#NEWS SUMMARY 17TH OCTOBER 2016
Information Minister At Church Service Of Chibok Girls
The Information And Culture Minister, Lai Muhammed Has Assured Nigerians That The Release Of The Twenty-One Chibok Girls From Captivity Is The First Leg Of Negotiations To Secure The Release Of All The Girls And Others Still In Captivity.
The Minister, Who Also Cautioned People To Refrain From Statements That Could Jeopardize The Current Negotiation For The Release Of The Remaining School Girls, Was Speaking At A Special Church Service In Honor Of The Released Chibok Girls In Abuja.
Chibok Girls Reunite with Their Parents
The 21 Chibok School Girls Recently Released By Their Insurgent Abductors Have Been Reunited With Their Parents In Abuja.
The Girls In An Emotional Moment Met With Their Parents At A Church Service Held For Them.
Federal Government Success Over Boko Haram
Restoring Security Was One Of The Campaign Promises Of The Present Administration.
The Level Of Restoration Of Peace In The Country Which Can Be Described As A Major Achievement Especially With The Release Of Some Of The Abducted Chibok School Girls.
Curfew In Jama’a Local Government
A Twenty-Four Hour Curfew Has Been Imposed On Jama’a Local Government Area Of Kaduna State To Arrest A Sectarian Crisis That Erupted In Godogodo Chiefdom And Its Surroundings About 24 Hours Ago.
Confirming The Incident, Police Public Relations Officer Kaduna State Command Usman Aliyu Said The Measure Was To Stop The Crisis From Escalating.
The Army And The Police Have Been Drafted To Enforce The Curfew.
Imo State Governor On President Buhari’s Visit To Germany
Governor Rochas Okorocha Of Imo State Has Described The Recent Diplomatic Shuttle By President Muhammadu Buhari To The Republic Of Germany As Fulfilling And Highly Beneficial To Nigeria.
Addressing Newsmen on the Outcome of the Visit, The Governor Who Was Part Of The President’s Delegation To Berlin Appealed To Nigerians To Exhibit A High Sense Of Understanding, Patriotism And Support For The Nation’s Rebuilding Process.
V.P At African Union Maritime Security, Safety And Development
Nigeria And Other Member-States Of The African Union Have Signed An African Charter On Maritime Security, Safety And Development In Lome, Togo.
Professor Osinbajo Who Represented President Muhammadu Buhari At The Summit Noted That “The Blue Economy Is One Of The Major Areas Of Focus Of The Charter” Adding That Without Security, Benefits Derivable From Around The Waters Is Jeopardized By Maritime Crimes Like Piracy And Smuggling.
The Vice-President Noted For Instance, That The Gulf Of Guinea And The Horn Of Africa In Particular, Are Areas Where There Had Been A Lot Of Piracy As In Nigeria’s Case.
By Signing The Charter, African Leaders Intend To Improve Security Off The Coasts And Hope To Inspire Greater Coordinated Economic Activities And Development.
The Charter Is Meant To Ensure Improved Information Sharing Between Coastal Countries And Others In Africa, A Gap Pirates And Smugglers Have Taken Advantage Of, In Their Movements And Operations On African Waters. Out Of The 54 Au African Countries, 38 Are Coastal.
World Food Day
As Nigeria Joins Other Nations To Mark World Food Day, The Effect Of Climate Change On Agriculture Remains A Major Threat To Global Food Security.
Reports From The Food And Agriculture Organization Indicate That Farmers, Fishermen And Pastoralists Are Being Hit By Higher Temperatures And Increasing Weather-Related Disasters.
It Is In The Light Of This That The 2016 World Food Day Is Focusing On The Impact Of Climate Change On Food Security.
Grand Finale Of Nigeria
Nigerians Have Been Enjoined To Look Up To God In Order To Overcome The Various Challenges Confronting The Country.
This Was The Central Message At The Grand Finale Of The 20th Anniversary Of The ‘’Nigeria Prays’’ Programme, Championed By Former Head Of State, General Yakubu Gowon.
Gen Abdulsalami Receives Honourary Award
Former Head Of State General Abdusalami Abubakar Says It Is The Collective Responsibility Of All Nigerians To Promote Unity And Tackle The Challenges Confronting The Country.
General Abubakar Stated This In Abeokuta Where He Received An Award Of Honorary Doctorate Degree In Public Administration From One Of The Private Universities In Nigeria.
Alhaji Saad At Mosque Foundation Laying
The President General Supreme Council For Islamic Affairs Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar Has Stressed The Need For People To Contribute To The Construction Of The House Of God To Enhance The Teaching Of The Word Of God.
Alh. Saad Abubakar Said This At The Foundation Laying Of The Palace Mosque In Ayede Ekiti In Oye Council Area Of The State.