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    ALERT: There will be flood in 28 states, says NEMA

ALERT: There will be flood in 28 states, says NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says there will be flood in 102 local government areas in 28 states across the country. In a statement on Friday, Muhammadu Muhammed, NEMA director-general, said the yearly seasonal rainfall prediction (SRP) and annual flood outlook (AFO) released by the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) predicted the floods in June. The director-general said Kaura and Zaria [...]

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    PHOTOS: One dead, many injured as fire razes IDP camp in Borno

PHOTOS: One dead, many injured as fire razes IDP camp in Borno

One person has been confirmed dead, while many persons sustained injuries during a fire outbreak at the Muna Albadawy camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno state. According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the fire, which occurred during the weekend, started in one of the kitchens in the emergency shelters erected in the camp. NEMA said the two sources of [...]

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    NEMA zonal coordinator dies in Borno

NEMA zonal coordinator dies in Borno

The management of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Tuesday confirmed the death of Saidu Ahmed, its north-east zonal coordinator. Abdulkadir Ibrahim, NEMA north-east principal information officer, made the confirmation in an interview with NAN in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. Ibrahim said the coordinator died at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) after battling diabetes. "We are still at the [...]

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    Buhari sacks NEMA DG accused of ‘N1.6bn fraud‘

Buhari sacks NEMA DG accused of ‘N1.6bn fraud‘

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Mustapha Maihaja, director-general of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Maihaja’s removal was announced in a statement issued on Saturday by Willie Bassey, director of information at the office of the secretary to the government of the federation. No reason was given for the removal of the NEMA DG who was appointed in 2017. Muhammadu Muhammed, a retired [...]

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    Sadiya Farouq: I’ve asked NEMA to provide support for victims of Akure blast

Sadiya Farouq: I’ve asked NEMA to provide support for victims of Akure blast

Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, says she has asked the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to assist the victims of the explosion that rocked Akure, Ondo state, on Saturday. Farouq said this in her condolence message to the people of the state over the explosion. Rotimi Akeredolu, the state governor, said the blast, which occurred [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Buhari directs Osinbajo to seek approvals for agencies under him

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari directs Osinbajo to seek approvals for agencies under him

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to, henceforth, seek presidential approvals for agencies under his supervision, TheCable can report. Under the laws setting up the agencies, the president is empowered to give final approvals but TheCable understands that the provisions were not strictly followed during the first term. TheCable learnt that the directive to follow due process was issued via [...]

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    Nigerians who fled SA over xenophobic attacks arrive in Lagos

Nigerians who fled SA over xenophobic attacks arrive in Lagos

The Air Peace flight which conveyed some Nigerians who left South Africa over xenophobic attacks touched down at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos at exactly 9:35pm on Wednesday. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), led officials to receive them. Also on ground to welcome them back home are officials of the Nigerian Immigration Service, National Emergency Management Agency [...]

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    Zamfara farmers to get 148,500 bags of fertiliser

Zamfara farmers to get 148,500 bags of fertiliser

The Zamfara state government has announced that farmers in the state will be given 148,500 bags of fertiliser to boost their production. Zailani Bappa, senior special assistant on public enlightenment, media, and communication to Bello Matawalle, governor of the state, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday. According to the statement, 30,000 bags bags of fertiliser came from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) [...]

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    IMN spokesman: Police killed 17, arrested injured members on hospital beds

IMN spokesman: Police killed 17, arrested injured members on hospital beds

Abdullahi Musa, spokesman of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), has alleged that 17 members of the sect were shot dead in Abuja on Monday. He said over 100 IMN members who sustained injuries during a protest on Monday were arrested by the police "from their sickbed". Musa, who spoke via telephone with TheCable, said the injured members were receiving treatment at the Gwagwalada [...]

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    Dabiri-Erewa: Nigerian migrants bombed in Libya were about to return home

Dabiri-Erewa: Nigerian migrants bombed in Libya were about to return home

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, executive chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), says nine Nigerians were killed in the airstrike on a migrants' camp in Tripoli, capital of Libya. At least 44 people were killed while as many as 130 sustained injuries in the incident which happened on Tuesday. In a statement on Thursday, Dabiri-Erewa, said the Nigerians killed in the camp were due to be airlifted [...]

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    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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