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Imo Assembly urges urgent govt intervention in gully erosion sites

Hope Uzodinma

The Imo State House of Assembly has appealed to Gov. Hope Uzodimma to urgently intervene in the gully erosion sites ravaging parts of Ikeduru Local Government Area of the state. Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo State The House made the appeal following a motion moved by Ikeduru representative, Mr Uche Ogbuagu (APC), at its plenary on Thursday, November 18, 2021, ...

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World Bank project to support fuel wood plantations in Kaduna communities

Nasir el-Rufai

The World Bank-supported Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) says it will support the development of fuel wood plantations in rural communities of Kaduna State. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State The Project Coordinator, Mr Jibril Dahiru, stated this on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at a community sensitisation and advocacy on solid waste management, land degradation and plantation at ...

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Climate change yet to make sense to many people, says Kaduna ministry official

NEWMAP forum

Director of Environment, Kaduna State Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Muazu Usman, said it was worrisome that people still feigned ignorance of the hazards of climate change on the environment. Participants at the NEWMAP forum Usman spoke on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Kaduna during a sensitisation workshop for students, civil society organisations and community leaders, organised by ...

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We’ve committed huge resources to address ecological problems, says Edo

Godwin-Obaseki

The Edo State Government says it has committed huge resources to address ecological problems confronting the state. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Mr Lucky Wasa, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Sustainability, disclosed this in an interview in Benin City, the state capital, on Sunday, September 19, 2021. He stated that the ecological challenges, which are spread in parts ...

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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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Fayemi canvasses environmental protection to boost agribusiness

Kayode Fayemi

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has flagged off distribution of equipment to farmers, under the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), to promote agribusiness in the state. Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State Fayemi, represented by the Deputy Gov. Bisi Egbeyemi, performed the ceremony in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. The governor said that ...

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NEWMAP gets two years extension, says coordinator

Salisu Dahiru

The National Coordinator, Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), Dr Salisu Dahiru, says the lifeline of the project has been extended by two years. National Coordinator, Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), Dr Salisu Dahiru Dahiru disclosed this on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Enugu during a retreat organised by the Anambra State Ministry of Environment under the ...

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Cross River communities decry proposed erosion works stoppage

Cross River State erosion site

Six Cross River State communities have decried the alleged stoppage of proposed gully erosion works by the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP). A Cross River State erosion site The proposed project which was to be funded by the World Bank was originally billed to be carried out in Ikot Eneobong, Akai Efa, Enima Omin, Goodluck Jonathan Bypass, Ekeya ...

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NEWMAP, group collaborate to tackle erosion in Gombe

Hussaina Danjuma Goje

The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) and Jewel Environmental Initiative (JEI) have engaged no fewer than 100 persons in an effort to sustain erosion projects in various communities in Gombe State. Gombe State Commissioner of Environment and Forest Resources, Dr Hussaina Danjuma Goje Speaking at a two-day workshop that began on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Gombe, the ...

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Group partners NEWMAP to tackle gully erosion in Nasarawa

Erosion Lafia

Source of Hope Foundation, a non governmental organisation (NGO) based in Nasarawa State, says it is collaborating with the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) to tackle erosion in the state. Erosion in Nasarawa State Founder of the NGO, Mrs Asibi Omeri-Ogabo, said this during a review meeting on the project in Lafia, the state capital, on Wednesday, February 17, ...

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