NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide http://www.nta.ng Nigerian Television Authority | Africa's Largest Network Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:04:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.6 Trouble as IPOB Members March For Trump http://www.nta.ng/news/20170120-trouble-ipob-members-march-trump/ http://www.nta.ng/news/20170120-trouble-ipob-members-march-trump/#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:56:05 +0000 http://www.nta.ng/?p=38861   IPOB members rally for Trump in Port Harcourt By Precious Akutamadu/Port Harcourt (NAN) Business activities were on Friday disrupted at Artillery area of Port Harcourt following the solidarity march by members of the Indigenuous People of Biafra (IPOB). The IPOB group, dressed in black and red attire with the defunct Biafran flag marched in

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By Precious Akutamadu/Port Harcourt

(NAN) Business activities were on Friday disrupted at Artillery area of Port Harcourt following the solidarity march by members of the Indigenuous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The IPOB group, dressed in black and red attire with the defunct Biafran flag marched in batches from Oyigbo and Aba road to the Government House area, causing traffic jam on the busy road.

The group said the march was to show solidarity to the US President Donald Trump as he was being inaugurated.

NAN learnt that trouble started when a batch had an encounter with the police at Okporo road in the Artillery area.

An eye­­-witness, Mr Roland Joseph claimed that the fracas started when the group carried a corpse to Okporo Police Station alleging that the police killed the victim.

Joseph said that as they were approaching the police station, the police reacted by shooting teargas to disperse them.

“This caused serious confusion. Shops closed, people ran helter skelter and tension built up”, he said.

Mr Emekah Uduma, another eyewitness corroborated Joseph’s view, adding that the police needed to disperse the large crowds by shooting the teargas.

“The police started shooting to scare the crowds away from blocking the station and the major road, a lot of people sustained injuries and some shop owners were forced to lock their shops”, Uduma said.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Nnamdi Omoni, told NAN that nobody was killed by police.

“No, I am not aware that any Biafran protester was killed today. I’m yet to get the information”, he said.

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Trump Takes Over as 45th U.S. President http://www.nta.ng/news/20170120-trump-takes-45th-u-s-president/ http://www.nta.ng/news/20170120-trump-takes-45th-u-s-president/#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:45:40 +0000 http://www.nta.ng/?p=38858 (NAN) Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, 6 p.m. Nigeria time, succeeding Barack Obama. Trump, wearing a dark suit with red tie, is taking control of America in a transition of power that he has declared will lead to “America First” policies at home and abroad.

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(NAN) Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, 6 p.m. Nigeria time, succeeding Barack Obama.

Trump, wearing a dark suit with red tie, is taking control of America in a transition of power that he has declared will lead to “America First” policies at home and abroad.

Trump raised his right hand and put his left on a Bible used by Abraham Lincoln and repeated a 35-word oath of office from the U.S. Constitution, with U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts presiding.

His oath of office was administered by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.

Mike Pence was also sworn-in as the 48th Vice President of the U.S at exactly 11:55 a.m. or 5:55 p.m. Nigerian time.

The Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Pence the Vice Presidential oath of office was administered by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Trump, in his inaugural address, thanked former president Obama and former First Lady for “being gracious to see the transition go smoothly.

“We are not taking power from one president to the other or from one party to the other but we are taking power from Washington to you, the people.

“January 20, 2017 will go into history as a day that the people become the president of this country again,” Trump added.

He pledged that the people would  be the focus of his administration adding, stressing that he would be the president of all Americans.

“The oath of office I take today is the oath of allegiance to all Americans,” the president said.

He also promised to concentrate on the security of the country, lamenting that the America spent trillions of dollars to secure other peoples countries/

He  also promised to make affordable education, healthcare and housing the hallmark of his administration.

