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Centre hails NEMA DG, Maihaja over transparency in procurement

The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has hailed National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Director General, Engineer Mustapha Maihaja, for "ensuring transparency and accountability at the highest level." The Centre gave this commendation at a press conference on Monday in Abuja on the “strengthening of procurement practice and

Flooding: Nigeria’s coastal regions endangered, as scientists predict multiple rise in global sea levels

•Seas may rise twice as much as previously predicted, warn scientists •Lagos a disaster away as its flooding problems worsens   Jude Johnson  The Nigerian coastal states, especially Lagos could be submerged as scientists predict that rise in global sea levels could have 'profound consequences'. Last year, the country suffered one of its worst flood

Boko Haram: 12,000 farmers to benefit from FG Emergency Agricultural Programme

Godsgift Onyedinefu Twelve thousand farmers affected by Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State have been enlisted in the federal government’s National Food Security Programme. The farmers are expected to benefit from the emergency agricultural programme, which is to be executed by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). This was disclosed in a statement

NEMA to Aid Agencies: Stop duplication of humanitarian interventions in the North East

Mukaila Ola  The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned stakeholders in the humanitarian aid support to the North East against duplicating interventions. The Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Maihaja told a meeting of the stakeholders on Wednesday in Maiduguri that there should be strong coordinator of humanitarian activities in the

Reps lament insecurity, invite Buhari again

The House of Representatives on Thursday invited President Muhammadu Buhari, to address the nation on measures taken to tackle rising cases of killings, banditry, armed robbery and kidnappings. This followed a motion on the urgent “Need for Federal Government’s Intervention on the Ongoing Wanton Killing of Innocent Persons, Destruction of Property,

Four abducted NEMA staff regain freedom

The four abducted staff of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), who were kidnapped last Tuesday in Obua-Adual Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers State, have regained their freedom.  The NEMA senior emergency workers, were on their way back to Abuja, after carrying out an enumeration exercise in the State,

371 persons displaced as fire destroys 140 shelters in Borno IDPs camp

The National Emergency Management Agency says 140 shelters were destroyed by fire in two Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps at Monguno Local Government Area of Borno State. NEMA Northeast Information Officer, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Maiduguri. Ibrahim said the fire incidents were recorded at Flatari and

Two Shell oil workers kidnapped, police killed in N/Delta

•Abductors of NEMA staff demand N40m ransom Jude Johnson The Nigerian Police Force has confirmed that two Royal Dutch Shell oil workers were kidnapped, and their police escorts killed in Nigeria’s restive Delta region. This is coming as the abductors of four employees of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are demanding

Again, NEMA receives 136 Nigerians from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 136 stranded Nigerians from Libya. Alhaji Idris Muhammed, Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, confirmed the development to newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos. Muhammed said the Nigerians arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at 11.50

Reps summon Buhari, demands explanation on spate of killings within 48 hours

The House of Representatives on Tuesday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to appear before it and address Nigerians on the spate of insecurity across the country. The House said failure by the President to explain the issues raised by the legislative house would confirm the opinion of Nigerians that the administration had

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