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NEMA calls for efficient use of dams to curtail floods

AVM Muhammadu Muhammed

The Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Mohammadu Muhammed, has called for the proper utilisation of the nation’s dams to curtail flooding in the country. AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (Rtd), Director-General of NEMA Muhammed said this on the sidelines of the public presentation of the 2021 Annual Flood Outlook (AFO), in Abuja, on Thursday, May 6, 2021. According to ...

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Zimbabwe in record-breaking dam levels after recent downpours

Kariba Dam

Zimbabwe has registered record-breaking dam levels after gaining an average of 56.9 per cent this rainy season, state media reported Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Kariba Dam in Zimbabwe and Zambia Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) corporate communications and marketing manager, Marjorie Munyonga, told the state-run Herald newspaper that it has been a good period for dam levels across the country. ...

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Ministry warns against indiscriminate dumping of refuse in dams

Suleiman Adamu

Director, Dams and Reservoir Operations in the Ministry of Water Resources, Mr Danjuma Madaki, has warned Nigerians to stop dumping refuse in dams across the country. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Madaki, who was represented by Mr Lawal Muhammad, Acting Director, Dams and Reservoir Operations in the Ministry, gave the warning at the 2nd edition of Media Water Week ...

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Sokoto to construct three new dams to curb flooding

Aminu Tambuwal

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State says his administration is set to construct three new dams in the areas worst hit by the flood, as a result of the perennial flood that is ravaging parts of the state. Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State Tambuwal said this in a statement on Monday, September 14, 2020 by Malam Muhammad Bello, his ...

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African dams intensify malaria transmission, says study


The study finds that the construction of an expected 78 major new dams in sub-Saharan Africa over the next few years will lead to an additional 56,000 malaria cases annually. It urges future dam projects to consider better disease control measures Settlements in close proximity to sizeable dams in Africa such as the Akosombo in Ghana, Kainji in Nigeria, Koka ...

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Climate change, food security: African Water Facility supports new Zambia dams

The African Development Bank has approved a African Water Facility (AWF) grant of €950,000 to support a project to help the Government of Zambia develop, test and adopt updated guidelines, which will be used as framework for programming as well as designing the financing, construction and operations of multi-purpose small dams. The dams are expected to directly improve the lives ...

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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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Fresh disaster lurks as Cameroon plans release of water from Lagdo Dam

Cameroon on Friday issued a fresh alert to several states in Nigeria, urging them to guard against any possible environmental and human disaster that could occur as a result of the release of water from Lagdo Dam any time from now. According to the Cameroonians, the water has to be released because the Lagdo Dam is almost overflowing it banks ...

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Cameroon to Nigeria: Expect more water from Lagdo Dam

A team of four Nigerian experts that went on a fact-finding mission to the Lagdo Dam in Cameroon has been denied access to the facilities by local officials. On an instruction to obtain relevant information and hydrological data with respect to releases from the dam that led to the death of about 15 persons and the submersion of some 250 ...

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Many die, 250 villages inundated as Cameroonian dam floods Nigerian territory

The release of a large volume of water from the Lado Dam in Cameroon Republic is causing unbelievable damage. On Sunday, the gushing water submerged a whopping 250 villages, snuffing out no fewer than 15 lives in the process. The development is not entirely novel. Indeed, it has been a yearly occurrence. Each time Cameroon releases water from the dam, ...

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