Saturday, April 6, 2019

Tag "NEMA"

    APC rep says lawmakers ‘collecting signatures’ to impeach Osinbajo

APC rep says lawmakers ‘collecting signatures’ to impeach Osinbajo

Ehiozuwa Agbonnayima, a house of representatives member from Edo state, says some lawmakers are collecting signatures to impeach Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.The All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker failed to disclose those plotting Osinbajo's removal but said it is over allegations of not following due process.The lower legislative chamber had indicted the governing board of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) chaired by [...]

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    Libya returnee laments ‘wasted years’ as NEMA receives 174 stranded Nigerians

Libya returnee laments ‘wasted years’ as NEMA receives 174 stranded Nigerians

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 174 stranded Nigerians from Libya.The returnees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 1:10am on Friday.Segun Afolayan, acting zonal coordinator of NEMA, south-west, said after profiling the returnees, they included 61 female adults, four female children and eight female infants.Afolayan said there were also 91 male adults, [...]

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    IN FULL: ‘What truly happened’ — NEMA responds to house of reps allegation

IN FULL: ‘What truly happened’ — NEMA responds to house of reps allegation

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it did not abuse its mandate to save lives and preserve properties of Nigerians.The agency said this in a statement on Wednesday in reaction to the house of representatives report indicting the governing board of the agency chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.The lawmakers said they discovered that the federal government “lost a total sum [...]

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    Buhari would rather lose than rig 2019 elections, says Femi Adesina

Buhari would rather lose than rig 2019 elections, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina says President Muhammadu Buhari would rather lose the 2019 presidential election than rig it.The presidential spokesman said this while speaking during a programme on ARISE TV on Tuesday.Commenting on concerns raised ahead of the 2019 elections, Adesina said the process will be free and fair."I'm surprised that this president has been with you for three and half years and [...]

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    Laolu Akande defends Osinbajo, describes reports on indictment as distraction

Laolu Akande defends Osinbajo, describes reports on indictment as distraction

Laolu Akande, media aide to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, says his principal is a "well-known" stickler for the rule of law.Akande said this in reaction to the indictment by the house of representatives committee on emergency and disaster preparedness.The committee had accused Osinbajo of illegally approving N5.8 billion for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).Osinbajo gave the approval when he was [...]

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    Over 160,000 bags of rice donated to IDPs by China ‘rotting away in NEMA stores’

Over 160,000 bags of rice donated to IDPs by China ‘rotting away in NEMA stores’

Despite the widely-reported cries of hunger by internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the north-east and the acute malnutrition ravaging their children, 162,696 bags of rice donated by the Chinese government to the IDPs have been abandoned and left to rot in stores belonging to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).According to the United Nations, Nigeria is still facing a crisis [...]

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    You have questions to answer, reps panel tells Osinbajo

You have questions to answer, reps panel tells Osinbajo

The house of representatives committee on emergency and disaster preparednes, says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has a case to answer.Last week, the committee alleged that Osinbajo approved N5.8 billion for National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) illegally.Osinbajo gave the approval when he was the acting president in June 2017. The money was meant for the north-east intervention fund.The panel said the release [...]

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    Osinbajo given 7 days to resign over N5.8bn ‘illegal approval’

Osinbajo given 7 days to resign over N5.8bn ‘illegal approval’

Timi Frank, former deputy spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to resign.In a statement on Monday, Frank said the vice-president is unfit to continue in office over his approval of N5.8 billion for National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).Osinbajo gave the approval when he was the acting president. The money was meant for the north-east [...]

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    Osinbajo replies reps: Approval of N5.8bn intervention fund within my constitutional authority

Osinbajo replies reps: Approval of N5.8bn intervention fund within my constitutional authority

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the approval of N5.8 billion emergency food intervention fund for the north-east was within his constitutional authority.The house of representatives had indicted the governing board of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) chaired by Osinbajo over what it described as an "illegal approval".In a statement released on Friday by Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice-president, the approval [...]

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    IN FULL: The house of reps report indicting Osinbajo

IN FULL: The house of reps report indicting Osinbajo

The house of representatives ad hoc committee on emergency and disaster preparedness has indicted the governing board of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).The board, chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, was accused of illegal approval of N5.8 billion north-east intervention fund.The lawmakers, in a report released on Thursday, recommended the dismissal of Mustapha Maihaja, director-general of NEMA, over alleged fraud, accused [...]

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    Reps recommend sack of NEMA DG, indict Osinbajo-led board over ‘illegal’ approval

Reps recommend sack of NEMA DG, indict Osinbajo-led board over ‘illegal’ approval

The house of representatives has indicted the governing board of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo over "illegal approval of N5.8 billion north-east intervention fund."The lawmakers also recommended the dismissal of Mustapha Maihaja, director-general of NEMA, over alleged fraud.At plenary on Thursday, the lower legislative chamber adopted a report of its committee which also recommended the prosecution of [...]

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    NEMA declares flooding as national disaster in five more states

NEMA declares flooding as national disaster in five more states

The National Emergency Management (NEMA) has declared the flooding in Adamawa, Taraba, Kebbi, Bayelsa and Rivers as a national disaster.Sani Datti, head of media and public relations, NEMA, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.He said Mustapha Maihaja, director-general, NEMA made the declaration following the ongoing efforts of the agency to tackle and assist flood victims across [...]

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    Nine-year-old girl drowns in Anambra flood

Nine-year-old girl drowns in Anambra flood

Benedict Uzo, a nine-year-old girl, was swept away by a flood in Amiyi, Ogbaru local government area of Anambra state, on Wednesday.According to Arinze Awogu, chairman of Ogbaru LGA, the girl drowned while fetching water with a bucket.He said Benedict's sister, who tried rescuing her, almost lost her life in the process but was quickly saved by neighbours."The flood situation in [...]

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    ‘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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