NTA News Summary
Albino Foundation Commends FG for Support
The Federal Government has been commended for the re-instatement of free skin cancer treatment for persons living with albinism at the National Hospital, Abuja.
President of the Albino Foundation, Jake Epelle gave the commendation while briefing journalists on the activities marking the national albinism day celebration scheduled for the 5th of May.
Reps Call For Review Of Minimum Wage
The House of Representatives has called for the immediate review of the national minimum wage.
This is sequel to a motion under matter of urgent public importance moved by the Chairman House Committee on Labour Representative Onyewuchi Ezenwa.
Buhari on Assets Recovery Management
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed serious concern that critical national assets recovered from those who abused trust by anti-graft agencies are yet to be fully mobilized and put to effective use for public good. This was when he granted audience to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami to chart the best way forward.
Reports say that the President also received the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr, Maikanti Baru
DG VON on Amnesty Programme
The Presidential Amnesty Programme will continue to focus on human capacity projects for the full actualization of peace and stability in the region, Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs and Cordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig. General Paul Boroh said this when he met the Director General, Voice Of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu in Abuja.
FG Congratulates Anthony Joshua
The Federal Government has congratulated British professional boxer of Nigerian descent, Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua, who recently defeated Ukranian Wladimir Klitschko to become the unified World Heavyweight Champion.
In a statement, the Minister of Information
And Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said Nigeria is proud to be associated with the new unified world champion, who publicly acknowledged his Nigerian heritage.
FG Sets up Audit Panel on 12 New Universities
The Federal Government has set up a seven-member panel to assess the status of all projects executed with the take-off grants in the last set of twelve new federal universities.
Reports say that the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu who inaugurated the panel says the move is in line with Federal Government’s stance on transparency and accountability in public affairs.
IGP on US-Police Capacity Building
Nigeria Police says it is partnering with the United States Embassy to build more capacity to overcome security challenges, especially that of the north east of the country.
Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris stated this at the inauguration of u-s police advisor’s office located at the force headquarters.
Reports say that the US Ambassador to Nigeria Stuart Symington performed the ceremony.
Kachikwu at OTC 2017
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Ibe Kachikwu has challenged oil and gas experts and investors and investors to take advantage of the over 50 billion U.S. dollar investment opportunities captured in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector roadmap to advance government’s four year economic recovery and growth plan.
This was at the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas.
Mrs Buhari Trains Women on Cosmetics in Kano
The first batch of one thousand women have graduated from the various skills acquisition programme in Kano courtesy of the Future Assured Programme of the wife of the president Aisha Muhammadu Buhari.
Reports say that the training took place at women centre in Kano aimed at empowering women economically as well as to improve their living standard.
Nigeria to Partner with UN on Tourism-Lai Mohammed
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed Mohammed, Has announced a tripartite partnership involving his ministry, UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and global news leader CNN to
Leverage on Nollywood to promote tourism in Nigeria.
The Minister, who announced the plan at the annual general meeting of the Nigerian Association of Tour Operators (NATOP) in Lagos, said that talks are at an advanced stage to forge a strong and effective partnership by using comparative advantage in film production, through Nollywood, to promote tourism in Nigeria.
Planning Minister Meets Stakeholders on ERGP
The Federal Government has commenced consensus building with experts and critical players in and outside the government to ensure the successful delivery and implementation of the economic recovery and growth plan roadmap.
Budget and National Planning Minister, Udoma Udo Udoma who said this at the opening of a stakeholders dialogue in Abuja says Nigeria’s debt service to revenue ratio will reduce as revenue improves.
The global economic recovery is gaining grounds with an improved world outlook for 2017 and beyond.
Senate on Mambila Power Project
The senate is to constitute an Ad Hoc Committee to pursue the realization of the Mambilla and Zungeru hydro-electric power projects.
Reports say that the senate decision followed a motion sponsored by Senator Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf from Taraba Central on the urgent need to speed up a construction of three thousand and 50 megawatts Mambilla and 700 megawatts Zungeru Projects.