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Birds, locusts swarm threaten bumper harvests in Yobe

Birds, locusts swarm threaten bumper harvests in Yobe

According to the Commissioner for Agriculture, Mustapha Gajirima, the increasing population of Queala birds in Nguru, Ngeji and Ngalda wetlands is threatening bumper harvests in five local government areas of Yobe. Gajirima told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Damaturu that the birds were threatening rice and millet plantations in Nguru, Jakusko, Bade, Karasuwa and Fika Local Government ...

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FRSC: 30,000 died in road crash between 2011 and 2015

According to the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi,  30, 126 people died in Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) between 2011 and 2015. The Nation reports that Oyeyemi said that RTCs have negatively impacted the nation’s economy. He said that:“three per cent of our annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) totaling about $131, 817,676,080 has been lost to RTCs ...

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AfDB offers $1billion support to federal government

AfDB offers $1billion support to federal government

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said it will support Nigeria with a sum of $1 billion to address the country’s N2.2 trillion deficit in the 2016 budget. The AfDB President, Akinwunmi Adesina, who was at the State House in Abuja, yesterday, also revealed other packages the financial institution has for the country. They include $300 million to create jobs ...

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NESREA says cutting of trees without replacement leads to ecological imbalance

NESREA says cutting of trees without replacement leads to ecological imbalance

While speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Ilorin on Monday, the State Coordinator of National Environmental Standards & Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) in Kwara, Mr. Martins Enenwaene, warned that cutting of trees without replacement leads to ecological imbalance. Mr. Martins Enenwaene expressed that massive deforestation contributed to the destruction of properties by heavy storm. Furthermore, he said the ...

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Ex-CBN chief says sale of nation’s assets will further restrict income

Ex-CBN chief says sale of nation’s assets will further restrict income

According to Dr Titus Okunronmu, a former Director in the Budgetary Department, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the sale of the country’s assets to boost the economy will further restrict income. Okunronmu, while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun, said that rather than restrict income, the government should redistribute income through untapped resources. According to him, selling ...

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Lagos demolishes illegal structures, shanties in Lekki, Ikoyi, VI

Lagos demolishes illegal structures, shanties in Lekki, Ikoyi, VI

  The Nation reports that, the Lagos State Government has begun the demolition of illegal structures and shanties in Ikoyi, Lekki and Victoria Island, with the operations led by Chairman of Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) Olayinka Egbeyemi, a Superintendent of Police. Egbeyemi said the demolition was long overdue following the expiration of the ultimatum given ...

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Enugu moves to demolish illegal structures

Enugu moves to demolish illegal structures

If the Enugu State government carries out its threat to demolish structures built beside waterways, especially in the metropolis; no fewer than 95 buildings including business areas, schools and churches will be pulled down. According to The Guardian, the move to demolish these structures which government described as “illegal” may not be unconnected with the recent flooding of the multimillion ...

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UN, group train communities in Cross River on forest regeneration

UN, group train communities in Cross River on forest regeneration

The United Nations (UN) has commenced the training of some communities in Cross River State on forest regeneration, due to being faced with the growing threat of deforestation through human activities. Following the training, in 10 years to come the people of Okuromotet would be free from Forest degradation by raising 10,000 Cocoa nurseries, The Guardian reports. This was stated at the ...

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Osun seeks prompt release of ecological fund to tackle flooding

Osun seeks prompt release of ecological fund to tackle flooding

Owing to the negative impact of the recent flooding in some parts of Osun State, an appeal has gone to the federal government to come to the aid of the State, through prompt release of ecological  fund approved for the state, in order to prevent future environmental disaster. According to The Guardian, the state consultant on Urban Planning, Environment and ...

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