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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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NEMA confirms death of pastor, wife in Imo flood

Mustapha Maihaja

Head of Imo/Abia Operations Office, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Evans Ugoh, has confirmed that a pastor and his wife died in Monday’s massive flood in a community in Imo State. Ugoh confirmed the incident on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri, the state capital. NAN reports that the ...

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95 die in Philippine landslides, 59 still missing

Itogon landslide

The death toll in two major landslides that struck the Philippines recently has climbed to 95, authorities said on Monday, September 24, 2018. Officials said as of Sunday a total of 49 bodies have been pulled out of the rubble in the mining town of Itogon, Benguet province in the northern Philippines. Meanwhile a total of 46 bodies have so ...

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Monarch weeps as floods submerge town, villages

Jigawa flood

The District Head of Auyo in Jigawa State, Alhaji Umar Baffa, wept openly on Saturday, September 22, 2018 over the devastation caused by flood in Auyo town and other villages in the district. Baffa, who holds the title of Sarkin Auyon Hadejia, said at his palace that the flood, caused by the overflow of the Hadeja-Jamaare River, completely submerged the town ...

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