Environment
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FG warns 31 states risk severe flooding this year

From Opeyemi Muhammed The Federal Government has warned that 148 Local Governments Areas in 31 states are at highly probable flood risk areas this 2024. The Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, Prof. Joseph Utsev, warned during the unveiling of 2024 Annual Flood Outlook (AFO) in Abuja. TheNewsZenith reports that the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency […]

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Agriculture Environment

Int’l Forest Day: Ondo to transplant 80,000 tree seedlings

From Khadijat Usman Akure  Ondo State Government says it will raise 80,000 tree seedlings of various species for transplant across its 16 forest reserves. Mr Oluwagbenga Akingbasote, the Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Forestry/Produce sub-sector, announced this in Akure. TheNewsZenith reports that Akingbasote spoke with newsmen at the Nursery site of […]

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Disasters Environment

Well collapses, killing 2 miners in C/River

From Our Correspondent Two illegal miners have died after the well they dug for mining activity collapsed on them at Buya community in Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River State. The state Commissioner for Mineral Resources, Effiom-Ekaha Otu, confirmed the incident on Wednesday. Otu added that three other persons sustained injuries, describing the incident […]

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Disasters Environment

NEMA seeks military protection of Kaduna warehouse

From Our Correspondent  Following the spate of attacks on warehouses by hungry Nigerians, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Tuesday, solicited the military`s support to secure its facilities in Kaduna, North West Zone. The North West Zonal Coordinator NEMA, Mr Imam Garki, made the request when he sent a team of the agency on […]

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Disasters Environment

Makinde signs executive order on safety of harmful substances

From Our Correspondent  Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, signed Executive Order 001 of 2024 on the safe handling of harmful substances. TheNewsZenith reports that the executive is coming as a fallout of the Jan. 16 bomb explosion in Ibadan. The explosion, which killed around seven persons and injured many others was reportedly […]

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Disasters Environment

5 die in pipeline explosion in Imo

From Our Correspondent No fewer than five vandals died in an explosion that rocked the Obitti Community, on Tuesday, in the Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area (LGA) of Imo State. An anonymous source told newsmen that the vandals had stormed the Obitti Rubber Estate with an articulated vehicle and dug through to an oil pipeline that […]

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Environment

EKSG directs workers to clean office ahead monthly sanitation

From Our Correspondent  The Ekiti State Government has directed it’s civil servants to clean their offices and surroundings before the close of work on Friday. This is prelude to the January edition of the State Monthly Environmental Sanitation on Saturday. Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Chief (Mrs) Tosin Aluko Ajisafe, said in a statement […]

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Disasters Environment

Failed visa deal: Kano fire service foils suicide bid

From Our Correspondent The Kano State Fire Service says it rescued one 37-year-old Saifillahi Rabiu, who allegedly attempted to commit suicide over a failed deal. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the organisation, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, announced this in a statement mailed to TheNewsZenith, on Friday, in Kano. Abdullahi stated that the incident happened on […]

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Disasters Environment

Bodija Explosion: More than 10 still missing – Community

From Our Correspondent Residents of Bodija Community said more than 10 people are still missing following the Jan. 16 bomb explosion in the area. Bodija Estate Residents Association (BERA) announced this at its Consultative Forum on Wednesday in Ibadan. BERA, therefore, urged that wealthy Nigerians to assist victims of the incidence. The group also demanded […]

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Conservation / Wildlife Environment Security

Army trains 100 N/Park personnel on combat security

From Our Correspondent The Nigerian Army has trained 100 personnel of the National Park Service (NPS) in tactical operations to curb illegal activities in the parks. Dr Ibrahim Goni, the Conservator-General (C-G) of the park said, on Tuesday, in Abuja. Goni said the training was one of NPS’s cardinal strategies to ensure growth, security and […]

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