Floods: FG distributes agric inputs to 7,386 Borno farmers

October 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government has formally launched the distribution of agricultural inputs to 7,386 farmers affected by the 2020 flood in Borno state. A statement on Friday by the information officer, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), North-east zonal office, Mr. Abdulkadir Ibrahim, indicated that the distribution was performed by the director-general of NEMA, Alhaji Mustafa Ahmed. The statement read in part, Read More

Flood: HYPPADEC trains 55 enumerators on needs assessment in Kogi

September 28, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The management of Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) has trained 55 enumerators that will conduct needs assessment of flood ravaged communities in Kogi state. The Kogi state team lead and HYPPADEC’s director, Finance and Administration, Jimoh Haruna Gabi, stated this at the end of the four-day training organised by the commission in Lokoja Tuesday. He said the programme Read More

Breaking: Fear grips many as gunmen assasinate Anambra monarch, driver

September 10, 2021 Editor 0

There is rising tension in Aguleri, a popular community in Anambra state after its traditional ruler, HRH Abakpulu Anamco, and his driver were killed by gunmen suspected to be hired assassins. The unfortunate incident which reportedly happened on Friday afternoon has already flooded the social media. While the traditional ruler was seen lying dead outside his silver colour Toyota Prado Read More

Happy birthday, Dr Goje

September 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

He who read a book written by Dale Carnegie, named “How to win friends and influence people”. He may find lots of Carnegie’s commendation and eulogies to Lincoln, where he referred and saluted Lincoln with admiration.The dithyramb of Carnegie to Lincoln is because of Carnegie’s real genre to the people. Mr. Carnegie wrote a book on human relations which he Read More

Oyo state and World Bank assisted flooding controversy

August 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

All is not well with the World Bank-funded flooding project in Oyo state as there were rumours of the funding being withdrawned because of tardy preparation by the state government. BAYO AGBOOLA reports. The history of flooding in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital could be traced back to August 1980 in the days of the old Oyo during the tenure Read More

Expect flash flood for the next three days, NiMet warns

August 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has warned of flash floods across 34 states in the federation in the next three days. The moderate to heavy rainfall which could lead to flash floods are expected to commence from Tuesday, 24th, through to Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th of August, 2021. The General Manager, Public Relations, Muntari Yusuf Ibrahim in a press Read More

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NiMet predicts flash flood occurrences in the next three days

August 25, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has warned of slim chances of flash floods across 34 states in the federation in the next three days. The moderate to heavy rainfall which could lead to flash floods are expected to commence from Tuesday, 24th, through to Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th of August, 2021. The General Manager, Public Relations, Muntari Yusuf Ibrahim Read More

Stop the perennial flood in Yobe

August 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Yobe state witnessed a deluge of flood caused by torrential rainfall at Ngelzarma, Fune, local government area and some other parts of the state a couple of years ago. Last year, the state also experienced flooding in some areas of Potiskum and its neighbouring villages. Earlier this year, flooding occurred in Gombe-Potiskum highway, near Fika town. And today, the narrative Read More

FAO advocates strengthening of water, agric production systems

August 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

As the world mark the 2021 World Water Week, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has called for the development of resilient water resource management and agricultural production systems. The statement which the UN agency posted on its website said in an era of anthropogenic-induced environmental change defined by increasing hydrometeorological variability – exemplified by an increase in the severity Read More

Flood kills 5, destroys 1,567 farmlands in Bauchi

August 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Torrential rain destroyed no fewer than 1,567 farmlands Tuesday in Jama’are local government area of Bauchi state. The rain, which lasted for over 20 hours, submerged farmlands and destroyed crops in seven villages in the area. Samaila Jarma, the council chairman, confirmed the incident to the Thursday in Jama’are. He listed the affected areas to include Jogiyal; Yola, Doko-Doko, Gongo, Read More

Tackle recurring flooding with all seriousness

August 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

Negative effects of flooding had causes; uncountable loss of lives, damage to buildings and other structures in most parts of the country. These include sewerage system, roadway pavement which gulps multi- billion naira, bridges, canals, etc. Water borne diseases are also associated to flooding. They include giardia, cholera that send many people to their early graves, typhoid, cryptosporidium and other Read More

Indigenes hail Onyejeocha as FG commissions erosion, flood control project in Abia (PICTURES)

August 7, 2021 Editor 0

It was a moment of jubilation amidst deep relief day the federal government commisioned and handed over erosion and flood control works built in Isuikwuato community of Abia state. The project, specifically located at Oghighe/Urualla Ohukabia Aligbara/Ohukabia, Nduibi in Oguduasa clan in Isuikwuato Local Government Area (LGA) of the state was executed through the Ecological Fund Office (EFO), Office of Read More

Solutions to perennial flooding

August 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The recent warning issued by the National Emergency Management Agency and the Nigerian Meteorological Agency that some flood-prone states of the federation are at the risk of being submerged of washed away this year is likely to be taken by some stubborn Nigerians as one of those routine yearly alarms. The phenomenon of flooding would have perhaps become history if Read More