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Lagos unveils plans to fix roads, tackle flooding

Akinwunmi-Ambode

The Lagos State Government on Sunday, August 6, 2017 unveiled a roadmap targeted at maintaining and rehabilitating roads across the state, as well as maintaining drainage channels and controlling flood. The initiative is billed to span between August and December this year. Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Public Works and Drainages, Temidayo Erinle, who unfolded the plan at ...

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Ogun steps up measures to stem flooding

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In the wake of the recent predictions by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) and Nigerian Hydrological Service Agency (NIHSA) that enlisted Ogun among the states to experience above-normal rainfall this year, the state government has put in place necessary measures to stem impending flood disaster. Director, Ogun State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mr. Sakirulah Adebakin, through the Head of the ...

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Lagos will lose 260,000 lives to flood in 10 years, scientists predict

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Though the Lagos State Government has given assurances on mitigating future flood disasters, in the aftermath of the recent flooding, a recent report which chronicles flooding hazards of 16 years in the state has shown that such events could result in loss of some 260,000 lives in the next 10 years. This may be accompanied by a GDP (gross domestic product) ...

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Lagos flood: A word of advice for Governor Akinwunmi Ambode

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What a calamity! That was the lamentation of a Lagos flood victim whose living room turned into a makeshift swimming pool penultimate weekend. Lagosians generally, and most especially the residents of Victoria Island, Ikoyi, Lekki, Badore, and Ajah were at the mercy of a devastating flood, which wrecked havoc on their properties and made all arterial roads in the affected ...

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Flood wrecks havoc in Suleja, kills eight family members

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A flood, which followed many hours of downpour, displaced numerous homes and caused deaths in Suleja, Niger State on Sunday, July 9, 2017 witnesses said. Witnesses said eight members of a household were suspected to have died in the flood, which affected Suleja and Tafa Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state. The head of the household was said to ...

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Government counsels Lagosians over anti-flood measures as rains intensify

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As this year’s rainy season gathers momentum, the Lagos State Government has allayed the fears of residents over the torrential rainfall witnessed in the state on Thursday, April 20, 2017, saying that necessary steps had been taken to avert any incidence of flood disaster in the state. Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, in a statement, said that government ...

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15 states may lose 2m hectares to flood, space agency reveals

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The National Space Research and Development Agency (NARSDA) on Thursday said 15 states in Nigeria may lose two million hectares to flood. Felix Ale, the Head of Media and Corporate Communications of the agency, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. Ale said the areas were identified following a preliminary research and analysis conducted by the agency on flood prone ...

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Stakeholders review flood response profile ahead 2016 rains

Muhammed-Sani-Sidi

As the nation awaits this year’s Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) courtesy of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) as well as the Annual Flood Outlook (AFO) by the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), stakeholders have attempted an appraisal of last year’s flood response profile in order to ensure a hitch-free 2016 preparedness. Both the SRP and AFO are analysed to make ...

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Flood: Lagos urges residents to relocate to safe areas

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Oluwatoyin Awosika, the Director of Public Enlightenment, Lagos State Ministry of Information, on Friday urged residents living on flood-prone areas to relocate to safe locations. Awosika told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the ministry had commenced sensitisation of the affected residents to change their attitudes in order to avert flood disasters. He said the state spent huge resources to ...

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The unending Makurdi flood disaster

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The unending flood situation in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State in Nigeria, doesn’t seem to be abating any time soon as recent findings have revealed that the Food Basket’s capital’s drainage system and residents’ sanitation practice as well as lack of awareness of the dangers of living along flood plains is inimical to checking impending flood. This revelation came ...

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