Nigeria makes progress on DRR, says NEMA DG

In appraising the global efforts on disaster management, Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Alhaji Muhammad Sani-Sidi has said Nigeria is making progress in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). Sani-Sidi also assured on the commitment of Nigeria to the on-going global effort at framing a successor protocol to the Hyogo Framework for Action on …

NEMA, Stakeholders Gear Up Against Epidemic-Induced Disasters By Onyebuchi Ezigbo

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other government stakeholders have alerted on the need for increased sensitisation and intervention measures to deal with emergencies that may be caused by epidemic-prone diseases in country. At the opening of the stakeholders’ consultative workshop yesterday in Abuja, the agency advised that more action should be taken to …

EFCC arrests ex-Ecobank branch manager over N81m fraud By Sylvester Ugwuanyi

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former branch manager of Ecobank Plc, Victor Amushie, for alleged credit fraud of N81 million. The commission’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, who made this known Friday, explained that the suspect allegedly packaged loan facilities for himself, using several names and accounts of some customers of his …

Passage of NFIU bill to check financial crimes By: Okechukwu Emeh, Jnr

True to its commitment to strengthening the Federal Government’s fight against money laundering, terrorist financing and other unlawful activities that threaten our financial system and national security, the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on July 18, 2014 took a laudable step by passing a bill for the establishment of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence …

Gunfire in Zaria as Nigerian Army, Shiite Muslims clash By Mohammed Lere

Nigerian soldiers have exchanged fire with members of a radical Islamic group in Zaria, Kaduna State, residents said. Witnesses said troops clashed for more than an hour with thousands of Shiite Nuslims, leaving many injured. Shootings started after the soldiers restricted the procession of the group, around the Sabon-gari area of the town. According to …

NEMA inaugurates emergency response station at Abuja airport

The National Emergency Management Agency has deployed an emergency Response Intervention Vehicle and Mobile Intensive Care Unit ambulance to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. It said the deployment would enhance swift response to any emergency situation in the area. The Director-General, NEMA, Mr. Sani Sidi, in a statement from the agency, said the deployment …