Friday, April 28, 2017

Tag "NEMA"

    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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    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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April 27, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK310.50400.51338.25
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