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Govt charges Lagos dredgers, miners on land degradation

sand-mining

The Federal Mines Officer in Lagos, Mr Sunny Okhouya, has urged sand dredgers and miners in the state to add value to the sites through backfilling and reforestation. Sand mining In an interview in Lagos on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, Okhouya also called for the conversion of mining areas to other uses for preservation and protection of the environment. Okhouya ...

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Great Green Wall agency trains personnel to combat desertification, climate change

Dr Bukar Hassan

The National Agency for Great Green Wall (NAGGW) programme says it has begun training of personnel to combat desertification and land degradation in the 11 frontline states across the country. Dr Bukar Hassan, Director-General of the National Agency for Great Green Wall (NAGGW) Dr Bukar Hassan, Director-General of the Agency, stated this at the inauguration of a three-day workshop for ...

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Afghan govt deploys military unit to prevent deforestation

Deforestation

Deputy spokesman of the caretaker government, Inamullah Samangani, said Afghanistan has established a military unit to protect the forests and prevent deforestation in the mountainous country. Deforestation in Peru. Photo credit: archive.peruthisweek.com A spokesman of the government on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, said the cabinet of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the 450-member military unit, would be deployed in both ...

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WANEP seeks synergy among stakeholders to curb exploitative Lagos sand mining

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The West African Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) has called for collaborative efforts from sand miners, government and residents of coastal communities to put an end to environmental exploitation and degradation within coastal communities in Lagos. Sand mining Making this call at a one-day consultative meeting held in Lagos on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, the network established that illegal and exploitative ...

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Edo sensitises residents against illegal logging, bush burning

Godwin-Obaseki

The Edo State Government on Thursday, November 25, 2021 took to some major streets in the Benin City and communities hosting the state’s forest reserves to sensitise the residents against illegal logging and bush burning. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State The Acting Team leader, Edo State Oil Palm Programme Implementation Office, Mr Churchill Oboh, while addressing journalists in Benin ...

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Illegal logging: North-West stakeholders call for review of forestry laws

Kabiru Getso

Some stakeholders in the North-West zone of Nigeria have called for review and strict enforcement of forestry laws to curb unabated plundering of forests for firewood and charcoal. Kano State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso The stakeholders made their views known during a survey conducted in the zone. Speaking on the issue, Alhaji Ibrahim Gudu, Director of Forestry, Kebbi ...

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Obsolete forestry laws, others trigger illegal logging in North-East Nigeria

Deforestation

Some Nigerian stakeholders in the North-East have identified obsolete environmental and forestry laws as a trigger for the continuous plundering of forests for firewood and charcoal in the zone. Deforestation. Photo credit: telegraph.co.uk Others say that acute scarcity of kerosene and high cost of gas are major obstacles to effective conservation of forest resources against illegal logging in the region. ...

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Imo Assembly urges urgent govt intervention in gully erosion sites

Hope Uzodinma

The Imo State House of Assembly has appealed to Gov. Hope Uzodimma to urgently intervene in the gully erosion sites ravaging parts of Ikeduru Local Government Area of the state. Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo State The House made the appeal following a motion moved by Ikeduru representative, Mr Uche Ogbuagu (APC), at its plenary on Thursday, November 18, 2021, ...

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UNILAG waterfront needs shoreline protection – VC cries out as fence collapses

University of Lagos Unilag

The University of Lagos’s waterfront is in need of urgent adequate shoreline protection as its ageing perimeter fence has collapsed, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, said  on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, University of Lagos, Akoka Ogundipe made the disclosure in an interview in Lagos. “The rains that Lagos and its environs have experienced possibly due to the impact of climate change and subsequent higher-than-normal ...

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Govt condemns illegal felling of trees, warns perpetrators

Ibrahim Goni

The National Park Service has condemned the illegal felling of trees across Nigeria’s forests reserves, warning perpetrators to desist from the act or face the law. Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, Conservator-General of the National Parks Service The Conservator-General of the Service, Dr Ibrahim Goni, gave the warning on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 in Abuja, while briefing newsmen virtually on government’s position ...

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