News Summary 9th December 2016: Vice President Receives War College Management, APC Rally in Port Harcourt, and many more

News Summary 9th December 2016: Vice President Receives War College Management, APC Rally in Port Harcourt, and many more

Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has been accorded a special recognition by the National Defence College.
Decorating the vice president at the state house commandant of the college, rear admiral Sanmi Alade says the award is to appreciate vice president Osinbajo who delivered a lecture at the graduation ceremony of course 24 during the year, and for contributing to the development of the college.
It would be recalled that vice president dwelt on the mandate of the military in promoting democratic practices.
Also at the vice president’s office was a delegation of the Ahmadiyyah Muslim Jammat of Nigeria led by the Amir Mashud Aderenle Fashola as part of the commemoration of the existence of the movement in Nigeria.
The Amir says they are convinced about the federal government’s Programmes especially on agriculture and efforts at revamping the economy.
He also emphasized on the need for religious tolerance.

NDC Workshop on Violent Extremism
Regional bodies have been urged to come up with policies related to human security response approach that will stem the tides of radicalization as the world grapples with the menace of terrorism.
This was the view of participants at a workshop on addressing the root causes of violent extremism organized by the national defence college in collaboration with the African Centre for study and research on terrorism.

Senate on NYSC Corp Members Death
Senate has urged the federal government to provide adequate and improved medical facilities and experienced personnel in all NYSC orientation camps across the country. This was contained in an order raised ta plenary on Thursday.

Reps on Mandatory Formation of Cabinet
The house of representatives has passed at second reading a bill for an act to make it mandatory for the president or governor to nominate ministers or commissioners within thirty days of taking an oath of office.
Members at Thursday’s plenary also urged the federal government to suspend the ban on importation of vehicles through land borders.

Roundtable on Identity Management
The federal government hopes to use the national identity card as voter card in future elections calling on stakeholders within the identity management system to accelerate the process of incorporating this into the national identity base.
It was vice president Yemi Osinbajo’ message at a policy roundtable meeting on the matter for governance.

APC Rally in Port Harcourt
Ahead of Saturday re-run election into the senatorial and state assembly seats in rivers state, the All Progressives’ Congress has held its grand finale rally in Port Harcourt.

GMN on Rivers State Re-Run Election.
Meanwhile, the independent national electoral commission says all is set for the election on Saturday.
The deputy director, publicity, INEC nick Dazang, – stated this on NTA’s good morning Nigeria.

ECOWAS Score Ghana Election High
The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS has given a pass mark to the Ghana 2016 general election.
Head of ECOWAS observation mission professor Amos sawyer in a preliminary declaration said the election process met the standard required.

Information Minister Meets with Rios
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed says his ministry must leverage on the unique power of the new media to disseminate government Programmes and policies to the people from anywhere around the world.
The minister was speaking at a meeting with resident information officers from ministries, departments and agencies in Abuja.

Change Begins With Me: Rules and Order
A major part of the ‘’change begins with me’’ campaign of the federal government targets ‘’Social reforms’’ encouraging the display of proper and positive Ethics by Nigerians.
This attitudinal change in Behavior and practice must birth responsibility, service patriotism and sacrifice even in seemingly simple acts as proper waste disposal and obey the traffic.

NTA to Patronize NIGCOMSAT
The Nigerian television authority says it is set to patronize the Nigerian Communications Satellite Operator, NIGCOMSAT for the transmission of its Programmes.
The resolution was reached after the assessment of facilities by the management team of the NTA to the establishment.

Us Embassy Round Table on Anti-Corruption
Delay in the allocation of capital funds from the national budget meant for various ministries, departments, and agencies have been identified as a major cause of corruption in Nigeria.
This was among other views expressed by speakers at a roundtable discussion hosted by the united states embassy in Abuja to commemorate the 2016 international anti-corruption day.

Buniyadi Recovers
Economic activities in some communities in the North-East are already in rebound mode as peace takes root in previously troubled parts of the Region.
Correspondent Usman Aliyu was in Buniyadi Yobe state and reports that social and economic life is on-stream, fast-tracking the rebuilding of that community.

A Call for Support of Fallen Heroes
Nigerians have been advised to continuously support the families of fallen heroes of the Nigerian military who paid the supreme price in defending the territorial integrity of Nigeria.
Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali gave the advice in a message at the Nigeria Fallen heroes support project remembrance session.

Police to Commence Affordable Housing for Officers
The Nigeria police force is to commence construction of affordable housing through a public-private partnership for its officers across the country in the first quarter of next year.
Inspector general of police Ibrahim Idris made this known at the flag off of barracks sanitation tagged ‘our barracks go clean’ in Abuja.
The campaign was organized by the police officers wives association.

Sport
NPFL champions Enugu rangers Wednesday night proof that winning the Nigeria’s top flight league trophy was not a fluke as they beat Rivers United That Finished Second in the 2015/2016 League Session.

National Defence College Honors Vice President Osinbajo.
Senate urges federal government to provide adequate and improved medical facilities in NYSC orientation camps.
Information minister meets with resident information officers, charges them to leverage on the power of new media to disseminate government Programmes.
Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS scores Ghana 2016 general elections high.

E! Mike Ezuronye.
He was only acclaimed for his acting skills, but that is changing as he joins the new league of writers and producers in Nollywood. Ngozi Chude on arts and entertainment reports that his first attempt gets him a nod in the international community.

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