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Open defecation: Borno urged to declare state of emergency

Governor Babagana Zulum

Stakeholders have urged the Borno State Government to declare a state of emergency on Open Defecation (ODF). Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State The call is part of an 11-point communique at a multi stakeholders dialogue on Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH), organised by WaterAid and Mercy Corps with the support of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for ...

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Afforestation: NEWMAP establishes 116 hectares of woodlot in Borno

Governor Babagana Zulum

The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) has established 116 hectares of woodlot in Borno State as part of measures to contain deforestation. Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State NEWMAP is a World Bank assisted  project aimed at addressing the gully erosion crisis in Southeastern Nigeria and land degradation in Northern Nigeria on a multi-dimensional scale. This project was born ...

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Borno clears Maiduguri drains, waste to curb flooding

Governor Babagana Zulum

The Borno State Environmental Protection Agency (BOSEPA) has embarked on drain and waste clearance exercise in Maiduguri to control perennial flooding in the area. Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State General Manager of BOSEPA, Mr Abubakar Suleiman, made this known in an interview on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 in Maiduguri, the state capital. Suleiman said the exercise is being implemented ...

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Insurgency worsening desert encroachment in Borno, says official

Governor Babagana Zulum

The Permanent Secretary, Borno State Ministry of Environment, Alhaji Mohammed Dankoli, has said that the lingering insurgency in the sub-region had worsened desertification in the state. Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State Dankoli, in an interview on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in Maiduguri, the state capital, said many internally displaced persons ( IDPs) who lost their sources of livelihood had ...

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States in North-East Nigeria intensify waste management strategies

Dr Ibrahim Kabir

Some state governments in the North-East zone in Nigeria have intensified effort at ensuring clean environment, creation of job opportunities and revenue generation, through effective waste management practices. Dr Ibrahim Kabir, the Director General of the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency A survey conducted in Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Adamawa and Yobe states indicates that some of them have even established ...

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ICEED powers 12 North East hospitals with solar

ICEED Solar Power

The International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED), an energy and environment solution organisation, while implementing the EU’s funded “Support for Response, Recovery and Resilience in Borno State”, has completed the installation of solar power systems in 12 hospitals in the state. Installation of solar panels by technicians Speaking after the completion of installation at the last beneficiary hospital, ...

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Dangote donates N200m worth of food items to Borno IDPs

Aliko-Dangote

In an effort aimed at complementing government’s humanitarian intervention to bring relief to the victims of insurgency and other Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno State, Africa’s foremost businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has donated food items worth more than N200 million to the people. He said he had always felt for those in the IDP camps and that the donation became ...

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Borno reports first Lassa fever outbreak in 48 years

Lassa-fever

Borno State in northeast Nigeria has recorded its first Lassa fever outbreak in almost five decades. The last confirmed outbreak of the deadly disease was in 1969. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that it is supporting the government to contain the outbreak in an area of the country which is already coping with a humanitarian crisis resulting from ...

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