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APGA

APGA rallies support for Gbor, Ararume

The All Progressives Grand Alliance has called on the electorate to vote massively for its presidential candidate Gen. John Gbor and Chief Ifeanyi Ararume, its gubernatorial candidate in Imo state. Dr Victor Oye, National Chairman of the party made the [...]

January 23, 2019 Environmental issues

Don’t evict Nigerian refugees, UN tells Cameroon

New York – The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has expressed grave concerns over plans by Cameroon to evict thousands of Nigerian refugees to Borno. UNHCR said it deplored the reported move that Cameroon was forcing several thousand Nigerians [...]

January 19, 2019 Environmental issues
Kano State

Kano State Govt revokes N5bn road contracts

The Kano State Government has revoked over N5bn contract for the construction of four major roads in the state. The State Commissioner for Information, Mohammed Garba, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in [...]

January 18, 2019 Environmental issues
Ritualists' Shrine

Police Uncover Ritualists’ Shrine In Ekiti

Ekiti State Police Command has uncovered a ritualists shrine in Odo Ekiti a suburb of Ado Ekiti the State Capital. The state’s commissioner of Police, Asuquo Amba, who led a team of his officers and newsmen to the forest location [...]

January 18, 2019 Environmental issues
Ortom

No cattle routes in Benue, Ortom insists

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Thursday stated that there were no cattle routes in his state. Ortom stated that even if there were such routes before, he had removed them from the gazette because the current population of [...]

January 18, 2019 Environmental issues

NEMA cautions against fire disasters, urges people to marry IDPs

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has alerted the public to be wary of fire, conflict, flood and other emergency related disasters. Head of Gombe Operations Office, Hajia Amina Ahmad, gave the warning in Bauchi at a stakeholders meeting on [...]

December 17, 2018 Environmental issues

Cultists clash in Lagos

Rival groups of youth suspected to be cultists on Monday morning went on rampage around Yemisi Relaxation spot in Omoteye Estate, Agege, Lagos. The clash started in the early hours of Monday as gunshots were sporadically shot into the air. [...]

December 10, 2018 Environmental issues

‘Plastics may outweigh fishes in ocean by 2050’

Unless the shipping companies and crew comply fully with rules on reducing marine plastic litter from vessels, the quantity of plastics in the oceans will outweigh fishes by 2050. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO), said it had received warnings from [...]

November 7, 2018 Environmental issues

Landslide threat: Akwa Ibom church insures 500 members

Akwa Ibom church insures 500 members A parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God along the Uyo Village Road, has insured the lives of 500 of its members following a warning by the Akwa Ibom State Government that the [...]

October 31, 2018 Environmental issues

Flood claims four-year-old boy, property in Lagos

Flood claims four-year-old boy: The heavens opened on Sunday night and let out a downpour that lasted nearly 12 hours. While many Lagos residents were savouring a sound sleep, residents of Aboru in Alimosho Local Government Area and Oko-Oba in [...]

October 30, 2018 Environmental issues

Save Lagos from total collapse — Residents cry to lawmakers

Following incessant armed robbery attacks in traffic gridlock, especially in Mile 2 axis along Oshodi Apapa Expressway, Lagos residents who appeared to have given up on Governor Akinwumi Ambode, have cried to the state lawmakers to intervene immediately and save [...]

October 20, 2018 Environmental issues

We pay N100 daily to sleep under Oshodi Bridge – miscreants

We pay N100 daily to sleep under Oshodi Bridge One of the 62 miscreants arrested during a raid at Oshodi and its environs by the Lagos State Task Force, weekend, Gani Yusuf, 35, disclosed that they paid N100 everyday to [...]

October 15, 2018 Environmental issues

Residents of submerged Delta community sleep in ceiling

Residents of submerged Delta community sleep in ceiling WARRI—RESIDENTS of riverine Ogodobiri community, Bomadi Local Government Area, Delta State, overrun by the ravaging flood in parts of the state were said to be sleeping in the ceiling of their houses [...]

October 9, 2018 Environmental issues

Gully erosion cuts off A’Ibom community, FG wades in

RESIDENTS of Nduetong, Oku Clan, Uyo Local Government, Akwa Ibom State, say they have been cut off for over decades from neigbouring communities by gully erosion. The inhabitants decried the untold hardship they have experienced over the decades, but expressed [...]

October 9, 2018 Environmental issues

Enyaharo Isoko raises fund for flood victims in IDP camps

A newly formed professional organisation for the advancement of Isoko nation, Enyaharo Isoko has launched an appeal fund to assist displaced Isoko residents affected by the ravaging floods sweeping through the lower River Niger and parts of Delta State. Lagos-based [...]

October 5, 2018 Environmental issues

Chevron commissions drainage to fight flood in Edjeba community

A 500-metre long drainage funded by Chevron Nigeria Limited under its joint venture arrangement with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, for Edjeba community, Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, has been commissioned. Speaking at the event, General Manager, [...]

October 3, 2018 Environmental issues

Lagos residents want LAWMA’s dumpsite relocated

LAWMA’s dumpsite: The residents of Apapa road in Lagos Mainland Local Government Area of Lagos State have appealed to the state government and management of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) to relocated the Transfer Loading Station (TLS) situated in [...]

October 1, 2018 Environmental issues

Death toll rises to 199, 1,036 injured in nationwide flooding

Despite Federal Government assurance that the worst is over on the raging flood across the states in Nigeria, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday disclosed that the death toll had increased from the initial 108 to 199, and the [...]

September 28, 2018 Environmental issues

FG allays fear over floods

Relief may have come the way of Nigerians living in flood prone areas across the country, as the Federal Government yesterday declared that decreasing water levels means “the worst is over.” Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, who briefed the [...]

September 27, 2018 Environmental issues

Govt dithers as Abuja community residents suffer from quarry activities

Abuja community residents suffer from quarry activities: Livingstone Akanni lives in Kubwa Extension II Residential Area, a suburb some kilometres from the Abuja city centre. The serenity cast by the shadow of an imposing rock was an attraction for many [...]

September 25, 2018 Environmental issues

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