NTA News Summary 13 July 2017
Public Hearing On a Bill to Establish Nigeria Police Reform
The National Assembly has stated that the Nigerian Police Force is over stressed in all ramification as it has 300,000 officers and men manning 180 million people. This Ratio, the Speaker House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara says is below the United Nations recommendation
of 1 to 400 people population Ratio. This was at a one day public hearing on a bill for an act to establish the Nigerian Police Reform Trust Fund and a bill for an act to amend the explosive act of 1964.
Supreme Court Upholds Makarfi’s CTC
The Political landscape in Nigeria took a dramatic turn this Wednesday Morning when the Supreme Court upheld the Port Harcourt convention of the Peoples’ Democratic Party which dissolved the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff’s Executive Committee and constituted the Ahmed Makarfi Care-Taker-Committee. This was the verdict that came from the Nation’s Apex Court after more than a year of litigation.
Babatunde Speaks On The Disagreement With Nass
Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola has described disagreement between his ministry and the National Assembly as healthy for the nation’s democracy. The Minister while speaking to State House correspondent Jide Onifade cautions that it would not be right to described the disagreement differently so as not to redirect attention from what that real issues are.
Nigerians Population Hits 192 Million
Nigeria’s population today as at 2017 is estimated tobe 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.
EFCC Collaborates With National Assembly
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) in collaboration with the National Assembly has commenced a weekly workshop for State and Local Government officials across the country on Economic and Financial Crimes anti-corruption, fiscal responsibility and good governance.
North east APC Support Acting Vice Chariman
A cross section of members of the Adamawa State working committee, executive officials and stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress have pledge commitment to support the acting National Vice Chairman APC North East zone, Mustapha Salihu to consolidate the gains of the party in the region.
Buhari Fight Against Corruption
In 1984, President Muhammadu Buhari as then Head of State fought vices to a standstill.A trade mark he maintains with no compromise in issues of corruption. President Buhari’s dogged fight against corruption received continental endorsement when the African Union invited him to lead the crusade.
Experts on NTA’s Current Affairs Programme, Tuesday Live, say the battle on corruption can be won through collective support
Boko Haram Attack Will Not Stop Uni Maid
Authority of the University of Maiduguri says it is experiencing uninterrupted academic activities despite the incessant attack on the university community by Boko Haram insurgent, leading to loss of lives and property.
Spokesperson of the University Professor Danjuma Bako who joined other guests on NTA’s programme Good Morning Nigeria provides an update on the institution’s activities.
He says constant dialogue among the school authority, host community and development partners have helped this far.The guests agreed that the peace currently been enjoined could be sustained and improve upon with the ongoing Federal Government intervention programme.
Osinbajo Speaks on President buhari’s health
Those who were wondering about my excited mood, this is it and it’s about time that Nigerians had something to cheer about.
There is an indication that President Muhammadu Buhari will return to the country sooner than later from the UK where he is receiving medical attention.
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo while interacting with State House press corps on his visit to the UK says the President is fast recuperating.
The Acting President Tuesday afternoon made a short visit to President in UK and returned to the country in the early hours of Wednesday.
House Adopt Motion For Protection
The House of Representatives has adopted a motion calling for protection of persons who testify before the National Assembly. The motion followed the suspension of the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme Prof. Usman Yusuf.
Training Workshop on Administration of Criminal Justice Act for Police
The Nigerian Police Force have been identified as central to the effective implementation of the administration of criminal justice act in line with International best practices towards effective policing the country. This was at a training for officers of the force by the Centre for Social Legal Studies in Abuja.
Makarfi’s Judgment and reaction
For those following Political Development in Nigeria they will remember that the leadership Crisis of the PDP has come a long way leaving a great lesson for all Poetical Parties Judicial process and democratic practice. In the respect, Political correspondent Abdullahi Garba Birnin-Kudu traced back the two years leadership tussle that many believe has come to an end.
