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Development of coastal and estuarine settlements in the Niger delta

Winston I. Bell-Gam

Development of coastal and estuarine settlements in the Niger delta

the case of the Bonny Local Government Area

by Winston I. Bell-Gam

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Published by P. Lang in Berne, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Nigeria,
  • Bonny Region.,
  • Bonny Region
    • Subjects:
    • Coastal zone management -- Nigeria -- Bonny Region.,
    • Regional planning -- Environmental aspects -- Nigeria -- Bonny Region.,
    • Housing policy -- Nigeria -- Bonny Region.,
    • Land use -- Nigeria -- Bonny Region -- Planning.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-324).

      StatementWinston I. Bell-Gam.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHT395.N52 B663 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 454 p. :
      Number of Pages454
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1647328M
      ISBN 103261041749
      LC Control Number91204272

      Nigeria’s coastal zones cannot be overlooked because a significant portion of the nation’s revenue is derived from oil wells located in the coastal Niger Delta areas. The purpose of the paper is to report and draw lessons from the design workshop/charette as a unique approach towards evolving sustainable built and natural environments. Other articles where Niger Delta is discussed: western Africa: Pre-European slave trading: exported—as has been seen—from the Niger delta region. The communities of Ijo (Ijaw), Ibibio, and Efik fishermen and salt makers, who controlled the waterways to the interior, developed city-states whose whole fortunes came to be bound up with the slave trade.

        The Niger Delta's environment comprise of four distinct ecological zones: coastal barrier islands, mangrove swamp forests, freshwater swamps, and lowland rainforests and its ecosystem contains one of the highest concentrations of biodiversity in the world, in addition to supporting a wide variety of flora and fauna and arable terrain that can. Igbekki fishing settlement is located on the open coastline. There is a spit which is gradually extending into the sea. Igbekki is a fairly large coastal settlement, with an active fishing community, whose catch should be monitored continuously. Iwopin. Iwopin is a medium-sized brackishwater fishing settlement located on the Ogun Lagoon.

      Niger Delta oil contributes immensely to the well-being of the Nigerian State; yet the Niger Delta region remains underdeveloped and its indigenous inhabitants are among the poorest in Nigeria, leading the frustrated indigenous people to engage in frequent oil-related protests. Western Niger Delta consists of the western section of the coastal South-South Nigeria which includes Delta, and the southernmost parts of Edo State. The western (or Northern) Niger Delta is an heterogeneous society with several ethnic groups including the Urhobo, Delta Ibo, Isoko, Itsekiri, Ijaw (or Ezon) and Ukwuani groups in Delta State.


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Development of coastal and estuarine settlements in the Niger delta by Winston I. Bell-Gam Download PDF EPUB FB2

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[Winston I Bell-Gam]. The book reviews the geography of coastal and estuarine settlements of the Niger Delta and the constraints to economic and physical development. The methodology illustrates the successful application of social survey techniques and historical analysis in the examination of the problems of a specific sector, namely :   Development of Coastal and Estuarine Settlements in the Niger Delta: The Case of the Bonny Local Government Area Paperback – January 1, by Prof.

Winston I. Bell-Gam (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: Prof. Winston I. Bell-Gam. Sutinku gauti bendro pobūdžio laiškus apie vykstančias akcijas ir specialius pasiūlymus. Sutinku gauti pasiūlymus ir paklausimus apie prekes, susijusias su mano pirkimo isto.

Planning the development of coastal and estuarine settlements in the Niger Delta, Nigeria: The case of the Bonny local government area, (Olga) Author: Bell-Gam, W. of water transport in the estuarine of Niger Delta region in Nigeria. The core Niger Delta states are Bayelsa State, Delta State and Rivers State.

In the yearformer President Olusegun Obasanjo’s regime expanded the definition of Niger Delta region by incorporating some other states, including Abia State, Edo State, Imo State. The Niger Delta estuarine waters cover an area of about km 2 (Fig.

The Bonny/New Calabar river systems form about 39 % of the total area (Sott ). The Niger Delta area is the richest part of Nigeria in terms of natural resources with large deposits of petroleum products (oil and gas) (Braide et al. The Niger Delta is a tidal. Awosika L., Folorunsho R. () Estuarine and Ocean Circulation Dynamics in the Niger Delta, Nigeria: Implications for Oil Spill and Pollution Management.

