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Proper soil management, a must for food security – Soil scientists

Soil scientists have called for proper soil and crop nutrition management in addressing issues of environmental quality and land degradation if the progress already achieved in combating food insecurity must be sustained; noting that “achieving food security (availability, accessibility and affordability) in the 21st Century can only be realised through proper soil and crop nutrition management backed by effective and implementable government policies.

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Whatever we do to the environment will come back to us – Charity Musa

As the Holy Book says, little foxes spoil the vine. In other words, little things we think that do not matter are actually the major problems. One of the main contributors to the yearly floods in a state like Lagos is the indiscriminate manner in which wastes are disposed. People throw garbage into gutters, blocking them and forcing water to seek alternative routes.

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We use neem trees to combat desertification and create jobs – Dr. Jibunoh

Talk of killing three birds with one stone! In his fight against desertification in the northern part of Nigeria which has claimed hundreds of hectares of farmland, leaving hunger, homelessness and poverty in its wake, Dr Newton Jibunoh, an engineer/environmentalist, has not only been successfully combating desert encroachment by planting neem trees, but has been reducing poverty, empowering women and youths economically and improving the educational infrastructure, teaching and learning aids in the communities.

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Japan tsunami, nuclear disaster; Lessons for Nigeria – Amb. Shoji

’How we are helping host country on power, technological devt’
Japanese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Ryuichi Shoji speaks on hinderances to Nigeria’s technological advancement and how his home country is helping to address them. Shoji also comments on the lessons Nigeria can learn from the tsunami and the attendant nuclear disaster that struck Japan about a year ago. Excerpt:

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Nigeria to develop low carbon strategy

The Federal Government of Nigeria will pursue a low carbon development strategy to achieve Vision 2020 targets. This hint was dropped by the Minister of Environment, Mr John Odey in a message to the National Workshop on Developing a Low Carbon Industrial Strategy for Nigeria. The Minister stated Nigeria’s commitment to develop a low carbon industrial strategy that creates growth, employment and reduce emission of greenhouse gases.

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Okomu stakeholders petition Oshiomhole over deforestation

Protection for Okomu National Park (PONPE), a coalition of stakeholder organisations and individuals and Local Advisory Committee for Okomu National Park (LAC_Okomu) have sent a petition to the Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole urging him to urgently look into what they called ‘’illegal logging, carting away of logs and bodily attacks on staff of the National Park situated at Arakhuan_Udo in Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo State, with the view to bringing the perpetrators to book”

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