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Indonesian police launch hotspot tracking app to mitigate forest fires

Gen. Listyo Prabowo

Indonesian Police on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 officially launched the Control Analysis System Application, abbreviated as ASAP, as a way to quickly track hotspots to minimise forest and land fires across the country. Gen. Listyo Prabowo The National Police’s Chief Gen. Listyo Prabowo said this at the National Police headquarters in South Jakarta. He said that the ASAP would be ...

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Govt says 25% of diseases in Nigeria caused by mycotoxins

Food security

The Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, has said that 25 per cent of diseases in Nigeria are caused by mycotoxins. Food Items: Mycotoxins are naturally occurring toxins produced by certain moulds (fungi) and can be found in food Ikeazor said this on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 in Abuja at a two-day workshop on the prevention and control of mycotoxins in ...

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New UN General Assembly President to focus on gender equality, youth empowerment

The President of the 76th session of UN General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, says he will focus on gender equality, youth empowerment, climate change and equitable access to vaccines in his one year presidency. President of the 76th session of UN General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid The 76th session of General Assembly opened on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 with the inauguration of ...

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Afforestation: NEWMAP establishes 116 hectares of woodlot in Borno

Governor Babagana Zulum

The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) has established 116 hectares of woodlot in Borno State as part of measures to contain deforestation. Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State NEWMAP is a World Bank assisted  project aimed at addressing the gully erosion crisis in Southeastern Nigeria and land degradation in Northern Nigeria on a multi-dimensional scale. This project was born ...

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Kano partners foundation to preserve forest reserves

Kabiru Getso

Kano State Government on Wednesday, September 14, 2021 said that it would partner the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) in preserving forest reserves to mitigate climate change and other related problems. Kano State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso The Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim-Getso, disclosed this when the Director-General, National Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Muntari Aminu-Kano, paid him a ...

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German energy association demands faster switch to renewables

Kerstin Andreae

The German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 called on the next Federal Government to step up the pace of the expansion of green electricity generation. Kerstin Andreae BDEW Chairwoman, Kerstin Andreae, at a congress in Berlin said the move to sustainable energy resources must be given priority with an eye on national elections ...

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Assembly passes Sokoto Erosion, Watershed Management Agency Bill

Aminu Tambuwal

The Sokoto State House of Assembly has passed a bill for the State Erosion and Watershed Management Agency (SEWMA). Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State This followed the adoption of the report of the House Committee on Environment at plenary in Sokoto, the state capital, on Wednesday, September15, 2021. Presenting the report, Chairman of the Committee, Alhaji Bello Idris (APC- ...

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Environmentalists call for increased sensitisation on dangers of plastic pollution

Akobi Crescent

An environmentalist, Mr Oladimeji Akinjobi, has called for adequate training and sensitisation of Nigerians on the dangers of plastic pollution to the environment. Plastic waste pollution in Akobi Crescent, Lagos, Nigeria Akinjobi, a co-Director of Horlag Recycling, made the call in an interview in Lagos on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. He noted that concerted efforts and actions had become necessary ...

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Conservation foundation to raise $40,000 to plant 250,000 trees in schools

Tree planting

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) plans to raise $40,000 to plant 250,000 trees in the country that will spread across 250 public schools to improve the quality of children’s health. Tree planting The Head Communications, NCF, Mr Oladapo Soneye, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in Abuja, said that it would also help improve the ...

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National Park seeks Armed Forces’ support to safeguard forest reserves

Ibrahim Goni

The Conservator-General, National Park Service (NPS), Dr. Ibrahim Goni, has solicited the partnership of  the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) towards safeguarding the nation’s forest reserve. Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, Conservator-General of the National Parks Service Goni made the call when the management staff of NPS paid a  courtesy visit to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, on ...

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