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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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Death toll from dam flooding rises to 30

The death toll from flooding in north eastern Nigeria after heavy rain and the release of water from a dam in Cameroon has risen to 30, with some 120,000 people displaced, an official has disclosed. Water was released from the Lagdo Dam in late August in neighbouring Cameroon after officials there had warned Nigeria earlier. The opening of the dam ...

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Fresh disaster lurks as Cameroon plans release of water from Lagdo Dam

Cameroon on Friday issued a fresh alert to several states in Nigeria, urging them to guard against any possible environmental and human disaster that could occur as a result of the release of water from Lagdo Dam any time from now. According to the Cameroonians, the water has to be released because the Lagdo Dam is almost overflowing it banks ...

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Cameroon to Nigeria: Expect more water from Lagdo Dam

A team of four Nigerian experts that went on a fact-finding mission to the Lagdo Dam in Cameroon has been denied access to the facilities by local officials. On an instruction to obtain relevant information and hydrological data with respect to releases from the dam that led to the death of about 15 persons and the submersion of some 250 ...

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Many die, 250 villages inundated as Cameroonian dam floods Nigerian territory

The release of a large volume of water from the Lado Dam in Cameroon Republic is causing unbelievable damage. On Sunday, the gushing water submerged a whopping 250 villages, snuffing out no fewer than 15 lives in the process. The development is not entirely novel. Indeed, it has been a yearly occurrence. Each time Cameroon releases water from the dam, ...

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Lagos coastline community relives predicament over incessant flooding

On July 10 2011, Lagos experienced a downpour that lasted for over six hours, claiming lives and destroying properties in the bustling city. About a year later and several weeks ago, the Atlantic Ocean, swelled by periods of continuous rainfall, surged into neighbouring communities, sacking residents from their homes. The raging flood waters spared no one within its vicinity, including ...

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Drawbacks to climate communication, by study

By Michael Simire Dearth of experts with in-depth knowledge of the climate change phenomenon, reluctance on the part of media managements to take the bill for trips that will enable reporters come up with quality reports as well as lack of access to comprehensive data and research journals on the topic have been identified by a study as challenges to ...

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