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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

Lagos flood: Residents lament loss of homes, property

Lagos flood: Some residents of Lagos State have lamented that the flooding which ravaged some parts of the state had displaced them, calling on the government for succour. A heavy rain on Friday and Saturday had left hundreds of homes [...]

July 10, 2017 Environmental issues
Lagos flood

Lagos flood: EKEDC apologizes for blackout

Lagos flood: The Eko Electricity Distribution Company(EKEDC), has apologized for the blackout being experienced in Lagos areas, such as Lekki, Ajah, Victoria Island and Ikoyi. EKEDC blamed the blackout on the rain, which has continued to batter the city of [...]

July 9, 2017 Environmental issues
social media

Kidnappers Getting Victims Through Social Media – Don

The Dean, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Bowen University, Iwo, Prof John Ayoade, has warned that personal information provided on the social media could be exploited by kidnappers to get their targets. According to him, Instagram, Facebook, Whatsapp and email have been used [...]

July 4, 2017 Environmental issues
Thunderstorms Will Hit Abuja, Others – NiMet

Thunderstorms Will Hit Abuja, Others – NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions over the central states on Sunday morning with prospects of thunderstorms over Abuja, Mambilla Plateau, Lafia, Kaduna, Makurdi and Bauchi. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office (CFO) on [...]

July 2, 2017 Geography
Lebanese Blocks Abuja Estate Gate With Container Over Land Dispute

Lebanese Blocks Abuja Estate Gate With Container Over Land Dispute

Residents of Games Village Estate in Abuja on Thursday engaged in a war of words with the leader of the Lebanese community, Albert Alwan, for allegedly blocking the road to the estate with a container. The Lebanese community was said [...]

June 30, 2017 Environmental issues

Abuja-Kaduna Road: The Bad, The Ugly

Abuja-Kaduna Expressway is an all-important federal road that connects the North-west zone to the capital of Nigeria. The highway has continued to mean everything bad and ugly that includes armed robbery, kidnapping, degradation and auto crashes. AGBO-PAUL AUGUSTINE reports on [...]

June 17, 2017 Environmental issues
Adamawa State

Heavy rain destroys bridge, cuts off LGAs in Adamawa

Heavy rains on Tuesday led to the collapse of the Dilichim bridge, cutting off communities in Michika and Madagali local government areas from the rest of Adamawa State. The bridge, constructed over the River Yedzaram, had once been bombed by Boko Haram [...]

June 14, 2017 Environmental issues