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SAVING IMO STATE ZOO AS A HERITAGE – NAZAP

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SAVING IMO STATE ZOO AS A HERITAGE – NAZAP

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The Nigerian Association of Zoological Gardens and Wildlife Parks (NAZAP) has been inundated with information of imminent closure of Imo State Zoo, Nekede.

As a result, there is heightened anxiety from Environmental and Conservation stakeholders on the quantum of biodiversity loss that would occur in the event of such closure, which would entail massive translocation of wildlife species from such a major Zoo.

 

 

NAZAP has thus written to the Government of Imo State seeking the veracity of this disturbing information, considering that the Zoo is one of the thriving Zoos in the country that had recently undergone massive enhancement.
As the apex ex-situ wildlife curators Association, NAZAP is taken aback that no consultation has been made with the body as to such alleged intended closure.

 

 

 

May we recall the recent launching of Imo Hope Green Revolution that was flagged off by His Excellency the Goveror, which is a campaign for tree planting and nature conservation. The Governor had earlier made far reaching promises to protect Imo State Zoo and upgrade it to international standards, when he hosted NAZAP and other wildlife stakeholders during the 2020 World Wildlife Day commemoration in Owerri, Imo State.

If the Governor made these promises to the public and global conservation stakeholders, then we cannot be traumatised so soon by what appears to be a policy somersault. We should therefore hold the Imo State Government to its avowed principles and policy statements, otherwise our image as proud citizens of Nigeria, will be rubbished in the comity of nations.

 

 

 

The Imo State Zoo is a key member of NAZAP and amongst the earliest that blazed the trail in national zoo development. Its in-situ conservation scheme is registered amongst international conservation stakeholders, both in the index of livable cities, climate change and in the aspects of sustainable development.

Our pioneer NAZAP Year Book has equally listed Imo State Zoo amongst its thriving national assets, thus deserving a pride of place.

 

 

 

We will be saddened by this turn of event, if true, especially as the zoo is now the only surviving zoo in the South East of Nigeria.

Bringing closure to this facility, as being alleged, will be a costly narrative for conservation education, research and tourism in Nigeria, in view of the Zoo’s status as a major facility for field practical training of students, renewable natural resource, environmental, ecological and biological sciences Centre.

 

 

 

NAZAP has thus advanced the option of encouraging pertinent partnerships with prospective private sector investors in ensuring the zoo’s overall development and sustainability.
However, in the event of any properly planned relocation of any zoo, the intended new location is meant to be fully developed before the animals are translocated. In contemplating the movement of a large number of animals, many of which are on the threatened or endangered list, the strategic and technical inputs of several agencies such as NESREA, VCRN, WISON and the National Park Service, including NAZAP should be factored.

In conclusion, there is every need for such exercises as Zoo closure to be appropriately guided to guard against untoward logistical or ecological eventualities. It is in the light of the above relevant circumstances that we advise that the State Government initiate the required protocols of engagement with the above stated professional stakeholders, if indeed the closure of such a facility is contemplated.

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Gov Abiodun Honours Adron Homes GMD Aare Adetola Emmanuelking For His Unrelenting Efforts To Promote Peace In Ogun

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The executive governor of Ogun state, His Excellency Prince Dapo Abiodun mfr. has honoured Aare Adetola Olaniyi EmmanuelKing, The Group Managing Director, Adron Homes and Properties for his unrlenting efforts to improve security architecture in Nigeria.

Gov Abiodun presented the awards to Aare Adetola EmmanuelKing during Nigeria Police Retreat held in the state to appreciate his kind gesture to his immediate environment and to charge others to participate in the uplifting and development of Ogun state.

The Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba was ably represented by the Assistant Inspector General of Police, IGP in charge of Zone 2 Onikan alongside the commissioner of police in Ogun, CP Lanre Bankole.

Meanwhile, Aare Adetola Emmanuelking in 2020 through Police Community Relations Committee, PCRC donated patrol vehicles to the police in Zone 2 Onikan, PCRC and divisional stations in Ilisan area to assist their movement towards quality service delivery.

