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Miller Chizema walked through the forest near his home and came across a pile of freshly-cut logs - a sight that spurred the 82-year-old villager to dismay and anger.

Zimbabwe turns to charcoal for cooking as power outages bite

Miller Chizema walked through the forest near his home and came across a pile of freshly-cut logs - a sight that spurred the 82-year-old villager to dismay and anger.
A firefighter extinguishes a fire in a forest at Rambutan village, in Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra province, on September 11 , 2019. – Malaysia has stepped up pressure on neighbouring Indonesia to tackle huge blazes tearing through its rainforests and smothering Southeast Asia in smog, as fires typically started to clear land for crops send diplomatic tensions soaring. (Photo by ABDUL QODIR / AFP)

Indonesia forest fires surge, stoking global warming fears

The number of blazes in Indonesia’s rainforests has jumped sharply, satellite data showed Thursday, spreading smog across Southeast Asia and adding to concerns about the impact of increasing wildfire outbreaks worldwide on global warming.
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Father of three makes N200,000 monthly from charcoal business in Kaduna

A 29-year-old man, Yusuf Adamu, on Friday, said he makes an average sale of N200,000 monthly from charcoal business.

50 arrested for tree felling in Niger

Fifty villagers arrested for allegedly felling trees and turning them to charcoal in some local government areas of Niger state

Ghanaians win lottery with former president’s birth year

At least two Ghanaians have won a substantial amount of money from the country’s lottery by staking the country’s former president, John Mahama’s birth year, 1958.

NOA moves to curb illegal felling of economic trees in Kwara

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) is collaborating with the Kwara Government, NGOs and traditional rulers to check illegal felling of economic trees in the state.

Governor Al-Makura bans charcoal production in Nasarawa

Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has at the weekend banned the production of charcoal in the state to prevent the cutting down and burning of trees in the state.
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NGO laments reckless felling of trees

Worried by the threats of deforestation in the country, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Bauchi State, Natural Resources Conservation Foundation, has lamented the reckless felling of trees in the society, which it said, creates artificial desertification and other disasters such as the recent windstorm that rocked the state.

Borno’s SEMA spends N2 billion feeding IDPs

The Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Saturday said it spent over N2 billion distributing food items and condiments to IDPs in the last four years.

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The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says it has over 700,000 National e-ID cards yet to be collected by Nigerians from its offices nationwide.

NIMC extends diaspora enrolment to Togo, Niger, Ivory Coast

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has extended the enrolment of Nigerians living in the Diaspora into the National Identity Database to Togo, Niger Republic, Ivory Coast and the Republic of Ireland.

NIS explains visa on arrival policy

The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammed Babandede, has said the visa on arrival for holders of passports of African countries from January 2020 is to accelerate African Integration.
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Ebonyi governor presents 2020 Appropriation Bill of N178.1 billion

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Friday presented the year 2020 Appropriation Bill of N178.1 billion before the state House of Assembly.
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Abductors of pregnant woman, nine-year-old girl demand N30 million

Abductors of the pregnant woman identified as Mrs Okeke who was abducted by gunmen with two other children aged 9 and 12 in their homes in the Juji area of Kaduna have made a demand of N10 million for each of their victims.

Kogi PDP guber ticket: Court to rule on motion for joinder

Those hoping for an early resolution of the controversy over the rightful owner of the Kogi People’s Democratic Party, PDP Governorship ticket have had their waiting time extended.