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FG Alerts On Possible Overflow Of River Niger

1 week ago /

The Nigerian government has appealed to citizens to desist from acts capable of compounding the current flood situation in the country.  Minister of water resources, Suleiman Adamu who made the appeal after the weekly federal executive council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, said the Nigerian government has already been...

Erosion: Ten Houses Destroyed In Calabar Community

1 week ago /

No fewer than ten residential houses have been destroyed by gully erosion ravaging three communities in Calabar municipal council area of cross river state. Several other houses and properties are under threat as over 30 people have been rendered homeless by the disaster. The secretary general of Nyag Asang qua clan council,...

UN Assures Of Lake Basin Assistance

1 week ago /

The United Nations says it remains committed to fulfilling its part of the seven hundred million dollars pledge for the lake chad basin. U.N. under secretary mark Loko who said this when he visited Nigeria’s minister of foreign affairs Geoffrey Onyeama on Monday in Abuja, added that the effort is part...

Kogi Flood Cause Damages

2 weeks ago /

An early morning downpour has destroyed property worth millions of naira in two communities in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital. The rainfall which reportedly caused serious flooding in the areas also affected free vehicular movement on the ever busy Lokoja-Abuja expressway. Authorities of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) called for patience...

FG Plans Solutions To Illegal Mining

2 weeks ago /

The Federal Government of Nigeria plans to prioritize solutions to illegal mining and environment concerning challenges in the country’s solid mineral sector. The minister of state for solid minerals Abubakar Bwari said this Thursday as he addressed newsmen in Abuja. That Nigeria intends to diversify its economy through solid minerals amongst other...

Heavy Rainfall Displaces Hundreds In Makurdi

3 weeks ago /

Parts of Makurdi the Benue state capital were hit Sunday by a major disaster following several hours of downpour which submerged hundreds of houses and swept away property worth millions of naira. Places of worship as well as the popular Wurukum market were also taken over by the flood. Residents of Makurdi...

FCT: Karu-Orozo Residents Raise Alarm Over Imminent Health Hazard

1 month ago /

Residents of the satellite towns along Karu-Orozo road in the federal capital territory have raised alarm of an imminent health hazard, which may be caused by mountainous refuse in the area. The stench from the dumps is becoming unbearable to the people. Along the long stretch of the highway from Karu to...

Nigerian Industrialists Advised To Be Conscious Of The Effect Of Climate Change

2 months ago /

Nigerian industrialists have been advised to be conscious of the effect of climate change and join global efforts to mitigate it’s effect by simply planting trees. Speaking at a tree planting exercise in Abuja, the group said there is an urgent need to create a system that will help absorb carbon...

Flash Flooding In The FCT Triggered By Poor Construction Work And Ineffective Waste Management

2 months ago /

As victims of the Lagos and Suleja flood disasters count their losses, there has been flash flooding in some satellite towns of the federal capital territory Abuja with the authorities placing four other major towns on the watch list. Director-general of the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Abbas Idris who confirmed...

Suleja Flood: 10 Still Missing, Two Bodies Recovered

2 months ago /

The Chairman of Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State, Malam Abdullahi Maje, has confirmed 10 persons missing and two bodies recovered in flood in the area on Sunday. Maje also said 100 houses were affected in the incident, adding that eight houses were washed away in the flood, which followed...

Flooding: Lagos Allays Fears Of Residents

2 months ago /

Lagos State government on Sunday urged residents to remain calm and vigilant in the wake of the rain experienced in the state in the last few days. The state commissioner for Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, who spoke after inspecting areas affected by the flood in the State, allayed fears of residents,...

Lagos Reforms Land Bureau, Insists on Prosecuting Land Grabbers

2 months ago /

The Lagos State Government yesterday disclosed its resolve to prosecute any identified land grabber while assuring all investors of the safety of their landed property in the state. The state government also disclosed that 4,602 Certificates of Occupancy (C of Os); 6,118 governor’s consent and 314 deemed grant consent had been issued...

Lagos Ranked World’s Third Unaffordable City For Renters

2 months ago /

A new report has ranked Lagos, the nation’s commercial nerve centre as the third least of world cities that are highly unaffordable for renters. The report released by RENTCafé, a property search website puts Lagos rent at $355 (N129, 575) per month while the household income is $625 (N228, 125), making the city the third behind...

Flood Alert: Severe Flooding Is Expected In The Peak Of The Raining Season - Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency

3 months ago /

States along river Niger and Benue have again been told to adopt preventive measures to avert danger as severe flooding is expected in the peak of the raining season with coastal cities like Lagos also vulnerable. The director general, Nigeria hydrological services agency, Moses Beckley, gave this indication at the presentation...

Amnesty, Others Seek Cleanup Of Ogoni Polluted Sites

3 months ago /

The Environmental Rights Action, Amnesty International, and Friends of the Earth Europe have called for the immediate clean-up of Ogoni in Rivers State.One year on from when the implementation of a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on Ogoniland was officially supposed to begin, the communities of the Niger Delta are...

 

Relocate to Akwa Ibom or face our wrath – Youths warn Exxon-Mobil

5 months ago /

Youths in Akwa Ibom State, weekend, continued their protest over alleged refusal by Exxon-Mobil to relocate its headquarters to the state, disrupting socio-economic activities at Ibeno, the operational base of the company. The youths, under the umbrella of Ibeno Youth Presidents’ Forum, Ulok Ulok People’s Assembly and Ibeno Chapter of Ijaw...

Gov. Akeredolu Bans Logging In Ondo

6 months ago /

Ondo state government has banned logging in forest reserves in the 18 local government areas. The State Governor, Chief Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, gave the order on Friday in Akure. A statement by Mr Toyin Akinkuotu, the state Head of Service, said that the ban was with immediate effect. The governor also dissolved all taskforce...

FG Initiates International Conference To Resuscitate Lake Chad

6 months ago /

The Federal Government has initiated a bilateral engagement for an international conference to discuss modalities to resuscitate Lake Chad which is drying up. The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, stated this when the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) delegation paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. He said...

UN Declares Famine In South Sudan

7 months ago /

Three UN agencies said on Monday declared famine in parts of South Sudan. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the UN children’s fund UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) said no fewer than 100,000 people are facing starvation in parts of violence-plagued South Sudan. “Famine is currently affecting...

Ogoni Clean-Up Will Cost $1b, Says Yemi Osinbajo

7 months ago /

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo revealed today that the Ogoni Clean-Up project flagged off in 2016 will cost $1billion and the funds will be provided by Shell Petroleum Development Company. Osinbajo made this known today during an interactive Town Hall meeting with the people of Niger Delta in Port Harcourt Rivers State. He...


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