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Rainstorm kills three, destroys 880 houses in Katsina

No fewer than three persons have been confirmed dead and six others injured following a rainstorm at Maibare in Baure Local Council of Katsina State. The incident, which occurred at the weekend, destroyed over 700 homes in Maibare, while farmers [...]

September 11, 2018 Environmental issues

Flood disaster in Kogi may be worse than 2012 experience, NEMA warns

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has expressed concerns over a possible repeat of the 2012 flood disaster in Kogi State when the River Niger overflowed its banks, displacing many residents. The 2012 flood covered major high ways causing many [...]

September 10, 2018 Environmental issues

Torrential downpour wreaks havoc in Niger

The torrential downpour in Gbeganu area of Minna, Niger State has wreaked on the community, as flood swept houses, rendering several people homeless and helpless. The heavy downpour, which has been on since last Wednesday, has destroyed about three houses [...]

August 26, 2018 Environmental issues

Woman refuses flood rescue unless her 25 dogs go too

A woman refused to leave her flooded house in India’s Kerala state without her 25 dogs, a rescuer said Saturday, as the death toll continued to rise. The dogs were found cowering on beds in the flooded house with water [...]

August 18, 2018 Environmental issues

Geographers lament government’s failure to tackle flood disasters

The Association of Nigerian Geographers (ANG) has expressed deep concerns over alleged failure by the federal and state governments to reduce flood disasters in the country. According to the group, the recent climate change challenges and the impacts all over [...]

August 16, 2018 Environmental issues

Global survey ranks Lagos third least liveable city

Lagos has been ranked third among the ten least liveable cities in the world. This was contained in the 2018 Global Liveability Index released by The Economist Intelligence Unit and World Bank. The report, which rated Lagos 138th of the [...]

August 15, 2018 Environmental issues

Retired military officers condemn unending insurgency in Nigeria

Worried by the unending security challenge in the country, the Retired Army, Navy and Air Force Officers (RANAO) Associations of Nigeria, has lamented Federal Government’s inability to proffer solutions to the problems. While urging Nigerians to defend themselves against Boko [...]

August 13, 2018 Environmental issues

In search of gold teeth, Nigerian pilgrims ripped off in Saudi Arabia

Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia have been defrauded of thousands of Saudi Riyal by unidentified expatriates while attempting to fix gold and silver teeth for them during hajj. Although not part of the hajj obligations, fixing of artificial gold or [...]

August 11, 2018 Environmental issues

Flood kills one person, destroys 40 houses in Kano state

Flood kills one person, destroys 40 houses in Kano state: A heavy rainfall on Thursday claimed the life of one person and destroyed over 40 houses in Dambatta local government area of Kano state. The down pour which started around [...]

August 4, 2018 Environmental issues

Enugu residents defile heavy rain to welcome Ugwuanyi

PEOPLE of Enugu West Senatorial zone in Enugu State weekend defiled several hours of downpour to show love as Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi visited the zone. The rally which started from Mburubu community where he commissioned road project ended at Awgu [...]

July 30, 2018 Environmental issues

Man seeks compensation from Airtel, LASIMRA over farmland destruction

A farmer at Imota, Ikorodu Local Government Area, Lagos, Mr Akanji Shakiru Musa, has alleged that Airtel, in attempts to lay fibre optic cables on the road setbacks, dug trenches and destroyed his farmland and crops worth millions of naira.He [...]

July 30, 2018 Environmental issues

Katsina flood: 2,000 victims benefit from NAF Medical Outreach

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has begun a three – day medical outreach for an estimated 2,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Katsina State. NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, AVM Olatokunbo Adesanya, disclosed this in a [...]

July 28, 2018 Environmental issues

Unease in Rivers over rumour of dead cows

Rivers over rumour of dead cows: There was widespread apprehension in Rivers State, yesterday, following reports that about 27 dead cows were smuggled into the state from the north by some youths working for some politicians to reduce the voting [...]

July 22, 2018 Environmental issues

44 dead, 20 missing after Katsina downpour

Katsina downpour: At least, 44 persons lost their lives in the early hours of yesterday following a downpour that lasted over two hours and wreaked havoc in 10 communities in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State, the president’s home [...]

July 17, 2018 Environmental issues

Ambode asks Lagos residents for support, patience over roads construction

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday charged Lagos residents to be patient and support the ongoing construction of roads in major routes across the state.His appeal followed slow traffic along and around the routes of the construction works. Speaking while [...]

