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Stakeholders in emergency and disaster management say Kogi lacks the human power, skills, finance and equipment to effectively and adequately manage flood disasters which have become a perennial problem in the state.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has advised people living in urban areas to evacuate refuse on waterways as well as those in flood prune areas to move to higher grounds.
The Niger Government has warned people living and farming around flood-prone areas to move away from such places, to avoid flooding.
The Federal Government at the weekend upgraded navigational facilities at Benin Airport to enable airlines and aircraft owners perform flights at night and periods when there is low visibility.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is collaborating with stakeholders to review the National Contingency Plan (NCP) to reposition the country against the impact of disasters.
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy to partly cloudy and sunny weather with widespread thunderstorms over most parts of the country on Saturday.
The General Manager (Public Relations) of the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMET), Mr. Muntari Yusuf, who was reportedly kidnapped on Tuesday along the notorious Kaduna-Abuja expressway, PRNigeria authoritatively gathered was freed Friday evening by his abductors on the eve of his daughter’s wedding.
Nigeria has been in the grip of an intense heatwave over the past few weeks, with meteorologist saying there is no relief in sight until the seasonal rains set in next month.
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has warned against non-compliance to weather information, stating that it results in loss of over 350,000 hectares of land annually.
The Federal Government yesterday told the Senate that an additional $461.8 million (N141.31 billion) was required for new terminals across the country.
The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has commended the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) for its continuous support of its member states in Africa.
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), predicted cloudy and sunny weather conditions with chances of scattered thunderstorms over most parts of the country on Thursday.
Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards believes Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka remains one of the best in his position in the Premier League.
Flood has taken over residential quarters and major roads in Maiduguri following heavy rainfall in the past two days in the metropolis.
Despite the cocky posture of Egypt in the table tennis event of the 12th Africa Games, South Africa coach, Ashley Wagner believes Nigeria is a team to beat in Morocco.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has urged government officials travelling abroad to inform the ministry and Nigerian missions in destination countries of their travel schedules to ensure their security and safety.
The Nasarawa state Police commissioner, CP Bola Longe, has said that the state deputy governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, was not the target of the Tuesday night gunmen attack on his convoy which left three police officers and a civilian driver dead.
Driving bans imposed on older diesel-powered vehicles are to go into effect on certain heavily polluted streets in two districts of Berlin from the beginning of October, officials said on Thursday.
They urged President Muhammadu Buhari, National Assembly and Pension Commission (PenCom) to either repeal the policy or direct the pension administrators to pay the shortfalls.
After two seasons at Chelsea, Davide Zappacosta is set for a change of scenery for the upcoming campaign.
The board of Masters Energy Group has constituted a new management following the resignation of Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah from the board.
Frank Lampard has labelled himself the worst loser in the world after watching Chelsea lose to Liverpool on penalties in the UEFA Super Cup.