JUST IN: Helicopter crashes into Lagos residential building

A yet-to-be-identified helicopter has crashed in the Opebi area of Lagos State. It was gathered that the copter dropped from the sky around 12 noon at the Salvation Bus Stop in Opebi. No casualty or death has, however, been reported as of the time of filing this report. Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident to our correspondent in a telephone conversation. “Yes, it just happened. The helicopter crashed in Opebi around 12pm. LASEMA operatives are on our way to the incident…

FLOOD ALERT:  Niger Govt urges  riverine communities to relocate

Niger State Government has appealed to all Riverine Communities, particularly the flood prone areas in the State and those situated along the tributaries of river Niger, to be cautious and pay attention to the rising water levels in their areas. A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mary Noel Berje drew the attention of the communities to the impending flood warning by the National Emergency Management Agency,  NEMA, Nigeria Hydrological Service Agency,  NIHSA and the Nigeria Meteorological Agency, NiMET, which predicted that many LGAs in Niger…

FLOOD DISASTER: Osinbajo Orders Building of Resettlement sites  …Commends Niger State Govt Proactive Response 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to with immediate effect provide building materials to the new resettlement site for communities affected by flood in Niger State in order to ease their hardship.   The Vice President disclosed this on Tuesday at the internally displaced person’s camp in Zungeru, Wushishi Local Government Area of the state.   Prof.  Osinbajo who stated that the Federal Government remain committed to ensuring the welfare of its citizens also assured the flood victims of the Federal Government’s effort to…

Court Orders FG to Reinstate NEMA Spokesperson 4 Years After Compulsory Retirement …….. Also Orders Payment of Salaries and Allowance within one Month

Justice David Isele of the National Industrial Court (NIC) has ordered the immediate reinstatement of former Spokesperson of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Yushau A. Shuaib back into the public service after forceful retirement in 2013 over an opinion article he wrote on former Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Through Barrister James Ode Abah of Bamidele Aturu Legal Chamber, Shuaib had sued the Finance Minister, Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) and Federal Ministry of information over the purported retirement. Delivering the Judgement, Justice Isele declared that the letter retiring Shuaib…