NTA Network News Summary: All You Need To Know Today 18-5-2016

NTA Network News

More Organizations Support Deregulation

More Organizations have continued to declare support for the deregulation of the downstream of the petroleum sector by the Federal Government.

The latest in support of the deregulation is the forum of non-governmental Organizations in Nigeria at a press conference in Abuja.

 Business News

Nigerian Insurance sector makes top 10 in Africa.

And the naira records low in non-deliverable forwards market.

PDP Concerned Stakeholders Meeting

The concerned stakeholders of the People’s Democratic Party is advocating for cross fertilization of ideas, and respect for individual opinions in decision making rather than imposition perceived to being adopted by the leadership of the party.

This was part of the issues raised at a meeting held in Abuja.

IPAC Supports Withdrawal Of Fuel Subsidy

The Inter Party Advisory Council of Nigeria has declared support for the Federal Government’s withdrawal of fuel subsidy in the effort to reposition the down-stream sector and revamp the economy.

NPF Warns Persons In Possession Of Prohibited Firearms To Surrender

The Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase has directed all Commissioners of Police in the State command s and the Federal Capital Territory to activate mechanism, for the mo0p-up of prohibited firearms within their areas of responsibility.

A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Kolawole itemized the prohibited firearms under firearms Act to include Artillery Apparatus for the discharge of any explosives or gas diffusing projectile, revolvers and pistols.

House Adhoc Committee Meets With Labour

The House Adhoc committee set up by Speaker Yakubu Dogara to look into various issues raised by organized Labour over the effects of recent increase in the pump price of fuel by the Federal Government has met with the Labour union.

The meeting which took place at the National Assembly was attended by the leadership of the organized Labour.

Mrs. Buhari Leads Stakeholders To End TB

The Wife of the President Mrs Aisha Buhari has taken a bold step in leading critical stakeholders in an advocacy to end Tuberculosis in Nigeria.

The wife of the President also presented a cheque of 55 million Naira to the families of the missing Chibok girls as well as the parents of late students of Buni Yadi Boys school.

FG Enforce ‘No Work No Pay’ As NLC Walk Out Of Meeting

The Federal Government has directed the invocation of statutory provision of “no work no pay” on any worker who joined the strike called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the new fuel price regime.
The directive was contained in a statement issued Tuesday night, signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal.

 

  1. Francis Uwaechi May 20, 2016, 1:35 pm

    It is about time NTA overhauled its network. NTA’s national news production is stuck in the past from heavy-tongued and timid news readers to lacklustre editing and vision graphics that is a little more than PowerPoint. All over Africa, state run network television have undergone a massive shift in keeping with the information age. From Rwanda to Ghana, South Africa to Ethiopia, they make a great song and dance of their exploits in this field. It is just unfathomable that with Nigeria’s rich mix of technical and artistic talents, we cannot showcase comparable news bulletins and even match the best Europe and the Americas can offer.

    The solution may be radical but inevitable – engage an outward looking team to manage NTA. Sidestep the bureaucrats and get rid of all these broadcasters who are starring middle age in the face from our screens. Retire them to the back room offices where their experience will be invaluable. Replace them with fresh faces! Embark on a talent hunt in colleges and universities; there are thousands of success-hungry youngsters waiting to explode on the scene, whose only breakthrough is opportunity. Of course Nigerians are interested in what is happening around them, be it in politics, entertainment, technology or sports, and television in internet revolution is an economic mine and just about the right medium to get through to them, it is a win-win. Whether the NTA as an instrument of government is doing enough to keep them engaged is an open debate. I am however not persuaded, at least just yet.

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