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Petroleum Regulatory Agency Warns Against Panic Buying http://www.nta.ng/news/20170120-petroleum-regulatory/ http://www.nta.ng/news/20170120-petroleum-regulatory/#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:19:04 +0000 http://www.nta.ng/?p=38855 (VON) The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency in Nigeria says, the National Petroleum Products Stock data and import plan, currently indicate that the country has two months Premium Motor Spirit sufficiency, hence no need for panic buying. The Corporation stated this in a statement to clarify on-going stories and speculations in the media of an imminent

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(VON) The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency in Nigeria says, the National Petroleum Products Stock data and import plan, currently indicate that the country has two months Premium Motor Spirit sufficiency, hence no need for panic buying.

The Corporation stated this in a statement to clarify on-going stories and speculations in the media of an imminent fuel scarcity over Marketers’ unpaid debt and non-availability of foreign exchange (FOREX) to fund fuel imports of PMS.

The corporation therefore assured motorists and commuters that the products supply situation is robust and able to cater for the fuel needs of all Nigerians, pending when ongoing challenges are addressed.

PPPRA also appealed to all Depot Owners to adhere strictly to the subsisting truck-out principle in order to ensure that products get to retail outlets across the country in a seamless manner.

PR/Nnenna.O

(http://von.gov.ng/)

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Stakeholders To Brainstorm On Abuja Master Plan Soon- Says FCT Minister http://www.nta.ng/news/20170120-38853/ http://www.nta.ng/news/20170120-38853/#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:12:40 +0000 http://www.nta.ng/?p=38853 The FCT Administration will soon organize the gathering of experts and other stakeholders to brainstorm on the Abuja Master Plan and how Abuja should be in the future. The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, made this disclosure Friday, while receiving members of the Nigeria Mining and Geo Sciences Society led by its President, Professor

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The FCT Administration will soon organize the gathering of experts and other stakeholders to brainstorm on the Abuja Master Plan and how Abuja should be in the future. The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, made this disclosure Friday, while receiving members of the Nigeria Mining and Geo Sciences Society led by its President, Professor Gbenga Okunlola, that paid him
a courtesy visit in his office at Area 11, Garki I District, Abuja.

The Minister said that the experts and stakeholders would discuss the city to have a consensus on how they want Abuja to be in about 20
years from now and beyond.
Malam Bello remarked that the present FCT Administration is jealously guarding the implementation of the Abuja Master Plan; noting that some of the wrongs perpetuated in the in the past are being corrected. His words: “Since we came on board, we have always insisted on going back to the basis to safeguard for instance, green areas for tourists attractions for the present and future generations.”
According to him, plots of land previously allocated on rock formations or near rock formations in the Federal Capital City have
been put on hold to be preserved for future generations.

“It is our duty to protect and preserve such areas like rock formations, green areas and others that can be of immense attraction
to tourists in the Federal Capital Territory,” he added.

The Minister described mining as very important to Nigeria because government is determined to develop that sub sector to rip in the
needed foreign exchange.

He assured that the Nigeria Mining and Geo Sciences Society would be part of the experts and stakeholders to brainstorm on the Abuja Master Plan and the future of Abuja.

Speaking earlier, the President of the Nigeria Mining and Geo Sciences Society, Professor Gbenga Okunlola who said his delegation was in
Federal Capital Territory to inform the Minister of the forthcoming 53rd conference of the society scheduled for Abuja on 23rd March 2017, remarked that the society is one of the oldest professional bodies in
Nigeria inaugurated in 1961.

The President commended the present FCT Administration for the high level of security in the city as well as its efforts in completing the
abandoned road projects. “The level of adherence to the Abuja Master
Plan is also commendable”, he added.

He, however, urged the Minister to engage the services of the Society as the FCT Administration plans to embark on the geological maps
upgrade and review of the Abuja Master Plan. While saying that Abuja has six different kinds of rocks, Professor
Okunlola revealed that building failures are mostly due to geological
factors.

Signed
Muhammad Hazat Sule, FCAI
Deputy Director / Chief Press Secretary,
Friday, January 20, 2017.

