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NEMA stops Magboro gas pipeline leakage

Magboro gas pipeline

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that the gas pipeline leakage which occurred at Magboro in Ogun State has been stopped. Scene of the gas pipeline leakage The agency said the Lagos-Ibadan expressway has also been reopened to commuters plying the road. Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Zonal Coordinator, South West Zonal Office, NEMA, confirmed the development in a ...

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NEMA sets up disaster risk reduction club in Lagos schools

AVM Muhammadu Muhammed

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has established Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Club in four public secondary schools in Lagos State. AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (Rtd), Director-General of NEMA The DRR Club was set up on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 in Ojodu Senior Secondary School, Ojodu Junior High School, Babs Fafunwa Millennium Secondary School and Babs Fafunwa Millennium Junior School, Ojodu, ...

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Flooding affects 129,000, kills 68 – NEMA

AVM Muhammadu Muhammed

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that no fewer than 129,000 persons were affected, while 68 persons were killed by flooding in different parts of the country this year. AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (Rtd), Director-General of NEMA Retired AVM Muhammadu Muhammed, the Director-General of the agency, disclosed this at the 2020 Flood After Action Review Technical Meeting organised for ...

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ECOWAS, NEMA collaborate on disaster risk management

Dr. Siga Jagne

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has called for the strengthening of the capacity of disaster risk management agencies at local, states and national levels as well as other stakeholders in disaster response. Dr. Siga Jagne Dr Siga Jagne, ECOWAS Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender, made the call at a three-day capacity building workshop organised for National ...

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CSOs list ways to combat climate change, curb disaster risk


Nigerian Civil Society Framework on Paris Agreement and SDGs (NCSFPAS) and Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet) in collaboration with other stakeholders in the South West region met on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at a workshop in Ibadan, Oyo State, to review the Post-COP activities in order to assess how well the outcomes of the COP25 has been implemented. Some ...

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Flood submerges Anambra LGAs, displaces 34,000 people

Anambra Floods

No fewer than 34,000 persons are displaced with 9,000 presently taking refuge in various Holding Camps as a result of flood that ravaged six local government areas (LGAs) in Anambra State. A submerged community in Anambra State Mr Chukwudi Onyejekwe, a Director in Anambra State Emergency Management Agency (ASEMA), who led newsmen on tour of Anambra East and Anambra West ...

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NEMA alerts on early preparedness as Ekiti assures flood victims

Kayode Fayemi

The Director -General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Muhammadu Muhammed, has alerted the Ekiti State Government on the need for early preparedness against  predictions of flooding in the state. Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State The NEMA D-G,  who gave  the advice when he led a delegation to the Ekiti Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 ...

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Stakeholders call for attitudinal change, adequate funding to mitigate flooding

Anambra flood

Some stakeholders in disaster management have called for attitudinal change and adequate funding to mitigate flooding in South- East, and South-South parts of the country. They made this assertion in separate interviews in a national survey on flooding and its effects on lives and property in the two geo-political zones. Flooding in Anambra State According to them, the public needs ...

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Nasarawa, Kogi, Niger, others adopt measures to tackle flooding, alleviate victims’ sufferings

Nigeria flood

State governments in the North Central are employing measures to halt the perennial flooding ravaging parts of the zone and alleviate the sufferings of the victims. Residents steer a dugout canoe past flooded houses following heavy rain in the Nigerian town of Lokoja, in Kogi State. Photo credit: AFP / Sodiq Adelakun The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that ...

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Enugu sets up emergency response plan to mitigate flooding

Enugu NEMA

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State says the state has set up an emergency response plan to mitigate any incident of flooding. Executive Secretary of Enugu State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mrs Nkechi Eneh (left), with Mr James Eze, NEMA Team Leader Ugwuanyi made this known in Enugu, the state capital, on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 while receiving a  delegation ...

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