News Summary: FEC, Obasanjo, Zamfara Killings and All You Need to Know Today

NTA Network NewsFederal Executive Council Approves MTEF

The Federal Executive Council has approved the 2017-2019 medium term expenditure framework and fiscal strategy paper in line with the provisions of the fiscal responsibility act.

The minister of budget and national planning Udoma Udo Udoma who announced the after the council’s meeting said the process of preparing for the 2017 budget has therefore began. Read more…

Vice President Receives UN Envoy On Youth
A group of 30 young Nigerians with vibrant technology-based ideas and innovations would be welcomed to the presidential villa next month.

This is reflective of the Buhari administration’s appreciation of the enormous creativity among Nigerian youths.

Vice president Yemi Osinbajo made the disclosure while receiving the United Nations special envoy on youth, Ahmad Alhendawi. Read more…

Federal Government Appoints MD for NERFUND

An Acting Managing Director for the National Economic Reconstruction Fund, NERFUND, has been appointed.

He is Dr Ezekiel Oseni. A statement by the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Finance Mahmoud Isa Dutse states that the appointment takes immediate effect and was made under a management agreement between the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Industry.

Dr Ezekiel Oseni was until his appointment a General Manager and Chief Risk Officer at the Bank of Industry.

He has the mandate to amongst other things reposition the organization and ensure all outstanding debts are recovered. Read more…

Zamfara Governor Briefs Buhari

The Governor of Zamfara State Abudulaziz Yari Abubakar has briefed President Buhari on the recent violence that erupted in Abdu-Gusau Polytechnic over allegations of blasphemy where several lives were lost. The Governor and President Buhari who had earlier in a tweet described the incident as barbaric and unacceptable met behind closed doors. Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, Governor Yari Abubakar promised that those found wanting will be brought to justice. President Buhari had vowed that under his watch, there will be no room for violence in the name of religion.

Obasanjo Receives Liberian Vice President

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has promised to continue to do everything possible to ensure that the Nigeria maintains a cordial relationship with other African countries for the development of the continent.

Chief Obasanjo stated this when the Liberian Vice-President visited him at his hill top residence in Abeokuta the Ogun state capital.

GMN ON PPP Infrastructure Delivery!!!

The formation of proper regulatory and legal framework with the right political will is key, for public private partnership to thrive towards infrastructural development in the country.

This was the submission by discussants on NTA’s programme Good Morning Nigeria while speaking on ways Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative can bring about development in the country

Immigration Service on Re-screening Of Recruits

The Nigeria immigration service is taking steps to reconsider the dispersed 2000 officers and men who were unilaterally and illegally recruited into the service in 2015.

This step the comptroller-general of the service Mohammed Babandede says will be for the affected shortlisted persons to now be rescreened and to pass through all clearance systems in order to be admitted formally into the service. Read more…

National Broadcasting Commission Annual Lecture

Institutional independence capacity building and proper funding have been advocated for broadcast outfits for the growth of democracy in the country.

This is the submission at the second annual lecture of the national broadcasting commission in Abuja. Read more…

APC Leadership Meets Crisis Ridden States

The national leadership of the all progressives’ congress says it is applying the party’s internal mechanisms to resolve the crises rocking some state chapters of the party. To this end, the party’s leadership met with Ondo and Bauchi state executives to resolve the issues at stake. Watch video…

NTA Director general Visits Lagos Network Center

The Director-General of the Nigerian Television Authority NTA Yakubu IBN Mohammed has assured NTA staff at the Lagos Network Centre that the Television Network will soon regain its prominent leadership in Africa.

The Director-General, after inspecting facilities at NTA 2 Lagos Network Centre, NTA Ikeja Channel 10, and NTA Education Television, held a meeting with the staff to acquaint them with management plans to re-position the NTA. Watch video…


The Central Bank of Nigeria directs all forex dealers to begin the allocation of 60 percent of their transacted foreign exchange to manufacturers.

NNPC Collaborates NSCDC on Pipeline Vandalism

The Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru has solicited the cooperation of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in the protection of the corporation’s critical infrastructure across the country. This was the highlight of an interface between the bosses of the two organizations in Abuja. Read more…

241 Nigerians Repatriated From Libya

Two-hundred and Forty-One Nigerians have been deported from Libya. Some of them were found to be living in Libya with non-valid documents, while others committed various types of crimes and other illegalities. Read more…

China Chaozhou Porcelain City
One of China’s unique trademarks is its domestic art on kitchen wares introduced to the world through the ancient silk road.

China’s beautiful and artistic porcelain ware are made with simple materials and local skill, and a city in China’s Guangdong province with an abundance of the natural ingredient has gone into a venture that has earned the city an enviable reputation and prosperity in China

Update on Italy Earthquake

At least 120 have died after the earthquake that struck central Italy, destroying dozens of villages. The latest figures were announced by the Italian prime minister.

Italy’s civil protection agency also reports that more than 1000 persons have been displaced following the earthquake which could be felt 150 kilometers away.

The first confirmed victims of the earthquake were an elderly couple whose home collapsed in the Marche region to the east of the epicenter. Rescue efforts are continuing.

Gunmen Attack American University Campus In Kabul

Latest reports on the attack on the American university of Afghanistan in Kabul, says Afghan police have responded to the incident with the attackers and others are trapped inside the institution. Reports say foreign professors are inside the compound alongside hundreds of students.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes as the Taliban step up their summer fighting season against the western-backed Kabul government.

Entertainment News on Kiss Daniel.

Imagine a love affair that is stifled by doubt, one that is cut back in its expressions by uncertainty and a morbid fear of the unknown. Would the parents of your partner give their blessings to such a union? That is the puzzle in the story told in these visuals for “Jombo”, off the critically acclaimed album by kiss Daniel.

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