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UN scribe urges urgent action on desertification


The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has called for an urgent action to protect and restore the world’s degrading land in a bid to reduce forced migration, improve food security and address the global climate change emergency. Left, UNCCD head, Ibrahim Thiaw, and far right, Turkish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Bekir Pakdemirli, after presenting prizes to the winners of the ...

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Desertification, drought remain most pressing environmental problems – Don

Prof. Nasiru Idris

The Dean, Faculty of Environmental Science, Nasarawa State University Keffi, Prof. Nasiru Idris, says desertification and drought remain the most pressing environmental problems facing Nigeria. Dean, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Nasarawa State University, Prof. Nasiru Idris Idris said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday, June 17, 2019 in Abuja to commemorate the 2019 World ...

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Chinese are destroying our farmlands, Ogun communities cry out

Igbesa farmland destruction by Chinese

Igbesa and Ejila communities in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Areas of Ogun State have called on President Mohammadu Buhari and the Ogun governor, Ibikunle Amosun, to save them from the Chinese encroaching on their land. Part of the land belonging to Igbesa community in Ogun being encroached upon by Chinese investors under the Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone. The community leaders and ...

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Gombe residents advised on tree planting to curb desertification


The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has urged the residents of Gombe State on the need to plant more trees during the wet season to fight the menace of desertification. Desertification and land degradation are very serious challenges. They lead to hunger and poverty Coordinator of the agency in the state, Mr Daniel Wuave, gave the advice ...

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Govt urged on Great Green Wall project to reduce effects of climate change


The Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP) on Thursday, April 18, 2019 urged the Federal Government to prioritise the Great Green Wall project to reduce environmental challenges and heat wave currently being experienced across the country. The metaphoric Great Green Wall will provide sustainable alternatives for millions of young people considering migrating from poverty-stricken areas in Africa’s Sahel region. Photo credit: ...

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Kogi NEWMAP, firm in N378m deal to address gully erosion sites


The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) in Kogi has sealed a multi-million-naira contract with Loraj Consortium for engineering design of five gully erosion sites and supervision of eight sites across the state. A gully erosion site Mrs Ladi Ahmed, the Project Coordinator, Kogi NEWMAP, at the signing of the contract with the Consultant in Lokoja, said the event was ...

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Emir urges Niger to halt illegal felling of trees

Tree felling

The Emir of Lapai, Alhaji Umaru Tafida, has called on the Niger State Government to put in place stiff measures to check illegal felling of trees in the state. Illegal tree felling Tafida, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Monday, April 15, 2019 in Lapai, said that the call had become necessary to check desertification ...

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Govt calls for integrated land development to combat desertification

Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma

Environment Minister, Alhaji Suleiman Zarma, on Thursday, April 11, 2019 called for integrated development of land to tackle land degradation and reclaim desertified land in the country. Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma, Minister of Environment Zarma made the call in Abuja at the National Workshop on African Initiative for Combating Desertification to Strengthen Resilience to Climate Change in the Sahel and ...

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Anambra has over 1,000 gully erosion sites, says govt

Erosion Awka

Anambra State Commissioner for Works, Chief Marcel Ifejiofor, on Friday, March 29, 2019 disclosed that there were more than 1,000 active erosion sites scattered across the state. The Federal High Court in Awka is under serious gully erosion threat and faces imminent collapse Ifejiofor, who made the disclosure in Awka, the state capital, however, said the state Executive Council had ...

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Bayelsa installs environmental degradation commission, names Kufour member

Seriake Dickson

The Bayelsa State Government has inaugurated International Commission of Inquiry on Environmental Degradation to combat incessant crude oil spills in the state. Seriake Henry Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State Gov. Seriake Dickson inaugurated the commission entitled: “The Bayelsa State Environmental Degradation Commission of Inquiry” on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 in Yenagoa, the state capital. Dickson announced that the former President ...

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