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Worrying Rhetoric And Stop-Gap Response To Threats Of Climate Change

Worrying Rhetoric And Stop-Gap Response To Threats Of Climate Change

BY CHIMA NWAFO In organized climes, the government is perceived as a continuum. Policies stretch from one administration to the other just as projects begun from one government is usually completed by the successor-regime. But…

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Nigerians Choking In Air Pollution Amid Political Indifference

Nigerians Choking In Air Pollution Amid Political Indifference

BY CHIMA NWAFO When in 1984 the federal military government ordered the administrator of Lagos State, Gbolahan Mudasiru, to suspend “with immediate effect” the visionary Lagos Metro-line project initiated by the performing elected governor Lateef…

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‘All We Are Saying…., Give Us Good Roads’, South-East Community Tells Governor

‘All We Are Saying…., Give Us Good Roads’, South-East Community Tells Governor

BY CHIMA NWAFO Since the development objective of the World Bank-sponsored Erosion and Watershed Management Project for Nigeria is to reduce vulnerability to soil erosion in targeted sub-watersheds, the progress should be measurable and open…

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Why Oil Theft, Bunkering, Pipeline Vandalism, Illegal Refineries Will Continue

Why Oil Theft, Bunkering, Pipeline Vandalism, Illegal Refineries Will Continue

BY CHIMA NWAFO There was nothing new in the recent report of the French-owned AFP on the devastating oil spills in the Niger Delta communities. The region is an ecological nightmare, the most environmentally threatened location. As a…

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World Bank, FGN Hail NEWMAP As 6 Nigerians Become Poorer Per Minute

World Bank, FGN Hail NEWMAP As 6 Nigerians Become Poorer Per Minute

BY CHIMA NWAFO The World Bank-sponsored Nigerian Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) is unquestionably a child of circumstance. It was birthed in response to President Goodluck Jonathan’s appeal for support, mainly in fighting the…

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Who’ll Save Nigeria’s Future From Devastating Soil Erosion?

Who’ll Save Nigeria’s Future From Devastating Soil Erosion?

BY CHIMA NWAFO While the south-east region is losing more lands to gully erosion and more families displaced by an earth tremor, there was no definitive agency of government – either states or federal –…

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Why Abuja And Lagos Sink In Quality Of Living City Ranking

Why Abuja And Lagos Sink In Quality Of Living City Ranking

BY CHIMA NWAFO Elsewhere in the developed and genuinely developing nations, cities are dynamic because their political economies are resilient and energetic. But in Nigeria, whatever progress or growth in the economy can only be…

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Abia Governor Dreaming Of Foundation for Planned Cities

Abia Governor Dreaming Of Foundation for Planned Cities

BY CHIMA NWAFO It is not often that environmentally friendly news filter from the concrete walls of Government Houses especially that of Abia – a state infested with multiple gully erosion sites. Besides, the question…

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In Search Of Strategic Solutions To Mitigate Erosion, Flood Disasters?

In Search Of Strategic Solutions To Mitigate Erosion, Flood Disasters?

BY CHIMA NWAFO In a tradition of aiming east while travelling west, President Muhammadu Buhari has now increased the cost of governance by raising the number of ministers and creation of a Ministry of Humanitarian…

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How Indifference To International Days Impedes Attainment of SDGs

How Indifference To International Days Impedes Attainment of SDGs

BY CHIMA NWAFO Perhaps, nothing tells the story of how well the political leadership has managed (or mis-mismanaged) Nigeria’s human and material endowment since independence better than the state of physical and social infrastructure in…