Residents residing along the banks of Rivers Niger and Benue in Lokoja, Kogi State are now gripped with fear of possibility of flooding as the water level in both rivers rose to 9.2 centimetre.
A statement issued on Monday in Lokoja by Kogi State Ministry of the Environment, confirmed that the water level in both rivers was close to the 9.9 centimetres, which led to the 2012 flooding.
“With this development, flooding is very likely in some communities along rivers Niger and […]
A section of the Onuebum Road leading to Otuoke, former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s home town in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, has been taken over by flood.
Motorists, especially private car owners, are now forced to travel through Elebele Road to access Otuoke community, host to a federal university.
Also, petty traders operating along the Otuoke-Onuebum Road have been sacked by the rising water level from the adjoining forest.
The road is the closest route for residents of Azikoro, Agbura, […]
According to reports, the Kano State Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Agency said three persons lost their lives as a result of flood in the state in 2016.
The Executive Secretary of the agency, Alhaji Aliyu Bashir, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Friday.
NAN reports that the figure contradicts the earlier one given by the North West zone of the National Emergency Management Agency, which put the number of deaths at 18.
Bashir said out […]
A 60-year-old woman has been reportedly killed in a flood which destroyed 100 houses and rendered over 500 homeless in Zamfara State just as victims calls on government to provide assistance.
The flood which occurred in Gummi and Gayari towns of Gummi Local Government Area also destroyed farmlands and killed many animals.
Vice Chairman of Gummi Local Council, Sa’idu Bawa said a request for assistance would be forwarded to both state and federal governments after the official complilation of the extent of […]
An early morning downpour which lasted for several hours yesterday wreaked havoc and drowned a 10-year-old boy along Stadium Road in Oron, Akwa Ibom.
The father of the victim, Mr Victor Asuquo, said that the unfortunate incident happened when the torrential rain transformed into flood, covered every available space in the area and killed his son.
He expressed regrets that being a new resident of the area, it was difficult for his son to identify the drains from the road, saying this […]
The Kano State Government has approved N2.9 million to assist flood victims in Warawa Local Government Area of the state.
Alhaji Aliyu Bashir, the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Agency, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Monday.
Bashir said the agency had concluded arrangements for the disbursement of the money to the affected persons.
Bashir stated: “We are waiting for them to provide us with their account number and as soon […]
Goods and household wares worth several thousands of Naira were yesterday destroyed by flood at the popular Eke-Awka market in the Anambra State capital.
The downpour, which lasted between 5:35 pm and 9:12pm, flooded many shops, especially in the clothings, shoes, cosmetics and other beauty commodities sections.
Residents of the area are also counting loses as the flood submerged their homes and destroyed household wares including generating sets, deep freezers, wicrowaves, foams and other numerous items.
When Newsmen visited the market, it observed […]
In a show of love and support to the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, who has been in detention, the IPOB leader’s supporters have dedicated a shoe brand to him.
Pro Biafra agitators have once again showcased their love for their leader and Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu as well as the Biafra struggle by flooding the popular Ariaria International market situated in Aba, Abia state with shoes designed in the colours of the Biafran […]
Markets in Calabar, Cross River Capital, have once again been flooded with tomatoes from the northern part of the country, after many months of scarcity, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
A market survey by NAN on Sunday showed that tomatoes from Zaria, Kaduna, Jos and Gboko were displayed in large quantities for sale in Main Market, Watt Market and others in the state capital.
NAN reports that the price of the commodity has drastically gone down as a result of […]
The sound of rain for members of Itoki community in Ifo local council of Ogun State is bad news no matter the time of the day it pours. It not only floods the barely passable roads that is scattered in the community, it sacks many of the residents from their homes.
To make matters worse, the flooding keeps claiming lives of residents, particularly toddlers, every year. Two people have reportedly died this year since as a result of flood when their […]
Three persons died, while one other was declared missing on Monday as a result of heavy flooding in Lafia Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
Over 150 houses were submerged in the affected communities, which include Adage, Yalwata, Akura, Uga and Gidan Buba as the flood completely wiped out Gidan Buba Uga, the major bridge in the area.
The Sole Administrator of Lafia LG, Suleiman Wambai, attributed the disaster to the blockage of some waterways and warned people to avoid dumping refuse […]