NTA News Summary: 8th August, 2017
Anambra Massacre; Some Suspect Arrested
The Anambra state governor Willie Obiano says, the state police command has arrested some of the suspects that perpetrated the heinous crime at st. philips catholic church ozubulu, in ekwusigo local government area of the state the governor stated this in a broadcast on the position of his administration on the incident. Benson osadebe reports that the state governor who declared today a day of mourning in honour of those who lost their lives in the church massacre called for a minute silence to be observed and prayers said in churches.
Minister of Defence on Counter Ambush
The minister of Defence Munsur Dan Ali says, the military has developed special forces to counter incidents of ambush.
the minister said this while at the nigerian army special forces school in buniyadi, yobe state.
defence correspondent ismail musa reports theminister was recieved by the chief of army stall LT. Gen.Tukur Buratai.
Minister of Science & Tech meets Gov.okorocha on technology.
minister of science and technology dr.ogbonnaya onu has advised all nigerians to embrace science, technology and innovation as it has become a life line for all sectors of our national life.
this was at a meeting with governor of imo state rochas okorocha on on-going and completed projects under science and technology ministry in the south east zone of the country.
Mrs Buhari Emphaiszes on The Need for Exclusive Breast Feeding
Wife of the president Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has challenged parents to remain advocates of six months exclusive breast feeding of infants and babies to ensure a healthy children and mothers for sustainbale growth and development. She stated this in a message to the health walk as part of the one week long activities to mark 2017 world breastfeeding week put together by future assured programme of the wife of the president in conjunction with the federal ministry of health and other development partners.
NAF Chief of Air Staff Operation Visit to Maiduguri
The chief of air staff, air marshall sadique abubakar has restated the commitment of the troops in bringing an end to boko haram insurgency. Hamman jabani reports that the chief of air staff was speaking while addressing newsmen after a closed door meeting with his lieutenants in Maiduguri
NNPC Inaugurates Anti Corruption Committee
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation now has a new an-anti corruption committee that will promote its accountability and transparency initiative. group managing director of the NNPC Dr. Maikanti kacalla Karu while inaugurating the committee asked them not to shy away from dealing with proven cases of corruption no matter who is involved.
Osinbajo Woos Investors
Acting president, Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria is not only a compelling destination for investment but one that also deserves a fresh look by any serious entrepreneur looking to invest in Africa. speaking at an interactive meeting with the Nigerian initiative for economic development, the acting president assured investors that their investments can only go higher.
PHCB On Neonatal Deaths
To reduce neonatal deaths, health experts have expressed the need to build capacity of care givers towards changing the narratives . to this end the national primary health care board is organizing a training programme for midwives from selected primary health care centre across the six area councils of the fct.