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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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Oyo flooding: Governor presents 20-year master plan

Oyo flooding: Governor presents 20-year master plan

“The final draft of a 20-year Ibadan city master plan aimed at tackling flooding, as well as charting a new direction for the city has been presented to the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.”- Daily Post The detailed master plan is expected to be submitted by September. The Ibadan drainage and solid waste master plans are aimed at ...

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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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Tackling the menace of structural failures in Nigeria

Structural Failures in Nigeria

Since the purpose for any structure of a building is to satisfy some human needs, there is need for the design of such structure to be at par with the functional objectives of safety, serviceability, and economy.This article delves into the menace of structural failures in Nigeria The tools to enable an engineer realise the functional objectives of safety, serviceability, ...

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What do you think were the causes of the recent Lagos flooding?

Lagos flooding

The recent Lagos flooding was a major highlight of events in Lagos this time last week. We had two people who shared their thoughts on the causes and what can be done to avoid the recurrence of such in the nearest future. Nkuturum Ebenezer Woke of the Department of Forestry Resources and Wildlife Management, University of Benin said, “I have ...

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Lagos flood : Lagos Assembly summons commissioner

Lagos flooding

Premium Times reports that the Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday summoned the state Commissioner for Environment, Babatunde Adejare, to appear before it on Tuesday in respect of the massive Lagos flood events on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the flood had affected major parts of the state, especially Lekki, Victoria Island, Ajah, Ikoyi and Lagos ...

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Ex-Surveyor-General blames massive Lagos flooding on sand filling lagoon

Lagos flooding

“Former Surveyor-General of the Federation Prof. Peter Nwilo has blamed the massive Lagos flooding on the construction and sand-filling works around the Lagoon and waterfronts in the state.”- PM News To stop the incessant flooding of Victoria Island, Lekki, Ikoyi and adjoining areas, Nwilo urged the Lagos State Government to stop construction and all sand filling works around Lagoon and ...

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How Flooding Can Affect Real Estate Value

imminent flooding in Niger, Kwara and Kogi

The issue of climate change and its consequences is all over the media and has moved up the political agenda. Occurrence and severity of natural disasters increases daily. Flooding is one of the most common natural disasters in the world.  The risk of flooding has always been present for buildings close to rivers or coasts but it has been growing ...

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