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Residents of Bayelsa grieve over devastation caused by River Nun

River Nun

“Residents of some coastal settlements in Bayelsa on Tuesday expressed their grief over the devastation caused by the overflow of River Nun, a tributary of River Niger, in the area.”- Premium Times The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the flood submerged some settlements along the bank of the river. NAN also reports that residents of Tombia community in Ekpetiama ...

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Town planners call for strategies to combat flooding in the country

Town planners call for strategies to combat flooding in the country

Independent reports that members of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Lagos Chapter, have called for strategies and policies to combat flooding in the country. They spoke during the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the body held at Academy Inn & Multipurpose Halls, Lateef Jakande Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos State. With a theme: “The Challenges Of Managing Flood In ...

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3,000 farmlands destroyed by Cross River flood

3,000 farmlands destroyed

According to The Guardian, twelve communities in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River have been flooded following two days of heavy rain, while more than 3,000 farmlands were equally destroyed. The incident, which occurred last week, has rendered hundreds of residents homeless as properties worth millions of naira were destroyed. Mr. John Inaku, the Director General, Cross River State Emergency Management ...

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100 households displaced by Kebbi flood

Kebbi flood

“Following the heavy downpour yesterday in some riverine areas in Kebbi State and neighbouring communities along the border with Niger Republic, no fewer than 100 households have been displaced while property worth millions of naira were destroyed by the Kebbi flood.”- The Guardian The flood was compounded as a result of the River Niger overflowing its banks in the border ...

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Kogi state orders immediate evacuation in flood affected areas

immediate evacuation

PM News says that the Kogi Government on Thursday ordered the immediate evacuation of traders, shanties and temporary structures around NATCO Junction of the Okene/Lokoja/Abuja Expressway in Lokoja. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Kogi Governor, Mrs Petra Onyegbule, in Lokoja, said the directive was as a result of the flash floods that occurred on Thursday ...

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Flood submerges Benue radio station, Wurukum market and seven communities

Benue radio station

Premium Times reports that a Benue radio station, Wurukum Market, and seven communities have been submerged following Saturday night heavy downpour in Makurdi. The State Commissioners for Land, Survey and Solid Minerals, Bernard Unenge, and Water Resources and Environment, Joseph Utsev, went round the town for situation report on Sunday. Mr. Ustev explained that the ministry needed adequate funds to ...

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Gombe flood disaster destroys 12 houses

Gombe flood disaster

“The Gombe State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, said 23 persons were killed and five others missing in Gombe flood disaster between June and July.”- Premium Times Mohammed Garba, Acting Head of Rescue and Rehabilitation of the agency made the disclosure to journalists in Gombe on Monday. He said six persons died at Dadinkowa in Yamaltu-Deba flood on June 6; 16 ...

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Suleja flood: Niger donates N30m to victims

Niger donates N30m to victims of Suleja flood

The Nation reports that Niger Gov. Abubakar Bello has approved N30 million to the state Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) to provide relief materials to victims of Suleja flood. A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Ndace, in Minna on Sunday said that the governor gave the approval when he visited some flooded areas in Suleja and Lapai ...

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Katsina spends N6bn on flood control

flood control

“Katsina State Government has spent N6 billion on flood control projects in 2017, the state Commissioner for Lands and Survey, Abubakar Ilu, said in Katsina on Wednesday.” – The Nation Ilu made the disclosure at the opening of 2017 Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme of Nigeria Institute of Town Planners. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of ...

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