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Ogun commences works on flood-prone areas


The Ogun State Government on Wednesday said it had commenced palliative works in areas affected by flooding from rainfall in Abeokuta on Friday and Saturday. The state Commissioner for the Environment, Abiodun Balogun, said this at a press conference in Abeokuta. Balogun said the palliatives, which included fixing of failed bridges, clearance of waterways and dredging of the water channels, ...

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Imo moves to tackle flooding


FLOODING – Imo Government says it is tackling flood in the state by desilting the existing drains and channeling water to appropriate rivers. Ben Ekwueme, the Commissioner for Works, made this known during an interaction with newsmen at his office in Owerri on Wednesday. Ekwueme said: “The state is working hard to achieve zero tolerance for flood. This is the ...

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LG Chairman Blames Nkpolu Flooding on illegal property developers

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Mr. Solomon Eke, Chairman, Obio/Akpor Local Government Council, Rivers has blamed the flooding at Nkpolu-Rumuigbo on the activities of illegal property developers. Eke told newsmen in Port Harcourt on Wednesday that a special committee on flooding set up by the council had already submitted its recommendations on how to tackle the menace. Reports show that some communities in Obio/Apkor, including ...

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Bayelsa shuts down schools over incessant flooding

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The Bayelsa State Government has ordered the shutdown of schools in the state following persistent flooding. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, disclosed on Sunday that the directive came during the State Executive Council meeting on Friday. He said: “The State Executive Council has directed immediate closure of all schools to avoid loss of lives. The government is taking ...

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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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