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NEMA tasks residents in flood plains on positive attitude

Ahmed Habib

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has called on people living in flood prone areas to have a change of attitude towards the environment to minimise the negative impacts of floods. Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ahmed Habib Mr Justin Uwazuruonue, Head, Abuja Area Operation Office of NEMA, made the call in Lokoja, Kogi State, on Wednesday, September ...

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Thousands flee as volcanic eruption destroys houses in Spain

La Palma Volcano

Authorities have evacuated about 5,000 people from villages in the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma as lava spews from an erupting volcano, local officials said. La Palma volcanic eruption The 15-meter high lava flow has already swallowed 20 houses in the village of El Paso and sections of roads, Mayor Sergio Rodriguez told TVE radio station on Monday morning. ...

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Indonesian police launch hotspot tracking app to mitigate forest fires

Gen. Listyo Prabowo

Indonesian Police on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 officially launched the Control Analysis System Application, abbreviated as ASAP, as a way to quickly track hotspots to minimise forest and land fires across the country. Gen. Listyo Prabowo The National Police’s Chief Gen. Listyo Prabowo said this at the National Police headquarters in South Jakarta. He said that the ASAP would be ...

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Osun alerts residents on flood prevention

Gboyega Oyetola

 Osun State Government on Sunday, September 12, 2021 in Iwo urged residents to be alive to their responsibilities in the prevention and management of flood. Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State Mr Rufus Oyegbile, Special Adviser to Gov. Gboyega Oyetola on Environment and Sanitation, gave the charge at the inauguration of the dredging of rivers and waterways in Iwo Local Government Area of ...

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We are ready for predicted flooding – South-South states


The Edo State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says it has made adequate arrangements to mitigate flooding in the state as the year runs out. Flooding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Director of SEMA, Mrs Carol Odion, stated this in Benin City, the state capital while answering questions during a survey on preparedness of South-South states for predicted 2021 flooding. Odion said ...

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Residents in flood prone areas say nowhere to relocate

Flood in Niger State

Some residents living in flood-prone areas of Kaduna State say they will not relocate as they had nowhere to go in spite of predicted increase in flooding. A flooded community in Niger State One of them, Mrs Anna Okolie, said during a survey on preparedness for predicted flooding, that her family members decided to stay because they had invested a ...

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NEMA, stakeholders engage in flood mitigating actions in South-East

Anambra flood

Environment stakeholders have embarked on flood mitigating actions and public education on adequate preparation to forestall the negative effects of flooding in Nigeria’s South-East region. Flooding in Anambra State In Enugu State, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it has embarked on massive sensitisation in local governments on need to build temporary shelter camps in flood prone communities. The ...

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Lawmaker warns of imminent collapse of bridge on Lagos-Benin Highway

Lagos-Benin Highway

A member representing Ovia Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr Dennis Idahosa, warned on Sunday, September 5, 2021 in Benin that Ugbogui Bridge in Ovia Southwest Local Government Area of Edo State would soon collapse. The caved in section of the bridge on the Lagos-Benin Highway A section of the bridge before Okada Junction on the Lagos-Benin Highway ...

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2021 Flood Predictions: Abuja residents urged to be on alert

Alhaji Abbas Idriss

The FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has urged Abuja residents to stay alert to the predictions issued by the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet) and the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA). Director-General of FEMA, Alhaji Abbas Idriss Director-General of the agency, Alhaji Abbas Idriss, gave the advice at the 2021 Annual Flood Review and Preparedness Meeting with 150 Divers, Community Vanguard, ...

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Benue asks residents to relocate from flood prone areas


The Benue State Government has again asked people residing in all flood prone areas to immediately relocate to safer places ahead of the anticipated overflow of River Benue. A flooded neighbourhood in Makurdi Commissioner for Water Resources and Environment, Mr Dondo Ahire, said on Friday, September 3, 2021 that NiMet had already predicted heavy rains for the month of September ...

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