FG Saving Niger Delta Environment
The whole Nation is in agreement that, the Niger Delta deserves drastic rehabilitation measures. Government too says it is determined and strategically focused towards implementing the United Nation’s recommendations on safeguarding people and the environment in the Niger Delta.
Correspondent Usman Aliyu tells us that new environmentally friendly severity options are being adopted to address oil theft, a peculiar problem partly responsible for environmental pollution.
GMN On Pernnial Flooding
I have always said this, that Fela, the late Afro-beat maestro know what he was saying when he sang the hit song “Water no get enemy” manage water well and you will enjoy it, take it for granted and you will see the other side of it as some parts of the Country are experiencing now. I am talking about flooding which is raging all over the place now.
Well to tackle this, experts are soliciting an institutional frame work by government to enforce environmental laws that will mitigate the effect of flooding.
NCC Holds 80th Telecom Consumer Parliament
In the business World, the customer is always king. This assertion is accepted worldwide. But in the Nigerian Communications Sector the Customer can be treated as the
servant, I am sure to get a witness if I ask. The good news however is that the Telecoms Police Nigerian Communications Commission says it is working towards improving consumer satisfaction.
This much, Joseph Johnson gathered from the 80th Edition of Telecom Consumer parliament organized by the NCC in Abuja.
Senate Give Ultimatum to Agencies
The Senator has given another ultimatum to Government Agencies to present their appropriation reports in line with the fiscal responsibility Act 2007. National Assembly correspondent Waziri Zaiyanu reports that this is the third time the highest legislative body is given such ultimatum.
Nigeria Nuclear Sector on Course
Nigeria’s bold and ambitious plan to employ peaceful uses of nuclear energy to bolster key areas of her economy has just undergone thorough assessment.Twelve experts from the International atomic energy agency have just concluded a careful study of Nigeria’s regulatory capacity in the sector.
Interior Minister with Ayade
Minister of Interior Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau has visited Cross Rive State in connection with the maltreatment of Nigerians in Bakassi Peninsula by Cameroonian gendarmes.The Minister while in Calabar held talks with the State Governor Ben Ayade, who applauded the Federal government for its swift intervention in clashes around the Country.
Osinbajo Approves Relief for Flood Victims
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the release of one point six billion naira as immediate intervention for the victims of flood in 16 states of the Country.
Special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina announced this while briefing Newsmen after meeting at the Federal Executive Council presided over by the Acting President.
PDP senators React to Supreme Court Judgement.
PDP Senators have expressed delight over the declaration of Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party – PDP.
National Assembly Correspondent, Waziri Zaiyanu reports that
following a point of order raised by Senator Emmanuel Bwatcha, Taraba South, the Lawmaker called on PDP members in Diaspora to come back and rebuild the Party.
National Hajj Commission on Hike in Fares.
Increase in Hajj fares this year is subject to prevailing global economic challenges and the Current Exchange Rate situation in the Country.This was made known at a Stakeholder sensitization forum organized in Lagos to shed more light on 2017 Hajj Operations by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria.
Army Donates Water Treatment Plant.
“Water they way is life” This explains the joy among the residents of Abakpa Cantonment and Community during the Inauguration of the One Million Litres Water Treatment Plant constructed by the 82 Division, Enugu.
Defence Correspondent, Ismail Musa reports that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Duratai and Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi performed the ceremony.
FEC Approved To pay Inheritance.
The Federal Executive Council has approved a proposed process to validate and pay inherited Federal Government Contractors and Employees liabilities.The validation process and promissory note and debt programme is to resolve decades of outstanding Federal Government obligations to Contractors, State Governments and Employees.
National Assembly To Meet Acting President on Hajj fares,
The National Assembly is to meet with the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo in other to find solution to the outcry by the Muslim intending Pilgrims on the high cost of this year’s Hajj exercise.This decision was taken by the House Ad-hoc Committee on Hajj, investigating the hike in the 2017 Hajj fares.
National Assembly Correspondent, Rabi Musa reports that the current dollar exchange rate has been attributed to the increase.