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Sokoto to construct three new dams to curb flooding

Aminu Tambuwal

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State says his administration is set to construct three new dams in the areas worst hit by the flood, as a result of the perennial flood that is ravaging parts of the state. Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State Tambuwal said this in a statement on Monday, September 14, 2020 by Malam Muhammad Bello, his ...

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Flood kills 16, destroys 3,042 houses in Bauchi

Bala Mohammed

The Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) said flood killed 16 persons, and destroyed 3,042 houses and several farmlands in the state. Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State Alhaji Shehu Ningi, the Permanent Secretary (PS) of SEMA, said on Friday, September 11, 2020 in Bauchi, the state capital, that 11 out of the 20 local government areas of the state ...

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Bill to address flooding, ecological problems in Anambra passes second reading

Willie Obiano

A bill seeking to establish the Riverine Areas Development Commission (RADC) to tackle gross underdevelopment, flooding and ecological problems in communities in Anambra State on Friday, September 4, 2020 scaled second reading at the House of Assembly. Chief Willie Obiano, Governor of Anambra State Mr Somtochukwu Udeze, member representing Ogbaru II Constituency and sponsor of the bill, said if it ...

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NEMA assesses damage in flood ravaged areas in Kebbi

AVM Muhammadu Muhammed

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Thursday, September 3, 2020 embarked on an “on-the-spot” assessment of damages caused by flood in 21 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kebbi State. AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (Rtd), Director-General of NEMA The LGAs affected include: Bagudo, Bunza, Dandi, Argungu, Arewa, Suru, Yauri, Shanga, Ngaski, Koko Besse, Birnin Kebbi, Augie, Zuru, Danko Wasagu, Aleiro, Fakai, ...

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Floods kill 51 people, destroy thousands of homes in Niger

Mahamadou Issoufou

Torrential rains and floods killed at least 51 people and destroyed more than 26,000 homes in Niger in the past two months, the presidency said on Monday, August 31, 2020. Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger About 281,000 people, or 32,500 households, have been affected by the flooding since early July, President Issoufou Mahamadou said during an emergency meeting. In addition, more than ...

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NEMA warns Anambra residents in flood plains to relocate

NEMA flood sensitisation

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned residents of Anambra State in flood plains and low lands near the River Niger and its tributaries to relocate. A NEMA official involved in a flood sensitisation exercise The South-East Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Mr Fred Anusim, gave the warning while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, August 29, ...

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Bauchi floods submerge over 1,000 houses, farmlands in four LGAs

Bala Mohammed

Floods have submerged over 1,000 houses, farmlands and damaged roads in four local government areas (LGAs) of Bauchi State. Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State The flooding was caused by torrential rainfall in some communities in Dambam, Gamawa, Jammare and Shira LGAs which displaced residents and forced them to take shelter in schools and neighbouring villages. Alhaji Umar Ishiaka, Head ...

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NiMet predictions: Akwa Ibom directs residents in flood prone areas to relocate upland

Governor Udom Emmanuel

The Akwa Ibom State Government has directed people living in low-lying coastal areas to relocate upland for safety to ensure adequate preparation against impending heavy rainfall predicted by the Nigeria Metrological Agency (NiMet). Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State The Deputy Governor, Mr Moses Ekpo, said this during the sensitisation of 948 villages in the flood prone local government ...

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8m people prone to flood disaster in Lagos, warns NEMA

Lagos flood

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 warned that no fewer than eight million residents of Lagos State were prone to flood disaster. A street overrun by flood on Victoria Island, Lagos Alhaji Ibrahim Farinloye, the Acting Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, made this known at the flag-off of the “Door to Door 2020 Flood ...

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Several dead, many missing after monsoon rains in Pakistan

Imran Khan

At least 13 people are dead after heavy monsoon rains and flooding wreaked havoc in several parts of Pakistan, officials said on Sunday, August 9, 2020. Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan Persistent rain flooded dozens of villages in the southern province of Sindh and the south-western province of Balochsitan during the last three days. At least seven people were killed ...

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