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Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by Bigprozzie: 12:27pm On May 13, 2016
asha90:
This report was based on air pollution from industries and others but Onitsha is no more industrial than Lagos and other major industrial towns.etc What about Umuahia? Is it industrial too? Oyibo sits in their bedroom and post nonsense on the Internet.

That place looks like a war torn village

smh

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Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by olive282(f): 12:33pm On May 13, 2016
D way nigerian citizens differentiate...we can never be one nigeria again...so what if its onitsha....why wnt u tak it as nigeria as a whole....do we really hav to point out to d igbos?....people callin us dirty and co...do i hv to remind u dat onitsha is a big city nd it is mixed wid many tribes....please ltx learn to b one nd stp dz racism of a thing... angry

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Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by hmuhammad(m): 12:39pm On May 13, 2016
devonpaul:

Nairalanders: you people only comment on threads from the headline.. U no read d write up or d English tok big for u
maybe
Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by leelong(m): 12:39pm On May 13, 2016
NewNigeriaMind:
This is no news, we have always known the south east is the most backward region in Nigeria. Even the North with the poverty is cleaner.

Take Nimbo community for instance, the whole town is made up of mud houses with no tarred road and Enugu happens to be the Capital of SE, HOW MUCH MORE THE HELL HOLE CALLED ONITCHA angry
Otolo gbawakwa gi nti there! Ofeke dika gi.

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Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by Poweredbreww: 12:40pm On May 13, 2016
Dirty dirty people grin cheesy

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Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by palsenator(m): 12:47pm On May 13, 2016
IRserveMyComent:
Wow what then happens to Lagos How did they come by this assessment.
What was their criteria
Did you read at all? I wonder why you are still asking for the criteria. Please do read intelligently.
Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by hotspec(m): 12:51pm On May 13, 2016
nonsense data. Where is TOKYO? These mumu are just full of dishing out non-credible data to rubbish us
Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by oduastates: 12:51pm On May 13, 2016
A foreigner's observations/ comments - onitsha and Nigeria at large
XIAN YORK
pulled from the post link

Corruption and a missing state lie at the heart of Onitsha's troubles with pollution.

I have passed through Onitsha twice, both times spending long periods in stationary traffic. Eighteen years ago Nigeria barely collected any form of taxation, it's road network was unmaintained, no-one drove at night for fear of attack. Public utilities were not paid for by any form of organised metering but by extortion carried out be collectors who arrived at a property, made a quick visual assessment of the owner's potential worth then demanded a sum they thought the owner might pay. When a road collapsed it stayed that way.

Onitsha is the meeting point of trade and trade routes in West Africa, a gridlock chaos of roads, markets, traders, buses, lorries, taxis, and pollution. In Europe we view buses and taxis as a way of reducing pollution. In Nigeria the lack of regulation, the ultimate free market so loved by the right, conspires to transform these modes of transportation as dirty as private cars. There was no effective time table that I could see for public transport. Internal flights took off when they were full and the same was true of mini-buses and taxis. Having paid a taxi driver to take us from Obosi to Lagos (because the internal flight in Enugu had failed to materialise at all), a friend and I traveled west towards the capital.

Approaching Onitsha, the taxi driver left the motorway and headed into the centre of Onitsha, a cacophony of gridlock mayhem. He eventually parked his car in the middle of a vast informal space that served as bus depot, taxi depot, market, car park. He got out of the car without saying a word and left us in the full heat of the day surrounded by tens of thousands of people milling around and the thick sweet pollution of thousands of mini-buses, lorries, and private cabs. This is West Africa's transport hub. No visible structure, though there certainly must be an informal one. No road network, just a vast open space that people drive across in whatever direction they choose ... very slowly. A sea of humanity parting this way and that to afford passage to fume coughing trundling taxis, coaches, lorries, and mini-buses.

We left once the driver had found two more people willing to pay to be taken to Lagos. We had already paid for all four spaces in the taxi. Didn't bother the driver, he had an opportunity to make more money and he was taking it. The new passengers didn't even say hello. We sat there pressed together, now obliged to carry our hand luggage on our knees for hours more as we headed back to the motorway and on towards the pollution of Lagos.

[b]On the motorways of Nigeria you regularly passed the burned out shells of vehicles that didn't make it. They are sometimes half in and half out of the forest. You pass groups of people standing beside broken down vehicles no doubt praying that someone will pick them up before darkness falls. You get stopped by posses of soldiers demanding payment. You stop for nothing unless you see a weapon pointed at you. Sometimes the road has disappeared, whole motorways can tumble and slide down a hill, leaving a single lane to fight over where once there were four.

