Monday, November 12, 2018

Tag "NEMA"

    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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    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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