Friday, October 20, 2017

Tag "NEMA"

    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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    ‘I’m very hungry’, says 90-year-old IDP who returned to bomb scene to search for burnt potatoes

‘I’m very hungry’, says 90-year-old IDP who returned to bomb scene to search for burnt potatoes

Zahrah Musa, a 90-year-old internally displaced person (IDP), who survived a bomb attack in Maiduguri on Wednesday returned to the scene of the explosion to save potatoes which she bought the previous day.While other IDPs kept a safe distance, Zahrah searched her burnt tent in an effort to recover the potatoes.The woman, who kept saying “I am very hungry,” ignored [...]

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    Six killed in fresh suicide attacks in Maiduguri

Six killed in fresh suicide attacks in Maiduguri

Four teenage girls blew up two men in Maiduguri, capital of Borno, in the early hours of Wednesday, resulting in a total of six deaths.Acoording to National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the girls detonated strapped explosives along Muna Garage, Maiduguri."Four female teenage  suicide bombers and two other  men died ( 6 people) when they detonated explosives at Usmanti along muna [...]

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    Three ‘suicide bombers’ die in Maiduguri explosion

Three ‘suicide bombers’ die in Maiduguri explosion

Three suspected suicide bombers have died in an explosion which took place along Damboa Road, Maiduguri, Borno state.According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the blast occurred in the early hours of Friday.Three petrol tankers were said to have been destroyed in the explosion."Three 3 suspected suicide bombers died along Damboa Road, Maiduguri as a result of explosions [...]

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    43 Nigerians deported from three European countries

43 Nigerians deported from three European countries

At least 43 Nigerians arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday night after being deported from Germany, Belgium and Italy.The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said they were sent back to the country for various immigration offences.They were conveyed in a Hi-Fly chartered Airbus 330 with registration number CS-TQW.Bandele Onimode, NEMA’s deputy director, search and rescue [...]

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    Tales of woe as 171 more Nigerians return from Libya

Tales of woe as 171 more Nigerians return from Libya

At least 171 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya on Tuesday aboard a chartered Nouvelair aircraft with registration number TS-1NB.The aircraft landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, around 4:18pm.Gift Peters, one of the returnees, said she got to Libya 11 months ago after being deceived that she was being taken to Germany.“When I got to Libya, it was not [...]

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    NEMA says ‘woman died, driver escaped unhurt’ in Lagos accident

NEMA says ‘woman died, driver escaped unhurt’ in Lagos accident

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed the death of a woman whose vehicle plunged into Mekwe river near Bonny camp, Lagos, on Saturday night.Ibrahim Farinloye, spokesperson of the agency, told journalists that the vehicle was a KIA Ultima SE model with registration number MUS 38 BL.Two passengers were said to have been in the vehicle when the incident [...]

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    UNDERCOVER: In Borno, children are dying at IDP camps, foodstuffs are ‘disappearing’ at SEMA store

UNDERCOVER: In Borno, children are dying at IDP camps, foodstuffs are ‘disappearing’ at SEMA store

In October 2016, the senate began probing the alleged diversion of funds and relief materials meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno state. After disguising as a relief-aid donor — for eight straight days in November — in order to penetrate an IDP camp and the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), ‘Fisayo Soyombo, editor of TheCable, presents a [...]

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    20 killed, 10,000 displaced in Taraba communal crisis

20 killed, 10,000 displaced in Taraba communal crisis

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed that 20 persons lost their lives and about 10,000 others were displaced in the recent communal clash in Dan-Anacha village in Gassol local government area of Taraba state.Sa’ad Bello, the agency’s coordinator in charge of Adamawa and Taraba operational offices, confirmed the development to NAN in Yola, capital of Adamawa state capital.Bello [...]

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    Stranded in Libya, 140 Nigerians return home

Stranded in Libya, 140 Nigerians return home

A total of 140 Nigerians who voluntarily agreed to return home from Libya arrived the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) Lagos, on Tuesday.Among the returnees, who had reportedly been stranded, were 74 adult females, 52 adult males, one female child, two male children, three female infants, two male infants and six unaccompanied kids, out of which five are female and one [...]

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