This is what a failed state is. No programme to maintain infrastructure, everyone simply getting what they can to make it through the day. What is true of roads is true of everything else. Build where you like, build as high as you like, no health & safety, no engineers to check the block of flats can take the three extra storeys being constructed on the roof. Telephone wires clumped on telegraph poles like candy floss on a stick.A raw scramble to survive and to make a profit. And millions of people trying to maintain their dignity and treat others as best as they can and enjoy life in spite of it all. This is why Onitsha is the most polluted city in Africa.

Until there is a functioning state there can be no functioning Nigeria.[/b]

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Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by adusim: 12:54pm On May 13, 2016
[quote author=CeoNewshelm post=45577395]


http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/12/which-are-the-worlds-two-most-polluted-cities-and-why[/quote

Anambra, Anambra, Anambra!!! What a SHAME! Look at this dirty, rat infested hellhole you call a 'city'.....there is no place in Imo State like this.

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Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by Abee79(m): 12:57pm On May 13, 2016
Kaduna is No. 4 on the list? Did El-Rufai see this? lipsrsealed
Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by asha90: 12:57pm On May 13, 2016
Are you not ashamed of yourself? The report is not talking about dirt but air pollution from industries, the same thing is affecting China and Tokyo. Air Pollution from industries does not translate to the filth in your Aba. You are from Abia state but the only 2 towns in your state made the list. Please look at the list again. cheesy cheesy

[quote author=adusim post=45582368][/quote]

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Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by freshdude99(m): 12:58pm On May 13, 2016
NewNigeriaMind:
This is no news, we have always known the south east is the most backward region in Nigeria. Even the North with the poverty is cleaner.

Take Nimbo community for instance, the whole town is made up of mud houses with no tarred road and Enugu happens to be the Capital of SE, HOW MUCH MORE THE HELL HOLE CALLED ONITCHA angry
****, ONITCHA is a town in delta just before AGBOR. Yeruba troll spotted again

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Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by Nobody: 1:01pm On May 13, 2016
And they are the same people who'll open their mouths and call Yorubas dirty. Psheww!!

Lesson: Remove the log in your eye before removing the speck in your brother's eye.

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Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by Bennyberry(m): 1:06pm On May 13, 2016
IRserveMyComent:
Wow what then happens to Lagos How did they come by this assessment.
What was their criteria
oga lagos na state
Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by VanBommel(m): 1:06pm On May 13, 2016
MrkenOkonkwo:
Lies!

Lagos-Ibadan Propaganda.

WHO are jealous of our progress because we are the ones that devoloped London, Wellington & Geneva for them. - Ipod youth

The same set of onitshaians will tell you that Ibadan & Lagos (The two biggest cities in W/Africa) are the dirtiest.

Bunch of dirty pigs!


ignoramus

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Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by madridsta007(m): 1:08pm On May 13, 2016
NewNigeriaMind:
This is no news, we have always known the south east is the most backward region in Nigeria. Even the North with the poverty is cleaner.

Take Nimbo community for instance, the whole town is made up of mud houses with no tarred road and Enugu happens to be the Capital of SE, HOW MUCH MORE THE HELL HOLE CALLED ONITCHA angry

lol.

Still you will resist any democratic moves they may want to make so that they stay on their on and solve their 'backwardness'

You are shamelessly contradictory.

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Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by loomer: 1:12pm On May 13, 2016
Make we hear word jare, e never reach how many days wey dem say India get the most polluted city in d world, now na naija

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Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by Nobody: 1:19pm On May 13, 2016
This thread has shown that the average Yoruba is an illiterate.

Air Pollution is now = backwardness, poverty and dirtiness.

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Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by Nobody: 1:19pm On May 13, 2016
asha90:
Are you not ashamed of yourself? The report is not talking about dirt but air pollution from industries, the same thing is affecting China and Tokyo. Air Pollution from industries does not translate to the filth in your Aba. You are from Abia state but the only 2 towns in your state made the list. Please look at the list again. cheesy cheesy

so aba has more industries than Beijing? grin

They are not not about o2 emission my ignoramus fiend..

They are talking about dirty potopoto state..

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Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by Nobody: 1:21pm On May 13, 2016
Cities in Saudi Arabia, Iran and China are more backwards, dirty and poverty-ridden than SW Nigeria and the North because they are included in the list.

