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Anambra signs N9b contract to restore six erosion sites

Gully erosion

The Anambra State Government has signed N9 billion agreements with two foreign firms and one local firm for erosion-control works on six erosion sites in the state. The erosion sites are: Enugwu-Ukwu and Abidi-Umuoji (N2 billion), Nnewi-Ichi and Ojoto (N5 billion) and Nkpor Flyover and Ire-Obosi site at the cost of N2 billion. Governor Willie Obiano, while signing the contract ...

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Kaduna warns of flash floods in five councils

kaduna

The Kaduna State Government has warned of imminent flood in five local government areas (LGAs) of the state. Malam Abdullahi Rigasa, the General Manager, Kaduna Environmental Protection Authority (KEPA), made this known at a news conference on 2018 flood outlook projection on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Kaduna, the state capital. He listed Igabi, Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Soba and ...

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Government restates commitment to tackling ecological challenges nationwide

Heineken Lokpobri

The Federal Government says it is genuinely committed to tackling myriads of ecological disaster facing many states across the country. The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, made the pledge in Umuahia, Abia State, on Monday, May 21, 2018 at the inauguration of a completed Erosion and Flood Control project at Ukwudara-Amachara in Umuahia South ...

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Agency warns that desertification may engulf Nigeria

Desertification in Nigeria

The Director General, National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW), Mr Goni Ahmed, says desertification, if not tackled, will spread across the nation. Ahmed made this assertion when he received the Director- General of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Muktari Aminu Kano, in his office on Thursday, May 18, 2018 in Abuja. He said that desertification and land ...

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Lava threatens Hawaii exit routes, could spur more evacuations

Lava flow

Lava flowing from giant rips in the earth on the flank of Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano threatens highways. The threat raises the possibility that officials may order thousands more people to evacuate before escape routes are cut off on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Lava from a huge new fissure tore through farmland toward a coastal dirt road that is one ...

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Global economy will lose $23t to land degradation by 2050 – UNCCD

Desertification in Nigeria

The global economy will lose a whopping $23 trillion by 2050 through land degradation, a review by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) warns. To take urgent action now and halt these alarming trends would cost $4.6 trillion – only a fraction of the predicted losses. The outcomes of the review have been assembled into comprehensive and easy-to-use Land ...

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Erosion: Communities want Buhari to declare state of emergency in Anambra

Gully erosion

The people of Orumba North and Orumba South in Anambra State have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency to the unending erosion disaster in the federal constituency. They made the request in Abuja on Friday, April 20, 2018 when the traditional and town union leaders, led by the member representing the federal constituency in the House ...

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Ecosystem degradation, biodiversity loss cause of farmers-herders clash

Herdsmen

The President, Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE), Nigerian Chapter, Sen. Bukar Ibrahim, said ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss were part of reasons for recurrent farmers-herders clash in Nigeria. He made this known at the second stakeholders meeting of GLOBE-United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)-Global Environment Facility (GEF) Natural Capital Legislation Project on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Abuja. ...

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Meteorologist urges solution to desertification in the north

Desertification in Nigeria

The President of Nigerian Meteorological Society (NMetS), Prof. Clement Akosile, said on Thursday, April 19, 2018 that the country needed to aggressively address the desertification in the northern part of Nigeria. Akosile made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. According to him, checking desertification will reduce the quest by cattle rearers to ...

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Group vows to resist proposed prison, cemetery in Ogoniland

Ogoniland

The Ogoni Rights Advocates (ORA) is peeved that the Federal Government is contemplating building a massive prison and cemetery in Ogoniland, instead of the prompt clean-up and massive development the area demands. The group, which is based in the US, in a statement signed by its co-ordinator, Michael Akoka, said it found the proposed plan “incredibly irresponsible and insensitive to ...

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