NTA News Summary, 12 July 2017
Flooding Effects In Awka
In the meantime, as the rains intensify, major parts of Awka the Capital of Anambra state have continued to experience heavy flooding with residents appealing for quick intervention from the state government. Ekene Ndulue visited some of the areas affected by the recent rains.
Total Commit Funds To Maternal Centres In North East
Total Nigeria Plc is to commit more than two hundred point five million Naira for the construction of two maternal referral centres in Borno State.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria Nicolas Terraz said this at an interface with Borno State Governor Kasshim
Osun West Senator-Elect Receives Certificate Of Return
A certificate of return has been presented to the Winner of the Osun West Senatorial district, Senator Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke in Abuja.
Assumpta Onwuegbule was at the INEC office venue of the presentation.
House of Reps Intervenes On Recent Flood Disaster
The issue of flooding also featured prominently at the House of Representatives, Tuesday Plenary.
National Assembly correspondent Denis Adegunloye reports on this and a call to make Civic Education an option instead of a compulsory subject for Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations.
FRSC Respond To Presidential Directive On Jebba Mokwa Road
In compliance with the Presidential directive to ensure free flow of traffic on the Jebba-Mokwa road, the Federal Road Safety Corps has deployed more manpower and machines along the route.
The Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi said this while briefing the Media in Abuja.
Lokoja/Okene Road Experience High Traffic
The Volume of Vehicles along the Abuja-Lokoja-Okene Highway has witnessed significant increase particularly the heavy duty vehicles.
Zonal Commanding Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps in charge of Zone 8 Ilorin Kwara State, Assistant Corps Marshal John Meheux attributed the
development to the collapsed Jebba-Mokwa Bridge.
Osinbajo In London To Meet President Buhari
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo left for London where he is meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. In a tweet, the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President, Laolu Akande, sys Professor Yemi Osinbajo will return to Abuja immediately after the meeting.
Nigeria’s Population Hit 192 Million
Nigeria’s population today as at 2017 stands at 192 million. This figure represents three point two percent of population growth per year.
This is declared by the National Population Commission Chairman during a visit to the Senate Committee on Population and Demographic issues
House Plenary on Niger State Flood
And from the House of Representatives a motion moved by Representative Lado Suleja on Niger state under matters of urgent public importance, called the attention of Legislators to the devastation arising from flooding in Suleja and other parts of the country.
GMN Called For effective Federal Character Principle
Experts have called for a reform and effective implementation of the Federal Character Principle especially in Public sector recruitments, if the country must make meaningful progress.
This formed part of views by guests while discussing the topic “Federal Character and Meritocracy” on NTA’s Breakfast programme, Good Morning Nigeria.
Aisha Buhari Advocates Support For Heath programme
Wife of Nigeria’s President, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigeria to continue to support government programme and policies geared towards improving healthcare and girl child education across the country. Mrs Buhari made the call at the inaugural lecture in memory of late Minister of Health, Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin in London.
Senate Called for Assistances To Flood Victims
The Senate has called for immediate assistances to victims recent flood in Niger and Lagos states. This followed a point of order raised by Senator David Umaru on the need for the release of funds to assist areas affected by devastation. Senator David Umaru also called on NEMA to as a matter of urgency provide Relief Materials to affected communities.
Information Minister Expressed Delight With Creative Industry
Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed has expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the Maiden Creative Industry Roundtable held in Lagos. The Minister stated this at the end of the various submissions aimed at proffering solution to the Development and Growth of the Industry.
President Appoints New Judges
19 New Judges have been appointed by the President for the National Industrial Court of Nigeria. The appointment is part of efforts to strengthen the National Industrial court which is a major service point for justice dispensation in the labour and economy arm of the government. This appointment brings to 38 the number of Judges in the National Industrial Court. The Nineteen New Judges will be sworn-in on Friday by the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
NYSC DG Encourages Retirees About The Future
The Director General, National Youth Service Corps, NYSC Brigadier General Suleiman Zakari Kazaure has encouraged prospective retirees of the scheme to be optimistic about the future. He stated this in a message delivered at a two day pre retirement workshop organized for staff of the scheme in Keffi, Nasarawa state.
Nigerian Airforce Inaugurate Oxygen Plant
The Nigerian Air force has inaugurated a liquid oxygen plant.The oxygen plant located at the Yola Air force base is expected to enhance operations of the Air force especially in the fight against insurgency.
Frist National Summit On Transit Park Opens In Abuja
As the first Summit on the establishment, management and operation of Truck Transit Park opens in Abuja, Federal Government expresses commitment towards addressing infrastructure deficit in the country Nigeria Joined World Population Day Nigeria joins the rest of the World to commemorate the Population Day for 2017, experts are advocating provoked strategies that would bring the nation’s population growth under control. They said demographic dividend is the way to go.