More than 100 people killed after widespread flooding hits Nigeria

More than 100 people killed after widespread flooding hits Nigeria

More than 100 people were killed after two major rivers burst their banks in Nigeria, destroying homes and farms. A national disaster has been declared in 4 of Nigeria's 36 states. Water levels in parts of the country are reaching those recorded in 2012 when the…

52 killed and 20 missing after ‘worst ever’ floods hit Katsina, Nigeria

52 killed and 20 missing after ‘worst ever’ floods hit Katsina, Nigeria

At least 52 people have died and 20 are still missing after heavy rains caused severe floods in Nigeria's northern state of Katsina over the past few days, local officials confirmed Wednesday, July 18, 2018. In the country's south, heavy rains in the state…

Massive floods leave at least 20 dead in capital Lagos, Nigeria

Massive floods leave at least 20 dead in capital Lagos, Nigeria

At least 20 people have been killed after intense storms hit Nigeria's capital Lagos over the weekend, causing massive floods. While city officials blame the incident partly on indiscriminate dumping of refuse in drainage channels, the Environmental Rights…

Nigeria on red flooding alert, more than 5 000 homes already destroyed in Kano

Nigeria on red flooding alert, more than 5 000 homes already destroyed in Kano

Nigerian authorities have warned residents of 11 states for imminent flooding after several rivers started overflowing on August 8, 2016. Although no specific dates were given, the warnings will remain in place through October and flooding is already very serious in…

West Africa under water: Over 30 dead in heavy flooding

West Africa under water: Over 30 dead in heavy flooding

Heavy rainfalls that battered west Africa during the last few days, have triggered heavy flooding and landslides across Nigeria and Guinea, severely damaging infrastructure and claiming more than 30 lives. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Nigeria issue