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NEMA begins data collection on flood victims in Kebbi

Alhaji Atiku Bagudu

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Monday, September 10, 2018 held an emergency meeting with the Kebbi State Emergency Management Agency (KSEMA) to gather data on flood victims in the state. Dr Onimode Bandele, Deputy Director, Research and Rescue Department of NEMA, said the agency would soon hold an emergency meeting with stakeholders affected by flooding in the state, ...

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Flooding submerges 64 communities in Kogi

Yahaya-Bello

No fewer than 64 communities have been submerged by flood in the Kogi/Kotonkarfe Local Government Area of Kogi State. Mr James Ahmadu, Director of Relief and Rehabilitation of the Kogi State Emergency Management Agency, made the disclosure on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Edeha community in Kotonkarfe. He spoke to newsmen after visiting one of the IDPs’ Camps in Edeha ...

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Nigeria has lost 96% of original forest cover to deforestation – NCF

Muhtari Aminu-Kano

Nigeria has lost 96 per cent of its forest due to deforestation, according to the Director-General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano. He said the country currently has only four per cent of its original forest cover. “About 96 per cent of our original forest have been lost; it is catastrophic. It is sad that we are losing vegetation ...

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Erosion threatens Awka hotel, judiciary buildings with collapse

Erosion Awka

The Grand Riviera, a popular three-star hotel in Awka, Anambra State, is facing imminent collapse due to gully erosion occasioned by rainfalls, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The hotel, the Anambra High Court which is beside it, and the Federal High Court which is a few metres away, are all being threatened by erosion. NAN reports that the ...

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Flood hits eight LGAs in Kano

Ali Makoda

The Kano State Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SERERA) says it has dispatched personnel to eight local government areas of the state recently affected by flood to assessing the damage caused by the disaster in the areas. Executive Secretary of the agency, Alhaji Ali Bashir, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano, the ...

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Erosion: Engineers advocate better environment management to check man-made causes

Erosion Anambra State

The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has blamed manmade factors for the devastating effects of erosion menace in Anambra State and the entire southeast. Mr Edmund Nkalu, Chairman of NSE, Awka Branch, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Monday, August 27, 2018. NAN reports that the branch will hold a ...

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Kebbi SEMA assesses damages caused by flood in 11 councils

Alhaji Atiku Bagudu

The Kebbi State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says it has begun the assessment of damages caused by flood in 11 local government areas of the state. The Acting Executive Director, Abbas Kamba, made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, August 27, 2018 in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital. Kamba said that the aim ...

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NEMA expresses worry over erosion menace in southeast

Erosion Anambra State

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has expressed worry over the level of erosion menace in the southeast of Nigeria. Mr Walson Ibarakumo, the Enugu Regional Coordinator of the agency, expressed the sentiments in an interview with the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka, the Anambra State capital, on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Ibarakumo said among other emergency issues ...

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Kaduna State warns residents of imminent flooding

Nasir el Rufai

The Kaduna State Government has urged communities along riversides to maintain vigilance over imminent flood on night of Tuesday, August 21, 2018 and the next couple of days as rainstorms are highly probable. Malam Abdullahi Rigasa, the General Manager, Kaduna Environmental Protection Authority (KEPA), made the fact known on Tuesday in Kaduna. According to him, it is no longer safe ...

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Gully erosion severs Nkpor-Nnobi Road in Anambra

Gully erosion

Gully erosion has severed the Nkpor-Nnobi Road, a major road which links Onitsha and environs with Nnobi, Nnewi and other parts of the southern part of Anambra State. The road was built during the Dr Chris Ngige administration. NAN reports that the gully erosion is few metres from the Ideani junction end of the busy road on the Nnobi bound lane. ...

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