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

Deforestation

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: telegraph.co.uk 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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FCMB, Mercy Corps to uplift 500,000 farmers, vulnerable in North-East Nigeria

FCMB, Mercy Corps

About 500,000 farmers and vulnerable people in Nigeria’s North-East zone can now access farming friendly and demand-driven financial services, courtesy of a collaboration involving First City Monument Bank (FCMB) and Mercy Corps, an international aid organisation. Chief of Party of RRA, Margarita Aswani, speaking on the potential benefit of the MoU Supported by USAID-funded Feed the Future Nigeria Rural Resilience ...

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Report highlights three-year WASH response strategy for North-East

WHO IDP camp

The WASH Sector Nigeria has released its three-year response strategy for improving the water, sanitation and hygiene needs of people displaced in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states by 2023. Internally Displaced Persons queuing up for water at Muna IDPs camp. Photo credit: WHO/CE.Onuekwe Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) states were the most affected by insurgency with more than 14,700 people ...

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States in North-East Nigeria intensify waste management strategies

Dr Ibrahim Kabir

Some state governments in the North-East zone in Nigeria have intensified effort at ensuring clean environment, creation of job opportunities and revenue generation, through effective waste management practices. Dr Ibrahim Kabir, the Director General of the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency A survey conducted in Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Adamawa and Yobe states indicates that some of them have even established ...

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Waste disposal: five states take measures to keep environment clean

Victor Omofaiye

State governments in the North-Central zone and part of the North-East are taking measures to ensure proper waste disposal, a survey has shown. Kogi State Commissioner for Environment, Mr Victor Omofaiye The states are Plateau, Benue, Kogi, Nasarawa and Taraba. In Plateau, the Commissioner for Environment, Mr Yakubu Idi, said new strategies for waste management were based on the experience ...

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