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Alapere residents complain bitterly over canal project


Residents of Wesley area in Alapere, Lagos State have alleged abandonment of a government-financed drainage project by the contractor, making their community more prone to flooding and health hazards. They protested against constant flood in the community when the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transports, Engineer Abdulsallam, was on inspection tour of the reconstruction of Oluwakemi/Ajiboye road expansion. The residents said ...

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Nigerian engineers intensify efforts to tackle building collapse

“Registration of technicians can reduce building collapse", Ganiyu Jimoh

According to Punch, the Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers said it had intensified efforts aimed at preventing disasters and ensuring safety awareness, especially as it pertains fire incidents, flooding and building collapse across the country. Addressing journalists in Lagos, the pioneer National Chairman of NISE, Abiodun Oyedepo, said the NISE was not formed to compete with other safety bodies and ...

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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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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) educates Nigerians on flooding

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

“To reduce the spread of infectious diseases such as cholera, dysentery, typhoid fever and poliomyelitis; and vector-borne diseases such as malaria and yellow fever during flooding, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) advises that precautionary measures should be taken.”- TVC Flooding is an event of public health interest due to the resultant outcomes of mortality, morbidity, displacement,loss of property and livelihood. In addition, there is ...

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Facts about flood in Nigeria that you should know

Flood in Nigeria

Flood in Nigeria is a common environmental problem. In the wake of the flood disaster that plagued Benue state last week where thousands were rendered homeless, this article enumerates important facts about flood in Nigeria and why you should equip yourself with this information that can save lives and properties. Flood is said to occur when a body of water ...

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Flood in Abakaliki submerges ex-governors house and others

flood in Abakaliki

Daily Post reports that a mysterious flood in Abakaliki has wrecked havoc on the residents of Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi state, especially those residing at Onwe road and destroyed property worth millions of Naria at early hours of Sunday. The flood also submerged a garden spot (a recreational centre) located at same Onwe road that belong to the former ...

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