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UNICEF prepares Nigerians for rainy season, flooding

Olusoji Adeniyi

Following the commencement of rainy season in parts of Nigeria, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is sensitising stakeholders on the need to start early preparation against flood in the country. In 2015, hundreds of houses and lives were destroyed by floods that affected more than 10 states across the country. Thousands of people in both rural and urban communities ...

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Stakeholders review flood response profile ahead 2016 rains

Muhammed-Sani-Sidi

As the nation awaits this year’s Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) courtesy of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) as well as the Annual Flood Outlook (AFO) by the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), stakeholders have attempted an appraisal of last year’s flood response profile in order to ensure a hitch-free 2016 preparedness. Both the SRP and AFO are analysed to make ...

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NEMA warns of imminent danger as flood ravages Kaduna

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Director-General of the National Emergency Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Mohammed Sani Sidi, has warned that ‘frontline’ states in the North should expect more flooding before the end of the year. The frontline states, according to the NEMA boss, include Kaduna, Kebbi, Adamawa, Niger, Kogi and Jigawa states as well as other states mentioned in the Nigerian Meteorological Agency’s prediction. The NEMA ...

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NEMA, UNDP validate technical reports on disaster risk management

Muhammed-Sani-Sidi

Under the aegis of the FGN/UNDP 8th Country Programme, a three-day forum that ended in Makurdi has validated three technical reports, under a programme aimed at enhancing Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in the country The Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Muhammed Sani Sidi, has identified the FGN/UNDP 8th Country Programme validation as very critical to Nigeria in general and ...

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The last wish

    Cartoon by Francis Odupute

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NEMA slams states, LGs’ attitude to disaster management

Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Muhammad Sani-Sidi, has said the inability of most states and local governments in Nigeria to establish emergency management agencies is hindering quick response to natural and man-made disasters in the country. Sani-Sidi said on Wednesday in Doha, Qatar, venue of the ongoing 18th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) ...

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Local councils mobilised on disaster management

Against the backdrop of the devastating floods that have turned large parts of Nigeria into disaster areas, Community Conservation and Development Initiatives (CCDI), in partnership with Heinrich Boll Stiftung, has engaged local councils on “Local Governments and Disaster Management”. The idea is to prompt local governments over their obligation to form Local Emergency Management Committees (LEMCs), as directed by the ...

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Sorrow, tears for Bayelsa flood victims

The gale of flooding ravaging several communities across the country has left many people in a harrowing and agonizing state. It was tale of sorrowing and gnashing of teeth as lives, hectares of farmland, livestock and properties worth billions of Naira were lost to the devastating flood. The 2012 rainy season in Nigeria has become a curse instead of the ...

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Flood victims turn violent in Yenagoa, Jonathan adjusts plans

Displaced persons of the flood from six communities camped in Bishop Dimeri Grammar School (BDGS), Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, became violent, threatening to attack NEMA officials and visiting church leaders. Their action forced the presidential team to stop President Goodluck Jonathan from coming to the BDGS camp to address the victims but rather diverted to the Samson Siasia Stadium, where the ...

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Taraba flood: 13,428 persons displaced, 30 communities submerged

The Federal Government has disclosed that Taraba State has so far recorded 13,428 internally displaced people and 30 communities submerged in water. Spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Yushau Shuaib, disclosed in Abuja that the affected communities are in Ibi and Wukari Local Government Councils of the state. He said that while the agency was conducting a rapid ...

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