Category: Focus

Nigeria: Media Supermart, NGO Partner On Advertising Platform

Integrated marketing communication agency, Media Supermart, MSM, has formed a strategic relationship with an America-based non-governmental organisation, Population Media Centre, on entertainment education programming.   The relationship was formed to evolve a viable means of communication tied to educating women on reproductive health issues, and the two partners have advised business owners to use the […]

Can NEMA surpass last year’s feat?

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is the organisation charged by law to manage disaster in Nigeria. TAIYE AGBAJE chronicles the agency’s activities in 2011 vis-à-vis the challenges faced. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), established via Act 12 as amended by Act 50 of 1999, has been tackling disaster related issues through the establishment of […]

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida

‘You won’t have IBB to kick around again’- IBB

Speech by General Ibrahim Babangida, GCFR, chairman of the occasion, 9th Daily Trust Annual Dialogue, held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, on Thursday, January 26, 2012 I wish to welcome you all this morning to the 9th Annual Trust Dialogue at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja. Let me first of all congratulate the […]

2011 and disaster management blues in Nigeria

The year 2011 was overwhelmed by different types of disasters; bomb blasts, communal conflicts, desertification, floods and fire. NATS ODAUDU examines how disaster management agencies, especially NEMA, fared.   The past one year has been a turbulent one for disaster and emergency managers in Nigeria as the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, have had a […]

Muhamad Sani-Sidi, DG NEMA

NEMA and response to emergencies in 2011

It is on record that since Nigeria's return to civil rule in 1999, 2011 remained the year the country recorded mass casualties resulting from mostly human-induced and natural disasters. For instance, bomb explosions allegedly carried out by members of the Boko Haram, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and other amorphous militia […]