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Nigeria – Akwa Ibom: Illegal sand mining threatens Calabar-Itu, Mkpok bridges

Nigeria – Akwa Ibom: Illegal sand mining threatens Calabar-Itu, Mkpok bridges

The unregulated activities of illegal sand miners in Akwa Ibom State is not only causing large damage to the environment, but also threatening the foundation of some critical assets in the state such as the Mkpok bridge in Onna Local Government Area and the strategic Calabar-Itu bridge in Itu Local Government Area of the state.

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Sand Mining In Badagry Suspended Due To Environmental Degradation; Nigeria

Sand Mining In Badagry Suspended Due To Environmental Degradation; Nigeria

Governor Fashola of Lagos State has ordered the suspension of all forms of surface sand mining in Badagry area of Lagos, southwest Nigeria, as a result of environmental degradation. The suspension is sequel to a petition written by a resident in Badagry.

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Nigeria: Continuous Sand Mining and Dredging Cause Concerns

Nigeria: Continuous Sand Mining and Dredging Cause Concerns

Continued dredging in the state’s shorelines have been described as an illegal activity capable of causing major environmental challenge for Lagos in its bid for environmental sustainability.

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Nigeria, Akwa Ibom

Nigeria: Illegal sand mining threatens Calabar-Itu, Mkpok bridges The unregulated activities of illegal sand miners in Akwa Ibom State is…

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Lagos ready to battle illegal sand miners, Nigeria

Lagos ready to battle illegal sand miners, Nigeria

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday said the government had no choice but to wage “serious war” against illegal sand miners in the state.

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Sand Mining Throughout Coastal Liberia

Sand Mining Throughout Coastal Liberia

The city of Buchanan, Liberia, is gradually being swept away by sea erosion. But there is an even more serious matter – an impending environmental danger- that should claim the urgent attention of the government. It is the issue of sand mining in Monrovia and its environs.

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Delta State Government Bans the Dredging of Sand, Nigeria

Delta State Government Bans the Dredging of Sand, Nigeria

The Niger Delta State Government has banned the dredging of sand in the 25 local governments. Commissioner for Environment Frank Omare said yesterday after a meeting with sand dredgers in Asaba, the state capital, that the directive was to save communities from ecological disaster.

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Sand Mining Database

Sand Mining Database

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Swallowed by the Sea: Where coastal infrastructure and jobs meet climate change

Swallowed by the Sea: Where coastal infrastructure and jobs meet climate change

Life is shifting fast for coastal communities in West Africa. In some areas, coastlines are eroding as much as 10 meters per year. Stronger storms and rising seas are wiping out homes, roads and buildings that have served as landmarks for generations.

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