Complete idiots....

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Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by asha90: 1:24pm On May 13, 2016
Read the report again, it is talking about pollution from air and not otherwise. Get informed!

MetaHuman:
so aba has more industries than Beijing? grin

They are not not about o2 emission my ignoramus fiend..

They are talking about dirty potopoto state..
Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by FuckTheM0ds(m): 1:24pm On May 13, 2016
ola6:
DIRTY PEOPLE!!! grin grin wink wink cheesy
hahaha lol lmao
Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by FuckTheM0ds(m): 1:27pm On May 13, 2016
Eagul:
not surprised


igbos sabi born pikin ehnn... naso oko dey sweet their women?

you'll see 8-12 kids even without any stable source of income

dnt knw how they will survive in their dreamland.
abeg wetin be the meaning of oko abeg
Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by Nobody: 1:29pm On May 13, 2016
FuckTheM0ds:
abeg wetin be the meaning of oko abeg

Farm.. grin

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Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by 9jatatafo(m): 1:32pm On May 13, 2016
Another tribal war drum has just been sounded. Observing the ripple's effect on NL
Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by Nobody: 1:34pm On May 13, 2016
asha90:
Read the report again, it is talking about pollution from air and not otherwise. Get informed!

someone already answered your posts on front page

It states that it was measured by PM10 Particle Concentration-micrograms per cubic metre which suggests that it is atmospheric and therefore an air/environmental pollution rating

Which in lay man term means air pollution from environmental pollution.. E.g, if you poop someone and not clean it, the smell from the poop will cause air pollution ..


Now go back and read the topic again ..

Plus your common sense should tell you that since Beijing is still holding the tittle of most polluted city in the world due to industrial o2 emission, then they are referring to other sort of pollution ..

Now check the list, you will realize all the cities mentioned have something in common... Dirtiness..

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Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by sonnie10: 1:35pm On May 13, 2016
Someone went to Onitsha bridge during high season when there is usually gridlock on Niger bridge- the only accessible entrance into the town, and made this presumptive conclusion. Sometimes I wonder if people loose their common sense once they are given a little opportunity to work for the public. How could someone in his/her right senses go to Niger bridge in the midst of traffic during high season and collect data. Then the data is used as a measure of the whole city.

In research, particularly when collecting samples, this type of figure is regarded as an OUTLIER and does not meet the criteria for inclusion in the objective data analysis. Any educated person would know when figures are skewed in statistics, and this is a classical example.

They might as well would have gone to the coal mines to take readings. Now tell me why this does not reflect the prevalence of cancer or COPD in that area as shown by the map below.

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Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by Octobertwentysix(f): 1:35pm On May 13, 2016
Karanka:
I see a lot of folks here don't understand what the post is talking about. Being the most polluted city in the world doesn't generally denote dirtiness; rather,it is based on the particulate matters generated from the city which is in the air. These particulate matters come from sources like soots from vehicles,industries, construction activities,wood-burning etc - generally, industrialization. It's almost a problem with fast growing cities where a lot of industrial activities go on. Countries like China,Saudi Arabia etc have been battling with this for long. Air pollution poses health risks,which can in turn affect the economy of a place. The Nigerian cities affected should simply enact effective policies to mitigate against this,even as they continue with their industrial boom.
thank you the problem with these people is that they read and don't understand or they don't even read at all. smh for these generation.
Re: Onitsha Ranked As The Most Polluted City In The World By WHO by asha90: 1:37pm On May 13, 2016
You don't seems to understand the passage. The report is very clear on that- air pollutions from industrial activities. It is the same reason you have Chinese cities on the list and other emerging industrial cities in Saudi Arabia, India and Pakistan. Are saying that Beijin is half as dirty as Lagos? The report is purely air pollution from industrial bases.


MetaHuman:
someone already answered your posts on front page

It states that it was measured by PM10 Particle Concentration-micrograms per cubic metre which suggests that it is atmospheric and therefore an air/environmental pollution rating

Which in lay man term means air pollution from environmental pollution.. E.g, if you poop someone and not clean it, the smell from the poop will cause air pollution ..


Now go back and read the topic again ..

Plus your common sense should tell you that since Beijing is still holding the tittle of most polluted city in the world due to industrial o2 emission, then they are referring to other sort of pollution ..

Now check the list, you will realize all the cities mentioned have something in common... Dirtiness..

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