Friday, February 24, 2017

Tag "NEMA"

    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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    17 wounded as suicide bombers hit Maiduguri market

17 wounded as suicide bombers hit Maiduguri market

Two suicide bombers on Sunday detonated explosives near a market in Maiduguri, Borno state.According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), only the attackers died in the blasts, but 17 persons were wounded."A male and female suicide bomber have detonated explosives near Monday Market Maiduguri this morning. Rescue workers at the scene," it said."Only the suicide bombers lost their lives [...]

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From 60,000, number of Yola IDPs ‘drops to 19,000′

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says  the number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Yola, Adamawa, has dropped from 60,000 to 18,958.This was made known in a statement signed by Sani Datti, head, media and public relations of NEMA.Datti said Sa’ad Bello, head, NEMA operation office, Yola, disclosed this on Friday during an oversight visit by the senate committee [...]

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    5,000 IDPs have returned to their communities, says NEMA

5,000 IDPs have returned to their communities, says NEMA

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    300 houses affected by tremors, reveals NEMA

300 houses affected by tremors, reveals NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has revealed that over 300 houses were affected by last week's tremors in Kwoi, Kaduna state.Three tremors were recorded at different locations in Jaba local government area of the state.Speaking with on Thursday, Musa Ilalah, the agency's zonal coordinator, said no life was lost, but that the affected houses either collapsed or got cracked.The [...]

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    Kano flood kills 18, destroys property worth N700m

Kano flood kills 18, destroys property worth N700m

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Saturday said at least 18 persons have lost their lives and property worth over N700 million destroyed by flood in the past two weeks in Kano state.Musa Ilallah, north-west zonal coordinator of the agency, disclosed this, saying massive flood ravaged the 22 local government areas of the state.He said property, including houses and [...]

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    Bullion van breaks traffic rule in Abuja, injures 5

Bullion van breaks traffic rule in Abuja, injures 5

At least five persons sustained injuries on Monday in Abuja after a police bullion van driver broke traffic regulation.A witness told NAN that the incident occurred along the Sani Abacha Barracks road. He said Agada Daniel, driver of the police bullion van, with number NPF 2647D, allegedly drove against the traffic.“The driver of the bullion van decided to take one [...]

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    ALERT: Floods coming to communities around River Niger

ALERT: Floods coming to communities around River Niger

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has advised communities around the River Niger to immediately relocate to safe zones owing to a likelihood of flooding in the area.Muhammad Sidi, director-general of NEMA, gave the advice on Saturday, saying the agency had received the information from authorities in the Republic of Niger.According to Sidi, the present water level in the river [...]

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    Management raises alarm on spread of scabies at IDP camp in Edo

Management raises alarm on spread of scabies at IDP camp in Edo

The management of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp at Uhogua, near Benin, Ovia north-east local government area of Edo state, has empahsised on the need to curtail the spread of scabies in the camp.Solomon Folorunsho, coordinator, International Christian Centre for Missions, now converted to IDP camp, made this appeal in an interview with NAN on Tuesday.Folorunsho, who lauded NEMA [...]

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    ‘Militants’ hit gas pipeline in Ogun – first south-west attack under Buhari

‘Militants’ hit gas pipeline in Ogun – first south-west attack under Buhari

Weeks after killing and maiming innocent residents while raiding communities in Ogun state, suspected Niger Delta militants have blown up a gas pipeline in PZ Estate in the Ogijo area of the state.Members of the community told Channels Television that the incident, which is the first known attack on a pipeline in the south-west under President Muhammadu Buhari, occurred late [...]

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    15,000 IDPS moved from north-east to Abuja, says UNHCR

15,000 IDPS moved from north-east to Abuja, says UNHCR

Brigitte Mukanga-Eno, deputy representative on protection of the United Nations High Committee for refugees (UNHCR), says about 15,000 displaced persons have relocated from camps in the north-east to Abuja, while some others have moved to the south-west for survival.She said that many of the IDPs were already leaving their camps voluntarily, in search of means of livelihood and support, from their friends [...]

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