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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: premiumtimesng.com 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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More residents evacuated as dam collapse threatens English town

Whaley Bridge dam

More residents were evacuated from their homes in the English town of Whaley Bridge late on Saturday, August 3, 2019 as authorities feared incoming bad weather increased the risk that a damaged dam wall could burst. There are fears that the Whaley Bridge dam collapse could lead to massive flooding Derbyshire Police said. that two days after some 1,500 residents ...

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Emergency agency says Yola flood disaster under control

Yola flood

The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) says the recent flood that wreaked havoc in parts of Yola, the state capital, has been brought under control. Flooding in Yola The flood disaster affected parts of Yola South and Yola North Local Government Areas of the state on Aug. 1. Dr Mohammed Sulaiman, the Executive Secretary of the agency, made this ...

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Kaduna warns residents over imminent flood

kaduna

The Kaduna State Ministry of Environment has called on residents living close to River Kaduna and other flood-prone areas to temporarily relocate to safer areas. A flooded neighbourhood in Kaduna. Photo credit: saharareporters.com Ibrahim Husseini, the Commissioner for Environment, made the call in Kaduna, the state capital, on Saturday, August 3, 2019. He said Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) and National Emergency Management ...

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Why Nigeria assisted Zimbabwe after cyclone devastation, by Buhari

Cyclone Idai

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, August 1, 2019 said the devastation that accompanied Cyclone Idai, which ravaged Zimbabwe earlier in the year, was so enormous that Nigeria had to offer a helping hand. Cyclone Idai lays waste to parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi President Buhari disclosed this when he received the out-going Ambassador of Zimbabwe to Nigeria, Lovemore Mazemo at ...

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NEMA alerts on impending flood in states adjoining Niger, Benue rivers

river-niger

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has alerted some state governments on the impending flood disasters especially those along Rivers Benue and Niger. Th River Niger Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Maihaja, disclosed this when he received the Deputy Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Ahmed Ketso, in his office, on Thursday, July 25, 2019 in Abuja. He said that the ...

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NEMA to be restructured for better disaster management

Mustapha Maihaja

The Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Alhahi Mustapha Maihaja, says the agency will be restructured and reengineered for effective and proactive disaster management in the country. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA Maihaja disclosed this at the 2019 Annual Retreat for the agency’s staff on Monday, July 22, 2019 in Keffi, Nasarawa State. The theme of the retreat is “Reengineering ...

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Adamawa farmers affected by floods get hybrid seeds

Mustapha Maihaja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has started input distribution of improved maize and rice hybrid seeds to 21,000 farmers affected by conflicts and floods in Adamawa State, northeast Nigeria. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA Mr Sulaiman Yakubu, a staff of NEMA and Supervisor of the intervention Programme, on Thursday, June 20, 2019 presented the agricultural inputs to the beneficiaries ...

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NEMA embarks on grassroots sensitisation on flood management

Mustapha Maihaja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has embarked on grassroots sensitisation in the South East to contain impending flood in some parts of the zone. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA The South East Zonal Coordinator of the Agency, Mr Fred Anusim, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Monday, June 3, ...

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