Why Flooding in Nigeria is an Increasingly Serious Problem
Nigeria has seen heavy rains and thunderstorms since the begining of the year which resulted to flooding, killing dozens of people and washing houses away. Poor urban planning and climate change contribute to this phenomenon in the most parts of the country. "Nigeria needs to take measures to cope ... And could include early warning and rapid response systems, flood data gathering and modelling, proper urban and spatial planning, flood emergency preparedness and political will", writes Andrew Slaughter of The Conversation.
The Conversation Africa, 15 August 2017
Earlier this year heavy rains and thunderstorms caused havoc in Lagos, Nigeria's economic nerve centre and one of Africa's most populous cities. Residents woke up in many parts of… Read more »
Flooding in Gombe, Nigeria. (file photo).
Premium Times, 14 August 2017
Heavy flooding has severely ravaged at least 46 communities in Abia, killing two children, an official of the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA has said. Read more »
Daily Trust, 9 August 2017
Flood is a phenomenon that affects humanity and its environment, but in spite of the havoc it can wreak, flood can be a blessing if properly harnessed and managed, experts said. Read more »
Daily Trust, 31 July 2017
The Gombe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) said 23 persons were killed and five others missing in Gombe flood disaster between June and July. Read more »
This Day, 26 July 2017
The Sole Administrator of the Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Mr. Felix Obuah, has blamed the unfortunate flooding in Port Harcourt, which rendered some people… Read more »
Vanguard, 24 July 2017
Residents have been sacked from their houses by flood in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, following weekend's downpour. Read more »