Flood wrecks havoc in states as weather agencies warn coastal communities
In the first week of August, the Nigerian Hydrological Service Agency (NIHSA), the agency responsible for issuing flood alerts in Nigeria...
Groups seek urgent action against climate change
To mitigate the impact of climate change, concerned environmental groups have called on the federal government to urgently implement national policies and plans to strengthen adaptation and response to climate change emergencies.
Understanding imminent flood warning
As the September annual rainfall season peaks and generates seasonal flooding in parts of the country, it is imperative that both the government and the people should take steps to prevent loss of lives and property
Agency asks residents of core northern states to evacuate river banks
The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) has asked people living along river banks in Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina and Niger states...
Flooding: Avoiding the fury of nature
On Friday, September 7, 2018, during an emergency stakeholders’ meeting, the Director of Engineering Hydrology, Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), Mr. Clem Nze, warned that flood is imminent and specifically noted that all the indices that played out before the 2012 flooding had all manifested.
Disease outbreak looms as floods spread
Scientists have predicted an increase in cases of water and mosquito-borne diseases. The forecast followed flooding in several communities across...
National survey on flood
The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) says that nine states on the River Niger trough and three others on River Benue trough may experience flooding this year, following persistent rainfall. Some the states are: Niger, Anambra, Kwara, Kogi, Kebbi and Jigawa and Benue among others. Besides the alert by relevant agencies, Nigerians are daily being…
Agency raises flood alarm in seven states
Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) has warned Nigerians living by the banks of River Niger and its floodplains to immediately relocate over imminent flooding.The agency gave the warning yesterday in Abuja in a statement signed by its director of Engineering Hydrology, Clement Nze.
Safety tips in the season of rains
Last weekend, there was a rare harvest of deaths in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State when 12 persons, including a mother and her two sons, were swept...
Shift in rainfall pattern may cause floods in 2018, NiMet warns
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has warned that many parts of the country were likely to experience flooding due to a shift in rainfall pattern caused by climate change.