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Riverine states urged to set aside 5% of annual budget to address flooding

Senator Stella Oduah

The senator representing Anambra North Senatorial District in the ninth Senate, Sen. Stella Oduah, has advised states communities prone to floods to set aside five per cent of their annual budget revenue to mitigate the natural phenomenon. Senator Stella Oduah Sen. Oduah, gave the advice in an interview on Sunday, October 18, 2020 in Abuja, underlined the need to address ...

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Flood submerges Anambra LGAs, displaces 34,000 people

Anambra Floods

No fewer than 34,000 persons are displaced with 9,000 presently taking refuge in various Holding Camps as a result of flood that ravaged six local government areas (LGAs) in Anambra State. A submerged community in Anambra State Mr Chukwudi Onyejekwe, a Director in Anambra State Emergency Management Agency (ASEMA), who led newsmen on tour of Anambra East and Anambra West ...

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Flooding: Clergyman joins in call to dredge River Niger

River Niger

Bishop Prosper Amah of the Anglican Diocese of Ogbaru has called for the  immediate dredging of the River Niger to save the coastal communities in Anambra State from incessant flood. There are fears that the River Niger is drying up. On World Rivers Day 2016, there are concerns that many of the world’s rivers face severe and increasing threats associated ...

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Bill to address flooding, ecological problems in Anambra passes second reading

Willie Obiano

A bill seeking to establish the Riverine Areas Development Commission (RADC) to tackle gross underdevelopment, flooding and ecological problems in communities in Anambra State on Friday, September 4, 2020 scaled second reading at the House of Assembly. Chief Willie Obiano, Governor of Anambra State Mr Somtochukwu Udeze, member representing Ogbaru II Constituency and sponsor of the bill, said if it ...

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NEMA warns Anambra residents in flood plains to relocate

NEMA flood sensitisation

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned residents of Anambra State in flood plains and low lands near the River Niger and its tributaries to relocate. A NEMA official involved in a flood sensitisation exercise The South-East Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Mr Fred Anusim, gave the warning while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, August 29, ...

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Legislators urge Anambra governor to assist erosion-ravaged communities

Gully erosion

The Anambra State House of Assembly on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 urged Gov. Willie Obiano to, through relevant agencies, intervene to control erosion ravaging some communities and roads in Orumba North Local Government area of the state. Gully erosion in southeast Nigeria The House resolution followed a motion moved, under Matters of Urgent Public Importance, by Mr Emeka Aforka, representing ...

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Anambra physical planning board to generate N1bn revenue in 2020

Awka, capital of Anambra State

The Anambra State Physical Planninig Board on Monday, July 27 promised to generate N1 billion as revenue in 2020 as against N645 million generated in 2019 through its revenue windows. Awka, capital of Anambra State Chairman of the board, Mr Chike Maduekwe, made the disclosure while defending the board’s financial transactions in 2019 before the state House of Assembly Committee ...

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Anambra plans massive housing construction to reduce deficit

Awka, capital of Anambra State

The Anambra State Ministry of Housing on Monday, July 13, 2020 said the construction of 10,000 to 20,000 new houses yearly would reduce the housing deficit in the state. Awka, capital of Anambra State The Commissioner, Mr Michael Okonkwo, said this while defending the ministry’s financial transactions in 2019 before the State House of Assembly Committee on Public Accounts. Okonkwo ...

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Initial phase of Awka Millennium City gets December 2021 completion date

Awka Millennium City

Developers to the Awka Millennium City (AMC) have released the June 2020 progress report of the smart city, which is being built in Agu-Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. They claim that the scheme will display quality infrastructure that will guarantee seamless provision of requisite amenities needed to sustain good quality lifestyle. An impression of Awka Millennium City Awka Millennium City is ...

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World Desertification Day: Anambra warns against harmful environmental practices

Willie Obiano

The Anambra State Government has warned against unhealthy environmental practices to avert food crisis and desertification. Chief Willie Obiano, Governor of Anambra State Dr Emma Okafor, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 on the occasion of 2020 World Day to Combat Desertification ...

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