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Disaster reduction: NEMA demands adoption of building regulations

Mustapha Maihaja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has called on government and stakeholders to adopt hazard resistant building standards and environmental regulations to promote disaster management in the country. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA Mr Mustapha Maihaja, the Director-General, NEMA, made the appeal at the commemoration of the 2019 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on Monday, October 14, 2019 in ...

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Hurricane Dorian death toll hits 50, thousands still missing

Hurricane Dorian destruction

The number of people confirmed to have been killed by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas has reached 50, with thousands still unaccounted for. Rescue workers at the scene of the Hurricane Dorian disaster. Photo credit: Reuters / Loren Elliott Health Minister Duane Sands confirmed the latest death count to NBC News: that 42 bodies have been found in Abaco and ...

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UPS Foundation commits $1m, supports recovery from Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian

The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programmes for UPS, announced on Monday, September 9, 2019 it has engaged its network of preeminent relief organisations and committed $1 million for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas laid waste by Hurricane Dorian UPS and The UPS Foundation are working with the non-profit and United Nations relief organisations ...

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Group decries cases of oil facility explosion, spillages in Niger Delta

Ineffective clean up

The growing incidences of oil and gas facility explosion and spillages, with three occurrences in the last five months from April 2019, calls the activities of some of the companies operating in the Nigerian Niger Delta and regulatory agencies to question. The outcome of oil spill According to the African Centre for Climate Actions and Rural Development (ACCARD), most recent ...

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Floridians flee, hunker down as catastrophic storm Dorian nears

Hurricane Dorian

Just south of NASA’s famed Kennedy Space Centre, the evacuations have begun, as people wearily keep an eye on their televisions, watching the first footage emerging from the destruction Hurricane Dorian has brought down on the Bahamas. FEMA has told Floridians to be prepared for any scenario from Hurricane Dorian Floridians are worried the catastrophic Category 5 storm – there ...

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Anxious Anambra coastal communities seek dredging of River Niger

River Niger

Ogbaru people living on the borderline of River Niger in Anambra State have called on the Federal Government to dredge the river as a permanent solution to perennial flooding of the area. The River Niger The residents who spoke through their leaders made the call during Early Warning Sensitisation visit of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and State Emergency Management ...

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US, Germany offer Brazil support to help fight Amazon fires

Amazon forest fires

U.S. President, Donald Trump, said on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 that his country is fully supportive of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro efforts to fight raging wildfires in the Amazon. Amazon Forest on fire Trump said in a tweet: “Bolsonaro is working very hard on the Amazon fires and in all respects doing a great job for the people of Brazil, ...

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Flood ravages 10 out of 17 Yobe councils

Flooding in Kano

The Yobe State Government has said that no fewer than 3,000 houses in 10 out of the 17 local government areas in the state have been affected by flood. Flooding in northern Nigeria Dr Mohammed Goje, the Executive Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), said this on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 in Kalalawa, while distributing relief materials to victims of ...

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Council warns farmers against destroying Hadejia River embankment

Jigawa flood

Chairman of Hadejia Local Government Council in Jigawa State, Alhaji Abdullahi Muhammad, on Saturday, August 17, 2019 warned farmers in the area against destroying sand-bag embankment erected to prevent flood at the bank of Hadejia River. A flooded Gululu community at Jahun LGA, Jigawa State. Photo credit: Muhammad, who gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency ...

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Over 60 dead, tens of thousands displaced as floods ravage India

India flood

Floods in India on Friday, August 9, 2019 triggered by heavy monsoon rains and overflowing rivers have killed 64 people and forced evacuations of tens of thousands from their homes, officials say. Flooding in India According to officials, 25 people were killed in the southern state of Kerala on Thursday, while government data in the neighbouring state of Karnataka showed ...

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