Monday, December 5, 2022

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About 3.2 million persons affected by floods in Nigeria – Minister

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By Ankeli Emmanuel, (BAUCHI) The Federal Government of Nigeria has said no fewer than 612 people have been killed while approximately 2,776 others have been injured in various flood incidents across the country in 2022. Speaking at a press conference on...

Ijaw National Congress donates relief materials to Bayelsa, Delta flood victims

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The Ijaw National Congress (INC), on Tuesday donated relief materials to flood victims in Bayelsa and Delta states, South-South Nigeria, in support of efforts by the governments of both states to reduce the suffering of displaced persons. The items distributed...

Floods: Nigeria records spike in snakebite cases

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More cases of snakebites have been reported across the country as humans and the reptiles clash in dry lands while scurrying away from devastating floods. Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who visited areas prone to snakebites and...

Flooding will soon become a thing of the past in Kaduna state – KCTA...

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By Eddy Ochigbo, Kaduna - With the increasing vulnerability of the people to widespread hazards and disasters, particularly flooding, the Network of Civil Society in Environment (NCSE), Kaduna  Capital Territory Authority (KCTA) and leading members of civil society organizations have...

Hundreds killed, properties destroyed as deadly floods hit West Africa

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Above-average rainfall and devastating flooding across West and Central Africa has affected five million people in 19 countries across the region, claiming hundreds of lives, upending livelihoods, displacing tens of thousands from their homes and decimating over a million...

Ugandan army helicopters crash in East Congo, kill 22

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Congo Army spokesman on Wednesday confirmed the death of 22 people after two Ugandan military helicopters crashed in East DRC. Uganda had sent troops to its central African neighbour in December to help fight a violent rebel group known as...

134 dead, scores of homes wiped out in Sudan floods

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Flooding in Sudan has killed at least 134 people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes in the northeast African country’s ongoing wet season, police said on Thursday. Heavy rains usually fall between May and October in Sudan, which faces...

Building collapse kills 3 children in Northern Nigeria

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The Police Command in Jigawa has confirmed the death of three children in a building collapse that occurred in Dutse Local Government Area of the state. The command’s spokesman, DSP Lawan Shiisu, confirmed the incident in a statement in Dutse...

Floods kill 10 people in northern Nigerian

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At least 10 people have been killed by recent floods occasioned by torrential rainfall in Nigeria's northern state of Bauchi, a local relief agency official said Wednesday. Several houses and hectares of farmlands were also destroyed by the floods which...

1.5m livestock dead across drought affected parts of Ethiopia – Report

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) disclosed on Monday that at least 1.5 million livestock have died across drought-affected parts of Ethiopia. “Many regions in Ethiopia are currently experiencing one of the most severe La Nina-induced droughts in recent decades. “More...

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Pastor to spend 54 months in jail for stealing N984,450

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A 58-year-old self-acclaimed pastor, Abel Olukayode, is to spend four and half years in jail for stealing N984,450 from Wema Bank Plc. The convict stood...

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