Niger floods kill 18, displaces over 41,000 –NSEMA

At least, 18 people died while 41,959 others were displaced during flood disaster in Niger State. The Director-General (DG), Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Alhaji Ahmed Inga, disclosed this yesterday in a statement in Minna after the agency conducted a rapid assessment of the 2019 flood disaster. NSEMA conducted the assessment in conjunction with the affected Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC). Inga said that the flood disaster also affected 20 local government areas, 516 communities and submerged 152 communities, while 2,714 houses were destroyed and 41,959 persons were displaced.…

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Delta: Flood kills 32-year-old graduate

Flood accompanying heavy rain in Asaba, Delta State, has swept away a 32-year-old polytechnic graduate, identified as Chinedu Igboke. This came three months after flood killed a 10-year-old daughter of a security guard to a contracting firm, the Tratrix, handling the construction of a road extension to a dual carriageway. The girl’s body was later recovered at the popular Redeemed Junction on Okpanam Road. Yesterday’s victim, Igboke, who hailed from Ebonyi State, was working as security guard in a private school at Shekinah Love Assembly Street, off Ralph Uwechue Way,…

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Flood displaces100 persons in Ogbaru

Anambra Government has commenced desilting of drainages in parts of Ogbaru Local Government area of the state in its effort at tackling flood menace in the area. Mr Arinze Awogu, Transition Chairman of Ogbaru, said this while speaking with newsmen in Atani, the local government headquarters on Monday. The transition chairman said that no fewer than 100 displaced persons were taking refuge at the secretariat. Awogu said blocked drainages were part of the factor that exacerbated flood in Ogbaru which was natural flood prone. He said the cleanup which was…

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Flood destroyed 2,667 houses, farmlands in Niger – NSEMA

No fewer than 2,667 houses, farmlands, roads and bridges have been destroyed by flooding in 17 local government areas of Niger State. Alhaji Ahmed Inga, the Director General of Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna yesterday. He said that most of the buildings, roads and bridges were completely washed away by flooding across the 17 local government areas. Inga said that poultries, culverts, primary schools, clinics, fish ponds and health facilities were also affected. He said…

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Communities seek Rivers intervention in tackling flood

Some communities in Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State have appealed to the state government to help them check flooding in the area by embarking on the dredging of canals and blocked water channels. Continuous rainfall in the past few weeks had raised the water levels of rivers and waterways and now threatens Issua, Engenni and other communities in Ahoada West Local Government Area, with some farmers said to have hurriedly harvested their crops, rather than lose them to flood. At this time last year, at least two…

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Flood: Ekiti distributes relief materials to varsity students

Following the ravaging flood arising from a downpour in Ekiti State where some students of Ekiti State University (EKSU) on off campus hostel were affected, the Ekiti State government has distributed relief materials worth several millions of naira to the affected students. The students had a face-off with heavy rainfall at the weekend. Relief materials which included cash gifts, food items, disinfectants, and other household materials were distributed to about 200 students affected by the flood. Governor Kayode Fayemi said his administration had taken steps aimed at curbing a recurrence…

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Flood destroys over 300 houses in Daura, Ekiti

Flood accompanying torrential rain has wreaked havoc on both Katsina and Ekiti states. The flood destroyed more than 300 houses in Daura and environs in Katsina State. Some of the houses have been totally brought down while water has submerged several others. Some residents have fled the submerged houses while some were trying to rescue some domestic items. Some Daura residents said the flood followed several days of rainfall with the mass of still water bringing down some houses on Wednesday. A source blamed the incessant flood on the lack…

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Vacate your homes now, Lagos orders residents of flood prone areas

Followings the Nigerian Hydrological Service Agency (NHSA) warning of imminent downpours in the coming days, the Lagos State Government has urged residents of flood prone areas to relocate to various relief centres close to their abodes to avert being victims of possible natural disaster arising from flooding. Saturday Telegraph gathered that some residents of flood-prone states across the country are now living in fear following the August 7 Annual Flood Outlook in Abuja released by NHSA which placed 15 states on red alert. Consequently, the Lagos State government has also…

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Flood destroys 200 houses, farmlands in Bauchi

Flood accompanying a downpour has destroyed about 200 houses and farmlands in Shira and Zaki local government areas of Bauchi State. The Director, Relief and Rescue, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Kabiru Kobi, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with journalists, but said he could not give the exact number of houses affected. Kobi said that in Zaki, over 200 houses were affected even though inventory of many other houses was ongoing while in Shira, the number was not yet known. He said: “I don’t have the exact number…

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Flood sweeps away three-year-old boy

Flood, accompanying downpour, yesterday swept away a three-year-old, identified as Tavershima, in Makurdi, Benue State. The rain, which started about 2a.m., lasted for over four hours, causing flooding in areas like Agber village, Wurukum Market, Wadata rice mill, Idye village, Gyado Villa, Logo 2, Pever Agena Street and parts of Low Level. At Wurukum Market, traders were bailing out water from their shops when our correspondent visited, while others, who lost some of their wares, were weeping profusely. A trader, who sells mobile phone parts, and his counterpart, who deals…

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