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Land Degradation

14m ha of land need restoration in Nigeria, others – Study

Burkina Faso tree planting

A report on the state of the environment and socio-economic conditions in fragile ecosystems reveals the extent of land degradation in dryland Africa and shows how closely it is related to hunger and poverty. The report’s authors make an urgent call for increased investment in land restoration for small-scale farmers. The report was carried out by a major EU-funded Food ...

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Niger approves N300m to address erosion, flooding

Abubakar Sani Bello

The Niger State Government has approved the release of N300 million to the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) as counterpart funding to help address gully erosion and flooding challenges in the state. Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger disclosed this on Friday, October 26, 2018 when Malam Salisu Dahiru, the National Project Coordinator, NEWMAP, came on a courtesy visit ...

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Government commences N1.07b erosion control project in Akwa Ibom

Governor Udom Emmanuel

The Federal Government on Thursday, October 4, 2018 flagged off a N1.7 billion erosion control work on Nduetong Oku-Ikpa Road, cutting across Uruan and Uyo Local Government Areas of Akwa Ibom State. Sen. Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate), performed the flagging off ceremony. He said that the project would alleviate the ...

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World Bank tasks 19 NEWMAP participating states on requirements

Salisu Dahiru Newmap

The World Back Chief Operating Officer in Nigeria, Mrs. Joy Agne, has urged the 19 states participating in the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) to speedily meet the bank’s requirements to enable them to access the $400 million loan. The bank has initially set aside $500 million for erosion control in seven selected states of southern Nigeria, but later ...

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Nestlé to monitor palm oil production to curb deforestation

Magdi Batato

Nestlé has announced new plans to ensure the reduction of deforestation. The Swiss company has set an enhanced plan to ensure that it fulfils its 2020 No Deforestation commitment by being the first global food company to implement Starling, a satellite-based service, to monitor 100 per cent of its global palm oil supply chains. Magdi Batato, Executive Vice President and ...

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Edo promises intervention in gully erosion-ridden communities


Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 said the state government would soon carry out intervention work in three gully erosion-prone communities of Iguosa, Evbuotubu and Erhumwunse.within the Benin metropolis. Obaseki gave the assurance in a statement by Mr Crusoe Osagie, his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, which was made available to the News Agency ...

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Awka Federal High Court resumes amid gully erosion threat

Erosion Awka

As judicial activities resume on Monday, September 17, 2018 at the Federal High Court in Awka, the Anambra State capital, occupants and property face a critical exposure to subsidence as gully erosion continues to eat up part of the premises. Already, the perimeter fencing on one part of the premises, the generator house and borehole facility have collapsed into the ...

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Buhari inaugurates gully erosion, flood control projects in Akwa Ibom

Muhammadu Buhari

President Mohammadu Buhari on Thursday, September 13, 2018 inaugurated gully erosion and flood control projects at Akpene Eket community in Eket, Akwa Ibom State. The president, at the inauguration, said the projects were aimed at checking flooding and gully menace at Akpene Eket and its environs. Mr Okechukwu Enelamah, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, represented the president at the ...

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Flood destroys 1,000 buildings, crops in Edo


Flood submerged no less than 1,000 residential houses in Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo following a heavy down pour in the area on Monday, September 11, 2018. Hectares of farmland with cash crops and property worth millions of naira were also destroyed. The affected produce included cassava, yam, maize, groundnuts, plantain, among others. The communities affected are: Anegbette, ...

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NEMA anticipates flooding, prepares personnel for quick response in southeast


In anticipation of flooding in some states in the southeast, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the zone has begun to reposition itself in the bid to ensure improved disaster management. Mr Walson Ibarakumo, the Coordinator, NEMA, Enugu zonal office, said this in Awka, the Anambra State capital, on Monday, September 10, 2018 during a workshop organised for all ...

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