21 killed, 51,000 houses destroyed by flood disaster in Jigawa – SEMA

Twenty-one persons have been reported killed by flood in Jigawa, following torrential rainfall in the state. The calamity also  destroyed over 51, 000.00 houses,  rendering hundreds of people homeless while others have fled  to  seek shelter  from neighbouring states as well as to save their lives. Executive Secretary, Jigawa State  Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Alhaji Yusuf Sani Babura, who confirmed Read More

Floods: FEMA trains volunteers on disaster prevention, mitigation

August 18, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Tuesday held its second review and preparedness meeting volunteers in Abuja in order to review the level of preparedness for flood disasters and other emergencies.  The review meeting followed Nigeria Metrological Agency (NiMet’s) prediction of torrential rainfall and floods in parts of the country this year, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), which has Read More

Downpour wrecks Kafanchan

August 7, 2020 Editorial III 0

Four communities in Kafanchan, headquarters of Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state Thursday were flooded following a downpour. Ungwan Musa, Ungwan Rimi Road, GDSS road, Bayan Loco and parts of Garaje were affected by the flood. The downpour which started around 2a.m. lasted for several hours, submerging residential buildings and some business premises. Some of the residents told NAN Read More

FG donates fertilizers, money to Kogi flood victims

July 3, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has handed over  fertilizers  to the Kogi State Government for onward distribution to farmers affected by flood.  She also spot checked the disbursement of two months Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) under the Emergency Agricultural Intervention Programme for farmers affected by conflicts and flood in 2018 and the Read More

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Buhari commissions flood, erosion control project in Bauchi

March 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned Flood and Erosion Control Project in Tulu-Tama, Toro Local Government Area, Bauchi state. The President, who was represented by the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Mariam Yalwaji Katagum, while handing over the completed project, said the completion of the project was part of the federal government’s concerted effort towards tackling environmental Read More

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We‘ll demolish Abuja buildings on water ways before the rains – Devt control

March 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

As the rainy season sets in, activities at the Lokogoma District of the Federal Capital Territory has commenced with a continued demolition of buildings on waterways, which resulted to constant flooding during the rains in the area. Speaking with newsmen during the exercise in Lokogoma, Director FCT Department of Development Control, Muktar Galadima, noted that adequate sensitisation has been carried Read More

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NEMA tasks stakeholders on disaster management

November 13, 2019 Editorial III 0

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has called for partnership between federal and state governments as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on disaster management. Its director-general, Alhaji Mustapha Maihaja, disclosed this at a stakeholders’ interactive meeting in Birnin Kebbi Tuesday. Maihaja, who was represented by the agency’s head of operations, Sokoto, Dr. Kofoworola Soleye, said there was the need to Read More

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NEMA distributes relief material to flood victims in Sokoto

November 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

Thousands of victims affected by windstorm/flood disaster received relief support through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) during the weekend. A statement by Aliyu Mohammed, information officer NEMA operations office Sokoto, said the distribution of relief materials was conducted in Silame Local Government Area by the officials of the agency in the presence and the state government officials. The statement Read More

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Borno to demolish structures on waterways, drainage

November 3, 2019 Editorial III 0

Borno state Governor Prof. Babagana Umara  Zulum, has said that his government will soon commence demolition of structures blocking waterways and drainages across  the state. The governor who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Usman Umar  Kadafur, stated  this Saturday at the  flag-off ceremony of  monthly sanitation exercise in the state. He said the blockage has resulted in  floods Read More

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Flood: NEMA advises 4 Imo communities to relocate

September 29, 2019 Editorial III 0

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has issued a notice to four communities in Imo state to relocate to safer sites over possible flooding which it said might occur any moment from now. The four communities are Eziorsu, Afiaofu, Orsuobodo and Ossemotto, all in Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta local government area of the state. The head of Imo/Abia operation office of Read More

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Humanitarian Affairs minister commiserates with Delta, Kogi flood victims

September 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (MHADMSD), Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, has commiserated with families of children who lost their lives during the flooding at Polobubo Teskelewu community of Delta state, saying, as a mother, she can imagine the pain their families are going through. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja Tuesday by her Read More

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Flood kills 4, destroys over 1000 houses in Jigawa

September 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Vice Chairman of Jahun local government area of Jigawa state, Alhaji Ado Mai Angwa has said no fewer than four people were killed, 500 houses destroyed while many villages were submerged. Speaking on the negative impact of the flood in his LGA, the Vice chairman said it is regrettably that deaths were recorded in Jahun and Aujara towns respectively. Read More

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Vacate flood prone areas now, Oyo govt warns residents

August 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

Oyo state government Thursday warned those living close to flood-prone areas in the state to vacate the place pending when the current heavy rains recede. The state Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Hon Kehinde Ayoola  handed down the  warning during  a visit to some flood prone areas in the state. The commissioner said the warning became  necessary to avoid Read More

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Flood takes over residential areas in Maiduguri

August 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

Flood has taken over residential quarters and major roads in Maiduguri following heavy rainfall in the past two days. The rain lasted for many hours Monday and Tuesday and resulted to flooding in residential areas and other strategic locations in the metropolis. Some of the affected areas include Polo, Gomari major roads and Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp. A Read More

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6 killed, 600 others displaced in Jigawa flood

August 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

No fewer 6 people were killed and over 600 others displaced while several houses have been submerged by flood, after several hours of heavy downpour in different areas of Jigawa state on Tuesday night. The displaced people who are currently taking refuge in schools and relatives’ houses were visited by the Jigawa state Deputy Governor, Umar Namadi in their locations Read More

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Inuwa visits flood ravaged communities in Gombe

August 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has directed the State Emergency Management Agency to take the statistics of farmlands and other property destroyed in Dukku and Nafada local government areas of the state so as to enable the government take appropriate action. The governor who said this during his tour of the communities devastated by floods in the two Read More

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Jigawa to send supplementary budget for flooding

August 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Deputy Governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Umar Namadi, has said a supplementary budget may be sent to the state House of Assembly with the immediate effect to provide necessary intervention to the victims of flooding in the state. The deputy governor stated this during a visit to the affected local government areas of Guri, Miga and Kaugama where heavy Read More

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The flood alert in FCT, 30 states

August 19, 2019 Editorial III 0

In an apparent move to mitigate the devastating effect of the ongoing flood in the country, which has killed scores of people including the Director of Finance, Federal Capital Territory High Court, Mr. Tony Okecheme, Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) last week issued flooding alert the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos, Rivers and 28 other states. The agency said that Read More

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Gov Inuwa sympathises with flood victims in the state

August 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Gombe state Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has sympathized with the victims of flood disaster that wreaked havoc on some communities at Malala and its environs in Dukku as well as Nafada local government areas of the state.  A statement signed and made available by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Isma’ila Uba Misilli, Read More

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Rivers prepares for emergency flood challenges

August 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has directed local council chairmen and relevant agencies in the state to take proactive measures to alleviate the suffering of residents in view of the looming flood challenges. Wike gave the directive in Port Harcourt Thursday during a consultative meeting with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) officials and permanent secretaries of concerned ministries. Read More

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Delta orders residents in flood-prone areas to relocate

August 7, 2019 Editorial III 0

The government of Delta state has urged its citizens living in flood-prone areas to urgently relocate to safer areas as the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) warned that the level of water, especially in River Niger is rising. The decision for Deltans in the flood-prone areas to urgently relocate was made known to journalists Tuesday by the Commissioner for Information, Read More