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NNPC JV, West African Gas Ltd (WAGL), Takes Delivery of 2 LPG Carriers http://www.nta.ng/news/20170120-wagl/ http://www.nta.ng/news/20170120-wagl/#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:18:48 +0000 http://www.nta.ng/?p=38849 Ndu Ughamadu, Abuja: To ensure stability in the supply of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), popularly known as domestic cooking gas, the West African Gas Ltd (WAGL), a joint venture company of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Sahara Energy, has taken delivery of two LPG carriers from the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) in Ulsan,

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Ndu Ughamadu, Abuja: To ensure stability in the supply of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), popularly known as domestic cooking gas, the West African Gas Ltd (WAGL), a joint venture company of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Sahara Energy, has taken delivery of two LPG carriers from the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) in Ulsan, South Korea.

The two vessels with a combined capacity of 38,000 cubic meters (cbm) were named “MT Africa Gas” and “MT Sahara Gas” by the wives of the Group Managing Director of NNPC and the Chief Operating Officer, Gas & Power, Mrs Hajja Maikanti Baru and Mrs. Jamila Saidu Mohammed respectively, in keeping with maritime custom that spouses of the sponsors of the ships perform those aspects of the ceremony.

Speaking on Tuesday during a brief naming ceremony to inaugurate the vessels, the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, expressed gratitude to all the partners who helped to actualize the ship acquisition vision of the parent companies and the management of WAGL.

“I am particularly delighted that the venture we started a few years ago has achieved this enviable milestone today as we take delivery of these vessels”, Dr. Baru enthused.

According to the GMD, WAGL was established in March 2013 while the shipbuilding contract for the two LPG carriers was entered into in May 2014.

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Y. S. Han, said the naming ceremony was the first at HMD this year, upbeat that it was with its new customer, WAGL.
Han thanked the managements of NNPC, Sahara Energy and WAGL for their cooperation and support throughout the period of construction of the vessels and prayed that the vessels would perform their intended services successfully and bring good fortune to WAGL and their parent companies.

In her address as the godmother of the vessels, Mrs Hajja Maikanti lauded HMD for its shipbuilding expertise which helped in translating the vision into the two magnificent LPG carriers.
She expressed the confidence that the carriers would be a great asset to West African Gas Ltd., NNPC and Sahara Energy.

Mrs. Maikanti said she looked forward to a day when Nigerians would possess the expertise and build such carriers within the shores of her Country.

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Rann Misfire Update: 5 Discharged and 73 Still Hospilized http://www.nta.ng/news/20170120-rann-38845/ http://www.nta.ng/news/20170120-rann-38845/#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:08:02 +0000 http://www.nta.ng/?p=38845 Hospitals in Maiduguri have discharged five hospitalized victims even though two died out of the 80 severely injured victims moved from Rann in Kala-Balge to Maiduguri by the United Nations Humanitarian Air Services and the Nigerian Air Force ‎both of which provided 7 helicopters for the evacuation that ended on Thursday. Borno State Commissioner for

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Hospitals in Maiduguri have discharged five hospitalized victims even though two died out of the 80 severely injured victims moved from Rann in Kala-Balge to Maiduguri by the United Nations Humanitarian Air Services and the Nigerian Air Force ‎both of which provided 7 helicopters for the evacuation that ended on Thursday.

Borno State Commissioner for Health, Dr Haruna Mshelia in situation update emailed to journalists on Thursday, said the State Specialist Hospital currently has 68 of the victims after those initially hospitalized at the military hospital at 7th Division of the Nigerian Army were all moved to the State Specialist Hospital on Thursday. He noted that 5 victims are at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, making 73 persons. The Commissioner said two of the victims were unfortunately loss, one died at the State Specialist Hospital while the other, died at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

“But happily, five have been discharged by doctors after they were certified to have fully regained their health. ‎We are also hopeful that all the rest will be fine by the grace of God, Nigerians should pray for their speedy recovery” the Commissioner said.

Dr Mshelia however said 42 victims with minor injuries will remain in Rann given the fact that medical teams from the MSF, the ICRC and the State Government and other partners have enough medical supplies and health workers which make them capable of addressing their health needs.

The Commissioner lauded the efforts of the MSF, the ICRC and the UN for their extraordinary commitment to meeting the emergency humanitarian needs of the victims.

