News - National Emergency Management Agency

Benue Herdsmen Attacks, Threat To Food Security – Ortom

1 year ago /
Nation 

Benue State Governor, Mr Samuel Ortom has said that the sustained attacks on Benue communities by suspected herdsmen, is a potential recipe and catalyst for food insecurity.

House Of Representatives To Probe Dapchi Abduction

1 year ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has set up an ad-hoc committee to assess the real situation in the abduction of 110 students of Government Girls'  Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State.

House Of Reps Wants Coordinated Security Intervention In Zamfara Killings

1 year ago /
Security 

Nigeria’s house of representatives wants a coordinated security intervention in Zamfara state to check the incidences of attacks on communities, kidnappings and cattle rustling.

Libya Returnee Dies Two Days After Arriving Nigeria

1 year ago /
Nation 

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has announced the death of one of the Libyan returnees.The deceased, Towabola Adebayo, an indigene of Ogun State was among the 5th batch of returnees that arrived Port Harcourt International Airport on Tuesday, February 13.Adebayo, according to her death certificate signed by the Casualty...

Reps To Probe NEMA Over Alleged Mismanagement Of N17bn

1 year ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives on Thursday ordered its committee on emergency and disaster preparedness to probe the financial operations of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).This is following an allegation that the agency has been unable to account for the sum of N17 billion which it has received so far.The resolution...

FG Repatriates Another Batch Of 465 Nigerians From Libya

1 year ago /
Nation 

Another batch of 465 Libya returnees have arrived the country as part of the Federal Government’s evacuation program for Nigerians stranded in Libya. They arrived at the Port Harcourt International Airport at about 12:25 am on Friday February 2, on board Max Air. The returnees were received by officials of the National...

Ogun Government Reunites 64 Libya Returnees With Relatives

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Ogun State Government has received 64 of Libya returnees who are indigenes of the state. Receiving them at the June 12 Cultural Centre in Abeokuta, the state capital, the Commissioner for Environment, Mr Bolaji Oyeleye, said the move was facilitated with the assistance of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). “We...

Libya Evacuation: FG Evacuates 1, 490 Stranded Nigerians In Three Batches

1 year ago /
Nation 

A total of 1,490 stranded Nigerians have so far been evacuated from Libya in three batches.                 The first flight lifted 484, the second flight arrived with 446 and the third flight came with 560 persons. Spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Sani Datti, said besides Saturday night's arrival, more flights are...

The Dangerous Journeys By Nigerian Migrants

1 year ago /
Nation 

For five days, Nigeria’s Minister Of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama was at the head of a special federal government’s fact-finding delegation to Libya. The delegation was on a rescue mission for the over 40,000 Nigerians reportedly trafficked in the north African country. The team was mostly in Tripoli, Benghazi, Misrata and Sabha,...

487 Nigerian Returns From Libya

1 year ago /
Nation 

The second batch of 487 Nigerian returnees from Libya has arrived the Port Harcourt International Airport, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. Max Air one of the airlines engaged for the air lift of the stranded Nigerian returnees touched down at about 10:43pm on Monday. Officials of National Emergency Management Agency...

FG Asks Nigerians To ‘Perish Thoughts’ Of Going To Libya

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has again warned Nigerians against embarking on the perilous journey to Libya as a means of travelling to Europe for greener pastures. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, issued the warning on Sunday while addressing reporters in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State...

540 Nigerians Return From Libya

1 year ago /

About 540  Nigerian citizens stranded in Libya have arrived Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, South South Nigeria, on Sunday.     The returning Nigerian citizens started boarding the plane operated by  max air at about midday on Sunday enroute the Port Harcourt International Airport.   They are the first batch of the 5,037 stranded...

NEMA Seeks Inter-Agency Collaboration To Reduce Road Crashes

1 year ago /
Nation 

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA says inter-agency collaboration is required to ensure drastic reduction in road crashes. Abuja operations coordinator of the agency, Bitrus Samuel made the remark at an “experience sharing exercise on mass causality with key players. Sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FCT Command, Wobin Ayuba said the...

Another 387 Stranded Nigerians Return From Libya

1 year ago /
Nation 

Two new batches of Nigerians stranded in Libya have returned back home. National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) received the first batch of 245 returnees and the second batch of 142 others at the Cargo Wing of the Muritala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos at 11:25 p.m. on Tuesday night. The returnees arrived...

Another 257 Nigerians Return From Libya

1 year ago /
Nation 

The number of stranded Nigerians that are voluntarily returning from Libya has risen to 401 after the arrival of 257 persons. They arrived at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos at about 1:30 am on Wednesday, following the arrival of the first batch of 144 Nigerians. The first set of returnees,...

144 Nigerians Return From Libya

1 year ago /
Nation 

One hundred and forty-four Nigerian migrants have returned home from Libya, Tuesday night as part of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) voluntary return scheme. They arrived at the Murtala Mohammed Airport Lagos, and were received by the Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri, officials of...

[UPDATED] Death Toll In Adamawa Mosque Explosion Rises To 21

1 year ago /
Nation 

Not less than 21 persons are feared dead while about 35 others were injured following an explosion in a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State, North-East Nigeria. The Northeast Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency, Bashir Idris,  told reporters that the blast occurred in the early hours of Tuesday while worshippers...

House Of Representatives Wades Into NEMA Staff Strike

1 year ago /
Nation 

Civil servants at the national emergency management agency, NEMA, have called off their industrial action following the intervention of the House of Representatives committee on emergency and disaster preparedness. A truce was reached on Tuesday as NEMA officials promised to attend to the demands of the staff, one of which is...

IMF Warns Developing Countries Against Climate Change

2 years ago /
Nation 

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has issued a new advise to policymakers in developing countries to redouble their efforts, through the formulation of policies that will mitigate the effects of climate change on their economies and the people. One of the authors of the new chapter in the latest World Economic...

House Of Representatives Wants Proactiveness On Environmental Hazards

2 years ago /
Environment  Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has mandated its committee on environment, and habitat and climate change to interface with the ministry of environment to regulate the manufacture and disposal of single use plastic bags. The house made the move to address the emission of dioxins into food and water. In another motion, the...


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