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World Rivers Day: Stakeholders advocate protection of rivers in South-East

River Ethiope

Stakeholders in the water subsector have advocated concerted efforts to protect, conserve and restore waterways and river systems in South-East communities from all forms of pollution and degradation. The River Ethiope The stakeholders made the call on Monday, September 27, 2021 in Owerri, Imo State, at the commemoration of this year’s World Rivers Day with the theme “Waterways in our ...

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NEMA, stakeholders engage in flood mitigating actions in South-East

Anambra flood

Environment stakeholders have embarked on flood mitigating actions and public education on adequate preparation to forestall the negative effects of flooding in Nigeria’s South-East region. Flooding in Anambra State In Enugu State, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it has embarked on massive sensitisation in local governments on need to build temporary shelter camps in flood prone communities. The ...

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South-East states embark on massive afforestation to curb biodiversity loss

Charles Udoh

States in the South-South have embarked on various tree planting programmes aimed at afforestation of the geo-political zone in order to combat desertification and global warming. Mr Charles Udoh, Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Environment and Solid Minerals The Edo State Government says it plans to plant 10 million trees within the next 10 years under its afforestation programme. The ...

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Experts want govt to intensify National Afforestation Programme implementation

Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar

Some environment experts in the South-East zone of Nigeria have urged the Federal Government to intensify the implementation of the National Afforestation Programme (NAP) in the zone and the country. Minister of Environment, Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar The experts, who made the call in a survey on NAP, expressed concern that non-implementation of the programme had seriously affected its objectives ...

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NEMA urges South-East residents to plant trees to check erosion

Erosion Anambra State

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has urged residents of the South-East to plant trees to checkmate the menace of erosion within the zone. Erosion site in Idemili, Anambra State The South-East Coordinator of NEMA, Mr James Eze, gave the advice in Enugu, Enugu State, on Friday, June 4, 2021. Eze spoke against the background of World Environment Day held ...

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South-East stakeholders reiterate concern over erosion-induced environmental degradation

Erosion Awka

Some stakeholders in the South-East of Nigeria have reiterated their concern over the adverse effects of gully erosion on the land mass, agriculture and roads in the zone. The Federal High Court, Awka under serious gully erosion threat and at the verge of imminent collapse The stakeholders made their observations known while responding to a survey on “Erosion and Desertification”. ...

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Environmental pollution, cause of low life expectancy in Nigeria – Survey

Bodo oil spill

Some stakeholders in the South-East of Nigeria have blamed environmental pollution in some parts of the country for low life expectancy of Nigerians, a survey has revealed. A fish farmer whose farm was destroyed after the 2008 oil spill. Photo credit: amnesty.org.uk An environmentalist and university lecturer, Prof. Mike Abaribe of Imo State University, noted that residents of communities with ...

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