mvule

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mvule

(əmˈvuːlɛ)
n
1. (Plants) a tropical African tree, Chlorophora excelsa (or Milicia excelsa). Also called: iroko tree
2. (Forestry) the hardwood timber of such a tree
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Yoruba will say, 'It is from shrub that the observation of pruning of Iroko tree must be done because when it grows up, axing it down would become a herculean task'.
And like the Nigerian lizard that jumped from the high iroko tree praised itself when no one acknowledged it, I hereby sent myself a congratulations success card for accomplishing the great feat.The trip the London, which many enemies of development said would not happen, is slowly taking shape.
As an Igbo proverb poignantly observes, "It is from a small seed that the giant Iroko tree has its beginning."
The iroko tree may have fallen, but this giant of African letters leaves behind him a rich literary legacy.
In order to combat these diseases and infections, the people of Benin depend on herbs and roots which are medicinal in nature like "alonbhokhor" (popularly called scent leaves) "ohugben", asthma weed, and the bark of trees (red wood, iroko tree and almond) often applied in treatment of infections.
Fashioned from the durable timber of the Iroko tree, it is shaped into a fun dinosaur design.
This has however not obliterated the fact that such an Iroko tree among the ranks of Nigeria's establishment, a top-notch member of the Nigerian ruling class, was killed like a common chicken on a festive day.
"If nobody will praise me, I will praise myself, said the Lizard which fell from the high Iroko tree." Many would have witnessed that the lizard, on falling, nods its head repeatedly in appreciation of its feat.
That day marks the new year of the people and they gather in their numbers under a designated Iroko tree at the palace of the Ewi of Ado Ekiti to receive their returning warriors and pay homage to their traditional ruler.
Oyedele cited the example of agricultural resources peculiar to Ekiti State such as 'Ekiti yam', the 'Iroko tree' and the relatively unknown 'Calabash Nutmeg', would be propagated for macro and micro propagation.
In Kwara, Niger, Oyo and Benue states some of the trees used for charcoal production includes Aayan tree...and iroko tree. It was also gathered that there are other species of trees used for this purpose in the country...These include prosobis Africana...which are popular and most frequently used among the inhabitants as fuel woods...Karim regretted that both the producers and exporters of charcoal paid about four different levies to the state, the local government and the forest guides, which they claimed was revenue to the government before charcoal could be transported from any of the villages.'(Nigeria Forests...Going, Going and Going, The Nation, Sunday, December 3, 2017)
In Kwara, Niger, Oyo and Benue states some of the trees used for charcoal production includesAayan tree...and iroko tree. It was also gathered that there are other species of trees used for this purpose in the country...These include prosobis Africana...which are popular and most frequently used among the inhabitants as fuel woods...Karim regretted that both the producers and exporters of charcoal paid about four different levies to the state, the local government and the forest guides, which they claimed was revenue to the government before charcoal could be transported from any of the villages.'(Nigeria Forests...Going, Going and Going, The Nation, Sunday, December 3, 2017)