Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "NEMA"

    ‘Tremor wakes and jerks us off the bed’ — FCT residents narrate experience on social media

‘Tremor wakes and jerks us off the bed’ — FCT residents narrate experience on social media

The news of earth tremors in the federal capital territory has elicited reactions on social media.While some residents of Abuja are panicking, others are calling on the relevant authorities to swing into action.The assurance of the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)  that there is no likelihood of an earthquake has not assuaged the worry of many.Here are some reactions from [...]

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    Abuja metropolitan council to investigate building collapse

Abuja metropolitan council to investigate building collapse

The Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC) says it will launch an investigation to find out the cause of a building collapse in the Jabi area of the state.Umar Shuaibu, coordinator, AMMC, made the disclosure while briefing journalists at the site of the incident on Saturday.The collapse of the building, a three-storey shopping complex under construction, led to the death of [...]

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    NEMA DG denies fraud in distribution of relief materials

NEMA DG denies fraud in distribution of relief materials

Mustapha Maihaja, director-general of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has denied allegations that some states were sidelined in the distribution of relief materials.Appearing before the house of representatives committee on emergency and disaster preparedness, on Tuesday, Maihaja said lawmakers were also involved in the distribution to internally displaced persons (IDPs).The committee, led by Ali Isa, is investigating an alleged breach [...]

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    NEMA probe: If you’re busy send someone to represent you, reps panel tells Osinbajo

NEMA probe: If you’re busy send someone to represent you, reps panel tells Osinbajo

A house of representatives committee probing alleged malpractice at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo can send a representative to honour its invitation.The committee is investigating the alleged breach of public trust at NEMA and the alleged illegal dismissal of some senior officials at the agency.Last week, it summoned Osinbajo to clear the air on why the [...]

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    Reps ask NEMA to recall suspended directors

Reps ask NEMA to recall suspended directors

The house of representatives committee on emergency and disaster management has called for the immediate reinstatement of the sacked directors of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).Ali Isa, chairman of the committee, gave the order in Abuja during the continuation of an investigative hearing on breach of public trust brought against NEMA and Mustapha Maihaja, the agency’s director-general.The directors, numbering [...]

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    Reps panel: We’ve uncovered ‘N1.6bn fraud’ at NEMA

Reps panel: We’ve uncovered ‘N1.6bn fraud’ at NEMA

A house of representatives committee says it has discovered how Mustapha Maihaja, director-general of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), allegedly misused the sum of N1.6 billion meant for the purchase of relief materials.The money, released to him by the federal government in July 2017, was for intervention purposes for flood victims in 16 states.But an investigative hearing organised by the [...]

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    NEMA DG defends procurement of N3.1bn relief materials

NEMA DG defends procurement of N3.1bn relief materials

Mustapha Maihaja, director-general of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has denied allegations of financial impropriety levelled against the agency.Speaking at a public hearing at the house of representatives on Wednesday, Maihaja said NEMA follows due process in all of its operations.The hearing was on the alleged infractions by NEMA in the award of N3.1 billion contract for procurement of [...]

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    Osinbajo meets with NAPTIP, NEMA over Nigerians stranded in Libya

Osinbajo meets with NAPTIP, NEMA over Nigerians stranded in Libya

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday convened a meeting of relevant agencies in Abuja to address the situation of Nigerians stranded in Libya.The meeting is in reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari's pledge in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, that his administration would evacuate the remaining Nigerians stranded in Libya while attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.Osinbajo met with the National Agency for [...]

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    Court orders immediate reinstatement of Shuaib, ex-NEMA spokesman

Court orders immediate reinstatement of Shuaib, ex-NEMA spokesman

The National Industrial Court (NIC) has ordered the immediate reinstatement of Yushau Shuaib, former spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Shuaib was retired from service under controversial circumstances in 2013.His retirement was reportedly linked to an opinion article he wrote on Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance.In the piece, he criticised her over alleged lopsided appointments into the civil [...]

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    NEMA officials embark on nationwide strike

NEMA officials embark on nationwide strike

Some officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Thursday embarked on a three-day warning strike.Some staff of the agency under the Association of Senior Civil Servant of Nigeria (ASCSN) and Nigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU) were seen with placards with inscriptions such as 'Mustapha Maihaja must go', 'Mustapha, we are tired of Aluta, pay our claims or resign, enough [...]

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    NEMA DG visits flood-ridden Benue, says FG concerned about victims’ plight

NEMA DG visits flood-ridden Benue, says FG concerned about victims’ plight

Mustapha Maihaja, director general National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), says the federal government is concerned about the plights of victims of the flooding in Benue state.Over 110,000 people in 24 communities were displaced by flooding in Benue state after a downpour.The state emergency management agency said over 2,769 households were also affected.While inspecting the flood affected areas in the state, [...]

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    Death toll rises to eight in Lagos collapsed building

Death toll rises to eight in Lagos collapsed building

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday said it recovered two more bodies from the debris of collapsed building in Lagos, bringing the death toll to eight.Ibrahim Farinloye, south-west spokesman for NEMA, gave the update in an interview with NAN in Lagos.Farinloye said the four-storey building collapsed on Tuesday afternoon.He told NAN that the rescue team completed the operation [...]

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    Rainstorm destroys ‘150 houses’ in Kano

Rainstorm destroys ‘150 houses’ in Kano

At least 150 houses and farmlands are believed to have been destroyed and many people rendered homeless, following a downpour in Gwarzo local government of Kano state.The incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday.Ibrahim Shuaibu, a witness, said the fence of Gwarzo local government secretariat also collapsed while many vehicles were submerged as a result of the flood.Shuaibu listed [...]

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    NEMA to convince foreign NGOs to increase support to north-east

NEMA to convince foreign NGOs to increase support to north-east

Mustapha Maihaja, director-general of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), says the agency will convince international non-governmental organisations to increase their support towards alleviating the crisis in the north-east.He made this known at an interactive meeting with humanitarian stakeholders on Sunday in Maiduguri, Borno state.Maihaja said the agency is also looking at ways to improve on its shortcomings with regards to handling [...]

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    250 Nigerians to voluntarily return from Libya, says NEMA

250 Nigerians to voluntarily return from Libya, says NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Wednesday that another batch of 250 Nigerians would voluntarily return to the country from Libya on Thursday.Ibrahim Farinloye NEMA’s spokesperson for south-west zone, told NAN that the returnees were expected to arrive at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO)/Hajj camp section of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, at about 3pm.More than [...]

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    Seven killed, 136 missing in Kebbi boat mishap

Seven killed, 136 missing in Kebbi boat mishap

At least seven people lost their lives, while 136 are yet to be accounted for after a boat carrying 150 passengers capsized in kebbi state.Sulaiman Muhammad, coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), in-charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states, confirmed this to NAN on Saturday.Muhammad said the ill-fated boat was returning from Malali market in Ngaski local government [...]

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