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FCTA partners with NOSDRA on oil, gas disasters prevention

Mohammed Bello

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says it is partnering with the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) on oil and gas disasters prevention in the territory. FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, said this in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Anthony Ogunleye, on Friday, June 11, 2021 in Abuja. Bello ...

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New NEMA D-G pledges to make management of emergencies easier

Ahmed Habib

The newly appointed Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ahmed Habib, has pledged to strive to create frontiers that would make the management of emergencies in Nigeria easier and effective. Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ahmed Habib Habib made the pledge in a statement by his Media Aide, Mr Gimba Mohammed, in Abuja on Tuesday, June 1, ...

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Govt describes 2012 flood as nation’s worst

Lokoja

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has described the 2012 flood as the worst incident which affected over seven million people in the country. Flooded parts of Lokoja in Kogi State in 2012 Its Minister, Hajiya Sadiiya Umar Farouq, said this on Monday, May 31, 2021 at a technical stakeholders’ meeting to review the draft National ...

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UNICEF: 400,000 fled Congolese city fearing another volcano eruption

Mount Nyiragongo

Calm has been restored in the Congolese city of Goma, after thousands of people fled the metropolis, fearing that a nearby volcano could erupt again. An aerial view shows lava flowing from the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo. Photo credit: MONUSCO/Reuters According to UNICEF on Friday, about 400,000 people, including some 280,000 children, were forced overnight outside. Authorities ordered a ...

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Flooding: Don urges Nigerians to heed NIMET’s warnings

Yenagoa

An expert in disaster management, Prof. Usman Raheem, has urged Nigerians to take seriously the National Meteorological Agency’s (NiMET) periodic warnings on the possibility of flooding in parts of the country. Flooding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Raheem, who is of the Department of Medical Geography and Disaster Risk Analysis, University of Ilorin, made the appeal on Monday, May 24, 2021 ...

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21 dead after extreme weather hits ultramarathon in China

China Race

Twenty-one people died and eight others injured in a 100-kilometre cross-country ultramarathon in China’s north-western Gansu province. Rescuers helped runners in Yellow River Stone Forest Park in the Chinese province of Gansu on Saturday. Rescue efforts continued into Sunday, complicated by a landslide. Photo Credit: Agence France-Presse / Getty Images The death occurred after the runners were overtaken by extreme ...

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Agency begins profiling hazardous points in Kaduna

Nasir el Rufai

The Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (KADSEMA) on Thursday, May 20, 2021 commenced the profiling of hazardous points in the 23 local government areas of the state for emergency response. Nasir el Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State Abubakar Hassan, Executive Secretary, KADSEMA, made this known at the strategic meeting with the vice-chairmen and directors, Education and Social Development (EDS) from all ...

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NEMA warns of probable flood in 10 Cross River councils

AVM Muhammadu Muhammed

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has identified 10 Local Government Areas in Cross River State that falls under the probable flood risk areas in view of the Annual Flood Outlook for 2021. AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (Rtd), Director-General of NEMA The agency also identified two local government areas in the state that fall under the highly probable risk areas for ...

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WHO, partners call for 30 km/h urban streets speed limit

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners have called on policy makers to limit speeds to 30 kilometre per hour (km/h) on urban streets where road users and vehicles mix. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images They noted that pedestrians, cyclists and others who were ...

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Environmentalist lists ways to address flooding

Jigawa flood

An environmentalist, Mr Emmanuel Emechete, has called for adequate drainage clearing and effective waste management ahead of the rainy season to prevent flooding. A flooded Gululu community at Jahun LGA, Jigawa State. Photo credit: premiumtimesng.com Emechete made the call in an interview on Friday, May 14, 2021 in Lagos. He noted that it was necessary to act fast by clearing ...

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