News - National Emergency Management Agency

F.G distributes relief materials to disaster victims in Ekiti.

2 years ago /
Nation 

The federal government has commenced the distribution of relief materials to over one thousand victims of natural disasters in Ekiti state, southwest Nigeria. Distributing the materials to some of the victims in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, minster of mines and steel development kayode fayemi said President Muhammdu Buhari was concerned...

Disaster Management Agencies Strategies For Improved Services

2 years ago /
Nation 

Recent disaster and emergency incidents in Nigeria call for stronger collaboration, deep reflection, confidence and consensus building in the humanitarian community. The director general, national emergency management agency, NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja, said this during a four-day workshop on the review and update of the national plan which opened on     Wednesday in keffi,...

FG Set To Implement ‘Comprehensive Rebuilding Initiative’ For North-East

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government says it will soon kick-off the implementation of a comprehensive rebuilding plan for North-East areas that were ravaged in recent years of Boko Haram insurgency. This was according to Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo who presided over a meeting that was attended by the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima,...

NEMA Flags Off Food Distribution For 46,000 Refugees

2 years ago /
Nation 

The National Emergency Management Agency says at least 46,000 refugees dislodged from their hometowns around Borno State have now returned to Banki border town. NEMA’s Director General, Mustapha Maihaja said the returnees had fled to Chad, Niger and Cameroun in the face of the insurgency. “Currently we have around 46,000 IDPS but...

UN Opposes Forced Return Of Nigerian Refugees From Cameroon

2 years ago /

The United Nations (UN) has opposed the Cameroonian government’s “forced repatriation” of 130, 000 Nigerian refugees to the border towns of Banki, Gwoza and Pulka in Borno State. According to the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), the repatriation is in gross violation of the tripartite agreement of voluntary return of...

FG Releases N1.6bn For States Ravaged By Flood

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the immediate release of N1.6billion as intervention funds for 16 states ravaged by flood. The states include:  Akwaibom, Kebbi, Enugu, Abia, Oyo, Plateau, Edo, Bayelsa, Kwara among others. The money is expected to be taken from the ecological funds and released directly to the...

Rebuilding North East May Take 10 Years – Presidential Committee

2 years ago /
Nation 

Vice Chairman, Presidential Committee on the North-East Initiative (PCNI), Tijjani Tumsah, has said it may take a minimum of ten years before appreciable progress can be made in rebuilding the North-East. Tumsah made this known at a forum with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Abuja. He said that the...

Suleja Flood: 10 Still Missing, Two Bodies Recovered

2 years ago /
Environment 

The Chairman of Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State, Malam Abdullahi Maje, has confirmed 10 persons missing and two bodies recovered in flood in the area on Sunday. Maje also said 100 houses were affected in the incident, adding that eight houses were washed away in the flood, which followed...

Ekiti Govt Warns Residents Against Building Houses On Waterways

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Ekiti State Governor,  Ayodele Fayose, has warned that any building found on the waterways would be destroyed. This is following the death of a middle aged man on Monday during the rainfall in Ado-Ekiti, the stat's capital. Eyewitnesses said that the deceased, who was simply identified as a commercial motorcyclist operator,...

Army Donates Instructional Materials To Adamawa IDPs

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Army has donated instructional materials to school children at the Malkohi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Adamawa State. The Malkohi IDPs camp in Yola South Local Government Area of the state is one of the three official camps out of nine initially established for victims of Boko Haram...

NEMA Commences Door-To-Door Food Distribution To IDPs

2 years ago /
Nation 

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has commenced a door-to-door distribution of food items to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), in the north east. The distribution is coming few days after the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, launched the federal government’s food emergency intervention in the northeast. The intervention, which targets IDP camps...

FG To Distribute Food To 1.8 Million People In North-East

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government says it is embarking on a multi-billion naira provision and distribution of food grains, especially for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in North-East Nigeria. A statement from the spokesman for Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, reveals that about 1.8m people would be reached regularly starting from Thursday,...

NEMA Evacuates 270 Nigerian Refugees From Cameroon

2 years ago /
Nation 

Some Nigerian refugees, who recently returned from Cameroon, have been moved from the Internally Displace Persons’ camp in Mubi, Adamawa State to their home state of Borno. The 270 refugees who are mostly women and children were caught up in Boko Haram attacks in Cameroon in 2014, but managed to escape. Most...

Another Batch Of 165 Nigerians Return From Libya

2 years ago /
Nation 

No fewer than 165 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya on Thursday aboard a chartered Nouvelair aircraft with registration number TS-INA. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the aircraft landed at 5.01 p.m at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The returnees were made up of 97 males, 54 females, 11...

DG NEMA Says The Agency Will Continue To Support The Internally Displaced Persons

2 years ago /
Nation 

The newly appointed director general of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mustapha Maihaja says the agency will continue to support the internally displaced persons (IDPs) affected by insurgency in the northeast, until they are fully resettled back to their communities. Addressing a humanitarian coordination meeting   in Maiduguri, Borno state the NEMA...

1,268 More Nigerians In Voluntary Return From Libya – NEMA

2 years ago /
Nation 

The National Emergency Management Agency has disclosed that1,268 Nigerians had voluntarily returned from Libya from Dec. 15, 2016 and May 16, 2017, The Director - General of the agency, Alhaji Mustapha Maihaja, who received another batch of 258 Nigerians at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos late Tuesday, said the returnees...

Troops Repel Attack By Three Suicide Bombers In Maiduguri

2 years ago /
Nation 

Troops of the Nigerian Army have prevented another attack by suicide bombers in Maiduguri. Three teenage female suicide bombers had attempted to attack military outpost popularly known as “Gontanamo” along Muna garage, Maiduguri around 10:05pm on Wednesday. They were sighted, however, trying to gain access to the premises and were shot by...

253 Nigerians Deported From Libya

2 years ago /
Nation 

253 Nigerians who have been stranded in Libya have been airlifted back into the country. The returnees, comprising 242 adults and 11 children, arrived in Lagos State on Tuesday aboard a Libyan Airline plane. They were received at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and are...

More Nigerians Voluntarily Return From Libya

2 years ago /
Nation 

At least 155 Nigerians have voluntarily returned from Libya barely two weeks after 171 returned home from the north African country. They were brought into Nigeria on Thursday aboard a chartered Nouvel Air aircraft with registration number TS-1NB. Like the initial group which returned on March 7 after being stranded in Libya...

Maiduguri Bombing

2 years ago /
Security 

Three suspected suicide bombers have been killed after one of them detonated an explosive device by parked fuel tankers early this morning along Damboa Road in Maiduguri. Two other fuel Tankers were burnt as a result of the explosion. The spokesperson to the National Emergency Management Agency in the North-East,...