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Senate seeks govt’s intervention to cushion effects of flood disaster

Nigeria National Assembly Complex

The Senate on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 called on the Federal Government to immediately provide economic intervention programme to cushion the effects of the current flood disaster in the country. The Nigeria National Assembly Complex, Abuja The upper legislative chamber also urged the Federal Government to assist the immediate evacuation and resettlement of affected citizens from the flood-prone and ravaged ...

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Delta indigenes urge govt to dredge River Niger to curb flooding

River Niger

Some indigenes of Aboh in Delta State who reside in Abuja have appealed to the Federal Government to as  a matter of urgency dredge the River Niger to curb the perennial flooding in the community. The River Niger The indegenes, who made the call in an interview on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 in Abuja, said that the town was almost being submerged because the River Niger ...

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Flooding: Over 52,956 victims accommodated in 175 IDPs’ camps in Kebbi

Alhaji Atiku Bagudu

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State says no fewer than 52,956 victims of flood disaster have been accommodated in 175 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps across the state. Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, Governor of Kebbi State Bagudu made this known in his 60th Independence Anniversary state broadcast in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday, October 1, 2020. “However, it should be noted that ...

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Niger governor calls for emergency measures for flood-affected states

Abubakar Sani Bello

Smarting from the flooding which affected no fewer than 63,571 individuals in 150 villages across 20 of the 25 local government areas in Niger State, Gov. Abubakar Bello has called for emergency measure from the Federal Government in the form of a special intervention fund that would assist states ravaged by flood as a result of spillage from Kainji, Shiroro ...

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Flood submerges 17,000 communities in Niger


No fewer than 17,000 communities have been affected by flood in Niger State, the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Matane, has said. Flooding in Suleja, Niger State Mr Tanko Lawal, Information Officer to the SSG, in a statement in Minna on Monday, September 28, 2020, disclosed that Matane said this during an on-the-spot assessment of the flood situation ...

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Stakeholders call for attitudinal change, adequate funding to mitigate flooding

Anambra flood

Some stakeholders in disaster management have called for attitudinal change and adequate funding to mitigate flooding in South- East, and South-South parts of the country. They made this assertion in separate interviews in a national survey on flooding and its effects on lives and property in the two geo-political zones. Flooding in Anambra State According to them, the public needs ...

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BBC Report on Lagos ‘pipeline’ explosion exposed NNPC negligence, says CAPPA

Africa eye - Lagos inferno

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa Eye Investigation on the Abule Ado explosion is revealing and has reinforced  the conviction of Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) account of the cause of the March 15, 2020 blast was questionable. Scene of the explosion CAPPA, in a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday, September 27, ...

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Nasarawa, Kogi, Niger, others adopt measures to tackle flooding, alleviate victims’ sufferings

Nigeria flood

State governments in the North Central are employing measures to halt the perennial flooding ravaging parts of the zone and alleviate the sufferings of the victims. Residents steer a dugout canoe past flooded houses following heavy rain in the Nigerian town of Lokoja, in Kogi State. Photo credit: AFP / Sodiq Adelakun The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that ...

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Flood cuts off Lokoja-Ajaokuta road, sacks residents


Flash floods from River Niger have cut off Lokoja-Ajaokuta rRoad, which leads to the South-East and some South-South parts of the country. Flooded parts of Lokoja in Kogi State in 2012 A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who visited the flooded parts of Lokoja in Kogi State on Thursday, September 24, 2020, reports that the flood had covered ...

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Enugu sets up emergency response plan to mitigate flooding

Enugu NEMA

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State says the state has set up an emergency response plan to mitigate any incident of flooding. Executive Secretary of Enugu State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mrs Nkechi Eneh (left), with Mr James Eze, NEMA Team Leader Ugwuanyi made this known in Enugu, the state capital, on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 while receiving a  delegation ...

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