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48 houses destroyed in Plateau, renders 285 persons homeless

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No fewer than 285 persons have been rendered homeless by rainstorm that destroyed at least 48 houses in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau. It was reported on Wednesday that the incident, which occurred on Tuesday evening, has become a source of concern to both the State and Local Governments. The residents of Toghomwol-Bungha community in Mangu were most hit. ...

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Flood destroys Over 200 Houses In Ilorin renders hundreds homeless

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Flood wreaked havoc in Ilorin Township on Wednesday as over 200 residential houses were submerged with hundreds of victims displaced and rendered homeless. The most affected areas are Aduralere and lsale Koko communities in the llorin East local Government area of the state. Reports show that hundreds of residents of the affected communities are now taking refuge in Churches, Mosques ...

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Heavy downpour destroys 25 houses, renders 100 homeless in Calabar

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Flood wreaked havoc in Calabar metropolis yesterday as over 25 residential houses were submerged with over hundred displaced and rendered homeless. The downpour which started about 6:00 a.m. yesterday also destroyed property worth hundreds of thousands of naira. The heavy rain which lasted for about three hours overflew the drainage channels along major streets in Calabar along Murtala Mohammed Highway, ...

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How Homelessness affects Children

Homeless Children

According to recent estimates, there are about 108 million Nigerians technically homeless. Often discernible from others in outward appearance, homeless children and youth face unique challenges associated with residential instability that compound many other difficulties associated with living in poverty. In this article, we shall look at how homelessness affects children What Is Homelessness? Homelessness includes a range of experiences, ...

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A Struggle for Shelter in an Urbanizing World

urban housing crisis in Nigeria

Caveat Emptor!…Buyer beware…this house is not for sale…beware of 419. These phrases are commonplace in Nigeria where buyers often times have less information about properties to be acquired. As far as shelter is concerned in Nigeria, it’s the survival of the fittest. One of the critical challenges to sustainable development in the developing countries wherein Nigeria belongs is the lack ...

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An Assessment of Housing Challenges in Nigeria

housing deficit probems

Various studies have identified a multiplicity of factors inhibiting effective housing development and delivery in Nigeria. This article assesses housing challenges in Nigeria Housing (Shelter) is unarguably one of the basic necessities of man. It used to be ranked second after food in the hierarchy of man’s needs but recently it has been described as the first and most important ...

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Why Poverty And Homelessness Are of The Same Lineage

Homelessness

Two trends have been largely responsible for homelessness in recent times: a growing shortage of affordable rental housing and a simultaneous increase in poverty. This article addresses the rate of poverty in the country in relation to housing. Homelessness and poverty are inextricably linked. Poor people are frequently unable to pay for housing, food, childcare, health care, and education. Difficult ...

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Steve Harvey Opens Up About Overcoming Homelessness

Steve Harvey Opens Up About Overcoming Homelessness

Comedian, actor, talk show host and best selling author, Steve Harvey, is opening up about being homeless at the beginning of his career. His rags-to-riches tale is one of integrity, ingenuity and success. For an interview with People, Harvey revealed that while he’s now amassed an empire estimated to be worth $100 million, he was once homeless and living out of ...

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Hundreds Homeless As Fulani Herdsmen Attack Benue Villages

Hundreds Homeless As Fulani Herdsmen Attack Benue Villages

People were feared dead yesterday, in fresh attacks between Fulani herdsmen and farmers at Tom-Anyiin and Tom-Ataan communities, Mbaya, Tombu in Buruku Local Government Area of Benue State. The Council Chairman, Godwin Iorsue, the Divisional Police Officer at Buruku, the Area Commander and some security operatives in the area, on assessment tour of the communities, were ambushed and attacked by the herdsmen who ...

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Rainstorm renders over 60 families homeless in Kwara

Rainstorm renders over 60 homeless in Kwara

Rainstorm, which lasted several hours on Friday night, has rendered over 60 families homeless and damaged property worth millions of naira in llorin East and Asa Local Government Areas of Kwara. The Special Adviser to Governor AbdulFatah Ahmed on Emergency and Relief Services, Abdullahi Duro-Mohammed, disclosed this in llorin on Saturday shortly after inspecting the affected areas in the two ...

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