NTA News Summary, 13 June 2017
Kidnap Kingpin Arrested
The Nigeria Police has arrested the most wanted kidnap Chukwudi Dumeme Onuamadike a.k.a. Evans. The suspect was paraded with members of his gang at the Lagos State Command Ikeja.
2017 Budget of Economic Recovery Signed
After almost six months of legislative delay, the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has assented to the 2017 budget to give hope to the nation’s economic recovery and growth.
Ending Stigmatization on Mental Healthcare
Mental illness is set to be given the attention it deserves in the FCT as Garki General Hospital and a private healthcare center sign memorandum of understanding.
Reports say that in addition to providing adequate facilities, the mou is also geared towards ending stigmatization against people suffering from such illness
Mrs Buhari Recieves Support from China
The humanitarian activities of the future assured of the wife of the president Aisha Muhammadu Buhari of supporting women and children received a boost from the people republic of China.
Reports say that a check of sixty million naira was formally presented to the wife of the president in support of the programme.
FG reconstitutes code of conduct Bureau
The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has approved the code of conduct bureau board with Dr. Muhammad Isah as chairman, while Murtala Kankia, Emmanuel Attah, Danjuma Sado, Ubolo Okpanachi, Ken Madaki Alkali, Prof. S.F. Ogundare, Hon. Ganiyu Hamzat, Sa’ad Abubar and Dr. Vincent Nwanli are members.
Statement signed by director press, office of the secretary to the government of the federation, Mohammed Nakorji says the appointment which is for the first term of five years, is subject to confirmation by the senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
National Conference on Protection of Holy Sites
Building consensus on the protection and preservation of holy sites in Nigeria is crucial for sustainable peace.
Special adviser to the protection of holy sites project, Mr. Chom Bagu stated this at a conference in Abuja.
FRSC to Commence Psychiatric Test on Traffic Offenders
As part of measures to inculcate adherance to traffic rules and regulations in the country, the federal road safety corps is to commence psychiatric test on traffic offenders from first of July, 2017.
Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi stated this at second phase training of its personnel on non-motorized transportation in Abuja.
2017 Budget Signed
The 2017 budget over 7.44 trillion naira passed by the national assembly has been signed into law.
Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo who signed the bill described it as an important milestone in the nation’s economic recovery and growth plan.
AU Candidate for DG of UNESCO
The only Africa Union candidate vying for the post of the Director General of UNESCO, Ambassador Moushira Khattab says her vision for the organization is keenly on education.
Ambassador Khattab who is an Egyptian Diplomat and human rights activist made her intentions clear at a press briefing in Abuja as she tours UNESCO member states in secure their support.
Acting President Osinbajo in Awka
Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has cautioned that unless social issues are given attention by the coalition of the executive, legislature, judiciary and civil society, nations will continue to witness agitations for shares of natural resources.
He stated this at a three day conference on law security and national development organized by Nigerian law teachers holding at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, Anambra State.
Niger to Collaborate with NTA
Niger Republic has opened discussions with the Nigerian Television Authority in sharing and developing broadcast content.
This was the thrust of discussions when the Nigerien Minister of Communication accompanied Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed to the NTA headquarters in Abuja.