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Kebbi gov canvasses dredging of River Niger to control floods

Alhaji Atiku Bagudu

The Kebbi State governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, has called for the dredging of River Niger and de-silting of water bodies, to solve the perennial problem of flooding in the hydroelectric power producing areas. Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, Governor of Kebbi State Bagudu made the suggestion at a one-day stakeholder meeting on the dissemination of a report on the outcome of a ...

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Nigeria urges Niger Basin countries to pay financial contributions

suleiman adamu kazaure

The Nigerian Government has called on member countries of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA) to pay up their contributions towards sustaining the livelihoods of inhabitants of the basin. Suleiman Adamu Kazaure, Water Resources Minister Speaking at the opening of the 39th Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of NBA in Abuja, Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, noted ...

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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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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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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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Flood cuts off Lokoja-Ajaokuta road, sacks residents

Lokoja

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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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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Audit of ‘drying up’ River Niger to commence soon

River Niger

Acting auditor-general for the federation, Florence Anyanwu, has said that environmental audit of the River Niger will begin soon to prevent it from drying up like the Lake Chad. She said this on Tuesday in Abuja during the 6th Annual Meeting of African Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions Working Group on Environmental Audit (AFROSAI WGEA). The theme of the meeting ...

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Impending flood: Riverside communities asked to evacuate

Muhammad Sani Sidi

Intense rainfall and rising water levels that may likely result to dangerous floods have instigated the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to advise communities along the River Niger to be evacuated to safer places. Director General (DG) of NEMA, Muhammad Sani Sidi, in a statement issued by Sani Datti of the Media and Publicity Unit of the Agency on Saturday, ...

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Five states at risk of flooding as dams face imminent collapse

The Federal Government of Nigeria has ordered  the immediate evacuation of people living along the River Niger plains. Spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Yushau Shuaib, said in Abuja that the alert came because the Kainji and Jebba dams have attained their highest water levels in 29 years which, he declared, is unprecedented in the history of the two ...

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