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Flood drowns 3-year-old boy in Makurdi

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The Benue State Commissioner for Water Resources and Environment, Dondo Ahile, says a three-year-old boy allegedly drowned in a flood as a result of the downpour in the early hours of Thursday in Makurdi, the state capital. Mr. Ahile told journalists, while assessing the impact of the flood in Wurukum area of city, that the child was simply identified as ...

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Flood renders many homeless in Nasarawa community

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Many Residents of Ado community in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State are now homeless following a heavy downpour that destroyed their houses and other valuables. Newsmen who were at the scene yesterday gathered that it was a sad day for the people of Ado Community when nature visited them in an unpleasant fashion. The downpour started around 6.am ...

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Owerri residents count loss as flood wreaks havoc

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Residents of Owerri Municipal Council in Imo State have appealed to Governor Emeka Ihedioha to come to their aid, stating that flood has ravaged their buildings and other properties. Our Correspondent gathered on Monday that a three-day rain which started on Friday and ended on Sunday had destroyed household properties and commercial goods. The residents blamed the flooding on poor ...

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Abia Govt. to punish landlords, tenants over improper waste disposal

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Abia Government says landlords and tenants will henceforth be held responsible for improper refuse disposal in front of their houses or buildings. The state governor, Mr. Okezie Ikpeazu, stated this when he spoke to State House Correspondents in Abuja on Sunday, and particularly warned residents of Aba, the commercial nerve centre of the state, against frustrating state government’s efforts in ...

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Committee accuses Okorocha’s aides of looting N50bn govt property

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The Chairman of the Committee on Recovery of Missing Government Movable Property in Imo State, Chief Jasper Ndubuaku, has disclosed that officials of the administration of former Governor Rochas Okorocha left with the state government’s property worth N50bn. The state governor, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, set up the committee shortly after he was sworn in. Addressing journalists in Owerri, the state ...

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Flood hinders movement in Badagry communities

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Some communities in Badagry Local Government Area, were on Tuesday sacked by flood due to the ongoing construction of drainage by the Lagos State Government. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the communities are Oropo, Yoyowe, Zogbakomeh and Sadoyon, all along Samuel Ekundayo Road in Badagry. Residents of the area abandoned their vehicles at home and waded through the ...

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Flooding: Obaseki approves 9bn drainage project

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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has approved a N9billion contract for the construction of integrated drainage system to address flooding in parts of Government Reservation Area (GRA) in Benin City, the state capital. Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Hon. Paul Ohonbamu, disclosed this after the weekly State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Godwin Obaseki, at Government House. ...

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Flood destroys 50 hectares of rice farm in Anambra

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Farmers in Achalla, Awka North local government area of Anambra state are still counting their losses following the devastating flood that ravaged the farmlands in the area. Over 50 hectares of rice farm in the council area was said to have been destroyed by flood after heavy rainfall that lasted several hours. Newly planted rice seedlings, as well as other ...

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Flood destroys properties in Lagos after Monday rainfall

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Lagos – Many Lagosians have taken to social media to bemoan the recurrent flooding problem in the state after heavy rainfall on Monday, May 20, 2019. The state is a familiar mess during rainy seasons as many parts are submerged in flood due to a terrible drainage system, causing difficulty for motorists and residents of different parts of the state. ...

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Flood destroys over 100,000 hectares of rice farms in Jigawa –RIFAN

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Chairman, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, Jigawa chapter, Adamu Maigoro, on Friday said the recent flooding in the state destroyed over 100,000 hectares of rice farms. Maigoro told a news correspondent in Hadejia that over 10,000 registered members of the association were affected by the flood. “The 10,000 figures captured only the dry season rice farmers, who were supported with ...

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