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Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Minister of Environment, Mrs. Amina Mohammed, on Tuesday said the Federal Government might ban the exportation of wood from Nigeria in order to prevent deforestation. She said it was time the country started to conserve its ecosystem, stressing that Nigeria cannot continue to be a party to international protocols and conventions that affect trade and […]

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