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Edo sensitises residents against illegal logging, bush burning


The Edo State Government on Thursday, November 25, 2021 took to some major streets in the Benin City and communities hosting the state’s forest reserves to sensitise the residents against illegal logging and bush burning. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State The Acting Team leader, Edo State Oil Palm Programme Implementation Office, Mr Churchill Oboh, while addressing journalists in Benin ...

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Illegal logging: North-West stakeholders call for review of forestry laws

Kabiru Getso

Some stakeholders in the North-West zone of Nigeria have called for review and strict enforcement of forestry laws to curb unabated plundering of forests for firewood and charcoal. Kano State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso The stakeholders made their views known during a survey conducted in the zone. Speaking on the issue, Alhaji Ibrahim Gudu, Director of Forestry, Kebbi ...

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Obsolete forestry laws, others trigger illegal logging in North-East Nigeria


Some Nigerian stakeholders in the North-East have identified obsolete environmental and forestry laws as a trigger for the continuous plundering of forests for firewood and charcoal in the zone. Deforestation. Photo credit: Others say that acute scarcity of kerosene and high cost of gas are major obstacles to effective conservation of forest resources against illegal logging in the region. ...

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Bauchi to plant 550,000 tree seedlings

Dr Ibrahim Kabir

The Bauchi State Government is to plant 550,000 seedlings of variety of trees in its efforts to address the problems of deforestation. Dr Ibrahim Kabir, the Director General of the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency Mr Ibrahim Kabir, the Director-General of the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA), disclosed this in an interview in Bauchi, the state capital, on Thursday, ...

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Environmentalist advocates more afforestation activities to curb desertification

Burkina Faso tree planting

An environmentalist, Mr Gafar Odubote, has called for increased afforestation efforts to address the growing desertification encroachment on farmable lands in the country. Combating desertification: Planting some 20,000 trees to create living hedges Odubote, the regional manager of “Let’s Do it Africa”, a non-profit organisation with bias for environmental issues, made the call in an interview on Monday, June 21, ...

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Nigeria loses up to 400,000 hectares of forest yearly – NCF DG

Muhtari Aminu-Kano

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) says the country loses up to 400,000 hectares of forest annually to environmental degradation. NCF Director-General, Muhtari Aminu-Kano The NCF Director-General, Muhtari Aminu-Kano, disclosed this in Lagos on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at a seminar to commemorate the Word Environment Day. The theme of the seminar was “Ecosystem Restoration’’. Aminu-Kano also used the occasion to ...

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COP26: Nigeria, 22 others endorse joint ministerial statement on forest protection

Nigeria REDD+

The COP26 Forest, Agriculture and Commodity Trade (FACT) Dialogue has taken a significant step in bringing together over 20 countries to commit to protecting the world’s forests and natural habitats from destruction. Nigeria has joined 22 other countries to endorse a joint statement committing them to working together to protect the world’s forest. Photo credit: UNDP Cambodia/Chansok Lay/Oddar Meanchey Twenty-three ...

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Tony Erha: Rooting environmental consciousness in Edo media executives

Tony Erha

It is a salient and current issue that truly deserves discussion, even on one of the very WhatsApp Media Forums or Platforms that this writer belongs and as a contributory member. Indeed, debating “every” common problem, as it affects the common people, ideally underlines the establishment of such discourse platforms, which ordinarily profess to the pro bono publico deeds. Tony ...

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Deforestation: Cross River LG boss issues three-week ultimatum to loggers

timber extraction

The Chairman, Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State, Mr John Ewa, has issued a three week ultimatum to loggers to vacate Boki forests or face severe consequences. The ineffectiveness of ban on logging in Cross River State is exposed as timber extraction reportedly goes on in Boki, close to Boje, the LG headquarter Ewa issued the ultimatum in a ...

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Nigeria lost 97% of forest resources to poaching – NCF


The Director-General, Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Mukhtar Aminu-Kano, has submitted that Nigeria has lost about 97 per cent of wildlife and forest resources to poaching. Participants at the workshop Aminu-Kano raised the alarm in an interview on the sideline of a workshop on combating illegal wildlife trade in vultures on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in Kano. The workshop, themed ...

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