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Ecosystem degradation, biodiversity loss cause of farmers-herders clash


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


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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Ahead rainy season, Akwa Ibom begins flood control intervention

Iniobong Ene Essien

The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Environment and Mineral Resources, Dr Iniobong Essien, has said that government has embarked on various flood control intervention in the state since January. Essien stated this on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Ikot Oku Ikono Junction in Uyo, the state capital, during the monitoring of the ministry’s flood intervention programme. He said the exercise ...

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Worsening worldwide land degradation now critical, says report


Worsening land degradation caused by human activities is undermining the well-being of two fifths of humanity, driving species extinctions and intensifying climate change. It is also a major contributor to mass human migration and increased conflict, according to the world’s first comprehensive evidence-based assessment of land degradation and restoration. The dangers of land degradation, which cost the equivalent of about ...

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Snow turns orange in parts of Europe

Orange snow

About every five years, the usually powdery white snow turns orange in parts of Eastern Europe. That happened again over the weekend, stunning skiers and snowboarders in Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, and other places in the region, with photos of the oddity appearing on social media. “We’re skiing on Mars today,” exclaimed one social media user as he skied down the ...

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International Day of Forests: Government pledges to fight land degradation


Acting Director of Forestry, Federal Ministry of Environment, Mr Tolu Osakuade, has expressed willingness of the department to collaborate with some associations to fight land degradation across the country. He said this on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the International Day of Forest celebration at Utako in Abuja. The acting director said the celebration was to create awareness on the ...

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International Day of Forests: Kaduna plants 3.7m trees in two years to curb desertification

Nasir el Rufai

The Kaduna State Government says it has so far planted 3,702,470 trees over the last two years in various locations as part of measures to control desertification. Director of Forestry in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Mr Anthony Kachiro, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, March 21 in Kaduna, the state capital. The director, ...

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Unsustainable mining: Halting the scarification of Abuja

Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), at a community consultation in Abuja on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 frowns at the deadly act of rock blasting in residential communities The Federal Capital Territory boasts of very unique landscapes. It is dotted with hills and other natural artefacts. These hills are significant as place markers and they equally have ...

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Government asked to check deforestation by controlling child bearing

Chief Edwin Ogar

A Cross River State-based environmentalist, Chief Edwin Ogar, has called on the federal government of Nigeria to come out with a law regulating the number of children couples can have so as to check deforestation in the country. The environmentalist said this call has become necessary considering the massive destruction of the forest today by mankind, adding that, if nothing ...

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