ATLANTIC OCEAN SUBMERGES 4 COMMUNITIES IN ONDO, SEE PIX

A surge from the Atlantic Ocean is threatening to submerge four communities in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State, as the residents of the communities have raised alarm over the destruction of property by the Ocean surge. The affected communities which include Mese, Ayetoro, Abereke, and Gbagira communities have, however, called for state and Federal Government assistance before the surge wipe out the communities. According to the people of the area, the frequent surge had destroyed several houses, rendering many people homeless but said no life was lost. A…

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FLOOD DISPLACES HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE IN IMO

Flood Displaces Hundreds In Owerri Channels Television Several residents of Owerri the Imo State capital have been displaced after a downpour that lasted over 12 hours and has left the city flooded. Affected victims who placed sos calls to our correspondent in Imo State, say the areas mostly affected where properties worth millions have been damaged include the Federal Housing Estate at Chukwuma Nwoha road, old CBN quarters at Egbu road as well as Federal Housing World Bank Estate. Displaced victims have called on the state government to come to…

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FLOODING TAKES OVER LAGOS ABEOKUTA EXPRESSWAY, RESIDENTS GROAN

By Olasunkanmi Akoni IN practical demonstration of the unflinching commitment of the present administration in Lagos State, led by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode towards implementing the Strategic Transport Master Plan, STMP, in January 2017, the Lagos State Government, through Lagos State Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, LAMATA, disclosed that the 14 kilometre Oshodi-Abule Egba Bus Rapid Transit, BRT, corridor, project,  construction of which commenced in first week of February, would be completed in 20 months. According to government, STMP is aimed at delivering an effective, efficient, safe and affordable multi-modal integrated public…

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NIGERIA TO EXPERIENCE MORE FLOODING AS NIGER OPENS ITS DAM

Many Nigerian states are about to experience severe flooding after the government of Niger Republic opened up its dam.The Director General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mustapha Maihaja disclosed this at a flood coordination meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.He said the Nigerian government had been informed by the government of Niger Republic that it was releasing water from its dam which had reached the orange level.“That gives us another concern as Kainji, Shiroro and Jebba dams are already spilling water.” he said. “The rivers in Kogi and Kebbi states…

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AGAIN NEMA WARNS OF FLOODING IN ANAMBRA, DELTA AND OTHER STATES

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The National Emergency Management Agency and the Nigerian Metrological Agency on Wednesday called on state governments to prepare for more flooding following recent signals from the Niger Basin Authority. The Director-General,   NEMA, Mr Yunusa Maihaja, and the DG of NiMet, Prof Dani Mashi, gave the warning in Abuja during a flood coordination meeting with government agencies, United Nations agencies and others. The states that may be affected are Anambra, Delta, Rivers, Imo and Bayelsa, among others. Maihaja said the meeting was organised to support planning and information…

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FLOODING: OVER 10,000 DISPLACED IN KOGI

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State on Tuesday said that no fewer than 10,000 families had been displaced by flooding in seven local government areas of the state. Bello, who spoke during a tour of flood ravaged areas of Lokoja, listed the affected local governments to include Lokoja, Ibaji, Igalamela -Odolu, Ajaokuta, Kogi and Bassa. He said that farmers were particularly hard hit as they lost their houses, farmlands and livestock to the floods. The governor said that many communities in the state were always at the receiving end anytime…

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BENUE FLOOD VICTIMS GET 250MIL FROM FG

Ozioma Ubabukoh The Presidential Committee on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation has supported victims of the recent flood disaster in Benue State with the sum of N250m. The flood displaced more than 110,000 persons and over 2, 769 households across 24 communities, including Makurdi, the state capital. The committee, led by Alhaji Aliko Dangote, said that in response to a request by the Benue State Government, it approved the release of one of its newly-built hostels as temporary accommodation for some of the victims. A statement made available to our correspondent,…

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RUN FOR YOUR LIVES, NEMA TELLS RIVERINE PEOPLE IN KOGI

By Omeiza Ajayi ABUJA—The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said, yesterday in Abuja, that it had received a distress call of imminent flood in Sarkin Noma, Ganaja, Lokoja Local Government Area and Igalamela-Odolu Local Government Area of Kogi State. NEMA, in a statement by its spokesman, Sani Datti, said: “Following the alert, the agency has immediately established contact with the state’s Commissioner for Environment, State Emergency Management Agency and other relevant stakeholders while a team from the agency is due to arrive the state for appropriate action to the affected…

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BENUE FLOODING: SEE PERMANENT SOLUTIONS FG HAS PUT IN PLACE AS PROMISED BY BUHARI

The Federal Government has promised to dredge river Benue and construct additional drainage systems to combat the menace of incessant flood being experienced in the state. President Muhammadu Buhari made the promise on Wednesday while addressing the Internally Displaced persons (IDPs) at the International Market camp in Makurdi. Represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the President expressed optimism that the dredging of the river would provide permanent solution to the problem. He also hoped that the dredging would not only tackle flooding but also creates job opportunities for the youth. “We…

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PDP CONDEMNS FG OVER SLOW RESPONSE TO BENUE FLOODING CRISIS

Mark seeks assistance for Benue By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned what it described as slow and unprofessional approach adopted by the federal government disaster response agency, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to the massive flood that occurred in Benue State. In a statement issued yesterday by the Head of Publicity Unit, Chinwe Nnorom, the opposition party urged both the states and federal governments to be more proactive by taking adequate steps to put in place mechanisms that would curtail such level of disaster in…

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