Flood: Senate urges FG to rehabilitate dams

Worried by the recurring annual flood in the country, the Senate, yesterday, implored the Federal Government to convene a stakeholders meeting to x-ray the situation with a view to proffering a lasting solution. The Upper legislative chamber also called on the Federal Ministry of Water Resources to rehabilitate the existing dams to be able to take in flood waters, commending the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), other relevant government agencies, and individuals for their efforts in creating awareness that led to the reduction in casualty level. The Senate, particularly impressed…

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Flood: UNFPA donates relief items to women, girls

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has donated over 5,700 relief items to women and girls who were affected by flood in some states. The Acting UNFPA Country Representative, Dr. Eugene Konguyny, who handed over the donation to the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, in Abuja, explained that the items were specifically meant for pregnant women and lactating mothers. The items, according to Konguyny, include dignity kits for pregnant mothers, sleeping mats in temporary locations, traditional wrappers for women and children. While noting that flood had affected at…

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Bayelsa closes schools over flood

Bayelsa State government at the weekend directed immediate closure of all schools in the state as a precautionary measure to avoid loss of lives during the current flooding in the state. The decision was reached at the State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Seriake Dickson, who also set up a special committee to facilitate prompt and effective response to the flood emergency in the state. Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said in a statement that the highest decision making body in the state also directed…

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Flood victim gives birth in Delta IDP camp

… flood submerges Otuoke-Onuebum Road in Bayelsa   A flood victim at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Ogbe-Affor Primary School, Asaba, Delta State, Mrs. Chidinma Ismaila, has given birth to a bouncing baby girl. She was among the 780 victims that were visited by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, during the Federal Government’s ‘on-the-spot’ assessment of flooded areas in Anambra and Delta states on Thursday. The Vice-President had not gotten to Abuja after departing Asaba when the woman was moved to the labour room and she delivered safely. Prior to…

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160 communities in Niger submerged by flood – NSEMA

The Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) on Tuesday disclosed that 160 communities had been submerged by flood in the state since the rains began in June. Alhaji Ibrahim Inga, Director General, NSEMA, disclosed this when officials from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Kaduna Field Office, visited him to assess the extent of flooding in the state. Inga said that the state government had approved release of N28 million to NSEMA to cater for displaced flood victims in Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps. He said that the agency had…

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Flood sacks five communities in Kwara

At least five communities in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara state have been taken over by flood from the River Niger with many houses submerged in the flood. The affected communities are Fangan, Ipata Jebba, Elebu, Budo-Ode and Lanwa which are all close to the river. The flood which also washed away several hectares of farmland has left residents without food and shelter. Chairman of the local government, Saka Eleyele who toured the affected communities over the weekend presented some food items to the people to relieve them of…

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Flood sacks 35 Edo communities, renders 30,000 homeless

No fewer than 35 communities in Etsako East and Etsako Central Local Government Areas of Edo have been sacked by flood, occasioned by unending rains and overflow of the River Niger. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report that the flood which displaced over 30,000 people, also damaged hundreds of hectares of farmland across the two council areas. NAN reports that mostly affected by the flood are communities such as Udaba, Anegbette, Usomegbe, Uduchiz among others, all in Etsako Central Local Government. Similarly, the flood also sacked the entire six…

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Flooding: FG moves to compensate NAIC insured farmers

The Federal Government has swiftly moved to compensate farmers who lost their farm lands and agro-produce to floods that have continued to ravage farming communities nationwide. This indication came yesterday in Abuja through the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation ( NAIC), Mrs. Folashade Joseph, who said that plans were underway to immediately commence compensation to farmers that have the corporation’s insurance cover. This development came on the heels of the recent floods that ravaged several communities in Niger, Anambra, Adamawa and many other states,…

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Flood: Over 2,000 houses submerged, residents rendered homeless in Anambra

Over 2,000 houses have been submerged in Anambra State and properties worth millions of naira destroyed in a flood that ravaged some communities in the state. The areas worst hit, according to Saturday Telegraph checks, include Ogbaru, Onitsha, Anambra East and West. Our correspondent, who visited the flood-ravaged areas of Ogbaru, Onitsha South, Aguleri and Umuoba Anam communities, reports that thousands of people affected by the disaster are being evacuated to various camps provided by the state government at the time of filing this report. Also, farm crops like yam,…

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Flood kills 55 in Niger, Adamawa, Gombe

…thousands displaced in seven states   Flood has claimed more than 55 people in three states of Niger, Adamawa and Gombe while thousands of people have been rendered homeless in six states. In Niger State, which has the largest number of the victims, 36 people were killed, 10 deaths were recorded in Adamawa State, while Gombe State recorded nine deaths. Also in Niger State, about 100 communities have been submerged while thousands people were displaced. Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello said the 100 communities sacked and submerged by the flood from the…

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