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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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Oyetola tasks Osun residents on flood control

Gboyega Oyetola

Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun has urged residents of the state to cooperate with government in prevention of flood disaster and other environmental hazards. Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State Oyetola made the call  during an engagement meeting with the Young Farmers Association (YFA), Osun Chapter, on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in Osogbo, the state capital. The governor was represented at ...

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North-East stakeholders express readiness to tackle flooding

Yola flood

Stakeholders from the North-East region in Nigeria have expressed readiness to combat predicted incidents of flooding as the year gradually begins its last lap. Flooding in Yola Some of the stakeholders have also proffered strategic solutions towards mitigating flooding now and in the future. Dr Abubakar Gabarin, Head of Operations, Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency (BASEMA), said the agency had ...

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2021 Floods: NEMA calls for stakeholders’ effective response


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has called on stakeholders to work together to strengthen community resilience and response to floods in the country. Flooding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Mr Mustapha Ahmed, Director-General, NEMA, made the call at a National Consultative Workshop on 2021 Flood Preparedness, Mitigation and Response, on Thursday, August 26, 2021 in Abuja. Ahmed said that the ...

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Earthquake: UN, partners launch $187m support for Haiti


The UN and partners on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 launched a $187.3 million appeal to support half a million people affected by the deadly earthquake in southwestern Haiti. A view of a collapsed building following an earthquake, in Les Cayes, Haiti on August 14, 2021. Photo credit: REUTERS TV via REUTERS The 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Aug. 14 killed more ...

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Govt should fund NEMA for research-based disaster management – Don

Ahmed Habib

A lecturer at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Prof. Christian Madu, has called for proper funding of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to enable it to meet its mandate. Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ahmed Habib Madu, a professor of Environmental Management and Control, made the call in an interview in Enugu on Friday, August 13, ...

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Disaster prevention: FEMA urges AEDC to develop emergency response plan


The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has urged the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) to develop an emergency response plan to ensure effective management of electricity disaster. The Director-General of FEMA, Alhaji Abbas Idriss, and the Executive Director Corporate Services, AEDC, Mr Faruk Aliyu, on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 in Abuja Director-General of FEMA, Alhaji Abbas Idriss, gave ...

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Thousands flee in Greece as wildfires sweep through Mediterranean

air pollution

Thousands of people fled their homes on the outskirts of Athens on Friday, August 6, 2021 as Greece faced a fourth day of wildfires fuelled by strong winds and searing temperatures. A burning wildfire. Photo credit: Keith Pakenham/AFP/Getty Images Hundreds of residents were also evacuated by boat from the nearby Island of Evia Like elsewhere in Europe, Greece has been ...

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Environmentalist urges states emergency agencies to identify flood prone communities

Lekki flood

An environmentalist, Ms Gloria Bulus, has urged states emergency management agencies to identify communities that will be worst hit by the predicted floods to prevent casualties. Flooded highway in Lekki, Lagos Bulus made the call in an interview on Friday, August 6, 2021 in Lagos. The Nigeria Hydrological Service Agency (NIHSA) warned Nigerians to expect heavy flooding in 2021, listing ...

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