Leader of a six-man team on expedition t

Newton Jibunoh

Leader of a six-man team on expedition to Sahara Desert, 70-year-old Newton Jibunoh speaks on his mission on February 11, 2008 in Lagos. A Nigerian soil engineer Newton Jibunoh is leading a six-man team on his third expedition to sahara desert in his campaign against the menace of desert encroachment. In his effort to check desertification, Jibunoh has partnered with private organisations in tree-planting campaign in northern Nigeria, where desert encroachment is a real problem. AFP PHOTO PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)


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