Re: Nigeria’s perennial flood: Happening of preventable disaster

November 30, 2022 Prof MK Othman 0

As expected, this article on perennial flood attracted reactions from many readers of this column, my Facebook and Tweeter handles. Many were unhappy, if not furious of why our nation has been given lip service to a preventable but calamitous incident occurring annually. The nation is endowed with experts, technocrats, and wherewithal to prevent or mitigate the effects of this Read More

Coca-Cola supports Anambra, Delta flood victims with $175,000 worth relief package

November 25, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu Lagos 0

Coca-Cola Nigeria is set to support over 5,000 households displaced by the ravaging floods in Anambra and Delta States, with a relief package valued at $175,000. The Company’s director of public affairs, communications, and sustainability, Nwamaka Onyemelukwe, who disclosed this in a statement Friday, expressed sadness at the unfortunate development. She said the Coca-Cola Foundation would be working with not-for-profit Read More

Flooding: PAN commends CBN’s decision to release grains to farmers

November 25, 2022 Amaechi Okwara Asaba 0

The chairman of the Delta state Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Chief Alfred Mrakpor, Thursday commended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for its planned move to release grains from the nation’s strategic grain reserve to cushion the effect of flooding on farmers nationwide. The chairman who made the commendation in Asaba, state capital said PAN should be considered a prioritise Read More

As Nigerians groan under flood-engineered inflation…

November 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

The October inflation rate of 21.09 per cent did not come to many Nigerians as a surprise considering the flooding which affected many farming communities and disrupted economic activities in 30 states. This further drove up the prices of goods and services; JAMIN UMUTEME writes. In its consumer price index (CPI) report for the month of October released on Tuesday, Read More

Pictures: Amidst cheers, couple wed on top flood

November 5, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

As flood continue to displace several home owners across the nation, Nigerian couple identified as Asiayei Enaibo and Emily Ekanpou have wedded on top of water. The couple defied the flood currently ravaging Akparemogbene community, and performed their traditional marriage rites.  The traditional marriage ceremony held on Friday, in Ayakoromo, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta state.  The couple and their Read More

How flooding may affect Nigeria’s 2023 elections

November 3, 2022 Blueprint 0

The recent spate of flooding has left Nigeria counting losses since early October as over 2.5 million people were affected. In what is fast becoming an annual occurrence, many parts of Nigeria have experienced flooding with the correlating loss of land, lives and livelihoods.Despite historically difficult incidents, the recent cases of flooding appear to be the worst the country has Read More

Tackling the flood menace in Yobe

October 26, 2022 Blueprint 0

Flood is a natural phenomenon which occurs as a result of heavy rainfall that runs down from a breakaway of water across water channels and indirectly flows over places with heavy hits, thereby causing damages. Flooding mostly takes place in an environment with unmapped gutters or areas of water with improper maintenance from dumping of trash which usually block the Read More

Nigeria: A nation under water

October 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

Discussions on climate change have been a major issue in the global north and with political parties solely formed to advance the cause of climate change. Effect of global warming According to the Human Development Report of 2020, the causes of global warming can be identified in human economic activities which release enormous amounts of greenhouse gas emissions in the Read More

Atiku toes Peter Obi’s path, set to tour flood impacted states  

October 22, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

By Abdulrahman Zakariyau Abuja The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, will commence a tour of states with high incidents of flooding across all geo-political zones in Nigeria on Tuesday October 25, 2022. Few days ago, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) and former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi urged Read More

Atiku commences tours of flood impacted states Tuesday

October 22, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar will commence a tour of states with high incidents of flooding across all geo-political zones in the country on Tuesday. A press release by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe states that the PDP presidential flag bearer shall be visiting Bayelsa State, to kickstart the tour. Read More

POWA distributes relief materials to 2, 000 flood victims in Kogi

October 21, 2022 Oyibo Salihu Okoja 0

The Police Officers Wife Association (POWA), in collaboration with Tolerance Group, has distributed relief materials worth over N25 million to over 2, 000 flood victims in Kogi state. The wife of the Inspector General of Police and President of POWA, Hajia Hajara Alkali, who spearheaded the distribution of the items at Saint Luke Primary School on Friday, said the gesture Read More

Flood threatens 2.5m Nigerians, 1.5m children – UNICEF

October 21, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has declared that over 1.5 million children in the country were at the risk of losing their lives or being carried away by flooding that had ravaged the states across the federation. UNICEF’s Representative in Nigeria, Cristian Munduate, who made the declaration, said Many states; Kogi, Bayelsa, Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Delta, Benue, Taraba, Imo, Read More

