotary of Ota has expanded its areas of focus in a bid to support the environment.”

Speaking also, the new elected President, Rotary Club of Ota, Rotarian Olawale Hassan, said the decision to plant trees along Ilo-Awela road, was consistent with his administration’s determination to support ‘GO GREEN ENVIRONMENT‘.

He further implored well-meaning Nigerians to, as a matter of priority, embrace tree planting, effective management of domestic wastes, and routine environmental sanitations as their indispensable contributions to global development.

President Rotary of Ota, Rotarian Olawale Hassan, said the same can be said of highly polluted air and environment.

As a result, the president said, “We will continue to plant trees to commemorate the International Tree Planting Day and to contribute our quotas.”

Rotary Club of Ota has continue to plant trees more often, clean the environment, and find a more creative way to manage wastes. “This is for the good of all of us, for a healthy environment breads healthy inhabitants”.

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Olusegun Mojeed, CIPMs’ 20th President Investiture Ceremony Held In Lagos, As Fred Odutola Chaired Occasion

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Left-Right: Immediate Past President, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), Mr Wale Adediran; representative of Chairman of the occasion, Dr. Fred Odutola; Wife of the new CIPM President, Mrs Omolara Mojeed; President,CIPM, Mr. Olusegun Mojeed; Past president,CIPM, Mr Victor Eburajolo and another Past President, CIPM, Dr Oladimeji Alo during the Investiture of 20th President of CIPM held at Oriental Hotel in Lagos, yesterday.

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