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Africa’s glaciers to melt, millions of poor face drought, floods – UN

African Glacier

Africa’s fabled eastern glaciers will vanish in two decades, 118 million poor people face immanent drought, floods or extreme heat, and climate change could also shave 3 per cent off continental GDP by mid-century, the U.N. climate agency warned on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. Melting glacier The latest report on the state of Africa’s climate by the World Meteorological Organisation ...

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Flood destroys over 100 houses in Zamfara LGA

Bello Matawalle

The Emir of Gumi, in Zamfara State, Justice Lawal Hassan, has said that over 100 houses have been been destroyed by flood on Sunday, September 6, 2020 in Gumi Local Government Area of the state. Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State The Emir made the disclosure on Monday in Gumi, when he led state government officials to assess the level ...

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Floods in northern Afghanistan leave more than 100 dead

Flood in Afghanistan

Flash floods have killed more than 100 people in northern Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 with the death toll expected to climb as an operation to recover more bodies was under way. Flood in Afghanistan The disaster in Parwan province has wounded more than 250 people, destroyed more than 500 houses and washed away streets in the ...

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West African nations to adopt new satellite technology to mitigate flood


Nigeria and other West African nations are set to adopt a new system of utilising satellite technology in better predicting environmental patterns to help mitigate flood. Flooding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State The adoption follows an initiative by African Union (AU) leaders and the European Union in the training of key stakeholders in the application of the technology. The training, which ...

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Flood: Akwa Ibom urges residents in coastal areas to relocate

Governor Udom Emmanuel

The Akwa Ibom State Government has alerted its citizens, particularly residents living along low level coastal areas, to relocate upland to avoid impending flood. Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom, Mr Moses Ekpo, gave the directive in a statement by Mr Ekikere Umoh, his Press Secretary, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in Uyo, the ...

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Lagos unveils plans to fix roads, tackle flooding


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


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

Lagos flood

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

Lagos flood

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


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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