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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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Gully erosion takes toll on UNIBEN, communities

Gully erosion

Some staff and students residing close to the Ugbowo Campus of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) and residents in Iguo-Osaigie and other surrounding communities in Uhunmwonde Local Gove+rnment Area of Edo State are about to be cut off because of the ravaging gully erosion in the area. Gully erosion in Edo State, Nigeria The surrounding communities, Iguo-Hana, Iguo-Efosa, Oke-Okehn, Okun ...

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We’ve committed huge resources to address ecological problems, says Edo

Godwin-Obaseki

The Edo State Government says it has committed huge resources to address ecological problems confronting the state. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Mr Lucky Wasa, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Sustainability, disclosed this in an interview in Benin City, the state capital, on Sunday, September 19, 2021. He stated that the ecological challenges, which are spread in parts ...

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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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Imo assures community of readiness to fix ecological problem

Hope Uzodinma

The Imo State Government will soon address the ecological disaster at Nekede, Commissioner for Tourism, Mr Uche Ohia, said in Owerri on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo State “The ecological disaster that has affected access to the Imo State Zoo and Wildlife Park through the old Nekede Road will receive the state government’s attention before long. ...

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Anambra community groans as gully erosion ravages homes, farmlands

Gully erosion

People of Umudim village in Ekwulumili, Nnewi South Local Government of Anambra State say they are living in constant fear over the gully erosion sweeping away homes and farmlands in the area. Gully erosion in Anambra State Ekwulumili is an agrarian community with a large population of indigenous people and shares borders with Amichi, Igboukwu, Unubi, Akwaihedi and Orsumoghu. A ...

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Desert encroachment: Group to plant 120,000 trees in Jigawa

Tree planting

The Jigawa State Chapter of the Jama’atu Nasrul Islam (JNI) has concluded plans to plant 120,000 trees across the state by end of the year, its Secretary, Alhaji Muhammad Babangida, has said. Tree planting Babangida said in Dutse, the state capital, on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 that the gesture was part of the group’s annual tree planting exercise to check ...

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Great Green Wall: Buhari’s presidency to attract $5b grants, $14b loans, says govt

Great Green Wall

The Pan-African Agency of Great Green Wall (PGGW) on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s take-over of the leadership of the Council of the PGGW would facilitate easier access to about $5 billion in grants and $14 billion loans to member countries. Great Green Wall The loan and the grants would be from the International Monetary Fund ...

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Dutse varsity plants 100 trees to check desert encroachment

Federal University, Dutse (FUD)

The Federal University Dutse (FUD) in Jigawa State says it has planted100 assorted tree seedlings to check desert encroachment in the institution. Federal University, Dutse (FUD), Jigawa State Public Relations Officer of the university, Alhaji Abdullahi Yahaya, stated this in an interview in Dutse, the state capital, on Monday, August 2, 2021. Yahaya said the trees were planted by the ...

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