NTA News Summary: 18/08/2017
FG Draws Line On Hate Speech
The federal government has drawn the line on hate speech, stressing that henceforth hate speech would be met with serious sanctions.Acting president Yemi Osinbajo while declaring open a retreat on security by the national economic council described hate speech as specie of terrorism which would no longer be tolerated.
Good morning Nigeria- National Stability
The conversation on national unity and stability on NTA’s good morning Nigeria programme rounded off this thursday with discussants again stressing that remaining as a single entity is the country’s best option. Ngufan Shaaji reports that the guests say issues of constitutional structure, true federalism and good governance will adress most of the nation’s challenges.
Senate Public Hearing On Culture And Tourism
Creating a law that will boost the economic and developmental potential of the tourism industry in Nigeria was the focus at a public hearing convened by the senate committee on culture and tourism. National assembly correspondent dennis adegunloye reports that this potential was not lost on key players.
More Creative Products To Showcase As AFAC 2017 Near
As the countdown for the 10th edition of the african arts and craft expo, AFAC 2017 draws near, the national council for arts and culture organizers of the expo unveils more creative products to showcase African products. The director general of the council, Otunba Olusegun runsewe at the expo dinner in abuja says about twenty five countries have indicated interest to attend.
INEC Adopts E-voting Process
Towards adopting electronic voting system in Nigeria the independent national electoral commission, INEC and the national agency for science and engineering infastructure, naseni are collaborating to work out modalities for its actualization.
FG Adopt science and tech road map
Science technology road map have been adopted by the federal government as the centerpiece for realization of the national economic recovery and growth plan 2017-2020 This was affirmed by the minister of science and technology dr. Ogbonnaya Onu when he hosted world press conference to acquaint science correspondent with the philosophy and strategies of the programmes designed to effectively implement the policies
Flood Claims Lives In Abuja
A man and his two children lost their lives at the early hours of thursday after a flood resulting from a downpour that lasted hours in abuja. Bassey Ita Ikpang visited the scene of the incidence minister at national council on water .Water supply and sanitation challenge is huge in Nigeria but not insurmountable with collaboration of governments at all levels and development partners. this is the common ground at the regular meeting of the national council on water resources holding in Akure under the theme: revitalizing urban water supply and sanitation in Nigeria.
CP Calls on Nigerians To be Law Abiding Flowing Wuse Merket Disruptions
Commisioner of police fct command Musa Kimo has called on FCT residents to be law abiding and continue to partner the police to ensure law and order while advising protesters to liase with the police before they embark on their protest.
Situation Report On ASUU Strike
Stakeholders in the education sector have appealed to the academic staff union of universities and the federal government to reach a compromise so as to call off the ongoing strike in the interest of nigerian students and the nation’s education sector.
Hajj Commission Confident of Hitch Free 2017 Exercise
National hajj commission of Nigeria says it made adequate arrangement and provision for the welfare, health needs and security of intending pilgrims to ensure hitch free 2017 hajj operations in line with the reform agenda of the commission.
Bureau of Public Service Delivery Workshop
Public service delivery is poised to take a turn for better, with relevant government agencies making commitment to tackle common constraints obstructing efficient public service delivery in the country. this is sequel to a workshop organised by the bureau of public service reforms, in abuja.
Nigeria and Denmark On Illegal Migration
A ministerial delegation from Denmark is in Nigeria to discuss collaboration between the two countries in various sectors as well as how to deal with illegal migration. the delegation was at the foreign affairs ministry to meet with the minister of foreign affairs.