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Flood: NEMA declares five more states as ‘national disasters’

Suleja-flood

The National Emergency Management (NEMA), has declared five more states – Adamawa, Taraba, Kebbi, Bayelsa and Rivers – as “National Disaster” following the recent flooding that has ravaged the states. Mr Sani Datti, Head of Media and Public Relations, NEMA, made this known in a statement on Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Abuja. According to Datti, Mr Mustapha Maihaja, Director ...

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Flood destroys 280ha of rice farms in Edo

Flooded farm

Flood has destroyed 280 hectares of rice farm in Iguoriakhi and Iguomo in Ovia North-East and Ovia South-West local government areas of Edo State. The state Chairman of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Mr Dirisu Abdulsalam, told newsmen on Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Benin Cty, the state capital, that farmers close to the riverine areas in the state ...

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Floods submerge over 500 rice farms in Bayelsa community

Flooded farm

No fewer than 500 rice farms at Okpotuwari and Ondewari communities in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have been submerged by floods, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Mr Ezekiel Ogbianko, Chairman, Rice Farmers Association in the state, who inspected the submerged farms on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, called on the federal and state governments to ...

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Most economic losses from disasters are climate-related – UN

Nigeria flood

Climate-linked disasters accounted for three-quarters of overall disaster losses in the past 20 years causing at least $2.25 trillion of damages, the UN reported on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. From 1998 to 2017, direct losses from all disasters totaled $2.9 trillion, of which 77 per cent was due to extreme weather that is intensifying as the world warms, the UN ...

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Geoethics as solution to Abuja tremor, other hazards

Abuja

On October 18, 2018, Nigeria and the world shall join the International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG), to celebrate the International Geoethics Day. The initiative was born in 2017 with the aim to raise the awareness of the geoscience community and society about the importance of geoethics. The Geoethics Day falls into the Earth Science Week and will be the ...

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Death toll from Indonesia’s quakes rises to 1,424

Indonesia quakes

The death toll from multiple quakes and a tsunami in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province had risen to 1,424, an official said on Thursday, October 4, 2018. Head of the planning department of the National Search and Rescue Office, Abdul Haris, said that the search and rescue operation was hampered by poor access to the hardest-hit areas. He said that many ...

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World Bank intervenes in erosion-threatned Awka court premises

Erosion Awka

The World Bank has visited the Alex Ekwueme gully erosion site which is threatening the Federal High Courts, Awka and other properties in the Awka Central Business District area, promising speeding intervention. Mr Rachid Benmessoud, Country Director of the World Bank, led a team of the bank’s officials to inspect the site on Sunday, September 30, 2018 for an on ...

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150,000 persons displaced by flood in Bayelsa

Yenagoa

No fewer than 150,000 persons have been displaced by flood in Bayelsa State, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) disclosed on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Mr Yakubu Suleiman, Co-ordinator, Emergency Operation Centre E, Rivers/Bayelsa Territory of NEMA disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa, the state capital. Suleiman said that several homes, farmlands, ...

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Flood submerges over 200 houses in llorin, renders hundreds homeless

Ilorin flood

Flood wreaked havoc in Ilorin Township on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 as over 200 residential houses were submerged with hundreds of victims displaced and rendered homeless. The most affected areas are Aduralere and lsale Koko communities in the llorin East local Government area of the state. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that hundreds of residents of the affected communities ...

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Preventing flooding via pre-emptive, preventive measures

Flood in Nigeria

In recent times, flooding has been a recurrent problem in most parts of the world including Nigeria; there exist reports of flooding in some towns and cities during downpours. Flood hazard is measured by possibility of occurrence of their damaging consequences, conceived generally as flood risk, or by their impact on society, conceived usually as the loss of lives and ...

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