Rewane warns against floods, inflation, falling naira value, others

October 19, 2022 Blessing Anaro, Lagos 0

A very serious economic crisis is brewing and the government must do everything within its powers to hold back conspiring culprits that are holding the nation hostage, Bismarck Rewane has warned. Rewane, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) Limited said, the culprits include: flooding, exchange rate pass through effect (which is at about N743/$ at the parallel Read More

Cooking gas scarcity looms as floods threaten oil, gas facilities

October 19, 2022 Segun Odunewu, Lagos 0

The severe flooding in Rivers, Delta, Bayelsa have placed Nigeria’s oil and gas facilities at severe risk, forcing the Nigeria Liquefied and Natural Gas (NLNG) firm to declare force majeure, as Nigerians face a possible scarcity of the product. According to energy experts, if the flooding persists till November amid other industry issues, it will cost Nigerians N12,000 or more Read More

Flood: Bayelsa government raises alarm, Yenagoa, 5 other LGAs worst hit, many displaced (PICTURES)

October 15, 2022 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state government has expressed concern that the impact of 2022 flooding might result in humanitarian crisis. The Commissioner for Environment and chairman of the state’s Task Force on Flood Mitigation and Management, Mr. Iselema Gbaranbiri, who raised the alarm on Saturday while giving update on the committee’s activities, said no fewer than 300 communities and villages have either been Read More

Floods: NEMA delivers relief materials to affected states

October 14, 2022 Adoyi M. Aba Abuja 0

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has begun the delivery of relief materials to the people affected by flooding across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Agency’s director-general, Mustapha Habib lAhmed, has disclosed. Speaking at a media session at the 2022 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction event organised by NEMA in Abuja, Ahmed disclosed further Read More

Jigawa sets up 2 advisory committees on flood

October 12, 2022 Ismaila Muhammad Dutse 0

The governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, has announced that his administration has instituted two powerful advisory committees that will advise the state government on how to mitigate or tackle the recurring annual flooding ravaging the state. The governor made the announcement Saturday in a speech he delivered on the occasion of this year’s Maulud celebration and Rational Read More

18 perish, 50,000 others displaced as floods ravage 86 Niger communities

October 7, 2022 Aideloje Ojo Minna 0

No fewer than 18 people have been killed and 50,000 others displaced as floods submerged 86 communities across 21 local government areas of Niger state. The director-general, Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Alhaji Mohammed Inga, stated this in an update on the flood situation in the state issued in Minna Friday. “This year alone, about 5,106 farmlands and residential Read More

Flood: Kebbi donates N10m to Kogi

October 7, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Kebbi state governor, Atiku Bagudu, has donated N10m to support the Kogi state government’s efforts to provide palliative to the victims of the ravaging flood in parts of the state. Bagudu made the donation on Thursday during solidarity visit to his Kogi state counterpart, Yahaya Bello, on the devastating flood in the state. He said, “Under your leadership, Kogi Read More

Kogi state: The emerging challenges and needs of a disaster zone

October 6, 2022 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

This year’s rainy season has come with consequences, as the torrential rainfall the world over has seen to flooding of the most monumental proportions, with countries like Pakistan bearing the brunt of it, losing thousands of its citizens, among which 528 were children, along with a whopping $28 billion property, including agricultural produce. The rains are indeed good for the Read More

Gov. Buni and the Gashua flood

October 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

Could I say, first, how saddened I am about the flood in Gashua, Yobe state. These are not times we will remember fondly. There are very few people that are unaffected, directly or indirectly, by this flood. I extend my heartfelt sympathies to the victims of this flood. My prayers are with you in this incredibly trying times. May you Read More

Yobe floods and Buni’s interventions

September 29, 2022 Musa Mohammed 0

Today, certain natural indicators and befalling floods tragedies around the globe are threatening the survival of millions of lives; many are being killed including human beings and animals with various assets as well as farmlands destroyed. In what appears to be a worldwide drift, many countries around the world have been severely hit by the deadly inundation. On the far-off Read More

Pictures: Uneasy calm as flood renders over 100 families homeless in 13 Anambra communities 

September 28, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Hundreds of families in Ogbaru Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra state have been rendered homeless following a flood disaster wrecking havoc along the coastal region across the country. Among the affected communities are Iyiowa, Ogbeukwu, Ogwu Ikpele, Amiyi, Akili Ogidi, Obeagwe, Ossomala, Umunankwo, Ogbakuba, Ochuche, Okoti, Akili Ozizor, Odekpe, Ohita and Atani. Blueprint learnt that the affected communities have lost Read More