A time to prepare for floods
Concern that the end of August break would trigger the annual September peak rainfall underscores the repeated warnings being issued to citizens to brace up for massive floods that could spell disaster.
Flood: Akeredolu orders three weeks holiday for schools submerged in state
Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks' holiday from Monday.
Flood destroys 300 houses, farms in Yobe
No fewer than 300 houses and several farmlands have been destroyed by devastating floods in Ngalda, Yobe, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports. The floods, which followed days of persistent rainfall, also destroyed schools and livestock.
Over three dozen killed in monsoon rains in South Asia
Floods and landslides triggered by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 40 people across South Asia in the last two days, officials said Saturday.
Before the Federal Government misdirects education again - Part 2
Among the issues attracting a growing concern in Nigeria are insurgency, terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, corruption and climate change. A curriculum changing or redesigning initiative for Nigeria is expected to reflect some attention whether major or minor, to such issues of national concern. Just as it is expected that a country surrounded by aggressive and highly…
23 dead as Iran battles heavy rain and floods
Iran battled torrential rain and floods across most of the country on Tuesday, warning citizens to stay vigilant after unprecedented flash flooding killed 23 people. The authorities also announced for the first time that seven people were killed a week ago in separate floods that swept the northeastern provinces of Golestan and Mazandaran. The latest…
Death toll from Indonesia floods, landslides climbs to 68
At least 68 people have been killed and thousands were forced to flee their homes after floods and landslides hit the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, an official said Saturday. Some 6,700 people in 14 districts have been evacuated and are now living in shelters, schools, tents or mosques. The number of the evacuees has doubled…
Rice farm floods: Threat to food security
Unless drastic steps are taken to cushion effects of this year's massive flooding of farmlands, there is fear of food shortage across the country. Currently, farmers who are devastated by the havoc are already counting their losses, as most crops for this planting season have been destroyed. According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA),…
Agony, tears as potholes flood Lagos roads again
The recent downpour in Lagos has reopened the potholes barely a month after repairs. BENJAMIN ALADE and CHIBUZOR NWANERI write on how the poor quality of palliatives rendered by the state and its contractors, have become a nightmare for commuters and residents in the commercial nerve centre. It was a lockdown like never before. The…
Hurricanes, heat waves, fires ravaged planet in 2017
Fierce hurricanes, heat waves, floods and wildfires ravaged the planet in 2017, as scientists said the role of climate change in causing or worsening certain natural disasters has grown increasingly clear.