NTA NEWS SUMMARY: 19 September,2017
Buhari Arrives New York Ahead of United Nations General Assembly
President Muhammadu Buhari is in new york ahead of the opening of 72nd session of the united nations general assembly. state house correspondent adamu sambo reports on the 3rd outing of the nigerian leader at the global annual event since coming to power.
Outcome of South East Governors Meeting
The south-east governor’s forum has reinforced their desires in the restructuring of nigeria where all the national issues will be discussed and settled amicably. chairman of the forum and ebonyi state governor, david umahi in a media briefing announced the proscription of the indigenous people of biafra ipob. kingsley okoro reports.
Lai Said IPOB is Sponsored to discredit Buhari’s Administration
Information and culture minister Lai Mohammed says the activities of ipob is a sponsored plot to discredit president muhammadu buhari’s administration and divert the people’s attention from the achievements of government. the minister stated this at a media briefing in lagos. anthony forson reports.
Presidency Tasked Army To Improve In Area Of Science And Technology
The presidency has tasked the Nigerian armed forces to collaborate with the private sector for creativity and innovation in science and technology to effectively deal with security threats emanating from growing sophistication of miscreants in the use of internet and other devices. the president stated this in a message delivered by vice president yemi osinbajo at the combined graduation of cadets 64th and 65th of the nigerian defence academy kaduna.
Chibok Girls Send Forth
The trauma and psycological torture endured by the abducted chibok girls is gradaully becoming a thing of the past as some of the released girls take the next step in their lives, after undergoing eigth months rehabilitation program. momso damian datti was at the send forth ceremony organised to ursher them into normal life.
Security Implication Of Cattle Rustling
Cattle rusttling, farmers and herders conflict have over time become a recurring security challenge in nigeria. several efforts at facilitating dialogue through the search for common ground and peace building have yielded little results. experts are however of the view that there is a disconnect between farmers,herders,researchers and policy makers which must be bridged for better understanding of differences by conflicting parties
FCT Emergency Security Meeting
In the wake of the security situation in the south east of the country, fct minister muhammadu musa bello has convened an emergency fct security committee meeting. mitaire ikpen reports that the minister says machineries are in place to ensure security of lives and property in the territory.
Nasarawa govt sets up security command centre
In an effort to take precautionary measures against break down of law and order following security breaches in some parts of the country, governor umaru tanko al makura has set up a security command centre in lafia. this is after an emergency meeting between the governor and all heads of security agencies as well as leaders of igbo community in the state.
PDP Sheriff Faction Defect to APC
One of the chieftains in the Ali modu sheriff led PDP faction that was sacked by the supreme court, Dr. cairo ojuogbo has decamped to apc, with a mammoth crowd of supporters. Thelma eliogu reports that the event which took place in agbor witnessed the turnout of notable progressives, among them, the minister of state for petroleum, ibe kachikwu and olorogun otega emeroh.
Conserving Biosphere Reserves
The federal government has proposed two national sites and two trans-boundary areas between nigeria and cameroun to become biosphere reserves. minister of environment ibrahim usman jibril said this at the 5th session of the general assembly of african network of man and biosphere reserves in ibadan.
Water Minister Commissions NAWIS Centre
The ministry of water resources will always embrace initiatives that will aid the development of the water sector. the minister of water resources, suleiman adamu gave the assurance at the opening of the national water resources information system (nawis) centre in abuja.
Senate Committee on Works visits Niger State
The senate committee on works has charged contractors handling federal government projects in Niger state to execute the projects according to specifications and meet up with the completion period. chairman of the committee, senator kabiru ibrahim gaya gave the directive while on an oversight tour of ongoing federal government projects in the state.
NAHCON Commends NTA
The Nigerian television authority has received a pat on the back for the professional and patriotic manner in which it covered the 2017 hajj pilgrimage in saudi arabia. chairman of the national hajj commission of nigeria abdullahi mukhtar at a parley with media practitioners in makkah saudi arabia says the nta has once again demonstrated her capabilty in television broadcasting.
Buhari Friends Holds South-South Joint Prayers
Nigerians have been charged to live in peace and unity while supporting the government to fight corruption and terrorism to enhance a stronger economic structure of the nation. these were the submissions of key players in calabar at the south-south joint prayer summit organized by buhari friends organization network in nigeria and diaspora for president muhammadubuhari and the nation.
Chinese Embassy To Open a New Visa Centre
The hurdles encountered while obtaining a chinese visa is expected to reduce for nigerians with the opening of a new centre to address challenging issues. deputy ambassador to nigeria at the chinese embassy mr lin jing says the new visa applicatiion centre in abuja has been designed to brigde all the gaps regarding visa acquisition.