NTA News Summary
Senate Spokesman Reacts To Shut Down Of Government
Spokesman of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi has described a mischievous, story circulating on a section of the media that the senate would shut down the Federal Government.
In a statement issued Thursday, Senator Asbi described the report in which he was said to have spoken on behalf of the Senate President Bukola Saraki and threatened that the senate would go to court and stop the entire government from working as outright false which should be disregarded.
Force Headquarters Parades Suspects
Two suspects linked to the rivers state legislative re-run elections violence in February this year have been paraded by the police.
Force public relations officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood reiterated determination to rid the society of miscreants while maintaining peace and other.
Government on Roads and Funds Recovery
Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar has stressed his resolve to recover funds stolen in the name of contracts not executed.
It was while responding to the people of Miya in Ganjuwa council area for construction of two roads to aid development.
Governor Ayade Swears In Acting Chief Judge
Governor Ben Ayade has sworn in Justice Michael Edem as the acting Chief Judge of Cross River State following the death of Justcie Okoi Ikpi Itam.
Outbreak of Meningitis in Niger State
An outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis has claimed sixteen lives in Magama Local Government Area of Niger State.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mustapha Mohammed Jibril who disclosed this said measures have been put in place to curtail the spread and manage those affected. Minister of Foreign Affairs Receives UNIDO Regional Director
The new Regional Director and Representative to ECOWAS of the united nations Industrial Development Organization, Jean Bakole has presented his letter of credence to the Nigerian Government with a pledge to stimulate growth among small medium enterprises.
NEMA to Sustain Partnership with SEMAS
The National Emergency Management Agency has reiterated its readiness to sustain partnership with all the State Emergency Management Agency’s towards robust and effective emergency response in the country.
The Director General, Muhammed Sani Sidi stated this at a stakeholders meeting on co-ordination of humanitarian services for post conflict recovery and reconstruction in Yobe State.
He said the agency would not relent in providing support to the states just as he assures of commitment to capacity building emergency responders.
NTA Director General Distributes Studio Equipment
As the nation inches towards June digital switch over date, Director General of the Nigerian Television Authority – NTA, Yakubu Ibn Mohammed has taken one more step for the transmission of clean signals from all NTA stations, with the presentation of digital studio equipment to three zonal centres.
Osinbajo Hosts House Committee on Recession
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has implored political leaders in the country to commit themselves to doing things collectively and individually that can alter the ways things are done for good.
The Vice President talked about this with members of the house tactical committee on recession.
Refugee Commission on Rehabilitation of IDPS
The National Commission for Refugees intends to collaborate with, USAID North-East Initiative in the task of rehabilitating internally displaced persons in the areas of capacity building and system strengthening.
Federal Commissioner in-charge of the commission Sadiya Umar Farouq stated this while in a meeting with USAID Group.
The Sherrif and Makarfi Groups Sign Peace Accord
The two disputing groups of Senator Ali Modu Sherrif and that of Senator Ahmed Makarfi of the Peoples Democratic Party have reached a truce for peace to reign in the party.
This followed a meeting of representatives of the two groups convened by the Governor Dickson, PDP National Reconciliation Committee.
Members of House of Reps on Kaduna Airport Safety
The House of Representatives has mandated its committee on aviation to review the Civil Aviation Authority Audit Report to ascertain that ramp safety at the Kaduna Airport complied with aviation safety standards.
Members also considered a motion on the need to provide relief materials and medical assistance to internally displaced persons in Konduga, Mata and Dikwa Local Government Areas of Borno State.
Senate Ad-Hoc C’ttee on Public Hearing
It has been discovered that, a short fall of over one trillion naira in the 2016 budget projection had affected the implementation of the budget.
This revelation came at the opening of a public hearing by the Senate Ad-Hoc Committee to checkmate anomalies affecting the internally revenue generating process by government agencies.
Senate Confirms Non-Career Ambassadors
The senate has confirmed forty-seven non-career ambassadorial nominees. However, two were rejected; a nominee from Ondo due to DSS report while the other nominee from Imo was considered too old.
The Senate President Bukola Saraki called on nominees to be exemplary in their behaviour. He reiterated the need for proper funding of Nigerian embassies.
Supreme Court Sets Date for PDP Appeal
The Supreme Court has fixed the 4th of May to hear arguments concerning the motion for the withdrawal of the appeal by the People’s Democratic Party after the judgment of the court of appeal in Port-Harcourt last month.
This is one of the surprising dimensions the PDP crisis case took at the Supreme Court today.