News Summary: 10/02/2017 Acting President Osinbajo Meets Labour Leaders

News Summary: 10/02/2017 Acting President Osinbajo Meets Labour Leaders

Acting President Osinbajo Meets Labour Leaders
Organized Labour unions took to the streets in Abuja and Lagos calling on the federal government to intensify its fight against corruption across board and down to the local government levels.

While commending president Muhammadu Buhari for taking up the fight, they urged him not to relent in ensuring that needed infrastructure that will bring development and growth are in place.

Bankers Committee on Export Support
Nigerian exporters are to benefit from about 25 billion Naira annually as part of measures aimed at overcoming challenges of access to credit.

The bankers committee meeting in Abuja and reports that the export support fund is for a period of 10 years.

GMN- Persisting Forex Crisis
Experts have raised concerns over the lack of access to the official Forex window for businesses to source for raw materials to make commodities available for Nigerians.

While x-raying the Forex crisis on good morning Nigeria the economic experts say a sound policy review on Forex is the way out.

Minister of Information Defends Budget
Public enlightenment of citizens remains a very important focus of the federal as it attempts make the workings of government public and get the buy in of citizens for a greater Nigeria.

Minister of information and culture Lai Mohammed explained this while defending the ministry’s 2017 budget before the senate committee on information and national orientation.

Agric NASS Join Minister at Committee
The federal ministry of agriculture ids fashion out modalities that will enable agriculture undergraduate cultivate a farm land on campus with 60 percent of academies scores based on practical’s before graduation.

Minister of agriculture and rural development Audu Ogbeh stated this at the budget defense before legislators.

You are watching the news desk at eleven. Reaching you from the nation’s capital Abuja.

IGP Lectures on Police Challenges at NDC
Inspector general of police Ibrahim Idris has says the force is taking steps to resolve some of the challenges militating against effective policing.

The IGP spoke of the measures at a lecture to course 25 participants of national defense college.

Labour Minister Urges Japan Ambassador on Job
Minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige has assured genuine foreign investors of federal government protection on their investments.

He hosted the Japanese ambassador to Nigeria, Sadanobu Kusaoke to discuss job protection agreements and mutual interests in mining, agriculture and manufacturing.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Training
More efforts are being made to promote the practice of alternative dispute resolution, ADR at the grass root level of the society.

In this wise, an ADR training session has been held in Abuja for people from all spheres of the society.

Stakeholders on Reviewing Draft National IDP Policy
The absence of coherent framework is said to hamper efforts at providing assistance to internally displaced persons in the country.

A meeting of stakeholders convened by the national commission of refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons to review the draft national policy on IDPS has been held in Abuja.

Now to some sports stories… plateau united extend lead at the top of the Nigerian professional football league, plus super eagles move up to 41st position in the latest FIFA global rankings released on Thursday.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Meets Protesting Labour Leaders;
Assures them that their demands would be incorporated into economic recovery and growth plan.

Policy review on foreign exchange on the way, as experts raise concerns over lack of access to official window

Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria Takes Over Arik Air

And in sports, super eagles move up to 41st position in latest FIFA as plateau united extend lead at the top of the Nigerian professional football league.

GMN – “No Forget”
The month of February always resonates with the echoes of love and almost everyone is looking forward to an ambience of love.

For this YBNL music sensation Adekunle Gold, it is love expressed in this song titled ‘’no forget’’.

Army On Southern Kaduna Crisis.
The chief of army staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has directed troops deployed to southern kaduna to move to the forest and fish out criminals responsible for the recent crisis in the area. He gave the directive, while on operational visit to Laye the foundation of newly approved Nigerian army forward operation base, in kafanchan.

ECOPARL to Reconvene Friday
The ECOWAS parliament is to reconvene on Friday for an extra-ordinary session.

This follows the recent adoption of its supplementary act by the 50th summit of the authority of heads of state of government.

Federal Government Takes Over Arik

The federal government has taken over the management of Arik airways and announced lifeline to help keep the distressed company afloat.
The management of the asset management corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) explained that the government’s decision is in line with its desire to sanitize the country’s aviation sector.

AMCON said the development will afford Arik airlines, which is the largest local carrier in the country, return to regular and undisrupted operations, avoid job losses, protect investors and stakeholder funds as well as ensure safety and stability in the already challenged aviation sector.

Under the new arrangement, the airline would be managed by a veteran aviation expert Roy Ilegbodu with the receivership of a senior advocate of Nigeria Oluseye Opasanya.

Arik has been facing financial challenges for some time even though the management often denied that.

FG Constitutes Committee On Tracking Agric Performance.
Government will henceforth track performances in food production and poverty reduction as a way of improving the food production chain.

An inter-ministerial committee has been set up in line with the recommendation of the African union.

FG NASSCO Computer Based Training in Anambra
Preparatory to the kickoff of the cash transfer scheme of the federal government’s social investment programme, the national social safety nets coordinating officer NASSCO has begun training of community based targeting teams in six local government area of Anambra state.

Nigeria Youth for Buhari Briefs Media
Nigeria youth for Buhari says it is providing an alternative platform by way of youth change convention instead of resorting to rallies and protests that could be hijacked by those with dubious motives. The group stated this during a media briefing in Abuja

North-West Governors On Food Production
Governors in the north-western part of the country have pledged to support agriculture to further boost crop production during the dry season.

This follows the resolve of the governors set to key into the federal government’s fertilizer production initiative under the Nigeria morocco agreement.

Osun State Enforces Weighing Scale
The osun state government has commenced enforcement of the use of a standardized weighing scale for traders which was passed into law by the state assembly last year.

The standardized weighing scale code named Osuwon Omoluabi is introduced to ensure fairness in the transaction between buyers and sellers of commodities but the authorities are however not finding it easy with compliance.

Police on Tuface Protest
The Nigeria police force says its advice to artiste, Innocent Idibia popularly called Tubaba and other groups to shelve their planned protest in Lagos was based on a report that other groups are also planning to hold a counter rally which might pose a security threat.

Force public relations officer, chief superintendent of police Jimoh Moshood gave this clarification in an exclusive interview with NTA’s Edino justice.

NNPC Loses 2 Billion Naira to Illegal Tappers
Managing director Kaduna refining and Petroleum Corporation a subsidiary of NNPC Mallam Idi Muktar has advised illegal tappers of the refinery’s raw water pipeline to desist from the act warning that it is not fit for human consumption.

He said the refinery loses an average of 2.2 billion naira annually on this illegality on the facility that runs from Kaduna River causing it to spend more on diesel and other equipment.

He said the acts are committed mostly in Janruwa Kamazo Namaigero and Mahuta area of Kaduna metropolis.

Executive Director Operations of the company Shehu Malami said the refinery was currently operating at 65 percent capacity.

UN World Interfaith Harmony Week

The need for a national architecture for interfaith harmony platform to build an interreligious nation has been emphasized.

This was in an address by executive director universal peace foundation international affairs George Ikpot to mark the United Nations world interfaith harmony week 2017 conference.

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