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Council moves to save flood-threatened Jigawa bridge from collapse

Gov. Muhammad Badaru

The Kirikasamma Local Government Council in Jigawa State has commenced erection of a sandbag embankment at Marawaji Bridge to save it from imminent collapse. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bridge, which connects 20 other communities, is being threatened by flood. Speaking at the project site on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Kirikassama, the council’s Chairman, Alhaji ...

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Flood: NEMA places Disaster Response Units on red alert

Abeokuta flooding

The Director-General (DG), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Mustapha Maihaja, has placed all Disaster Response Units across the country on red alert due to rise in water level. NEMA Director of Search and Rescue, Air Commodore Akugbe Iyamu, who represented the DG, announced this on Friday, September 14, 2018 in Ilorin, Kwara State, when a NEMA team visited the ...

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Rainstorm destroys 4,000 houses in Katsina

The Katsina State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says 4,000 houses have been destroyed by rainstorms in some parts of the state during this year’s rainy season. The SEMA Executive Secretary, Alhaji Haruna Musa, who disclosed this to newsmen in Katsina, the state capital, on Thursday, September 13, 2018, said two persons have also died in building collapse during the season. ...

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Flooding: Bayelsa, Anambra move to avert danger


The Bayelsa and Anambra state governments are taking steps to ensure that the anticipated flooding expected in some states does not have adverse consequences on residents. Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information, gave the assurance on Thursday, September 13, 2018 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa. Similarly, the National Emergency Management ...

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Flood destroys 175 houses, renders over 3,000 homeless in Cross River


Massive flooding has destroyed more than 175 houses, rendered at least 3,000 people homeless in Cross River State, according to Mr John Inaku, Director-General of State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA). Inaku gave the update on flood situation in the state on Thursday, September 13, 2018 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar. Inaku, who said ...

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