Group urges quick intervention as flood ravages Bayelsa communities
Anon-governmental organisation, the Core Advocate For Genuine Change and Peace Initiative (CAGCPI), has urged the Bayelsa State Government to urgently intervene and save communities impacted by flooding in the state. Its Director General, Jacob Brave Obekuma, in a statement in Yenagoa, blamed the situation on government’s negligence, saying Bayelsa was among the states that received…
No fewer than 158,000 people affected by flood in Kebbi, NEMA says
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says no fewer than 158,000 people were affected by flood in 18 local government areas of Kebbi State.
Edo communities seek governent support over flooding
Leaders of Anegbette and Udochi communities, two towns worst hit by floods in South Uneme clan of Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State, have called for urgent government’s intervention in the provisions of relief materials and relocation to avoid a major food crisis and outbreak of diseases in the area. President of…
Lagos begins rehabilitation of Iwaya road
Leaders of Anegbette and Udochi communities, two towns worst hit by floods in South Uneme clan of Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State, have called for urgent government’s intervention in the provisions...
Catholic priest, pupils drown in Bayelsa flood
Following the flooding of the most part of the state, a Catholic priest, Fr. Francis Ighorurhie, aged 38, reportedly drowned on Thursday night at Kaiama Community in Kolokuma-Opokuma Council of Bayelsa State. Two Primary school pupils also drowned along Goodnews street in Azikoro Town in Yenagoa Council of the state. It was gathered on Friday…
Lightning, flood kill pregnant women, farmers in Delta
•Gunmen abduct 24 passengers Some youths yesterday recovered the bodies of two pregnant women and two men killed by flood a fortnight ago in Omeligboma, Oko community in Oshimili South Local Government Area of Delta State. The four people were said to have drowned when the boat they boarded to escape the ravaging flood capsized.…
Cut off by flood, Sokoto community turns ‘island’
Flooding has cut off some communities from other parts of the state in a devastating around Hushi, Sokoto State.
France step step up search effort after flood
Rescue services stepped up their search efforts in southwestern France on Sunday after floods cut off several villages and killed two people in Italy
Kebbi Flood: 11,356 persons affected in six local councils - Action Aid
No fewer than 11,356 persons were affected by flood in six local councils, with 5,200 people displaced, 30 persons injured and 15 deaths in the recent Kebbi State flood disaster. Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria, Ene Obi, who was represented by the Head of the programmes, Suwaiba Yakubu-Jibrin, disclosed this to The Guardian, at the…
Flood: Rivers, Cross River residents express mixed feelings
Some farmers in flood-prone areas in Rivers say the impact of previous years’ flooding and government’s approach to their predicament have rendered their situation hopeless..