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11 Edo communities benefit from N18bn erosion control projects

Godwin-Obaseki

The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP)  is executing about N18 billion gully erosion and flood control projects in 11 communities in Edo State. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Coordinator of the project, Mr Tom Obaseki, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 in Benin City, the state ...

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Edo’s stance on Okomu revocation order lauded

Philip Shaibu

The Edo State Chapter of the Stakeholder Coalition for the Protection of the Environment has commended the State Government for reiterating it’s determination to stop Okomu Oil Palm Company from undermining the rights of community people through alleged land grab activities. The Coalition is a network of civil society and other groups involved in environmental justice struggles. The coalition’s praise ...

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Edo urged to uphold revocation order on Okomu Oil Palm

Okomu Oil Company

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), representatives of the Owan and Okomu communities and a host of civil society groups have urged the Dr. Godwin Obaseki administration in Edo State to uphold a revocation Order on 13,750 hectares of land expropriated by Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc in the rich forest reserves. In a letter delivered to ...

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