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117 dead, 21 missing in Central Vietnam’s natural disasters

Vietnam

Floods, landslides and other natural disasters triggered by downpours have left 117 people dead and 21 others missing in Vietnam’s central and central highlands regions since October. Flooding in Central Vietnam The country’s Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control made the announcement on Friday, October 23, 2020 adding that the fatalities were up from 114. According to ...

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Devastating floods force Bayelsa to close schools

Douye Diri

Following the devastation caused by flood, Governor Douye Diri has directed the immediate closure of all primary and secondary schools across Bayelsa State. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State In a statement on Sunday, October 18, 2020, the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, said the directive takes effect from Monday, October 19. The statement said Governor Diri’s decision ...

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Riverine states urged to set aside 5% of annual budget to address flooding

Senator Stella Oduah

The senator representing Anambra North Senatorial District in the ninth Senate, Sen. Stella Oduah, has advised states communities prone to floods to set aside five per cent of their annual budget revenue to mitigate the natural phenomenon. Senator Stella Oduah Sen. Oduah, gave the advice in an interview on Sunday, October 18, 2020 in Abuja, underlined the need to address ...

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Flood submerges Anambra LGAs, displaces 34,000 people

Anambra Floods

No fewer than 34,000 persons are displaced with 9,000 presently taking refuge in various Holding Camps as a result of flood that ravaged six local government areas (LGAs) in Anambra State. A submerged community in Anambra State Mr Chukwudi Onyejekwe, a Director in Anambra State Emergency Management Agency (ASEMA), who led newsmen on tour of Anambra East and Anambra West ...

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Flooding: Clergyman joins in call to dredge River Niger

River Niger

Bishop Prosper Amah of the Anglican Diocese of Ogbaru has called for the  immediate dredging of the River Niger to save the coastal communities in Anambra State from incessant flood. There are fears that the River Niger is drying up. On World Rivers Day 2016, there are concerns that many of the world’s rivers face severe and increasing threats associated ...

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NEMA alerts on early preparedness as Ekiti assures flood victims

Kayode Fayemi

The Director -General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Muhammadu Muhammed, has alerted the Ekiti State Government on the need for early preparedness against  predictions of flooding in the state. Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State The NEMA D-G,  who gave  the advice when he led a delegation to the Ekiti Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 ...

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Senate seeks govt’s intervention to cushion effects of flood disaster

Nigeria National Assembly Complex

The Senate on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 called on the Federal Government to immediately provide economic intervention programme to cushion the effects of the current flood disaster in the country. The Nigeria National Assembly Complex, Abuja The upper legislative chamber also urged the Federal Government to assist the immediate evacuation and resettlement of affected citizens from the flood-prone and ravaged ...

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Delta indigenes urge govt to dredge River Niger to curb flooding

River Niger

Some indigenes of Aboh in Delta State who reside in Abuja have appealed to the Federal Government to as  a matter of urgency dredge the River Niger to curb the perennial flooding in the community. The River Niger The indegenes, who made the call in an interview on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 in Abuja, said that the town was almost being submerged because the River Niger ...

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Flooding: Over 52,956 victims accommodated in 175 IDPs’ camps in Kebbi

Alhaji Atiku Bagudu

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State says no fewer than 52,956 victims of flood disaster have been accommodated in 175 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps across the state. Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, Governor of Kebbi State Bagudu made this known in his 60th Independence Anniversary state broadcast in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday, October 1, 2020. “However, it should be noted that ...

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Bayelsa pledges to tackle flooding, other environmental challenges

Douye Diri

The Bayelsa State Government has expressed readiness to tackle perennial flooding, oil pollution and other environmental problems in the state. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State Commissioner for Environment, Mr Iselema Gbaranbiri, made the assertion in an interview in Yenagoa, the state capital, on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Gbaranbiri said he embarked on tour of communities shortly after assumption of ...

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