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15 dead in Ivory Coast floods

Fifteen people were killed in Abidjan, Ivory Coast’s economic capital, in flooding caused by torrential rain overnight, Interior Minister Sidiki Diakite said on Tuesday.

Flood: SEMA sensitises Kaduna residents

The Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says it has started sensitising residents to early-warning flood signals in the flood-prone areas of the Kaduna metropolis.

Governor Ikpeazu decries menace of plastics on environment

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has decried the menace of plastic products to the environment, urging residents of the state to embrace the campaign on reducing the use of plastics in the environment.

Federal government hands over erosion control projects to communities in FCT

The Federal Government, yesterday, handed over the soil erosion and flood control project to Veritas University, Bwari, Saburi and Kubwa communities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to prevent flooding and ease pedestrian and vehicular access.

Cyclone Mekunu intensifies as it bears down on Oman

Oman said Friday that Cyclone Mekunu, which wreaked havoc in the Yemeni island of Socotra, has intensified into category 2 as it bore down on the south of the sultanate.

Plateau government cautions against indiscriminate dumping of refuse

The Plateau State Government has warned against the indiscriminate dumping of waste during the rainy season to curtail flooding and the outbreak of diseases.

Death toll rises to 41 as Kenya dam bursts after torrential rains

At least 41 people died after a dam burst in central Kenya, police said on Thursday, as residents described muddy waters ripping through their homes in what one survivor called "hell on earth".

Kenya floods leave 112 dead in two months: Red Cross

The disaster comes after three failed rainy seasons inflicted a crippling drought that sent food prices soaring and left more than three million people requiring food aid.

Oyo government rehabilitates Eleyele dam to end frightening flooding in Ibadan – Governor Ajimobi

The proposed rehabilitation of the Eleyele Dam, in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, will substantially enhance residents’ access to potable water, as well as save the city from frightening flood incidents.

Environmentalist tasks Lagos residents on waste management

An Environmentalist, Mr Lawal Rasheed, on Friday urged Lagos residents to take responsibility for effective waste management and drainage clearing in their communities, ahead of the rainy season.

Senator tasks federal government on proactive measures to check flooding

The senator representing Edo North senatorial district of Edo State, Senator Francis Alimekhena, has urged the Federal Government to make adequate arrangement to check flooding in the area particularly places around the bank of the River Niger, to avoid casualties as the rainy season approaches.

Flooding in Dar es Salaam leaves at least 14 dead

Fourteen people have died as a result of days of torrential rains and flooding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's economic capital, police said Tuesday.

Floods kill Nine people in Tanzania

Nine people were killed in floods in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam, officials said on Monday.

Lagos to commence removal of abandoned, accident vehicles

The Lagos State Government, on Monday, announced plans to commence removal of all abandoned vehicles on roads to complement emergency recovery efforts and prevent mishaps on streets and major highways in the State.

Ogun government allays fears of severe flooding

The Ogun State Government has assured residents not to express fear over any severe flooding this year, explaining that this was revealed in the 2018 seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) of the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMeT).

Education ministry calls for security consciousness in schools

The Ministry of Education has called on stakeholders and school administrators to be security consciousness and ensure the safety of their pupils and students.

Tropical cyclone triggers flooding in Madagascar

Flooding is gripping Madagascar as a tropical cyclone swirls close to the island.

Residents warned against illegal dumping of waste in drains, waterways

Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State has called on the people of the state to refrain from dumping refuse in drainage channels and waterways so as to avert flooding.

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