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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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Deaths in Suleja as downpour causes flood

deaths in Suleja

“A flood which followed many hours of downpour displaced many homes and caused deaths in Suleja, Niger State, on Sunday, witnesses said. Witnesses said eight members of a household were suspected to have died in the flood which affected Suleja and Tafa local government areas of Niger. The head of the household was said to have survived but his two ...

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Heeding the seasonal flooding alert

imminent flooding in Niger, Kwara and Kogi

“Given that the rainy season is bound to generate seasonal flooding in many parts of the country, it is necessary for government and the people to take proactive measures to prevent loss of lives and property, damage to crucial infrastructure, disruption of socio-economic activities and even displacement of people in flooded areas.”- The Guardian Against this background, the warning issued, ...

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Flooding: Lagos moves to avert disaster

Flooding: Lagos moves to avert disaster

“It has since been established that while nature may take its natural course in flooding, human activities such as dams’ construction may lead to Flooding if not properly managed. The perenial Lagos flooding, experts say, could be attributed to many factors such as torrential rainfall, poor drainage system, poor sewage management and disposal, poor urban planning control, deforestation and climate ...

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