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Residents use canoes as flood takes over Lagos community

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Residents of Isheri North Government Reserved Area, also known as the Isheri North Residential Scheme, Lagos State, are currently lamenting the flooding of the area, located along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The residents appealed to the state government to come to their aid, stating that since the flooding started in late August, many residents had been forced to leave their homes, ...

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Flood submerges over 150 communities in Kogi – Commissioner

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Mr. Sanusi Yahaya, Kogi State Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, said over 150 communities have been submerged following flooding in nine Local Government Areas of the State. Yahaya made the disclosure while addressing newsmen after a stakeholders’ meeting at the State Emergency Operation Centre on Saturday in Lokoja. The commissioner noted that the Centre had been activated as the ...

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Flood destroys properties in Ilorin

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Valuables worth millions of naira were destroyed by flood in Ilorin metropolis on Wednesday evening. It was gathered that the downpour, which started about 5:00pm lasted till around 9:00 PM, caused untold hardship and losses to residents of the state capital. It was also gathered that many occupants of affected buildings at Obbo and Unity roads, Ilorin, stayed indoor till ...

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Yobe minister donates relief materials to flood victims

Yobe

The Hon. Minister of State, Works and Housing, Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu, has donated 500 bags of assorted grains to victims of recent floods that occurred in his home state, Yobe. A breakdown of the distribution indicates that Potiskum had the highest share of 200 bags while the remaining three local government areas of Fika, Fune and Nagere of his ...

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Flood: Relocate to safe places, Assembly tells residents

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Ekiti State House of Assembly on Sunday advised residents living in flood-prone areas across the state to relocate to safe areas in compliance with the warning and prediction of Nigeria Meteorological Agency that heavier rains were underway. The Deputy Speaker of the Assembly, Hakeem Jamiu, said such relocation would be of tremendous help in saving the people’s lives and property ...

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Flood destroys major roads, submerges houses in Jigawa

Jigawa

Flood triggered by days of incessant rainfall has damaged the Guri-Adyani and Guri-Dolanzugo roads in Guri Local Government Area of Jigawa State. The roads, according to Alhaji Sanusi Doro, the area’s information officer, are important for the transportation of rice, sesame, watermelon and onions to the markets. Doro, in a statement on Saturday in Guri, (LGA of Jigawa State) said ...

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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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