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NEWMAP, Anambra move to rescue erosion-threatened court premises

Erosion Awka

The Nigerian Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) has begun the process of controlling gully erosion threatening the Federal High Court and other property at the Alex Ekwueme erosion site, Awka, the Anambra State capital. Mr Mike Ivenso, Project Coordinator of NEWMAP in Anambra, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, Deptember 23, 2018 in Awka that the ...

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Flood submerges Otuoke-Onuebum Road in Bayelsa


The Otuoke-Onuebum Road in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State has been taken over by flood, as vehicles now pass through Elebele Road, a longer distance, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. NAN reports that Otuoke is the home town of former president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan. A staff of the Federal University Otuoke (FUO), Mr Clever Ogbodi, told ...

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UN, partners support Nigeria’s response to flooding

Stephane Dujarric

The UN has announced that it is supporting the Nigerian Government-led rapid assessment and response to the flooding disaster in the country, in collaboration with its humanitarian partners. The UN spokesperson, Mr Stephane Dujarric, said this at a news conference at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Dujarric said: “On Nigeria, over the past two weeks, ...

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NEMA advises residents of flood-prone areas in Imo to relocate

Mustapha Maihaja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NAN) has advised residents in seven flood-prone communities in Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta Local Government Areas of Imo State to quit their homes to prevent any calamity. Mr Evans Ugoh, Head of Imo/Abia Operations Office of NEMA, gave the advice on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 when he led officials of the agency to assess river level ...

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Flooding: Schools shut in Anambra community as distribution of relief materials commences

Anambra flood

All primary, post primary and tertiary schools in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra have been temporarily closed in reaction to the flood disaster in the area. The council Chairman, Mr Arinze Awogu, disclosed this while inaugurating the distribution of relief materials at the council headquarters, Atani on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Awogu said the closure of the schools was ...

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Flood shuts down Oko Poly campus

Willie Obiano

The Management of Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State, has directed its students in Atani Campus to vacate immediately, due to flooding that has submerged the campus. In a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 in Awka, the state capital, the management of the institution said that the order became imperative, to ...

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Typhoon Mangkhut: Philippines death toll rises to 65, 43 missing

Typhoon Mangkhut

The death toll from super typhoon Mangkhut has climbed to 65 in the Philippines and 43 missing, police said on Monday, September 17, 2018. The Philippine National Police (PNP) said 54 of the fatalities came from the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) in Luzon Island. The other casualties were also from the northern Philippines, according to the PNP. Seven people were ...

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Flood destroys 5,000 hectares of rice farms in Kano


The Rice Famers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) in Kano State says the recent flood has destroyed over 5,000 hectares of rice farm in some local government areas of the state. The RIFAN state chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano, the state capital, on Thursday, September 13, 2018 that the rice farms were affected ...

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Flood: Niger Republic community seeks access to Nigeria

Alhaji Atiku Bagudu

Gaya community in Niger Republic has appealed to the Kebbi State Government in Nigeria to allow its residents utilise the access road in Bagudu Local Government pending the repair of its bridge that was washed away by flood. The governor of Gaya city, Samaila Usman, made the appeal when he paid a courtesy visit to Kebbi Deputy Governor, Alhaji Samaila Yombe, ...

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Anambra urges EEDC to cut electricity supply to flood-prone areas

Willie Obiano

Chairman of Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, Mr Arinze Awogu, has directed the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) to cut supply to flood-prone areas for fear of massive electrocution. Awogu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka, the state capital, on Sunday, September 16, 2018 that most electricity installations in the areas had been submerged due ...

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