Over 1000 people affected by flood in Namibia

Rising water levels and flooding in the northern parts of Namibia have affected about 1,500 people, Prime Minister (PM) Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said on Thursday. The PM told parliament that the water levels in Oshana were increasing from the Cuvelai source and communities in the surrounding areas have been warned to move and relocate to higher……

Major flooding hits German coastal areas

FILE PHOTO: A woman rides her bicycle through the German Floods The worst flooding to hit Germany’s north-eastern coast since 2006 has caused serious damage, with weather forecasters predicting storms in other parts of the country on Thursday. Water levels along the Baltic Sea coast rose late Wednesday to between 1.5 and 1.7 metres above…

Nigeria Will Be One Of The World’s Best Examples In Emissions Reduction

President Buhari has declared the resolve of the government of Nigeria to ensure that policies put in place to address climate change will make the country emerge as one of the world’s best examples of how reducing emissions can benefit the environment and the economy. In his statement at the 22nd Session of the Conference…

Flood: Ogun begs residents to vacate affected areas

The Ogun State Government has urged residents living in areas severely affected by flood to relocate in order to guard against the loss of lives and property. The State Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Bolaji Oyeleye, made the plea in a statement on Tuesday in Abeokuta. He said some of the affected areas include Kara, Isheri,…

NIHSA Begins Flood Sensitisation in Kogi

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA has called on Nigerians, including those inhabiting flood probe areas, to  change their attitude by heeding early warning of flood.Leading the agency’s team to Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, on the 2016 flood sensitisation campaign, the director general, Mr. Moses Oluwatoyin Beckley, admonished Nigerians on the dangers of old…

Flood wrecks havoc in Jigawa, kills dozens

Jigawa State Management Agency has announced that no fewer than 18 persons have died in the recent flood that also destroyed 6,637 houses across 19 local governments in the state. The Executive of the agency, Yusuf Sani, confirmed the sad development while briefing newsmen on the activities of the agency in Dutse, the Jigawa State…

Flood destroys farms in 24 communities in Niger

Farm lands in 24 communities in Niger had been destroyed as a result of flood that ravaged Mokwa Local Government Areas of the state on Sept. 19. Director General of the State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Minna. He said that…

Flood kills 18, destroys 6,637 houses in Jigawa

The Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency said flood had killed 18 persons and destroyed 6,637 houses in about 19 local government areas in the state. It’s Executive Secretary, Alhaji Yusif Sani, said this while briefing newsmen on the activities of the agency on Tuesday in Dutse. Sani said the incidents occurred during the current rainy…

Flood Kills 18, Destroys Over 6,000 Houses In Jigawa

The Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) said at least 18 people have been killed and more than 6,637 houses destroyed by flood which ravaged 19 local government areas in the state. The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Alhaji Yusif Sani, who confirmed the on Tuesday in Dutse said the destruction occurred during the presnet…

Flood kills 60-year-old woman in Zamfara

A 60-year-old woman has been killed and over 100 houses destroyed by flood in Gummi Local Government Area of Zamfara State. The council’s Vice Chairman, Alhaji Sa’idu Bawa, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Gummi on Thursday, explaining that it occurred because of persistent downpour in the area . Bawa said household materials, food items…

Flood kills 60-year-old man in Osogbo

A 60-year old man, Elder Ebenezer Olabode, was swept away by Tuesday evening flood in Osogbo, Osun State capital. His lifeless body was, however, found floating on the bank of River Okooko in Oke Oniti area of the town the following day. The victim was said to be returning home when he ran into the…

Flood Alert: Nigerian Meteorological Agency Calls For Urgent Action

Following the impending flood to be witnessed in many parts of the country, as declared recently by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) and as indicated in the 2016 Annual Flood Outlook of the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NHSA) and corroborated by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has urged Nigerians…