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Lake Nyos tragedy revisited, 26 years after

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On August 26th, 1989, Cameroon’s remote village of Nyos witnessed a strange scientific occurrence in lake water history. A volcanic mountain cracked and sunk into Lake Nyos, causing a volcanic eruption that left over 2,000 people and animals dead in one night, leaving West Africa with the worst natural disaster of all times. The Five for National Geographic Channel reported ...

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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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Odey: Why I was labelled ‘Mr. Lake Nyos’

Former Environment Minister, John Odey, has revealed that his passion towards ensuring the speedy execution of the N4.2 billion Kashimbilla/Gamovo Multipurpose Buffer Dam project in Taraba State while in office earned him a nickname among his peers in the Federal Executive Council (FEC). Odey, who served as Environment Minister between December 2008 and May 2011, said that he was labelled ...

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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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