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Flood: Fears of famine as East-West highway is threatened

The Delta State Government has expressed fears that, following the extensive flooding being experienced in the state, famine is looming, and that the East may be cut off from the rest of the country. The over two weeks of ravaging flood in the state, besides claiming the lives of a traditional ruler as well as over 10 others, has submerged houses, ...

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Oyeleke: Flood alerts have helped to save lives, prepare communities

Against the backdrop of the cache of floods ravaging the land, moves are being intensified to alleviate the plight of hapless Nigerians via an initiative designed to warn ahead of impending danger. The scheme, which is already in its fourth year, is basically a flood early warning system, such that a given region or community is alerted of a looming ...

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Western states collaborate to tackle environmental challenges

A framework document that will assist the six South-West states to address the various environmental challenges confronting them is underway. The document, when completed, would be inculcated into the all-encompassing Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN). DAWN is the blueprint document put together by all the six states early this year on how to integrate, as a region, towards bringing ...

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‘Environmental degradation threatening Niger Delta region’

Information Minister, Labaran Maku, has isolated environmental degradation as one of the greatest threats to the Niger Delta region. Maku made the submission in Abuja during a visit to the Civil Defence Academy, at the continuation of 2012 National Good Governance Tour. He listed other threats to the region to include pipeline vandalisation, illegal refineries and bust pipes. According to him, illegal ...

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Need for all-encompassing environment legislation underlined

The Federal Government has been called upon to put in place an all-encompassing law to regulate the environment and also address issues that may arise from its breach. Head of Department, Akinola Aguda Postgraduate School, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun, made the submission at an inaugural lecture he delivered. It is titled: “Mounful ...

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Gains of GEF’s Small Grants Programme in Nigeria

The Small Grants Programme (SGP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in Nigeria has supported the conservation of over 500 indigenous plant species in the country. The GEF-SGP, which is being implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has also sustained the establishment of Community Forest Management Committees and capacity building for forest protection, which seeks to enhance indigenous ...

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GEF doles out $634m, hails Montreal Protocol silver jubilee

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has so far offered grants totalling $634 million to non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-based organisations (CBOs), civil society organisations (CSOs) and international institutions all over the world. Head of the organisation in Nigeria, Olabisi Jaji, made the disclosure at the weekend in Abuja at a forum on the GEF small grants programme (SGP) for NGOs. Halima ...

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Warawa Dam collapses, communities submerged in Kano

Numerous communities in Kano State in Nigeria have been submerged following the collapse of the Warawa Dam. The dam is one of the 120 earth dams in Kano and Jigawa states. Similarly, thousands of residents in the Kaduna metropolis in Kaduna State have been displaced by flood from the Kaduna River. Likewise, over 25,000 people in Benue State  have so far ...

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Flooding: Northern communities flee homes

Indications have emerged that residents of thousands of communities in Northern Nigeria have begun relocating from their homes in order to avoid being engulfed by flood. Reports from Kaduna in Kaduna State say that some residents along River Kaduna have fled their homes as a result of flooding. Our correspondent reports that those affected have either relocated to Hotels or ...

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30 years of Nigeria’s failure to tackle Cameroon dam flooding

The annual large scale flooding experienced in Nigeria following the release of water from the Lagdo Dam in Cameroon could have been curbed some 30 years ago had the authorities been proactive. Since 1982 when the dam was built in Lagdo town on the Adamawa Plateau in the Northern Province of Cameroon along the course of the Benue River, lowland ...

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