Tag: flooding

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Edwin OkoloAugust 29, 2019

Flooding: Nigeria is on the verge of yet another nationwide disaster

As a Nigerian living in Nigeria, its hard not to feel like we all suffer from collective amnesia. A collective ...

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AzeezSeptember 14, 2017

NEMA warns of more flooding in Bayelsa, Imo, Anambra, others

The National Emergency Management Agency and the Nigerian Metrological Agency on Wednesday warned states to prepare for more flooding. NEMA ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 8, 2017

FG warns state govts, LGAs to brace up for more flood

The Federal Government yesterday warned that the millions of Nigerians across the 314 local government areas may be affected by ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 5, 2017

[The Injustice Blog] Who will save Ago-Egun from impending destruction?

“All I do these days is hang around the neighbourhood and hope that the tide increases so I can go ...

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ToluSeptember 2, 2017

N136.5m spent on Hajj; 110,000 displaced in Benue | The 5 numbers that mattered this week

12.1 million – The numbers of viewers who tuned in to watch the final episode of the seventh season of ...

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AzeezSeptember 2, 2017

Buhari directs NEMA to provide aid to Benue flooding victims

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to begin rescue attempt of victims of the flooding in Benue ...

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Op-ed EditorAugust 31, 2017

Our worn out global village of landslides, floods and hurricanes

by Alexander O. Onukwue The landslides that ravaged Sierra Leone a week ago took north of 1000 lives. About the ...

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EzinneAugust 31, 2017

The Thread: Twitter shuts down this man who turned Hurricane Harvey into a gender war

The “500-year” hurricane, Harvey devastated Houston Texas from Friday to Wednesday before moving on to Louisiana and Port Arthur. Americans ...

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ToluAugust 29, 2017

Houston Pastor, Joel Osteen faces heavy criticism for closing his church to Hurricane Harvey victims

by Wareez Odunayo In the wake of the disaster that has rendered thousands homeless in Houston Texas, dozens of churches, ...

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RoqeebahAugust 28, 2017

Understanding the catastrophic extent of Hurricane Harvey and why even experts are scared

“Catastrophic”, “life-threatening”, “devastating”, “uninhabitable”, “unprecedented” and “record-setting” are only some of the menacing words that have been used to describe ...

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Op-ed EditorAugust 15, 2017

Opinion: Climate Change- A call to responsible living.

by Amusa Temitope Victor The Clouds are heavy, the sound of rumblings just as if the heavens are arranging the ...

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ItunuoluwaJuly 31, 2017

[The Alausa Blog] LASG says it has cleared over 12,600 tonnes of waste from streets, drains in 10 days

The Lagos State Ministry of the Environment, in collaboration with Visionscape, has cleared over 12,600 metric tonnes of waste from ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJuly 24, 2017

Move away from flood-prone areas, Gov Obaseki orders citizens

The Governor of Edo, Godwin Obaseki Monday, ordered people living around river banks and flood-prone areas of the state to ...

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ItunuoluwaJuly 24, 2017

[The Alausa Blog]: Lagos gives quit notice to owners of properties blocking drainage channels

The Lagos State Government on Sunday has ordered owners of properties erected on drainage channels and impeding the free-flow of ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJuly 22, 2017

Today’s Noisemakers: Donald Trump, Femi Adesina and the artist that says his colleagues should be jailed

Every day on the Nigerian internet, there are people who keep our eyes glued to our phone screens as we ...

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ItunuoluwaJuly 11, 2017

[The Alausa Blog]: LASG is building a retention pond to contain flooding in the State

The Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Samuel Adejare disclosed this during the sensitization program for the 2017 Water Technology ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 10, 2017

Opinion: Our ‘siddon look’ attitude will result in more disasters | 3 things the Lekki flood says about Nigeria

by Abayomi G. Omotayo My good thoughts are with all the victims of flooding in Nigeria over the weekend. Sadly, ...

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EzinneJuly 8, 2017

The Thread: “I almost died in that flood” | Lagosians tell horror stories of floods from years gone past

Today, residents of the ‘island’ were reminded that all it takes is a little body of water to revert to ...

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EzinneJuly 8, 2017

The Thread: “Mega calamity” “Think about Venice” | Twitter NG reacts to Lagos flooding

Lagosians have been grumbling on social media about today’s rains and the mega flooding that resulted. Affected areas were VI ...

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EditorJuly 8, 2017

Flooding: There is a lesson for every Nigerian

by Alexander O. Onukwue It’s difficult to imagine how residents of flooded areas coped with the terrible event. Some pictures ...

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EditorJuly 8, 2017

Flooding: Is the Mega-sea-ty ready to handle an epidemic?

by Alexander O. Onukwue Residents of flooded parts of Lagos who wish to defy their ‘islands’ will have to roll ...

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EzinneJuly 8, 2017

The Thread: “Aquatic splendour” “Rich man’s ghetto” | See our Top 10 photos of Lekki, VI floods

We do not know whether to laugh or cry at the pictures flooding the Nigerian internet today, clearly depicting Lagos ...

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EditorJuly 8, 2017

Flooding: What does your event planner know about Meteorology and Geography?

by Alexander O. Onukwue It’s a Saturday, and it is flooding in Lagos. Spare a thought for all who have ...

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AzeezJuly 8, 2017

Flooding: Why do you wait for government to fix bad roads?

by Alexander O. Onukwue The people of Lagos Island are not going to allow the Saturday floods dull their day. ...

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EditorJuly 8, 2017

Flooding: This Lagos State still does not have a human face

by Alexander O. Onukwue Every year in the city of Lagos, there is always a flood. Always. A new Lagos ...

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ItunuoluwaApril 24, 2017

Millions threatened by flood in Virginia and Tennessee

by Itunuoluwa Adebo The Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic states are bracing for a round of strong thunderstorms and the threat of ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 15, 2016

Adeboro Odunlami: Heavenly waters, hellish disasters [NEW VOICES]

by Adeboro Odunlami I looked for the waste bin in the store until my eyes hurt. There was none. Alhaja ...

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RoqeebahSeptember 18, 2016

Has the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola seen this yet?

Has anyone else wondered if there are supernatural forces dealing with us in Nigeria? Not just in terms of politics ...

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AzeezAugust 12, 2016

Violation of environmental laws are responsible for flooding – Agency

Floods and environmental challenges in the country are caused by disregard for environmental laws, the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) ...

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YEditorAugust 25, 2014

Floods sweep away parts of the FCT

by James Sambo Heavy rains flooded parts of Gwagwalada, an Abuja suburb, Friday, submerging homes and shops, residents and the ...

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