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Niger governor calls for emergency measures for flood-affected states

Abubakar Sani Bello

Smarting from the flooding which affected no fewer than 63,571 individuals in 150 villages across 20 of the 25 local government areas in Niger State, Gov. Abubakar Bello has called for emergency measure from the Federal Government in the form of a special intervention fund that would assist states ravaged by flood as a result of spillage from Kainji, Shiroro ...

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Flood submerges 17,000 communities in Niger


No fewer than 17,000 communities have been affected by flood in Niger State, the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Matane, has said. Flooding in Suleja, Niger State Mr Tanko Lawal, Information Officer to the SSG, in a statement in Minna on Monday, September 28, 2020, disclosed that Matane said this during an on-the-spot assessment of the flood situation ...

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Stakeholders call for attitudinal change, adequate funding to mitigate flooding

Anambra flood

Some stakeholders in disaster management have called for attitudinal change and adequate funding to mitigate flooding in South- East, and South-South parts of the country. They made this assertion in separate interviews in a national survey on flooding and its effects on lives and property in the two geo-political zones. Flooding in Anambra State According to them, the public needs ...

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Govt set to address flooding as HYPPADEC takes off soon

Kainji Dam

The Federal Government is set to ensure the take-off of the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) with a view to addressing the perennial flooding in the country. Kainji Dam Dr Umar Jibrilu-Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, disclosed this in a statement issued in Birnin ...

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Nasarawa, Kogi, Niger, others adopt measures to tackle flooding, alleviate victims’ sufferings

Nigeria flood

State governments in the North Central are employing measures to halt the perennial flooding ravaging parts of the zone and alleviate the sufferings of the victims. Residents steer a dugout canoe past flooded houses following heavy rain in the Nigerian town of Lokoja, in Kogi State. Photo credit: AFP / Sodiq Adelakun The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that ...

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Flood cuts off Lokoja-Ajaokuta road, sacks residents


Flash floods from River Niger have cut off Lokoja-Ajaokuta rRoad, which leads to the South-East and some South-South parts of the country. Flooded parts of Lokoja in Kogi State in 2012 A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who visited the flooded parts of Lokoja in Kogi State on Thursday, September 24, 2020, reports that the flood had covered ...

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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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