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The last wish

    Cartoon by Francis Odupute

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Features, remedies to Benue flood disaster

The recently released report of “The 2012 Flood Impact Assessment” of Benue State conducted by the Benue Non-governmental Organisation Network (BENGONET) with support from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Benue State Government aims to bring to the fore the extent of the damage caused by the flood and the need to carryout interventions that will mitigate its effects ...

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A tale of two dams

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has warned that the rains will be intensive this year and that communities located along the Niger River basin should brace up for more flood. NIMET officials gave the prediction recently while presenting the agency’s report of this year’s rainfall expectations. They put the commencement of the rains from February running through June, with a ...

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Fresh flood worries as govt warns of Lake Nyos collapse

The spate of flooding spreading across the land may not abate soon. In fact, if recent revelations are anything to go by, the situation is about to worsen. The latest threat is coming from the least expected source: a harmless-looking but notorious lake in neighbouring Cameroon known more for releasing killer gases than causing flooding: the Lake Nyos. Exasperated officials ...

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Flood: 5,000 homes submerged in Kogi, 370,000 homeless in Edo

Lokoja, the Kogi State capital city, is one of the numerous locations severely flooded as a result of torrential rainfall and release of water from the Kainji Dam along the course of the River Niger. Banda, a town which is about 30 minutes from Lokoja, is also one of the worst hit, with the Lokoja-Abuja Expressway cut into two at ...

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Taraba flood: 13,428 persons displaced, 30 communities submerged

The Federal Government has disclosed that Taraba State has so far recorded 13,428 internally displaced people and 30 communities submerged in water. Spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Yushau Shuaib, disclosed in Abuja that the affected communities are in Ibi and Wukari Local Government Councils of the state. He said that while the agency was conducting a rapid ...

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Nigeria floods: Disaster sweeps across the land

Fears and apprehension have been the order of the day in several cities along the course of major rivers nationwide, no thanks to the rampaging floods. For instance, concerns have heightened in the commercial city of Onitsha in Anambra State and the neighbouring Asaba in Delta State, which is just by the other side of the River Niger. States such ...

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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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Flooding: Northern communities flee homes

Indications have emerged that residents of thousands of communities in Northern Nigeria have begun relocating from their homes in order to avoid being engulfed by flood. Reports from Kaduna in Kaduna State say that some residents along River Kaduna have fled their homes as a result of flooding. Our correspondent reports that those affected have either relocated to Hotels or ...

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30 years of Nigeria’s failure to tackle Cameroon dam flooding

The annual large scale flooding experienced in Nigeria following the release of water from the Lagdo Dam in Cameroon could have been curbed some 30 years ago had the authorities been proactive. Since 1982 when the dam was built in Lagdo town on the Adamawa Plateau in the Northern Province of Cameroon along the course of the Benue River, lowland ...

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