In: Diop S., Barusseau JP., Descamps C. (eds) The Land/Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone of West and Central Africa. Estuaries of the World. Springer, Cham. First Online 03 June federal and state governments, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and oil companies to enhance the well-being of people in the delta, wide disparities in development outcomes persist, and the region compares poorly with the progress in other oil-producing.

The Niger River (/ ˈ n aɪ dʒ ər /; French: (le) fleuve Niger, pronounced [(lə) flœv niʒɛʁ]) is the principal river of West Africa, extending about 4, km (2, mi).Its drainage basin is 2, km 2 (, sq mi) in area. Its source is in the Guinea Highlands in southeastern runs in a crescent through Mali, Niger, on the border with Benin and then through Nigeria.

The report showed that the average HDI for the Niger Delta states is and concludes that the relative human development in the Niger Delta has declined.

56). The report further reveals that while some states (in Nigeria) made appreciable progress between andmost states from the Niger Delta region especially the South-South. The Niger Delta region has several ecosystems that play essential role for the sustenance of the different habitats and life forms in the area.

Some of the notable ecosystem includes freshwater swamp forest, lowland rainforest, mangroves forest etc. In recent time, the rate of deforestation, excessive hunting of wildlife, bush burning, intensive agricultural practices have increased in the region. The key environmental issues in the Niger Delta of Nigeria relate to its petroleum and industry.

The delta cov km² within wetlands of 70, km² formed primarily by sediment deposition. Home to 20 million people and 40 different ethnic groups, this floodplain makes up % of Nigeria's total land mass. It is the largest wetland and maintains the third-largest drainage basin in Africa.

The Niger Delta is situated in the Gulf of Guinea and extends throughout the Niger Delta Province as defined by Klett and others ().

From the Eocene to the present, the delta has prograded southwestward, forming depobelts that represent the most active portion of the delta at each stage of its development (Doust and Omatsola, ).

The Niger Delta is a fan-shaped sedimentary environment located between the Benin River in the west and the Imo River in the east (longitudes 5o4′00″E and 7o 40′00″E), extending a few. In the wetland Niger Delta, the Niger River, the world’s seventh longest river (km long), bifurcates into the Nun and Forcados Rivers whose distributary pattern is actually responsible for the origin of the reticulate drainage pattern that characterizes the Niger Delta proper ().The drainage density is very high and has given rise to an intricate drainage texture.

Sedimentology and ichnology of Neogene Coastal Swamp deposits in the Niger Delta Basin, Nigeria Article (PDF Available) in Geologos 22(3) December with 1, Reads. Deltas are subaerial and subaqueous accumulations of river-derived sediment deposited at the coast when a stream decelerates by entering and interacting with a larger receiving body of water.

The receiving body of water may be an ocean, gulf, lagoon, estuary, or lake, while the source stream may be virtually any size. The term delta originated with Herodotus' (c. B.C.) description of the. • Brackish water or estuarine canoe fishery operating in lagoons, creeks and estuaries.

• The artisanal group which mainly targets sharks and operates deep into the sea, deploying drift nets for sharks, sail fishes and saw fishes. FAO () conducted a comprehensive survey of the coastal and estuarine fisheries of Western. The Niger Delta is home to more than 10 million people.

Major states, according to the census, recorded a population of 2, for Delta and 3, for Rivers and Bayelsa States. The Niger delta Coastal settlements, which are already under stress of demographic pressure and unsustainable oil exploitation, are equally under the threat of sea level rise.

Global projections of sea level rise put the area under future inundation of up to km in land. The. It ranks among the world's most prolific petroleum-producing Tertiary deltas, comparable to the Alaska north slope, the Mississippi, the Orionoco, and the Mahakam. The Niger Delta basin occupies the coastal and oceanward part of a much larger and older tectonic feature, the Benue trough.

Concerned that recurring ocean surge and coastal erosion is threatening several coastal communities in the Niger Delta, Environmental Rights Action (ERA), has raised alarm on the imminent.