Calls for a State of Emergency for Flood Stricken Nigeria

As more donations and aid continue to pour in for flood victims President Goodluck Jonathan, who visited the Delta state to asses the damages, has called for more dams to be constructed to prevent flood disasters in the future. The disaster has caused severe food shortages in Bayelsa state.
Photo: Leadership

Men canoe to their homes during flooding in Nigeria.

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  • Nigeria:  Dickson Donates N15m to Church Flood Committee

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  • Nigeria:  Flood - Adamawa Dept Gov Warns Against Diverting Relief Materials

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