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Insurgency in North-East aids desertification, prevents tree planting


States in the North-East geo-political zone of Nigeria are reinforcing proactive measures to check the threat of desertification and erosion in their respective areas. Desertification in northern Nigeria According to a recent survey, state governments and other stakeholders have expressed concern over the situation, expressing the need for concerted efforts by all to check the menace. They identified causes and ...

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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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How climate change strengthens Boko Haram insurgency, by study

Lake Chad

“As the climate is changing, so too are the conditions within which non-state armed groups such as Boko Haram and ISIS operate. Climate change contributes to creating a fragile environment in which these groups can thrive.” These few lines appear to capture the essence of the outcome of a recent study that attempts to specifically and comprehensively spell out the ...

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Gashaka-Gumti Park may become another Sambisa Forest if uncared for, government warned


The Federal Government should urgently take steps to develop the Gashaka-Gumti National Park (GGNP) in Taraba State into a tourism site to avoid the reserve being turned into a hideout for terrorists, the state governor, Darius Ishaku, has warned. The governor said the GGNP, gazetted from two game reserves in 1991, should never be allowed to go the way of Sambisa ...

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Shrinking Lake Chad: A wake-up call to address insurgency, violence

Lake Chad

Lake Chad basin that happens to be an endorheic lake ( a closed drainage basin that retains water and allows no outflow to other external bodies of water) is bordered by four different countries including Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria on the edge of the Sahara Desert. The name Chad is a local parlance meaning ‘a lake’ or ‘large expanse ...

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Mohammed urges government, activists to synergise in tackling insurgency

Madam Anne Ene-Ita

Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, has urged civil society and the people to work closely with government to fight the menace of insurgency and other militant acts in the country. The minister, who spoke recently in Abuja at the 7th Environment Outreach Magazine Public Lecture, reiterated the fact that government alone cannot win the war against insurgency in any form ...

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NEMA provides for repentant Boko Haram insurgents

Boko Haram attack

Towards fast-tracking peace process in the North-eastern Nigeria, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has presented food and non-food items to the military for Operation Safe Corridor Programme meant to de-radicalise, rehabilitate and re-integrate 800 Boko Haram insurgents that surrendered‎. Presenting the items in Gombe, the Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sani Sidi said, “The initiative, which is in line ...

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Environment Outreach Magazine Lecture to address insurgency, effects

Hon. Minister of Environment

The 7th Environment Outreach Magazine Public Lecture/Environmental Awards Ceremony will hold on Thursday, 04 August 2016 in Abuja. According to the publisher of the magazine and host of the event, Chief Noble Akenge, the theme of this year’s lecture is: “Insurgency and its effect on the Nigerian Environment and Economy: which way forward” and it will be delivered by the Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed. Erstwhile Minister of Environment, Chief ...

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Images: Solar brightens insurgency-hit villages in Adamawa

Gaya Silkami

Characterised by limited access to modern energy services with majority of the population relying on the traditional solid fuels (biomass) to meet their cooking and heating needs, the villages of Gaya Silkami and Fa’a Gaya are beneficiaries to a power non-grid rural communities with solar based energy services. Courtesy of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Energy Commission of ...

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Children living in fear in northeastern Nigeria


Hauwa, 16, is from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria, a region blighted by years of Boko Haram insurgency. She says fear is with her daily, dictating how she lives. “I’m scared of walking along roads on my own because I don’t want to be raped for the second time,” she told me on the day I met ...

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