July 16, 2018 Environmental issues

Schools, churches, residents under threat as erosion, flood ravage Nsukka

“Nsukka is under serious threat. Schools, churches, homes, shop owners are counting their loses. Deaths have become a recurring decimal,” residents cry out as flood wrecks fresh havoc in the University town. The latest victims included a University graduate and [...]

July 14, 2018 Environmental issues

Bayelsa Deputy Governor visits oil spill site, raps Shell

The Deputy Governor of Bayelsa, retired Rear Admiral John Jonah on Monday criticised Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) over the frequent spills on oilfields in the state. He spoke at one of the spill sites at Agoro community in Ekeremor [...]

June 18, 2018 Environmental issues

President Buhari seeks support from international community on climate change

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja reiterated the need for sustained financial, technical and capacity building support from the international community to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change in the country. Receiving a letter of credence from Mr. Robert [...]

May 9, 2018 Environmental issues

Enugu Govt awards contract for erosion control measures on Umuabi-Obinagu road

The Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi administration in Enugu State, in line with its rural development agenda, has awarded contract for erosion control measures on Umuabi- Obinagu road in Udi Local Government Area of the state. Briefing newsmen after the meeting of [...]

April 30, 2018 Environmental issues

Work begins at Cross River 8000 trucks haulage city

In its resolve to decongest Calabar metropolis while ensuring that the roads remain safe for users, the Cross River Government has commenced the building of a haulage city. Designed to accommodate 8000 trucks daily, the city will also have a [...]

April 30, 2018 Environmental issues

NDLEA shuts down marijuana warehouse operated by 64-year-old grandfather

NDLEA shuts down marijuana warehouse: A 64-year-old grandfather, Daniel Idemudia, has been arrested in Benin, by the Edo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), in connection with the discovery of substance suspected to be cannabis sativa [...]

March 21, 2018 Environmental issues

Burst pipe abandoned for weeks on Ladipo market road

Road users and traders at the Ladipo Spare-parts Market at Toyota bus-stop, on Oshodi-Apapa expressway in Mushin area of Lagos State have raised the alarm over burst pipe flooding the entry point into the market and causing a crater on [...]

March 6, 2018 Environmental issues

4 pregnant women, 140 other Nigerians return from Libya, get free phones

A  batch of 144 Nigerians, which included four pregnant women, on Thursday voluntary returned from Libya with the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU). The Hope For Nigeria reports that the returnees arrived [...]

March 2, 2018 Environmental issues

Rehabilitation of Kano-Zaria road to be completed in April

The Minister gave the assurance when he inspected the ongoing rehabilitation of the road and the Tamburawa bridge in Kano on Tuesday. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola has assured motorists plying Kano – Zaria road [...]

February 28, 2018 Environmental issues

Niger govt to revive, expand 30,000 hectares Bobi grazing reserve

The Niger State Government says it is reviving and expanding the 30,000 hectares Bobi Grazing Reserve in Oro village of Mariga Local Government, as part of efforts to curtail farmers/herdsmen clashes. A statement by Jibrin Ndache, Chief Press Secretary of the Governor, [...]

February 26, 2018 Environmental issues

Researchers make shocking discoveries in Nigerian forest

The cameras of researchers and conservationists from the Chester Zoo have uncovered many wildlife secrets including a rare breed of Chimpanzee and a giant pangolin in the Nigerian forest. The world’s rarest chimpanzee and other wildlife secrets were discovered in [...]

February 25, 2018 Environmental issues

Cows stray onto Akure airport runway, FAAN apologises

A herd of cattle strayed onto the runway of Akure Airport this morning, preventing an Air Peace flight from Lagos from landing. The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has apologised to Air Peace Airlines and its passengers for  the [...]

February 18, 2018 Environmental issues

FG mulls cheaper solution to recharge drying Lake Chad

The Federal Government may be considering cheaper options to recharge Lake Chad Basin other than the initial plan of transferring water from River Congo to the Basin. Initial report has it that the country may require $15 million to recharge [...]

January 16, 2018 Environmental issues

Pen Cinema flyover bridge to ease traffic menace

Respite is coming the way of Agege residents following assurances that saviour Pen Cinema Flyover project would be put to use in next 10 months to ease traffic menace. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State told many residents on Tuesday [...]

January 3, 2018 Environmental issues

BREAKING: Anambra Decides: Obiano, APGA Candidate in Early Lead.

APGA: 14,462, APC: 8,171, PDP: 6,016. Incumbent governor of Anambra state and candidate for the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr Willie Obiano is heading for re-election as early results show that APGA is leading in majority of the Local [...]

November 18, 2017 Geography, Government and politics