NTA News Summary, May 31 2017
82 Chibok Girls Handed Over to Ministry of Women Affairs
Minister of Women Affairs has formally taken delivery of the eighty two abducted Chibok school girls whom the federal government secured their release recently.
The handing over of the girls signals another phase in their rehabilitation process.
Actionaid Advocate Improved Cities for Women
The plight of women across the world is receiving attention as the world moves to create safe cities.
Actionaid Nigeria, an international none governmental organisation is using a photo exhibition to convey the message of improved cities for women.
For action aid Nigeria, the campaign to highlight the challenges of women in the context of safer cities is coming at a time when the Buhari Adminstration is not only marking two years, but also emphasizing social investments for the wellbeing of citizens particularly women.
Dr. Chris Abashiya is Dead
A formost northern educationist Dr. Chris Abashiya has died. Dr. Abashiya died on Sunday May 28th at the age of 78
Fighting Cyber Fraud
Financial experts under the ages of Nigeria electronic fraud forum say combating the rampaging cyber crime in the financial system is achievable following the political will of the present administration to fight corruption to a halt.
Members of the forum converged in Abuja to tackle the enforcement challenges under the cyber crime act.
Fiscal Federation (NIPSS)
Departure from the current cooperative federalism of several decades, to fiscal federalism that will address the challenges of regional inequalities and ensure a balancing of equity and efficiency is a gradual constitutional process and not a product of agitation as is currently the case.
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami – SAN stated this in Abuja while declaring open a one day ‘think- tank conference” put together by national institute for policy and strategic studies.
Foreign Affairs Minister Meets Russian Agric Minister
The Federal Government is to collaborate with the Russian Government in the areas of agriculture, oil and gas to upscale the economy of both countries. Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama made this known after a closed door meeting with the Russian Minister of Agriculture Alexander Tkachev in Moscow. Reports say that the Nigerian Foreign Affairs minister’s visit to Moscow is part of the numerous efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Admistration at strengthening diplomatic ties between Nigeria and Russia.
Mrs Buhari Leaves For London
the wife of the President Aisha Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday morning left Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for London United Kingdom.
Mrs Buhari is going to uk to visit her husband President Muhammadu Buhari who is on medical vacation. Reports say that the wife of the president expressed appreciation to Nigerians for their support and prayers for the president who is resting according to his doctors orders.
The Nigerian Air Force has continued to intensify clearance operations in the north east region. The airforce component of operation Lafiya Dole conducted an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) mission in Parisu, Borno State.
NEMA and UNESCO on Climate Change
The need to interface modern indigenous early warning systems to build resilience of vulnerable communities around the Chad Basin has been brought to the fore.
This was at a forum on preventing disaster coming on the hill of recent experiences in and around the Lake Chad Region by national emergency management agency and the United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organization in Abuja.
Niger Delta Minister and Governors Meet to Develop the Region
Minister of Niger Delta, Usani Uguru Usani says the platform established by the ministry to enable each to the agencies participating in the Niger Delta region development not to duplicate functions will save the country’s resources and check corruption.
He said this at the second quarter meeting with governors of the region and chief executives of international oil and gas companies.
Onyeama meets Russian Foreign Minister
Nigeria and Russia have agreed in the united Nation’s to eliminate instability in Africa. This is one of the decisions at the bi-lateral meeting between the Nigerian delegation led by Nigeria’s foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama and his Russian counterpart Segey Ladrou.