Governor Abiodun described Aare Adetola Olaniyi EmmanuelKing as a rare breed in the country, saying it is not common among the rich people to support the Nigeria Police Force individually, through building of modern police station with sophisticated equipment to meet international standard.

He charged well meaning Nigerians to emulate Aare Adetola EmmanuelKing by contributing immensely towards the growth and development of Nigeria.

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IBIJOKE SANWOOLU TABLE TENNIS FINAL TO HOLD DECEMBER 3

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Sahara Weekly Reports That The final match of the Ibijoke Sanwoolu Street Table Tennis Challenge will come up this Saturday, December 3, 2022 at the council hall of the Igando/ Idimu Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.

 

 

 

 

 

IBIJOKE SANWOOLU TABLE TENNIS FINAL TO HOLD DECEMBER 3

 

 

 

 

 

The table tennis tournament which kicked off on Friday, November 18, 2022 had players drawn from Alimosho area squaring up against themselves to determine the champion that will go on to represent the area in the state championship slated for the first quarter of 2023.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the final match of the competition, Omotoyinbo Tolulope will be battling Joseph Jesubomi popularly called Atorise by his teeming supporters. While Tolulope had to go through a hard fought fixture against Raimi Saka, Atorise emerged winner in his semi final fixture by defeating Ameen Mustapha in straight sets.

 

 

 

 

 

IBIJOKE SANWOOLU TABLE TENNIS FINAL TO HOLD DECEMBER 3

 

 

 

 

 

The semi final matches had in attendance the chairman of Igando/ Idimu LCDA, Comrade Ayinde Akinsanya and the leader of the house in the council, Hon. Prince Dauda Gbadamosi along with other executive committee members of the council as well as the supporters of the players.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The final match, scheduled for 12pm on Saturday is expected to witness a large turnout of the supporters of the two gladiators who are pitched against each other for the ultimate honor in the game of table tennis in their zone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ibijoke Sanwoolu Street Table Tennis Challenge is a competition being initiated to return the glory days of table tennis to Lagos and to discover and nurture the large number of talents we have in our great state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The competition is being supported by Peace ANYIAM-Osigwe’s Africa Film Academy, Rite Foods, Tecno Phones and some private individuals who have deep interest in the game of table tennis. According to the co-coordinator of the initiative, Mr. Victor Ganzallo, the next stop for the competition is Eti-Osa Local Government, and will be powered by King Saheed Elegushi Foundation.

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Power of Prayer as Apostle Suleman Raises Boy from Dead in Benin City

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Power of Prayer as Apostle Suleman Raises Boy from Dead in Benin City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Few days ago, another shocking testimony of God’s healing power was made in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. Popular servant of God, Apostle Johnson Suleman, prayed life into the unconscious body of a five years old boy.

 

 

 

Power of Prayer as Apostle Suleman Raises Boy from Dead in Benin City

 

 

 

 

 

Judging from the two-day ‘Mighty Turnaround’ crusade, the manifestation inspired believers. Normally, when a person has been declared dead for half an hour, doctors give up. But, according to the Scriptures, that was just when Jeremiah was called to pray. Jeremiah prayed and the lifeless man’s heart began to beat and he came back from the dead. That was the lot of the lucky boy, whose life Apostle Suleman spoke to and revived.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, how did he make that happen? ‘It is the power of prayer,” the ‘Restoration Apostle’ enthused in his sermon. He continued; “It’s really as simple as that. And we have a testimony that the miraculous experience is having great effects on believers, it has raised people’s faith levels.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources from the Benin City crusade said that the experience really raised people’s expectations “because they saw God move”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to Apostle Suleman in one of his recorded prayer services, “the power of prayer seeking God’s intervention in human’s affairs was seen most dramatically when God raised Christ from the dead. The resurrection was something the earliest followers of Jesus experienced as a real, historical event. This shows that the very power that raised Jesus from the dead is still available to us and we get it when we ask God in prayer. We ask Him and He helps us with power that exceeds our comprehension and expectations.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Benin experience was not Apostle Suleman’s first, but it has continued to stay on the front burner, given the surge of testimonies that followed the service.

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