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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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Warships, 7,000 troops respond as Hurricane Florence causes catastrophic flooding

Hurricane Florence

Pentagon deployed two amphibious warships – USS Kearsarge and USS Arlington – to offer disaster relief and search and rescue assistance for Hurricane Florence following Hurricane Florence’s landfall. The U.S. Department of Defense said about 7,000 troops were also deployed to respond to Florence in the coming days after it caused catastrophic flooding in North and South Carolina. Pentagon said ...

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Government approves N3b to address flood disasters

Mustapha Maihaja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received N3 billion to respond to the looming flood disasters following a red alert issued on September 7, 2018 by the National Hydological Services Agency (NHISA). Mr Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA, made this known on Saturday, September 15 in Abuja during a meeting involving NEMA officials and stakeholders to assess the reports ...

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Buhari delegates NEMA to declare ‘National Disaster’ on flooding

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has delegated authority to the Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Maihaja, to declare a “national disaster’’ if anticipated flooding turns a reality in parts of the country. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity in a statement in Abuja, said the President’s directive followed a warning by the Nigeria Hydrological ...

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Flood ravages 700 houses, farmlands in Rivers communities


No fewer than 700 houses including large farmlands have been affected by flash floods following heavy rains in parts of Rivers, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. According to Mr Martins Ejike, the Rivers Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the flood began since August 2018. He said that areas affected by flood in the State included Rumukpokwu, Elekohia ...

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