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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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CIFOR to partner with AFR100 Initiative

Robert Nasi

Amid preparations for the landmark U.N. Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030, the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has become the latest partner in the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100). Robert Nasi, Director General of the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) The partnership aims to ensure effective alignment of CIFOR’s restoration activities within the AFR100 framework; maximise collaboration and knowledge sharing among ...

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Govt to partner indigenes to combat desertification, land degradation

Ibukun Odusote

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote, says the Federal Government will partner with affected desertificated areas’ indigenes to combat desertification and land degradation. Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote Odusote said this in a statement signed by Mrs Sule Pauline, Head, Press and Public Relations Unit of the National Agency for the ...

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Women’s Day: When smart tech will work for women – Thiaw

Ibrahim Thiaw

In the context of the International Women’s Day and the UN’s focus on Science and Technology that enhances gender equality, innovation for change, and is smart, Ibrahim Thiaw, Under Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary, UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), says in this treatise that smart tech will only work for women when the fundamentals for ...

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World Bank, Abia-funded erosion remediation in Umuahia inaugurated

Gully erosion

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 inaugurated a gully erosion remediation in Umuagu-Ibeku and the 5.8km-Umuada-Isingwu/Amafor/Ossah-Ibeku Road. Gully erosion in southeast Nigeria In his speech, Ikpeazu commended the state Ministry of Environment and Nigerian Environmental Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) for completing the projects within a record time of ten months. He said that the execution ...

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Scientists urge countries to protect peatlands as part of climate strategies


Countries have been urged to protect vulnerable wetland ecosystems as part of their climate strategies, and to learn from each other’s experiences to sustainably manage them. Tropical peatlands are one of the main carbon sinks in the planet, but are under threat from activities such as agriculture, infrastructures and mining. Peatlands The message is forms the kernel of a research ...

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