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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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Lagos advises residents to relocate as release of water from Oyan Dam begins

Lagos advises residents to relocate as release of water from Oyan Dam begins

“Lagos State Government has advised residents living along the plains of Ogun River to be on the alert and take necessary precautions as release of water from Oyan Dam begins.”- PM News Dr. Samuel Babatunde Adejare, Commissioner for the Environment explained that the controlled water releases from the dam was a pragmatic approach of the Ogun-Oshun River Basin Development Authority ...

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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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How Lagos Can Be Saved From Flood Disasters

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

The issue of flooding has worsened considerably in Lagos in recent times to the extent that a man was spotted paddling his canoe on the popular Ahmadu Bello way in Victoria Island only last month. In this article, we look at possible ways Lagos flood disasters can be avoided. Following the flood than overran the Island and Lekki area of ...

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