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NEMA begins distribution of N500 million relief material to flood victims in Imo

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commenced the distribution of relief materials worth N500 million to flood victims in eight Local Government Areas in Imo State.

Seven die as tanker rams into commercial bus in Imo

A tanker laden with Diesel Friday allegedly killed seven passengers in a commercial bus heading to Douglas road, Owerri, Imo State.
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NEMA flags off ‘Operation Eagle Eye’ in Imo

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Monday, flagged-off ‘Operation Eagle Eye’ in Owerri, Imo state.
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NEMA distributes relief materials to Abia disaster victims

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commenced the distribution of relief materials to victims of flood, windstorm and fire in Obingwa, Osisioma and Ukwa West Local Government Areas of Abia.

NEMA embarks on assessment tour of flood ravaged communities in Imo

The leader of the team and Head of Imo-Abia Operations Office, Mr Evans Ugoh, said that on the spot assessment revealed that farmlands and other economic crops were washed away by flood in various communities in Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta LGA.

Imo building collapse death toll rises 15

Death toll in the building collapse along Yar’Adua Drive in Owerri, the Imo State capital, has risen to 15, newsmen report.
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NEMA: Imo sets record-low accident rate during yuletide season

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said there was no casualty recorded in Imo during the yuletide.
Heavy downpour witnessed in the early hours of Sunday in Imo State has increased the number of displaced persons to six thousand as against the two thousand reported recently in Oguta Local Government Area flood disaster.

Flood: 6000 displaced victims, 200 houses submerged in Imo

Heavy downpour witnessed in the early hours of Sunday in Imo State has increased the number of displaced persons to six thousand as against the two thousand reported recently in Oguta Local Government Area flood disaster.
The lawmaker representing Oguta State Constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly, Mr Frank Ugboma, has pleaded for urgent government intervention on the flooding that wreaked havoc in the area on Aug. 2.

Imo assemblyman seeks government intervention in community flooding

The lawmaker representing Oguta State Constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly, Mr Frank Ugboma, has pleaded for urgent government intervention on the flooding that wreaked havoc in the area on Aug. 2.
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NEMA blames regulatory agencies over incessant building collapse

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has attributed incessant collapse of buildings in Nigeria to poor monitoring and enforcement of standard by regulatory agencies.
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NEMA warns INEC ad-hoc staff against bribery

The Head of Imo/Abia operation unit of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Mr. Evans Ugoh, yesterday cautioned the ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, not to engage in any form of corrupt practices during elections in Imo state.
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NEMA calls for upgrade of fire stations in Imo

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has scored Imo State-owned fire service stations low in the area of equipment and personnel and urged Governor Rochas Okorocha to immediately address the situation.

Yuletide: NEMA cautions travelers against night journeys

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) advises Nigerians to shun night travels especially during the yuletide, warning that night journey could put travelers in more danger

NEMA advises motorists to desist from night journey

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has advised Nigerians to avoid traveling at night, especially during the yuletide, saying that night journey could put travelers in more danger, particularly accident.

Aba pipeline explosion: NEMA blames incident on lack of routine maintenance

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has attributed the Oct. 12 pipeline explosion in some communities in Osissioma Local Government Area of Abia, to lack of routine pipeline maintenance.
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Flood kills two in Imo

Two people were killed by flood after houses and farmland were submerged in the riverine area of Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.

NEMA confirms death of pastor, wife in Imo flood

The head of Imo/Abia operations office, National Emergency Management Agency, Evans Ugoh, has confirmed that a pastor and his wife died in Monday’s massive flood in an Imo community.

NEMA tasks disaster management agencies on coordination

The National Emergency Management Agency has called for stronger synergy among disaster stakeholders for easy coordination of activities during emergencies.

Flood alert: NEMA tells prone communities to monitor movement of sea

The Director General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Mustapha Maihaja, has warned that movement of sea must be constantly monitored by flood prone communities.

Flood displaces 3,200 people in Imo – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said a total of three thousand two hundred people (3,200) people were affected following the Thursday’s flooding in Federal Housing Egbu, Owerri North Local Government in Imo.

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New zinc-fortified wheat set for global expansion to combat malnutrition

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Ekiti governor hosts ex-defence chief to state reception

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Enugu CP condemns brutality against police personnel

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Bayelsa resolves land dispute involving Nigerian Navy

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