Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tag "flooding"

    NEMA declares flooding as national disaster in five more states

NEMA declares flooding as national disaster in five more states

The National Emergency Management (NEMA) has declared the flooding in Adamawa, Taraba, Kebbi, Bayelsa and Rivers as a national disaster.Sani Datti, head of media and public relations, NEMA, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.He said Mustapha Maihaja, director-general, NEMA made the declaration following the ongoing efforts of the agency to tackle and assist flood victims across [...]

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    Flooding: Ogbeh says there might be rice shortage in 2019

Flooding: Ogbeh says there might be rice shortage in 2019

Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture and rural development, the country may experience rice shortage if appropriate measures are not taken to replant after the recent flood.NAN reports that Ogbeh made this statement in Abuja on Thursday at the inauguration of National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) Molecular Facility and the 2018 seed fair and Farmer’s field day.He said that the flood [...]

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    Nine-year-old girl drowns in Anambra flood

Nine-year-old girl drowns in Anambra flood

Benedict Uzo, a nine-year-old girl, was swept away by a flood in Amiyi, Ogbaru local government area of Anambra state, on Wednesday.According to Arinze Awogu, chairman of Ogbaru LGA, the girl drowned while fetching water with a bucket.He said Benedict's sister, who tried rescuing her, almost lost her life in the process but was quickly saved by neighbours."The flood situation in [...]

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    Enelamah represents Buhari at commissioning of Akwa Ibom flood control project

Enelamah represents Buhari at commissioning of Akwa Ibom flood control project

President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned an erosion and flood control project in Akpene Eket, Eket local government area of Akwa Ibom state.The project is one of the 26 federal government ecological intervention projects for the second quarter of 2017.Represented by Okey Enelamah, minister of industry, trade and investment, the president said his administration is committed to ensuring fair treatment for [...]

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    14 killed in Niger flood

14 killed in Niger flood

Garba Salisu, director relief, Niger State Emergency Management Agency, says 14 persons have so far died due to flooding in different parts of the state.In an interview with NAN on Saturday, he said the agency had engaged the services of at least 200 local divers in affected communities for rescue operations.Salisu also appealed to residents of the state to desist [...]

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    NEMA DG visits flood-ridden Benue, says FG concerned about victims’ plight

NEMA DG visits flood-ridden Benue, says FG concerned about victims’ plight

Mustapha Maihaja, director general National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), says the federal government is concerned about the plights of victims of the flooding in Benue state.Over 110,000 people in 24 communities were displaced by flooding in Benue state after a downpour.The state emergency management agency said over 2,769 households were also affected.While inspecting the flood affected areas in the state, [...]

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    Lagos unveils plans to tackle flooding, potholes

Lagos unveils plans to tackle flooding, potholes

The Lagos state government has unveiled its plan to maintain and rehabilitate roads across the state.In a statement on Sunday, Habib Aruna, chief press secretary to Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor, unveiled the "comprehensive" drainage maintenance and flood control programme between August and December 2017.He said the state had been divided into five zones to aid the tackling of flood, while [...]

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    Flood: Lagos threatens to demolish houses in Lekki, Ikoyi

Flood: Lagos threatens to demolish houses in Lekki, Ikoyi

The Lagos state government has ordered owners of buildings on drainage channels in Lekki and Ikoyi to immediately move or risk being removed.In a statement on Sunday, Babatunde Adejare, state commissioner for environment, said the lawless activities of some people constantly endangers the lives and property of residents.Adejare said the state government was concerned that man-made causes have greatly contributed [...]

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    Flooding: Another opportunity for Buhari to win the hearts of Ndigbo

Flooding: Another opportunity for Buhari to win the hearts of Ndigbo

Apart from not having a dam in Nigeria’s own end of the River Benue, another major cause of flooding in Nigeria is the accumulation of silts in Rivers Niger and Benue. Only a proper dredging of these rivers would solve Nigeria’s flooding problem.And if the kind of commitment given to oil exploration in Borno basin is given to the dredging [...]

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