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Land Degradation

Government begins construction of dykes to prevent flooding


The Federal Government has commenced the construction of dykes to protect the nation’s river bodies and minimise risks that could arise from flooding. Dr Elijah Aderibigbe, Director, Irrigation and Drainage, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. He said that this became necessary ...

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The remarkable Edmonds erosion control installation experience

Coir Fabric and Log

It is the EarthCorps tradition to send volunteers to different parts of the state of Washington, executing different projects to have varying experience of the city’s ecological settings and culture. Adnane crew, which is one of the seven crews formed during the EarthCorps retreat, was saddled with the responsibility of executing an erosion control installation project at Edmonds. The city ...

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Uncontrolled desertification can affect food security – Environmentalist

Desertification in Nigeria

An Environmentalist, Mr Gafar Odubote, has said that desertification, if not controlled, can negatively impact Nigeria’s food security. Odubote, the Public Relations Manager of Let’s Do It Nigeria, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday, July 13, 2018. The expert said the impact of desertification was multifaceted but bordered more ...

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Flood: Kogi promises timely completion of embankment on Niger river


The Kogi State Government says it is doing everything possible to ensure that the embankment project along River Niger in Lokoja, the state capital, becomes a reality, to check the re-occurrence of flood, reminiscence of the 2012 flood in the state. The Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Sanusi Yahaya, said this on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 while inspecting the ...

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Niger seeks government intervention in gully erosion menace


Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger State on Monday, July 9, 2018 called on the Federal Government to assist in tackling gully erosion confronting the state. The governor made the call when he visited Rafin-Gora village, to condole with the people over the recent floods that claimed the lives of eight persons in two villages and rendered many homeless. The News ...

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Flooding: NEMA urges drain de-silting in southeast


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Monday called on governments and people of the southeast geo-political zone to engage in massive de-silting of drains. Zonal Director of NEMA, Mr Walson Ibarakumo, gave the advice while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu, Enugu State, on Monday, July 9, 2018. Ibarakumo noted that opening of the drain ...

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Desertification: VC advocates introduction of BSc. Environmental Health Science

Desertification in Nigeria

The Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, has advocated for introduction of BSc. Environmental Health Science in Nigerian universities to effectively curb desertification. Garba made the call at the “2018 Tree Planting Campaign of the ABU Green Belt Initiative’’ held on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at the ABU main campus, Zaria, Kaduna State. The News Agency of ...

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Government warns against indiscriminate felling of trees

Chief Audu Ogbeh

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has warned members of the public to desist from indiscriminate felling of trees. Mrs Heather Akanni, the Technical Adviser, Quality Control and Standardisation, Office of the Minister of Agriculture, gave the warning on Thursday, July 5, 2018 in Makurdi, Benue State, while speaking with newsmen. Akanni said that indiscriminate felling of ...

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Power station alerts Niger communities on impending flood


The North South Power Station (NSP) in Niger State has warned host communities of an impending risk of flood in communities living in the upstream and downstream of the hydro-electric power station plant. Mr Ugochukwu Chioke, Chief Operating Officer, North South Power Station, gave the warning during the Annual Stakeholder Flood Awareness and Sensitation Forum on Thursday, July 5, 2018 ...

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Southeast Nigeria losing land to over 2,800 active erosion sites

Gully erosion

The World Igbo Environmental Foundation (WIEF) says there are over 2,800 active erosion sites threatening to sack most communities in the southeast of Nigeria from their ancestral lands. Dr Odili Ojukwu, Chairman of the foundation, made this assertion in an interview with newsmen in Awka, capital of Anambra State, on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Ojukwu, an engineer, advocated for community ...

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