On death toll, Dr Mshelia said it will be announced soon after all stakeholders harmonize their records based on number of bodies buried and those recovered.

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Outcome of Fulani Agatu Peace Talk With Both Nasarawa and Benue States Governors http://www.nta.ng/news/20170120-fulani/ http://www.nta.ng/news/20170120-fulani/#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:50:58 +0000 http://www.nta.ng/?p=38835 Ta’al Circle report the Governors of Nasarawa and Benue States have finally gotten the warring Agatu and Fulani Communities to sit at the table and agree to live in peace following a 5 hour meeting held in Makurdi where it was resolved that peace was best for everyone. COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE

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Ta’al Circle report the Governors of Nasarawa and Benue States have finally gotten the warring Agatu and Fulani Communities to sit at the table and agree to live in peace following a 5 hour meeting held in Makurdi where it was resolved that peace was best for everyone.

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE JOINT SECURITY, PEACE AND RECONCILIATORY MEETING BETWEEN THE GOVERNORS OF BENUE AND NASARAWA STATES HELD ON THURSDAY, 19In JANUARY. 2017 AT THL OLD BANOUET HALL OF THE BENUE PEOPLES’ HOUSE MAKURDI

PREAMBLE

Pursuant to one of the resolutions contained in the Communique issued at the end of the Joint Security Meeting of their Excellences, Samuel Ortom and Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Governors of Benue and Nasarawa States held at the Government House, Lana on 21° January 2016. ‘The two Governors accompanied by members of Security Councils of the two States, traditional rulers and other critical stakeholders from the riverine communities at the border of the two Stat., visited and held a meeting with the Agatu people at Obagaji, Headquarters of Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State on Wednesday, 18. January, 2017.

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The two Governors in company of some security chiefs also undertook an aerial Inspection of areas affected by the herdsmen/farmers crsis in Agatu Local Government Area of Ben. State, with a view to confirming the level of devastation that arose from the crisis.

Thereafter, the two Governors held a joint meeting with the Agatu in Benue State and Fulani representatives from Nasarawa State on the need for peace and harmonious co-existence between the Agatu people and the Fulani herdsmen as it were before the crisis. The two Governors agreed that the meeting should reconvene at the Benue People’ House Makurdi on Thursday 19th January, 2017.

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At the rescheduled meeting of Thursday held at the old Banquet Hall of the Benue Peoples’ House , the following resolutions were reached:

a. The Agatu in Benue State and the Fulani herdsmen agreed to make peace and forgive each other.

b. the dedicated routes agreed by both parties for movement of cattles are as follows:

i. Oguto Adanyi – Ogumagbo- Bagana

c. The privilege is only granted to indigenous Fulani herdsmen who were known to the Agatu people before the crisis. This is to forestall destruction of farms and exhaustion of available green pasture.

d. The indigenous Fulani Herdsmen will graze in Agatu land after the harvest season at the end of February 2017.

e. The two Governors will make a case to the Federal Government, donor agencies, development partners, voluntary organizations and philanthropists to assist victims of criss in the affected communities of Benue and Nasarawa States.

f. The meeting also noted with concern, the proliferation of sophisticated weapons and ammunition in the two communities and called on security agencies in the two States to take necessary steps to check the trend in order to forestall a reoccurrence of similar crisis. We also urge all those in possession of illegal weapons to surrender immediately.

g. We call on the Federal Government to do all it can to checkmate migrant herdsmen from entering the country in order to prevent the build-up on the Nasarawa bank of River Benue.

h. An expanded meeting of the Agatu stakeholders be convened by the stakeholders who are in the meeting to brief them on the outcome of the meeting.

i. All parties, Agatu/Fulani should refrain from taking Laws into their own hands. All breaches should be reported to the constituted authority.

Signed
His Excellency, Samuel Ortom Governor, Benue State,
His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura Governor, Nasarawa State,
Chief Godwin Onah Ada Agatu, Benue State,
Ardo Boded Tuja Fulani Ardo, Agatu, Benue State.

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The Governors further decided to provide the sum of 30 million Naira which would be used to provide building materials for the Agatu Communities with Benue state bringing 20 million Naira and Nasarawa state providing 10 million Naira.

