Articles tagged "nigeria weather"

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Massive flooding forecast to sweep through wide swaths of Nigeria between September and October

Massive flooding is forecast to sweep through many parts of Nigeria between September and October, the country's hydrological services agency warned on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. The red alert came days after flash flooding ripped through the Suleja local...

July 30, 2020

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At least 11 killed in flash flooding in Niger State, Nigeria

At least 11 people lost their lives as flash flooding swept through the Suleja local government area of Niger State, Nigeria, on Saturday, July 25, 2020. The rain began at around 03:00 UTC (04:00 LT) and lasted for four hours, according to Ahmed Inga, the...

July 27, 2020

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Flash floods destroy 100 homes, leave 3 people dead or missing in parts of Nigeria

Heavy rains affecting Nigeria since June 14, 2020, have resulted in deadly flash floods, leaving at least people three dead or missing in Kwara, and 100 houses destroyed in Akwa Ibom. In Kwara, a bridge embankment collapsed in Oko-Erin, killing one person while two...

June 16, 2020

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Severe weather damages camps hosting 140 000 IDPs in Burkina Faso and Nigeria

Heavy rains since early June 2020 have triggered widespread floods in West Africa, causing damage particularly to camps accommodating more than 140 000 Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Nigeria and Burkina Faso. In Burkina Faso, heavy rainfall from June 5 caused...

June 12, 2020

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300 000 affected by worst floods in 7 years in Borno and Adamawa, Nigeria

Nigeria's northeastern states Borno and Adamawa are facing the worst floods in seven years which have destroyed homes, livelihoods, and affected about 300 000 people so far. The number of the afflicted population is five times more than expected in the...

November 19, 2019

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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...

September 18, 2018

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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...

July 18, 2018

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Severe storm kills five, leaves trail of destruction in Jalingo, Nigeria

A severe rainstorm and high winds hit Jalingo, the Taraba State capital in Nigeria on May 5, killing five people and injuring several others. The Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee of Taraba Specialist Hospital, Jalingo, Dr. Dashe Dasogot, said that five bodies...

May 06, 2018

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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...

July 11, 2017