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Fires on the rise in Brazil’s Amazon despite ban

Amazon forest fires

In spite of a ban, the number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon region continues to rise, according to official figures released Saturday, August 1, 2020. Amazon Forest on fire In the nine Brazilian states bordering the Amazon basin, the number of fires rose by more than 20 per cent in July compared to the same month last year, data released ...

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Rivers community deserted as Agip flow station burns

Agip

Akalaolu is a small, sleepy and somewhat peaceful town in Ahoada Local Government Council of Rivers State. It could have passed unnoticed in the map but for the abundant petroleum resources the community is endowed with. There is, however, distress in paradise. If current developments are anything to go by, residents are lately abandoning their homes in droves as a ...

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Fatalities as fire guts plaza in Lagos Balogun Market

Balogun

Several people were feared dead and others injured when a six-storey plaza in the heart of the popular Balogun Market in Lagos State was gutted by fire on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) reports that the plaza is surrounded by several important businesses, which include Union Bank, Diamond Bank and the United Bank for Africa. NAN also observed ...

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