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Group Demands Prosecution of Ekiti Governor Fayose Over Arms Money http://www.nta.ng/news/20170120-fayose-38829/ http://www.nta.ng/news/20170120-fayose-38829/#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:19:55 +0000 http://www.nta.ng/?p=38829 Wilson Uwujaren, Abuja: Some protesters under the aegis of “Patriotic Mothers Without Borders”, on Friday, January 20, 2017 stormed the EFCC Abuja headquarters calling for the “arrest, investigation and prosecution” of Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti State, over his involvement in the $2.1 billion arms deal scandal. Chanting “Fayose must go”, the women numbering about

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Wilson Uwujaren, Abuja: Some protesters under the aegis of “Patriotic Mothers Without Borders”, on Friday, January 20, 2017 stormed the EFCC Abuja headquarters calling for the “arrest, investigation and prosecution” of Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti State, over his involvement in the $2.1 billion arms deal scandal.

Chanting “Fayose must go”, the women numbering about 300 carried various placards and banners with inscriptions like: “EFCC Must Prosecute Fayose”, “Corruption is Corruption”, “Fayose is being tormented by the blood of innocent Nigerians slaughtered by Boko Haram”.

Convener of the group, Nnenna Jideofor, accused Fayose of stealing part of funds meant to equip the military in the fight against terrorism.

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She said: “The gravity of the crime does not permit that we wait indefinitely for Fayose to leave office; he would have finished spending his share of the loot by then, and he has all the time to destroy evidence.”

While presenting its petition to Umar Mohammed, Deputy Director Operations, Abuja, Jideofor expressed discontent at the ruling of Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Ekiti, ordering the EFCC to de-freeze Fayose’s Zenith Bank account, that the agency earlier froze having been linked to the arms deal scandal.

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“As mothers, we beg the EFCC to as a matter of urgency, investigate how much Fayose gave lawmakers of Ekiti State House of Assembly who we believe have lost their souls to an overlord,” she added.

Responding, Mohammed assured the “mothers with borders” that the agency takes all petitions seriously, and that of the women would be given adequate attention.

“We are not selective in our operations, and every petition received is thoroughly investigated, no matter how highly placed the person is,” he said.

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No Debt to Oil Marketers, No Fuel Scarcity – PPPRA http://www.nta.ng/uncategorized/20170120-no-depth-oil-marketers-no-fuel-scarcity-pppra/ http://www.nta.ng/uncategorized/20170120-no-depth-oil-marketers-no-fuel-scarcity-pppra/#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:42:41 +0000 http://www.nta.ng/?p=38826 PPPRA on Thursday denied reports speculating an imminent petrol scarcity over Federal Government’s inability to pay fuel marketers’  N660 billion debt‎. ‎ In a statement released in Abuja by the PPPRA spokesman, Mr Lanre Oladele, the agency said the report was misleading and “a gross misrepresentation of facts”. ‎ ‎ ‎”There were reports that fuel queues may

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PPPRA on Thursday denied reports speculating an imminent petrol scarcity over Federal Government’s inability to pay fuel marketers’  N660 billion debt‎. ‎

In a statement released in Abuja by the PPPRA spokesman, Mr Lanre Oladele, the agency said the report was misleading and “a gross misrepresentation of facts”. ‎

‎”There were reports that fuel queues may soon return following the Federal Government’s inability to settle marketers’ N660billion  debt and non-availability of foreign exchange to fund fuel imports.

”PPPRA wishes to state unequivocally, that these stories are gross misrepresentation of available facts at our disposal, hence misleading.

”For the avoidance of doubts, the National Petroleum Products Stock data and import plan, currently indicate that the country has two months Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) sufficiency.

”Hence, we want to assure motorists and commuters alike, that the products supply situation is robust and able to cater for the fuel needs of all Nigerians, pending when ongoing challenges are addressed.

