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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
200 graves destroyed by erosion in Kano

200 graves destroyed by erosion in Kano – Commissioner

200 graves destroyed by erosion in Kano: The Kano State Commissioner of Environment, Dr. Ali Makoda, on Saturday disclosed that no fewer than 200 graves at Tudun Murtala grave yard in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state have been [...]

October 29, 2017 Environmental issues
world will end on Sept. 23, 2017

Danger: World to end Sept. 23, says numerologist

There are predictions that the world will end on Sept. 23, 2017 following expected collision of a planet with earth. A Christian numerologist David Meade who made the claim said that strange things were now happening in the world which [...]

September 17, 2017 Geography
Flood: NEMA advises Kogi communities

Flood: NEMA advises Kogi communities [PHOTOS]

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has advised Communities living around the flood plains in Kogi to immediately relocate to higher grounds for safety to avoid the eminent flood. Mr Sani Datti, Head of Media and Publication, gave the advice [...]

September 8, 2017 Environmental issues

Fani-Kayode blasts Buhari over “weak” response to Benue flood

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari, over his response to the Benue flood that has rendered many homeless. Fani-Kayode labelled the President’s reaction as “weak and pathetic”. He tweeted: “Nothing reflects the cruelty and insensitivity [...]

September 2, 2017 Environmental issues

12 Types Of Guests We All Get Tired Of In Our Homes

In African culture, we are meant to accept all 12 types of guests that we get. If you truly come from an African home then you remember the times’ guests would come from nowhere and you’d be left washing the [...]

September 1, 2017 Environmental issues
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Flood displaces over 110,000 people in Makurdi

Flood displaces over 110,000 people in Makurdi: The Benue State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has said over 110,000 people in 24 communities including Makurdi, the state capital, have been displaced by flood in recent months. The Executive Secretary of the [...]

September 1, 2017 Environmental issues
Heavy rain submerges houses, markets in Makurdi

Heavy rain submerges houses, markets in Makurdi

Thousands of residents in Makurdi the Benue State capital, have been displaced following a heavy downpour that lasted four hours yesterday, which left hundreds of settlements, houses and markets submerged. The downpour, which started around 12midnight, lasted for more than [...]

August 28, 2017 Environmental issues
abuja flood

Flooding At Trademoore Estate Abuja

Seriuos flooding happened this evening at trademoore estate abuja. I went to see my sister and heavy rain started which destroyed properties. Thank God no life was lost. 🙂       Buhari praises Osinbajo, mocks #ResumeorResign London protesters   [...]

August 26, 2017 Environmental issues
Badoo killings in Oke

Badoo Killings: Protesters Storm Ayangburen Of Ikorodu’s Palace

In the aftermath of the recent Badoo killings in Oke – Ota, Ibeshe community in Ikorodu, angry residents of the area staged a protest march to the Palace of the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Kabir Shotobi. Presently, the protesters are [...]

August 2, 2017 Environmental issues
Herdsmen convert Abuja stadium into grazing field

Herdsmen convert Abuja stadium into grazing field

Fulani herdsmen have  converted  the National Stadium, Abuja,  into a fertile land for cattle pasture  as weeds overtake the package B section of  the $360m  facility. Our correspondent,  who visited the stadium  on Tuesday,  saw  tall grasses in almost every [...]

July 12, 2017 Environmental issues

Herdsmen kidnap NHIS auditor, police arrest 17

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen on Saturday abducted the External Auditor of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Zakari Sada, along the Kaduna-Abuja highway. Sada, a former board member of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission, was reportedly kidnapped with his driver.   [...]

July 10, 2017 Environmental issues