Disasters Environment Foreign News

Landslides kill 40 following heavy rains in DR Congo

At least 40 people died in the floods and landslides following heavy rains that hit Bukavu, the capital of South Kivu Province in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Tuesday night. Local authorities said they found at least 20 people dead in Bukavu and 20 dead bodies in the surrounding village of […]

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Disasters Environment

Flooding impacts 16,000 families, 6,000 farmers in Lagos – NEMA

By Our Correspondent No fewer than 16,000 families suffered the consequences of flooding in Lagos State in 2022, according to data released by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Ibrahim Farinloye, Coordinator of NEMA in Lagos, said in a state also that 6,000 farmers lost seedlings and farm produce. In the statement, mailed to TheNewsZenith, […]

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Ecology Environment

Lagdo Dam: LASG prepares for flooding – LASEMA

By Our Correspondent Lagos State Government is fully prepared for anticipated flooding that may arise from the opening of the Lagdo dam on the Benue River in Cameroon. Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, gave the assurance in a statement, on Monday, in Lagos. “In a paradigm shift from […]

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Agriculture Food Security

Flooding: FG grants 5-year tax holiday to agric investors

Following the destructive intensity of flooding in parts of the country this year, the Federal Government, on Tuesday, announced a five-year tax holiday for investors in the agricultural sector to mitigate the losses caused by the flood.   Dr Muhammad Abubakar, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, announced this at a press conference, on […]

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Agriculture General National

Flood: Group seeks intervention for farmers in Kaduna

By our Correspondent Fadama Farmers Association, Kaduna State Chapter, has appealed to the state government and the Federal Government to assist its members, whose farmlands were submerged by flood. The Chairman, Mr Ahmad Abakwa,  told newsmen on Tuesday in Kaduna that many farmers in the state had been devastated by the loss of their farms […]

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