”As a corollary to the above, PPPRA also wants to inform that contrary to a widely-held belief on the status of kerosene, the product is fully deregulated.‎

”We hereby appeal to all Nigerians to remain calm and desist from any form of panic-buying, as we assure of our total commitment to adequate products supply and distribution across the country, in line with our mandate,” Oladele said.‎

He appealed to all depot owners to adhere strictly to the subsisting truck-out principle in order to ensure that products get to retail outlets across the country in a seamless manner.

”The Agency shall not hesitate to apply appropriate sanctions where necessary,” he warned.

The NNPC had on Wednesday also assured Nigerians that there was no fuel scarcity to warrant panic buying by motorists. The corporation also denied plans to increase petrol price of N145.

In a statement released in Abuja by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, the Corporation further assured motorists that there was enough supply in stock.

”The Corporation has 1.3 billion litres stock of PMS, otherwise called petrol, which is sufficient to serve the nation for more than 38 days.

”This plea comes on the heels of reports that some motorists have begun panic buying of petrol, following rumours that the government is about to increase the pump price of the white product from N145 per litre.

”NNPC wishes to assure Nigerians that there is no iota of truth in the rumour that government is scheduled to adjust pump price of petrol.

”Indeed, with the resumption of production by the Corporation’s three refineries in Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Warri, complemented by imports, there is enough stock of petrol‎, diesel and kerosene,” Ughamadu said.

 

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News Summary 20th January; Senate Receives President Buhari’s Vacation Letter http://www.nta.ng/news/20170120-news-summary-20th-jan/ http://www.nta.ng/news/20170120-news-summary-20th-jan/#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:03:41 +0000 http://www.nta.ng/?p=38821 Senate Receives President Buhari’s Vacation Letter Thursday Senate Plenary commenced with acknowledgment  of receipt of President Muhammadu Buhari’s vacation letter. Senate President Bukola Saraki read the letter in which it was stated that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will be Acting during the 10 days President Buhari is on working vacation. Mrs Buhari Meets Melinda Gates

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Senate Receives President Buhari’s Vacation Letter

Thursday Senate Plenary commenced with acknowledgment  of receipt of President Muhammadu Buhari’s vacation letter.

Senate President Bukola Saraki read the letter in which it was stated that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will be Acting during the 10 days President Buhari is on working vacation.

Mrs Buhari Meets Melinda Gates Foundation

The Wife of the President, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari hosted the Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Mrs. Melinda Gates on an advocacy of improving lives of women and children in Nigeria.

Resident Doctors Declare One Week Warning Strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria has declared a one week warning strike in view of what it described as failure of the Federal Government to implement collective bargain agreement concern the welfare of its members and the health sector in general.

National President of the Association Dr. Onyebueze John says the one week warning strike is a fall out of the first the regular meeting of the executive council of the association held in Abuja.

Count Down to Digital Switch Over: Minister of Information Meets BON

As countdown to June final switch over from analogue to digital television begins, Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed says there is the urgent need to institutionalize a regular meeting of Interest groups to keep track on the process.

It was at a meeting with members of the Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria.

 

Minister of Defence Defends Deployment of Troops to Gambia

The Nigerian Military has sent its contingents as part of the ECOWAS standby force for deployment in the Gambia.

A statement from the Ministry of Defence signed by Brigadier General Muhammed Sani Ahmed says the aim is to implement the decision of ECOWAS leaders in upholding the result of the Presidential Election of December 1, 2016.

The statement adds that the development is due to failed efforts to resolve the political impasse there with Yahya Jammeh refusing to relinquish power.

PTAD Assures Pensioners of Prompt Payment

Pensioners who undergo successful verification will begin to enjoy prompt payment of their entitlements three months after the exercise.

Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, Sharon Ikeazor stated this at the Verification of Civil Service Pensioners in the North East in Maiduguri.

PDP Caretaker Committee over Strategy Report

The People’s Democratic Party caretaker committee has expressed confidence in the nation’s judiciary to be just in its leadership case before the court of appeal.

At a meeting with its strategy committee, the party’s caretaker committee chairman senator Ahmed Makarfi challenged state chapters to be more alive in rebuilding the party.

 

 

 

 

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