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EDITORIAL: FG’s sluggish response to Benue flood is a heavy blow on ‘change’ mantra

An estimated 110,000 people were reportedly left homeless by the flood that sacked some communities in Benue State penultimate week, AljazirahNigeria recalls. Apart from rendering thousands homeless, the disaster also washed away villages, farmlands and food storage facilities among others.

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NEMA advises residents against keeping petrol inside vehicles

Mr Slaku Bijimi, Head of Operations, National Emergency Management (NEMA), Minna, Niger,  on Friday advised residents and commercial drivers against keeping petrol inside their vehicles and homes. Bijimi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna that such habit

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NEMA reports 67 persons injured in Adamawa blast

Sixty-seven were injured in a blast that occurred at Madagali Market in Adamawa on Friday morning, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) reported In a statement issued by Mr Sani Datti, Head of Media and Public Relations, NEMA, in Abuja,

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NEMA confirms 8 dead, 15 injured in Maiduguri explosion

Eight persons died and 15 others were injured in an explosion that occurred early on  Wednesday at  Muna Motor park, Maiduguri, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed. The agency made the confirmation in a statement issued by Mr Sanni Dati,

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Windstorm, flood victims get N30m relief materials in Sokoto

The Sokoto State Government has said that it donated cash and assorted relief materials worth over N30 million to victims of windstorm and flood disasters in the state. The Director-General of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Alhaji Hassan Maccido,

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NEMA lists donations to IDP camps in 2016

[views] A total of 55, 950 bags of rice, 30, 214 bags of maize and others assorted food and non food items were handed over to the Borno State Government by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for distribution to

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Move to safer grounds, NEMA urges riverine communities

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has advised communities along the River Niger to evacuate immediately to safer ground over the likelihood of floods that may occur at any moment. The Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sani Sidi, who raised

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ALERT: Deadly floods loom in states, NEMA advises communities along River Niger to evacuate

Following intense rainfall and rises in water level, the National Emergency Management Agency has advised communities along the river Niger to evacuate immediately to safer ground over the likelihood of floods that may occur at any moment from now. The

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