NTA News Summary: FG is Ready for Talks on Chibok Girls – PMB; IDP’s Update; FG on Empowerments of Youths; Buhari on Economy and all you need to know today 29th August, 2016

NTA Network NewsPresident Buhari says FG is Ready for Talks on Chibok Girls
President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the preparedness of the Federal Government to discuss the release of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram terror group since 2014. Read more…

Crocodile Smile Update: Troops Raid Criminal Hideouts In The Creeks
Troops of 4 Brigade Nigerian Army involved in the field training exercise nicknamed “CROCODILE SMILE” mounted on gunboats and speedboats have been making tremendous progress as they also raided suspected criminal hideouts in the creeks around Ajaosolo, Okogho, Opumani, and Obodo general area. Read more…

Update: NEMA’s Support To IDPs In Borno
A total of 55, 950 bags of rice, 30, 214 bags of maize and others assorted food and non-food items were handed over to the Borno State Government by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for distribution to various Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Maiduguri between February and July this year. Read more…

160 Indigenous Doctors and Healthcare Providers Conduct Medical Mission in Bama Camp
The Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiatives (PCNI) has within the context of the expanded recovery plan for the Northeast, the Buhari Plan extended support to a medical intervention in Bama Camp. Read more…

Buhari: Nigeria will be in Top 100 Ease of Doing Business Countries by 2019
Nigeria will be one of the most attractive and easiest places of doing business in the world by 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more…

Buhari on Economy
The Federal Government says it will sustain concrete measures to diversify the economy by devoting more resources to agriculture in the 2017 budget.
On his expectation for the conference, President Buhari said Japan’s story of rapid economic growth, hard work and advanced technology should encourage Africans to strive harder and solve its development challenges. The President then requested for increased participation of the Japanese government and the private sector in the Nigerian economy. Read more…

Nigerian Pilgrims in Madinah
There has been an increased pace of activities in Medinah as the days count down to the 1st ten days of Dhul Hijjah.
Ahmad Ambali in Madinah has been monitoring the situation.
He reports that like other nationals some Nigerian pilgrims have been heading out of the city just as others arrive to take their place.

Federal Government on Empowerment and Fish Production
The federal government under its green alternative is to boost national food production and creates jobs among the teeming youth of the country.
Reports show that Nigeria is among the leading world fish importing countries.

Workshop for Prisons Executives
The Comptroller General of Nigerian Prisons Services, Ahmed Ja’afaru says the present administration is poised to fully implement what is known as the Mandela rules in all the prisons in the country.
He stated this at a two day interactive forum for all states comptroller of prisons and other top officials in Abuja.

Olu of Warri on Militancy
The Olu of Warri in Delta State, His Royal Majesty Godfrey Ikenwoli has appealed to the Nigeria Army to establish an additional operation base around Warri.
The Olu of Warri who is the chairman of the Delta State Traditional Council made the appeal when he received the Chief of Army Staff Lt General Tukur Buratai in his palace.
This he said will address the increasing criminal activities that have truncated the socio-economic development of the area.

FCT Minister Visits Nigerian Union of Journalist Secretariat
FCT Minister Muhammed Musa Bello says his administration will identify some slums and shanties in the nation’s capital that will undergo urban renewal, while others that cannot be upgraded will be demolished.

Niger Delta Development Commission Acting Managing Director Inspects Itu-Calabar Road
Acting Managing Director of the NDDC Ibim Seminatri has commended the pace of work on the rehabilitation of Itu-Calabar road.
She made the commendation during an inspection of ongoing recovery of some failed portions of the road undertaken by the commission.

NDDC Felicitates With Crown Prince of Benin
The Niger Delta Development Commission has enlisted the support of the Benin Traditional Council in the peaceful delivery of projects in the state.
The Acting Managing Director Ibim Semenitari made the appeal when she paid a courtesy call on the crown prince of Benin kingdom and Edaiken N’uselu his Royal Highness Eheneden Erediauwa.

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