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Imo moves to restore Owerri masterplan to check flooding

Hope Uzodinma

Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has said his administration is desirous to restore the original masterplan of Owerri, the capital city, as part of the efforts to tackle flood-related issues in the state. Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo State Uzodinma said this on Monday, September 21, 2020 when a delegation of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) came on ...

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Floods: NEMA reactivates Humanitarian Coordination Forum in Kogi


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has reactivated its Humanitarian Coordination Forum (HCF) in Kogi State as part of preparedness for the looming flood disaster in some parts of the state. Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State Speaking at the event in Lokoja, the NEMA Head of Abuja Operations Office, Mr Bitrus Samuel, said that the reactivation of the forum ...

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Floods sack over 70 communities in Kogi, displace over 50,000 persons

River Niger

Flash floods from River Niger have submerged over 70 communities and displaced over 50,000 people displaced from their houses in different parts of Kogi State. Flash floods from the River Niger have displaced people in Kogi State Residents of some of the communities who spoke in Lokoja, the state capital, on Thursday, September 17, 2020 said that the communities had ...

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Coastal erosion, flood threaten Fed. Poly, Ekowe, says Rector

Fed. Poly, Ekowe

The management of the Federal Polytechnic, Ekowe in Bayelsa State, says the institution is under serious threat by coastal erosion and perennial flooding. A view of Federal Polytechnic, Ekowe in Bayelsa State Rector of the institution, Dr Seiyaboh Idah, said this at a news briefing on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at the Liaison Office of the polytechnic in Yenagoa, the ...

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Flood displaces 1,000 persons, submerges farmlands in Anambra community

Willie Obiano

A major flooding has rendered no fewer than 1,000 persons homeless in four communities in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State. Chief Willie Obiano, Governor of Anambra State The Transition Committee Chairman of the council, Mr Arinze Awogu, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Awka, the state capital, on Monday, September 14, 2020. Awogu also said that the flood ...

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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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Flood kills 16, destroys 3,042 houses in Bauchi

Bala Mohammed

The Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) said flood killed 16 persons, and destroyed 3,042 houses and several farmlands in the state. Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State Alhaji Shehu Ningi, the Permanent Secretary (PS) of SEMA, said on Friday, September 11, 2020 in Bauchi, the state capital, that 11 out of the 20 local government areas of the state ...

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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 assesses damage in flood ravaged areas in Kebbi

AVM Muhammadu Muhammed

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Thursday, September 3, 2020 embarked on an “on-the-spot” assessment of damages caused by flood in 21 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kebbi State. AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (Rtd), Director-General of NEMA The LGAs affected include: Bagudo, Bunza, Dandi, Argungu, Arewa, Suru, Yauri, Shanga, Ngaski, Koko Besse, Birnin Kebbi, Augie, Zuru, Danko Wasagu, Aleiro, Fakai, ...

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Floods kill 51 people, destroy thousands of homes in Niger

Mahamadou Issoufou

Torrential rains and floods killed at least 51 people and destroyed more than 26,000 homes in Niger in the past two months, the presidency said on Monday, August 31, 2020. Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger About 281,000 people, or 32,500 households, have been affected by the flooding since early July, President Issoufou Mahamadou said during an emergency meeting. In addition, more than ...

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