News - National Emergency Management Agency

Three Suicide Bombers Die In Maiduguri Blast

2 years ago /
Nation 

Three suicide bombers have lost their lives early on Friday morning, in an attempt to detonate Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) strapped to their bodies in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. The explosion occurred on Damboa road, near a petrol station in Maiduguri. According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), three petrol...

41 Deported Nigerians Arrive From The UK

2 years ago /
Nation 

Forty-one Nigerians deported from the United Kingdom for immigration related offences have arrived in the country. The deportees arrived at the cargo terminal of the Murtala Mohammed international airport, Ikeja Lagos on Wednesday morning in an unmarked chartered aircraft. They were received on arrival by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency,...

NEMA Express Dissatisfaction Over Funding

2 years ago /
Nation 

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has expressed dissatisfaction over the funding of the agency despite the numerous tasks it is constitutionally empowered to carryout. The director general of the agency, Muhammed Sidi said the agency has not received any special funding especially to cater for the population affected by the...

Suicide Bomber Detonates Device In Dalori, Maiduguri

2 years ago /
Nation 

A suicide bomber has detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at the Dalori quarters in Maiduguri, Borno State. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the incident. According to the Media Relations Officer of the Agency, Sani Datti, “Our search and rescue officers are already on their way to the scene, we...

President Buhari Orders Security Agencies To End The Recurring Acts Of Violence In Southern Kaduna

2 years ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security agencies to take decisive measures to bring an end to the recurring acts of violence and destruction in the southern part of Kaduna State. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity,...

Presidency Refutes Mass Starvation Claims By Aid Agencies

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Presidency has refuted claims by some aid agencies that there is mass starvation in Internally Disposed Persons (IDPs) camps set up in northeast Nigeria. A statement from the Presidency says it is concerned about the attempts to whip up fears that the humanitarian crisis is worse than being reported. While it...

239,834 Displaced Nigerians Are Still Refugees In Neighbouring Countries – NEMA

2 years ago /
Nation 

At least 239,000 Nigerians are still refugees in neighbouring countries were they fled to in the heat of insurgency in the oil-rich nation’s northeast, an emergency management agency said on Monday. The figure was contained in a report of humanitarian relief intervention by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) released recently. It...

Yaba College Of Technology Female Hostel Gutted By Fire

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Bakassi block, a two-storey building of the female hostel at the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos, has been gutted by fire. The fire, which the Lagos State Fire Service suspects started as a result of a spark from an electric panel, started at about 5:20 am on Wednesday morning...

Death Toll Rises To Eight In Maiduguri Bomb Blast

3 years ago /
Nation 

The death toll of the Maiduguri bomb blast has risen to 8, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said. According to the statement by NEMA’s spokesperson, Mr. Sani Datti, A total of 8 persons lost their lives and 15 injured in the explosion that occurred early this morning at Muna motor...

Many Feared Dead, Scores Injured As Car Bomb Explodes In Maiduguri

3 years ago /
Nation 

A car bomb has exploded at Muna Garage Junction in Maiduguri, Borno state. The Police Public Relations Officer, Borno State Command, Emmanuel Isuku confirmed the blast in a statement, insisting that all the five occupants of the vehicle were killed. Sources said, officials of Police Anti bomb Squad, men of the...

NEMA Opens New Offices In Adamawa, Kano, And Edo States

3 years ago /
Nation 

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has opened three new operation offices in Kano, Adamawa and Edo States. The development is aimed at bringing disaster management operations closer to communities, reducing the response time to disasters in those states. A statement issued on Monday by the Head Media and Public Relations of...

Speaker's Address at Public Hearing on North-East Development Commission

3 years ago /

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY RT HONOURABLE YAKUBU DOGARA, SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE NORTH EAST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION BILL, HELD AT THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NEW BUILDING, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WING, NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMPLEX, 9TH MAY 2016.     Protocols: I warmly welcome...

Death Toll In Lekki Collapsed Building Hits 30

3 years ago /
Nation 

12 more dead bodies have been recovered from the rubble of the 5-storey building that collapsed in Lekki Lagos Tuesday. This figure takes the number that have died as a result of the collapse of the massive building being developed by the Lekki Worldwide Estate Limited to 30, while only 13...

Death toll in Lagos Lekki Gardens building collapse now 22

3 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

Twenty-two people have now died in the collapse of a five-storey building under construction in an upmarket area of Nigeria’s biggest city Lagos, a rescue official said Wednesday. “We recovered four more bodies today when we resumed operations, bringing the total death toll so far to 22,” Ibrahim Farinloye, from the...

NEMA assures UN of addressing IDPs plight

3 years ago /
Environment  Nation 

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has assured the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) that the agency would not relent in its efforts in addressing the plights of displaced persons. Mr Sahad Bala, NEMA office Coordinator of Humanitarian Affairs at Malkohi IDPs camp, made this known while receiving the UNHCR...

65 killed, 136 injured in Dalori village attacks —NEMA

3 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said yesterday that a total of 65 persons lost their lives and 136 persons injured, following the weekend attacks on Dalori village by insurgents. Dalori, which is less than 10 kilometres from Maiduguri, came under the attacks on Saturday evening. NEMA’s Emergency Response Team immediately mobilized...

 

I control over N200 but can’t build a house – CBN director

3 years ago /
Nation 

A director with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Alhaji Muhammadu Kabiru Nuhu-Koko,has attributed the slow pace of the country’s economic growth to unwillingness of Nigerians to dump selfish desires for national interest. This came as he regretted that a large number of Nigerians were splashing huge sums of money on...

Anambra flood victims get N60m relief materials

3 years ago /
Nation 

Anambra State Government has distributed relief materials worth N60 million to riverine communities affected by this year’s flood disaster. Communities that were affected include Ayamelum, Anambra East, Anambra West, Ogbaru, Onitsha North, Onitsha South, Awka North, Idemili South Ekwusigo and Ihiala Local Government Areas. The donations were made to the victims by...

Reps Urge FG To Facilitate Return Of Nigerian Refugees

4 years ago /

The House of Representatives, on Thursday urged the Federal Government to facilitate the speedy return of Nigerian refugees from neighbouring countries. This followed a motion under Matters of Urgent Public Importance moved by Rep. Mohammed Sheriff (Borno-APC), and unanimously adopted by the House. Moving the motion, Sheriff stressed the need for the...

2 Bombs Explode Near Mosque In Maiduguri, Kills 30

4 years ago /
Nation 

Four women suicide bombers blew themselves up early Friday when challenged by soldiers as they tried to enter Maiduguri, illing at least 18 people and themselves, civilian defense fighters, the National Emergency Management Agency and witnesses said. The explosions happened at dawn Friday, just hours after two bombs exploded near a mosque...