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Flooding: Lagos orders owners of properties blocking drainage channels to quit

Lekki flood

In a bid to mitigate the incidence of flooding, the Lagos State Government on Sunday, July 23, 2017 ordered owners of properties erected on drainage channels and impeding the free-flow of water to immediately vacate or risk being removed. In a statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, government expressed dismay that the lawless activities of ...

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Ogun steps up measures to stem flooding

Kolawole-Lawal

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 promises ‘holistic solutions’ to tackle flooding

Akinwunmi Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday, July 10, 2017 has said that the flooding caused by torrential rainfalls in the state within the last few days will soon be a thing of the past as government was working towards embarking on holistic solutions to address the situation once and for all. Abode spoke at a sensitisation workshop on ...

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Lagos coastline projects to blame for flooding, says group

Lekki flood

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has blamed the recourse of the Lagos State Government to environmentally-unfriendly projects along the entire Lagos coastline, especially the Lekki-Ajah axis, for massive the floods that submerged houses in several parts of the state during last week’s heavy downpour. The floods ravaged parts of Victoria Island, Lekki, Ikoyi, Ajah, Oniru and ...

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Flood wrecks havoc in Suleja, kills eight family members

Suleja

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

Flood-in-Lagos

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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Colombia landslide kills over 250

Colombia-landslide

Flooding and mudslides in Mocoa, Colombia, sent torrents of water and debris crashing onto houses in the early hours of Saturday morning, killing 254 people, injuring hundreds and sending terrified residents, some in their pyjamas, scrambling to evacuate. Heavy rains caused several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment and rocks on to buildings and roads in the capital of southwestern Putumayo ...

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World Wetlands Day: How wetlands reduce disaster impact

Nguru-Hadejia-Wetlands

With the theme: “Wetlands for Disaster Risk Management”, mankind will on Thursday, 02 January celebrate the 2017 edition of the World Wetlands Day. The world will attempt to raise awareness around the theme, in the light of the fact that the frequency of disasters worldwide has more than doubled in just 35 years – driven by climate and weather related ...

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Floods kill one, destroy 100 homes in Zamfara

Dr. Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar

Following torrential rains across northern Nigeria, floods have destroyed about 100 houses and rendered over 500 people homeless in Zamfara State, Northwest part of the country. A 60-year-old woman was also reported to have been killed in the floods which occurred recently. Victims are now calling for assistance from the government. The floods, which occurred in Gumi and Gayari towns ...

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Lamentations as ocean inundates Lagos coastal community

Okun Alfa

The aftermath of over 72-hours of rain-fueled ocean surge that ravaged Okun Alfa (popularly known as Alfa Beach), a coastal community in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area, Lagos has left the residents melancholic and in turmoil. The ocean surge which happened around 9 p.m on September 2, flooded the community, demolished six buildings and destroyed properties worth millions of Naira.The ...

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